Sunday, February 24, 2013

Basics about Clown Makeup

Basics about Clown Makeup

A clown's makeup is his or her trademark. A clown may experiment a long time to develop one’s own character but never copies another clown's face.

There are three main types of clown faces:

Whiteface - The traditional neat Whiteface clown has features designed in red, blue or black. The neat Whiteface will have a normal size mouth, painted nose and eyebrows. If the Whiteface is designed with large eyebrows, mouth and a false nose, they are known as a grotesque Whiteface. A Whiteface clown may use glitter and/or dry rouge to accent facial features. Read more on White Makeup Application.
Auguste - The Auguste clown has friendly, exaggerated features on a pink, ruddy or flesh-tone base. White makeup is applied around the eyes and mouth in the muzzle area, surrounding a red or black mouth and the Auguste clown sports a bigger-than-life false nose. Read more on Auguste Makeup Application.
Tramp - The Tramp has white eyes and white mouth surrounded by a black or gray "beard" with a flesh-tone base. The Tramp clown’s false nose is either red or flesh-tone. The features may be sad or portray a happy-go-lucky good-natured character look. Read more on Tramp Makeup Application.

Brand Names vs. Generic
We don't recommend using "generic" or water-based makeup, the sort usually sold around Halloween, as it is not meant for your face for long periods of time. Make sure it is a quality, professional brand, such as
Foundation and Liners
Base or Foundation - Various colors found in tubs or sticks, usually white, clown flesh (varying from pink to orange or ruddy tones), black, and red. Can be applied using fingers, sponge or compressed puff.
Liners - Both pencil and stick form come in a variety of colors and can be applied directly or by using a brush.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

What Do I Need to Apply Face Paint?

What Do I Need to Apply Face Paint?

Before you get started designing and applying clown face paints, you will need a few clown supplies at hand. Naturally this can be bought online, but in some cases, there's no need to go out of your way. You probably have the items right there in your home. Here are some things you'll need to get started applying your face paint:
  • Face Paints or Crayons - Obviously, the first ingredient for painting your face is paint. Paint comes in two forms. You can get it in a palette and apply it with a brush or sponges, or you can get face paint crayons, which simply draw the colors on. Some people use a cake makeup as a base to cover larger areas, and use the crayons or brushes to draw finer points such as highlights or decorative details.
  • Sponges - These makeup sponges can be bought at any variety store in the clown makeup department. They are used to paint broad strokes, such as those used for applying a base color or filling in outlines. Have several of these on hand to use with different colors, so you don't have to rinse out your sponges with every use.
  • Brushes - You can use a regular soft paintbrush to apply details such as eyebrows, beauty marks, or stars. These are also ideal for fine lines such as outlines, patterns or textures, and highlighting lines. You should also have several of these ready for use with different colors, and wash them all at the end.
  • Tissues or wash cloth - You'll want something at hand for modifying what you put on your face that is, to wipe off extra makeup where you've gone too far or to remove something you're not crazy about. Usually some dry tissues or a dry washcloth will suffice for this, but you might also want to have some warm water on hand if you have to start a whole section over from scratch.
  • Water - Have a small bowl of water nearby so you can wash one color off your hands before you start another, or so that you can fix mistakes.
Now that you have everything you need, you're ready to begin face painting supplies and bringing kids' fantasies to life.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Striped Socks - Brown/White: Clown Socks

Striped Socks - Brown/White

Price : $8.50
Product ID : A51204
Striped tube socks in two colors with stripes all the way to the toe and a top comfort welt. Knee-hi clown socks feature a woven cushioned foot and are composed of 86% acrylic, 8% nylon and 6% elastic. Striped socks fit most adults.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Graftobian Blush - Raspbery Shimmer: Clown Makeup

Sale Price : $7.12

Graftobian Blush - Raspbery Shimmer

Original Price : $9.50
Sale Price : $7.12
You Save : $2.38 

Product ID : M1870
Each of these 0.18 oz. (5.1 gm) dazzling dry blushes comes complete in the coolest little multi-function compact you've ever seen! Open the top cover for access to your color, and open the bottom to reveal a handy mirror and a nifty little blush brush applicator.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Clown In You - Snowberg: Clown Makeup

Sale Price : $8.00

Clown In You - Snowberg
Original Price : $10.00
Sale Price : $8.00
You Save : $2.00
Product ID : B1055

The Clown in you contains basic information on clown character, clown makeup application, Costume Accessories, wigs and many other topics to help develop or improve your entire clown character. Detailed, easy-to-read guide to clowning is worthwhile for both beginners and experienced clowns. 120-page, photo paperback.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Kryolan Aquacolor Liquid - Metallic Gold (4 oz): Face Painting Supplies

Sale Price : $29.60

Kryolan Aquacolor Liquid - Metallic Gold (4 oz)

Price : $29.60
Product ID : F1661
Kryolan Aquacolor Metallic Gold Liquid Face Paint Supplies is bright under normal light and glows brightly under black light.

Aquacolor Liquid is a highly pigmented liquid makeup, made especially for face and body painting. Kryolan Liquid Aquacolor is brightly colored and dries to a smudge proof and long lasting finish, but washes off easily with soap and water. Kryolan Aquacolor Liquid Makeup is highly effective for body painting large areas of the body.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Jim Howle Auguste Grease Foundation (2 oz): Clown Makkeup

Sale Price : $11.00

Jim Howle Auguste Grease Foundation (2 oz)

Price : $11.00
Product ID : M1327
Made with cottonseed and soybean oils, irgazine red and permanent yellow. Highly pigmented makeup, a little goes a long way! Approximately 2 ounce size.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Graftobian Face Painting Starter Kits (6 Colors): Face Painting Supplies

Graftobian Face Painting Starter Kits (6 Colors)

Price : $15.00
Product ID : F10300
The Graftobian Face Painting Starter Set has 6 face painting sticks that apply face paint easily once dipped in a little water. The color goes on easily and the Stix are very easy to use--perfect for kids. The Graftobian Starter Set also includes 60 pages of instruction on the use of Graftobian Disguise Stix. There are also six Mini Disguise Stix plus a little brush. Graftobian's Stix can be applied directly to the skin or you can use the brush or a sponge.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Kryolan Aquacolor Regular Face Paint Palettes (24 Colors): Kryolan Face Paints

Sale Price : $82.50

Kryolan Aquacolor Regular Face Paint Palettes (24 Colors)

Price : $82.50
Product ID : F1112
Kryolan's Aquacolor 24-Color Vivid Palette includes twenty-four essential and popular 4 ml colors in a sturdy and refillable metal palette.

Kryolan's Aquacolor face paint is made of high quality ingredients that are of cosmetic grade. Aquacolor paints are blendable and comfortable to wear. The paints are vibrant and opaque so that your design stays distinct. Kryolan face paint Aquacolor is ideal for face and body painting because its smooth consistency allows it to be easily blended and remain flexible. It doesn't crack once dry and dries quickly to a smudge-proof and durable finish.

It is not recommended that Kryolan Vivid Colors be used around the eyes.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Mehron Paradise Brushes - 820 Foam Smoothie Blender: Mehron Makeup

Sale Price : $8.00

Mehron Paradise Brushes - 820 Foam Smoothie Blender

Price : $8.00
Product ID : K11158

Mehron's foam Smoothie Blender brush is the perfect applicator for pressed powders. This soft foam brush holds the powder well and distributes it evenly. Smoothie Blenders are also great for quickly applying base coats for water based clown face paints. The Smoothy Blender's rounded edges are good for detail work, while the flat sides cover quickly and efficiently.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Clown Tennis Shoes: Clown Supplies

Sale Price : $29.95

Clown Tennis Shoes

Price : $29.95
Product ID : A4497
These jumbo clown sneakers are a whopping 13.5" long, but super lightweight. Made of dark blue cotton canvas (very denim-like) with white laces and rubber trim and soles.