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    Nov 20, 2010, 1:26 PM - Dirty face makeup - Wikus D9 #1

    Hey, anyone got simple tips for making your face/hand look dirty? Something easy to apply/remove. (Oh and an Eslap is ready for anyone suggesting to use dirt )

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    Nov 20, 2010, 1:55 PM - Re: Dirty face makeup - Wikus D9 #2

    Why would an e-slap be in order? Sometimes the best effects come from the original source.
    Ask anyone who's weathered a prop by burying it in the back yard.

    You could probaby also steal brown powder makeup from your wife and apply it, then mist yourself slightly with water to make the powder run.
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    Nov 20, 2010, 2:44 PM - Re: Dirty face makeup - Wikus D9 #3

    Try Ben Nye CD-1 Clean Dirt

    Also lookup "texas dirt powder" for an alternative.
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    Dec 12, 2010, 11:51 PM - Re: Dirty face makeup - Wikus D9 #4

    my friend ( the stage make-up artist ) suggested dark colors of blushes and some stuff she had in a jar, which looked a LOT like sifted.. Dirt. just sayin, it's the original and best, and also widely available in.. pretty much the whole world.

    EDIT: Ben Nye. that was it.
    we posted pretty close together.. sorry bout that
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    Dec 14, 2010, 3:43 PM - Re: Dirty face makeup - Wikus D9 #5

    do NOT use real dirt... especially on and around your face... Come on guys... I heard of good results coming from applying a LIGHT coat of baby oil over the face and then lightly powdering with some of the "clean dirt" from Ben Nye.
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    Dec 14, 2010, 3:52 PM - Re: Dirty face makeup - Wikus D9 #6

    I actually found a tip saying get some cork, set fire to the end, put out, then rub the burnt area on your skin. Found this works quite well with a little water added too.

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    Dec 14, 2010, 6:17 PM - Re: Dirty face makeup - Wikus D9 #7

    The cork, clean dirt and texas dirt are all good suggestions. Ben nye sells a charcoal powder and various shades of powdered "dirt".

    Cocoa powder works well too. The kind you bake with, not the kind that comes in the little Swiss Miss packet.
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    Dec 15, 2010, 4:01 AM - Re: Dirty face makeup - Wikus D9 #8

    In the past I've used dark foundation makeup mixed with brown food colouring to varying degrees, then powered charcoal on top.

    Depends just how filthy you want to look!
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    Dec 15, 2010, 7:38 AM - Re: Dirty face makeup - Wikus D9 #9

    Skin Illustrator

    i used this.. skin illustrator palette
    is the best ever make up
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    Dec 15, 2010, 7:59 AM - Re: Dirty face makeup - Wikus D9 #10

    I've just used cheap halloween palletes for bruised/dirty looks. I also used acylic paint for my hands, just add water!

    Very cheap method of weathering.
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    Dec 15, 2010, 8:13 AM - Re: Dirty face makeup - Wikus D9 #11

    wow, these are great ideas. Not to derail the thread, but kinda on the same topic. What is out there to make up one to look extremely pale/sickly?
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    Dec 15, 2010, 8:18 AM - Re: Dirty face makeup - Wikus D9 #12

    steveo said: View Post
    wow, these are great ideas. Not to derail the thread, but kinda on the same topic. What is out there to make up one to look extremely pale/sickly?

    For halloween i used this:

    Ben Nye Face Powder Super White and Powders Facepainting buy Facepaints

    to basically give myself a very pale pallor - it doesn't look like white makeup, it instead makes you look kinda waxy and ill. I coupled it with a purple powder makeup under the eyes and tiny amounts of black along the cheekbones and in hollows on the face.
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    Dec 15, 2010, 8:27 AM - Re: Dirty face makeup - Wikus D9 #13

    Skor said: View Post
    For halloween i used this:

    Ben Nye Face Powder Super White and Powders Facepainting buy Facepaints

    to basically give myself a very pale pallor - it doesn't look like white makeup, it instead makes you look kinda waxy and ill. I coupled it with a purple powder makeup under the eyes and tiny amounts of black along the cheekbones and in hollows on the face.
    cool, thank you.

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