Using Alcohol Activated Skin Illustrator Pallettes
(Matthew Mungle Stacolors & REEL Palettes also work in this same manner)
Alcohol Activated makeups can be used on foam latex, gelatin, plastic and silicone appliances.
Skin Illustrator, by Premier Products, is a system of durable, water and abrasion resistant alcohol activated make up. It is designed to speed up the process of color applications and touch ups by greatly reducing the need to mix colors. It will cover tattoos, create effects, color hair, and it can be used on foam latex, gelatin, plastic and silicone appliances. The high pigment content provides rich color tones that stay in place and last all day. The colors can be activated with a spray or dab of 99% alcohol, and they require few touch ups other than an occasional powdering.
Activate with 99% alcohol, or for more concentrated color activate this makeup with the complimentary color in the Skin Illustrator Liquids. Developed by award winning makeup artist Kenny Myers, is a system of durable, water and abrasion resistant alcohol activated make-up that is available in palettes and liquids. Created by professionals for professionals, Skin Illustrator is designed to speed up the process of color applications and touch ups by greatly reducing the need to mix colors. The wide range of colors allows you total control to create any illusion imaginable.
Be sure the skin has been gently cleaned and dried before applying the Skin Illustrator colors. Removal is easy with Super Solv, alcohol, REEL Body Art Liquid Remover or isopropyl myristate. Remember to clean the skin after color removal, then apply moisturizer. All Skin Illustrator liquids can be used to replenish the palettes. To refill the palette cells, squirt a thin layer of desired color into cell; stir, then dry with a hairdryer. Repeat the process until the cell is filled.
The key to using Skin Illustrator is to take the time to experiment with the colors. Try different application techniques with a sponge, brush or airbrush, and learn how the colors work under varying conditions.
About the Light Flesh Tone Palette
This palette contains 10 Caucasian colors from pale pinks to deep rich yellow plus warming/cooling adjusters. The colors available in the FLESH TONE PALETTE range from the palest of pink tones to the deepest rich yellow tones. The system contains skin tone colors with warming/cooling adjusters that are ideal for fine tuning a skin tone mix that's a perfect match, or for creating a subtle bruising for close camera work. RICE PAPER, the staple of the palette, can be used as a white color to lighten a particular mix, or on its own to match the skin. You can use NATURAL 1 & 2 as the basis for most Caucasian tones. These colors already lean to the yellow side of a natural tone so you can decide how much warmth or coolness to add. If you need to warm the NATURALS, add a little CORAL ADJUSTER or ROSE ADJUSTER II. If you need to cool the tone, add a little OLIVE ADJUSTER I (liquids only) or VEIN TONE to achieve a beige color. LAO 1 & 2 will be the basis for your yellow undertoned subjects. Start with these colors and you can lighten the tone with a RICE PAPER mix. To make your color more beige, add VEIN TONE. To make your color more olive, add OLIVE ADJUSTER II, and if you want to add a touch of golden quality, use the CORAL ADJUSTER. CEDAR BROWN (a new color) is a warm yellow based brown that can add a tan to your actor or darken the 5 basic flesh tones, All of the color adjusters have been formulated to intermix with the flesh tones.
About the Dark Skin Palette:
Dark Tone Palette is the 3rd addition to this color system. When combined with the FX & Light Flesh Tone colors you can duplicate virtually any skin tone. The BAMBOO 1 and 2 colors are warmer yellow base tones than the LAO 1 and 2, offered in the original Flesh Tone palette. This significant difference gives the artist an even wider range of tone variation when blending colors.
Other warm base tones include CHOCOLATE, ESPRESSO 1 and 2, and MIDNIGHT BROWN, the darkest of the base tones. BURNT SIENNA, GOLDEN OCHRE and RED OXIDE are all adjusting color s that alter the base tones in different ways, providing an endless array of color possibilities. By mixing MIDNIGHT BROWN with the BLACK tone from the FX Palette, the deepest ebony tones can be obtained, creating rich, natural colors that are not gray or ashy. When mixing MIDNIGHT BROWN with BAMBOO 1, you begin to create taupe colors, which are great for use as character shading colors. CORAL BLUE is a gentle wash-tone adjuster that will provide a cooling effect, different than the other blue tones found in the original Flesh Tone palette.The Dark Flesh Tone colors are also great for defining hairlines and filling in scalp patches. The CORAL BLUE and BURNT SIENNA are also fabulous for covering up beard shadow.
Using the FX Palette
FX Palette is designed for just about any injury imaginable. Great blood, bruises & burn colors BLOOD TONE was created specifically to aid the artist in the struggle of feature film continuity and syrup based bloods. It is a realistic natural blood color that can easily be altered to a deeper, more theatrical color blood with the addition of ULTRA BLUE. Conventional bloods will wear or flake away after your actor has left the chair, but with a stand alone application of BLOOD TONE plus a topical application of KY Jelly, your blood work will look good all day without rubbing off or staining the actors costume. When working with the BLOOD TONE, a thin application of KY provides a nice sheen, while a large dollop gives the appearance of dripping blood. The durability of the BLOOD TONE color allows you the freedom to place your blood in the morning, allow it to dry, and then instantly freshen it to camera-ready quality whenever your actor is actually called to set – even if it's hours later.BLOOD TONE also works exceptionally well as an abrasion resistant undercolor with syrup based bloods. If the conventional blood washes or wears away in a wet scene, the BLOOD TONE will still be there. Mixing certain colors will not create similar tones, already present in the palette. Mixing the YELLOW and the BLUE will produce a different green than the GREEN that is in the palette. Use the BURNT ORANGE to provide a rust tone. The AGED BLOOD is a mid-ground aged blood which is not too blue or purple. By taking the AGED BLOOD and adding it to any other color in the palette, you will get a whole new range of color.
Using the Complexion Palette
The Complexion Palette is the fifth addition to the Skin Illustrator line. The palette was created to give artists a wider range of red tones and adjusting colors which allow the fine tuning of an appliance makeup or to help blend the appliance with the natural skin tones. The blue based reds can be used as-is, mixed together, intermixed with all Skin Illustrator colors or with other brand colors and palettes. They can also be adjusted into warmer ranges by using the Light Sienna and Warm Ochre adjusters. Pastel Yellow is a highlighter as well as a lightening tone. RedRum is a blood-like tone with less orange than the FX Palette's Blood Tone color. This allows the artist to put a blood-like flush in the face and body that can be colored to a variety of complexions. Cool Tone (fomerly Olive Adjuster) as well as bright tone favorites like DT Blush, round out a collection of colors that will make matching blush tones a breeze. The Complexion Palette is an excellent way to fine tune your makeups - a definite must for your makeup case! These colors are ideal for beauty, character and special effects make-up.
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