Stipple with Sea Silk Sponge
AMAZING AMAZON GREEN!!! As you can see, I have dark skin, so I needed a full coverage body paint. I plan to use this for Halloween to cover my arms, hands, face, and neck. I researched how to apply this paint, and found that stippling with a sea silk sponge works best. FYI... all the pics are the same color in different light at different times of the day/night.
By LadyParmelee on April 17, 2017
APPLICATION: To apply, I used [[ASIN:B01GGT6G24 Constantia Beauty Natural Sea Silk Sponges for Cosmetic Use, 1.5 - 3-Inches, Pack of 12]] . I soaked the sponge in a bowl of water for one minute, then squeezed most of the water out. I then rubbed the sponge across the paint palette, working up a little bit of paste. After that, I stippled (dabbed) the paint on my arm. It applied at 60% coverage at first, and I went over it again to get 100% before it fully dried. Once it dried after a few minutes, I dusted on [[ASIN:B008ND0RZY Mehron Setting Powder -Neutral,1 Oz(28 g)]] and the body paint was set. It matted beautifully. To prime my face, I used a facial toner spray and lotion moisturizer to prevent staining.
Once I was done with application, I let the palette air dry before putting the lid back on. I also cleaned the silk sponge with soap and rinsed it out with warm water. They are reusable & worth the investment.
After wearing the paint for an hour, it did not crack or flake off. It wears like full coverage foundation, and also transfers much the same - not a whole lot, but you run the risk of leaving admirers tainted green with envy. I recommend air kisses only. :-)
REMOVAL: I ran my arm under warm water and 80% washed right off. Because of this, I recommend carrying latex gloves for bathroom trips if you paint your hands. The rest washed off with regular soap and cloth. With my skin tone, there was minimal staining, most noticeable on my palms. Mehron also sells a barrier spray to use before makeup application.
In the hour I wore the paint, there was no reaction on my sensitive skin. So far, I'm in love with this body paint! The smell is nice for a body paint, and the formula keeps your skin moist. Because it is water-based, I wouldn't recommend it if you're going to be in the heat or dancing. It's definitely not rain proof! Stay cool and dry!