sharpiefan: Napoleonic soldier leaning on a musket (Redcoat at ease)
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I'm pretty lucky to work where I do... we've had a bunch called the Rapscallions come in a couple of times recently and one of them passed on a good way of dirtying up, for those in the ranks or lower classes who wouldn't be squeaky-clean...

Basically, the idea is to blend face-paint or powder-paint with moisturiser. You can make up various colours (black, brown, green, purple...) and experiment till you get the look you want.

A colleague did this by blending brown watercolour paints (kid's watercolour block ground up) with aqueous cream.

Using moisturiser means that not only will it blend in, but you moisturise your face... and the paint will just wash off with soap and water afterwards.

I don't know if it would be possible to use suntan lotion instead of the moisturiser, though I don't see why not, and then you'd have the added benefits of not having to try dirtying up over your SPF30.

Date: 2012-02-29 10:24 pm (UTC)
black_hound: (Rev War standing watch silhouette)
From: [personal profile] black_hound
Clever idea!

I don't see why you couldn't use sunscreen. (I use Olay complete mostly because it doesn't have a lot of white pigment that some sunscreens do.)


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