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i used this makeup to cosplay nepeta leijon from homestuck, and i thought the color was really nice! some people said it was too dark for troll cosplay but i thought it was perfect. it looked really smooth and application was really easy. the only issues i had with it was that it was nearly impossible to seal? since the only other paint ive used for cosplay is snazaroo, i usually just seal my paint with baby powder and it works great, but that was not at all the case with this paint. i had trouble putting on my makeup even after i sealed it because it stayed so greasy it rubbed off onto my makeup brush while i was applying it. and i also found when i sealed it with baby powder on my chest/collar bones it started cracking?? i would recommend getting a proffesional makeup sealant if you are planning to use this face paint, and probably even something liquid (probably ben nye brand spray sealer) instead of powder since it might cause cracking from drying out the paint. and also since it is grease based makeup, if you have sensitive skin i wouldnt recommend this paint, or at least not for long periods of time since it can lead to a break out. you might also be careful when you use it, if you have to do something important the day after wearing it, because it might stain your face gray. not horribly so, but your fave might be a little gray tinted after wearing it. also, this picture is obviously edited, and i did edit it to look a little smoother on my face, but you can still see a little bit of cracking on my chest, and you can at least get the basic gist of the color and stuff.
I’ve used the clown white for years and it’s always been perfect, so when I needed grey paint for a dark elf cosplay I went with this and went ahead and bought the matching setting powder too. Yikes is the easiest way to describe this product. It smears so easily and is so patchy. I tried every tool, every trick I know and no matter what it never set, it was never opaque, and the worst part? I broke out in hives for days! I checked the ingredients and I couldn’t find anything I was allergic too and yet I was absolutely covered in hives and it actually made it hard to breathe. Maybe save your money when it comes to this light grey face paint or just get some benedryl and get ready to get paint on everything you’ve ever loved.
I didn't have time to remix my Mehron Paradise cakes for this convention, so I wanted to get a face paint that actually came in light grey for my Homestuck/Hiveswap cosplays. It's a positive-leaning mixed bag, so I'll break it down. My routine for just the paint is primer, paint, set with powder, and spray with Ben Nye Final Seal.
PROS: - Application: Given its format as a foundation stick, it goes on a thousand times easier than any water based cake. No accidentally wiping off the layer below, no streaks, incredibly blendable. One layer is usually good. Sometimes you can see through it but it's very easy to just set the paint and then add a little more on top. - Touch-Ups: Because it never fully dries down, if you need to touch up, it's super easy. For both these cosplays, I had glasses, which meant in those spots on my nose it rubbed off. It was really easy to just take a brush to the stick and fill in those little gaps. - Blending: Very easy considering what we're working with. It's better to tap/dab things on than to wipe because, as it does not dry down, you can wipe off the paint by rubbing at it too much. The brushes I used for my eyes and contour did get a little grey while i was applying the makeup, but they all cleaned up fine with a little brush cleaner from elf. I also think that having that little bit of grey on the brush helped blend everything better.
CONS: - It never fully dries down. This is why I said beware. This is NOT something you should put on parts of your body that aren't your head or your neck. You WILL leave cream paint on everything you love. If your paint makes contact with clothing, it WILL leave spots on it. You can scrub at these with a makeup wipe sometimes and that helps if it's fresh. I haven't done a full thorough scrub on the makeup brush I used to apply this paint, but so far my attempts have been pretty futile. This also means that you can see skin spots on your eyelids if you blink sometimes. - Removal: I've found it's a bit more difficult than water-based face paints. With them it's a pretty quick scrub with my cleanser and I have almost all of it off. With this cream, it takes about 5-10 minutes of scrubbing with cleanser to get a good amount off, then you have to go back and scrub with a makeup wipe. This can't be removed with just water.
Overall I will definitely use this up - it's a good paint. But I may look into alternatives for the future, maybe something that sets a little better.
its hard to wash off, its water proof so you can use it for pool/bathtub photo shoots and water stunts. to wash off use a wash rag with either warm water or a makeup whipe! U S E SETTING SPRAY OR POWDER!!! IT RUBS OFF ON E V E R Y T H I N G! But over all its VERY good, its not patchy if you apply it right, but in some lightings it seems more blue then grey. the pictures look kinda patchy but thats because I took the pictures after moving around a lot and not using setting stuff. character im cosplaying: Cronus Ampora (homestuck) cosplayer (me): Lemonjustdied
I would love to give it 5 Stars, especially for its performance, but as multiple other reviews say, this thing tends to break. I tried twisting up so I could get more product, and it wouldn’t come up, I had to tap the bottom, or just scoop it up. Also, the shipping was super fast, it got here in like 3 days.
It performs AMAZINGLY. I use it for my homestuck cosplays, but only when I’m going out to cons or will just be out and about. Just yesterday I went to Denver Comic Con, and then to Denver Pride. I danced a lot, I sweat a lot, and walked around in the rain a lot- and I never ONCE had to touch up my make up. This thing is a pain to seal though, I had to use setting powder, baby powder, and then a combo of my elf setting spray and another setting spray of which I forgot the name.
Because of how intensely set it has to be, it’s a struggle to take it off, but I believe maybe using the brands own setting spray would be a lot better and easier. I wouldn’t know, since I have yet to purchase the Mehron setting spray.
All in all, amazing durability and wear, would recommend for festivals, conventions, dances, parties, and I guess normal wear if you get this as a foundation stick. It’s very full coverage. I just wish the packaging of it was a bit better.
You cosplay those trolls I see you. You can’t hide, and you can’t escape. Sadly, no unfortunately, you can’t leave leave this. You can leave the fandom but you’ll never escape the pain, heartache, rage, confusion, and pure joy that one Webcomic gave you. It’s like a fever dream. Well, I wish you good luck on your journey you lovely little homestuck trash, see you on the flip side ;) (Or you’re here for Steven Universe or Lore Olympus(?) in which case you’re still stuck haha >:) )
I’ve used so many different facepaints, from the ones you find at Walmart around Halloween, to Snazaroo, to even the water-based line of Mehron facepaint. None of them compare to the Mehron CremeBlend stick. I’ve sweat, cried, and spilled water on my face while wearing it and it’s never come off. It’s also INCREDIBLY easy to blend out and is good for beginners and professionals alike!
I purchased this for my Halloween costume. It went on smoothly, but didn't last long enough to get the rest of my makeup on. It kept absorbing into my skin, so I was left with patches of gray and patches of regular skin all over my face. It was extremely hard to layer anything else over it, tint under my eyes and cheek highlights.
Used this for a Marceline (Adventure Time) costume and loved it. It goes on smooth and has very solid coverage on my pale skin. I used Mehron clown white for highlights and grey eyeshadow for shadowing to contour my face (you look flat without it). The comparison photo is using a makeup primer under the paint I used both elf brand makeup primer and Ben Nye final seal setting spray (I used this both over the makeup primer/under the Mehron and as a setting spray) - using a primer made a large difference in finish
Not perfect in person, but quite a close match to Snazaroo water based paint in light grey (same color in photos) which I used on my neck in these pics
Product stayed on all day and looked amazing! The only bad thing is of the way it came. The stick is broken inside so we cant put the stick back down once you scroll it up. But excluding the way it came it's a really nice stick! I bought a white one and that one came in amazing shape! If you want to have a good cosplay or Halloween costume etc. This is a really good creme stick to get!