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07-24-2012, 11:20 AM
Hello Campers,

I am working with my makeup manager on our make up needs this season. We are doing airbrush/standard/and prostetics. Would you guys tell me who you recommend and who to stay away from?


Allen H
07-24-2012, 12:16 PM
I like european body art.

Wolfebrothers creme make up has some grit in it that has made my actors eyes uncomfortable, so keep that way from eyes.

07-24-2012, 01:16 PM
Mehron is great!

The Wolfe Brothers palettes are very good as well! I haven't used the Wolfe cream, but the palletes are phenomenal.

Avoid anything that you can buy at walmart, or most pop up halloween stores, that's all junk, hard to work with, and not great for actors. For the price, Mehron and Wolfe are the way to go, also check out sillyfarm.com, they have a really nice selection and can probably help you out if you call them up. :)

Travis Macabre
08-24-2012, 12:20 PM
Mehron,Ben Nye and wolf are all great makeup. Avoid graftobian I despise that makeup it barely covers its just plain bad.

08-27-2012, 08:17 PM
I use Mehron for airbrush, and Ben N ye for everything else. The Ben Nye is awesome makeup because it is designed for theater where actors get sweaty and stuff. Great palette as well. Dont use the Ben Nye liquid for airbrushing though. They talked me into it a few years back and I had nothing but trouble (even after watering it done considerably).

08-27-2012, 08:58 PM
Mehron is great for base make-up. It's cheaper then Ben Nye and usually when you buy it in bulk they will give you a good discount.

Our make-up artist has used Badger water based airbrush paint to paint most of our characters. It isn't labeled as make-up grade paint, but it's water based and non-toxic so we have had no problems at all using it. Usually we will go through a large bottle a season, and that makes for a ton of make-ups. Usually you can get it pretty cheap over at Hobby Lobby with their 40% off coupon.

Howie Slobber Erlich
08-28-2012, 07:00 AM
I agree use Mehron for air brush. But you don't need to spend the extra money for the "air brush" makeup. You can use their regular liquid makeup then by some of their mixing fluid and use 2/3 makeup 1/3 mixing fluid. Depending on your model of air brush you may need to adjust that ratio for best results. Works great and goes a long way. Also I would buy direct from Mehron. Much cheaper than getting it through one of their suppliers.

Howie "Slobber" Erlich
Deadly Intentions Haunted Attraction (The Final Chapter)

10-03-2012, 07:51 AM
What about non airbrush face paint makeup use? What would you recommend if applying by foam pads? Thanks

10-03-2012, 10:26 AM
European Body Art for the airbrush....Hands down best haunted house colors and it doesnt have that horrible airbrush smell to it.