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If I could give this minus 3 stars or worse I would. This has got to be the worst makeup I have EVER used!! I'm a makeup artiste and there is NO Way to get this stuff to apply evenly and have a smooth texture. It's just impossible. I have really good skin - no wrinkles, no blemishes, really smooth texture and no visible pores. I tried various combinations of primers, serums, moisturisers, powdered over primer and/or moisturiser before applying it, no moisturiser, no primer, applied with brush, tried to buff in, damp beauty blender, dry makeup sponges and no matter what I did, it still looks like night of the living dead, ends up splotchy. patchy and just unworkable. I've known of Mehron for years. It's an old school brand of theatrical makeup from decades ago, that I just never touched or consider using it even in theatrical productions because they were always such bad formulations. Unfortunately the pigments and blend of this makeup performs like that same antiquated theatrical grease paint. Imagine if you took a lot of white pigment and mixed it into vaseline, tried to apply it and that's just about the texture you get with this garbage! I can't believe they get away with selling this, or that anybody would ever repeat buy this after trying it. Simply DREADFUL!
I used to sell Theatrical Makeup in a full service costume shop, years ago. We primarily sold Ben Nye, Kryolan, Graftobian, and some Mehron. Recognizing the name, I decided to buy this without hesitation for a geisha makeup look (I generally prefer using Ben Nye Magicake in Cloud White for the most true consistency, but I was in a bind and just needed a quick white foundation). Bad move! Good thing I tested it on myself the day before I met with the client, because there was literally nothing I could have done to achieve an even application.
Brushes and sponges leave streaks behind. It never truly sets with powder. It never dries down, so it is always moveable and constantly ruined on your face and ruining your clothes. You cannot build up opacity, because any further application of product takes the original layer away. I thought maybe I had a bad batch, but one of the models had brought Mehron's Clown White (a thicker product than the creme blend stick, which goes on very smoothly), and had the same results. It's just a bad formula.
Ben Nye creme foundations and Kryolan TV sticks are still a fave, and I would heartily recommend them over this. If you're in a pinch, LA Girl has a white liquid foundation that works like a dream. PLEASE dont waste your money on this.
It's very thick and creamy but easily lifts off and gets pushed around when I'm trying to buff it in, not blending smoothly at all. I had a hard time getting a solid white opaque look. It cakes up way to easily, which feels disgusting, when I tried setting it with mehron colorset powder. I can completely cover my whole face with powder but it just seems to be absorbed by the product, just making it into this thick pasty product that feels disgusting, thick and heavy and crumbles apart. On top of that it just lifts off so easily and gets on EVERYTHING, no amount of powder can set this properly to matify it. You also end up using quite a bit trying to cover and recover everything up that isn't staying. I also have sensitve skin and ended up breaking out afterwards. Possibly the worst non Halloween store face paint I've used. Better off going with Ben Nye cream foundation, krylon tv stick, or mehron paradise aq face paint.
I use this professionally for covering up tattoos, for musical theatre performances and also music performances. It comes off when merely brushing up against anything. It looks great if you never come in contact with anything or if you don't sweat. If this is your case, get it. If you will have any clothing come in contact or plan on breaking the slightest sweat, look elsewhere
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'm really not sure how other reviewers had such great success with the application of this product. I used primer, then tried to apply the makeup with multiple different tools (a brush, BeautyBlender, another sponge) and had no luck each time. The product didn't apply smoothly, instead it always was streaky and did not look very good. I tried blending it with a soft brush and applying the Mehron setting powder and that also didn't help. I've purchased other Mehron Makeup products in the past that I really liked, but this one did not work for me at all and was a disappointing purchase.
Terrible streaks. This doesn't provide even coverage. Really disappointed. There is no way around the streaks. Not adding two coats or using a sponge or a brush. You will be blotchy, streaky makeup. If you are using this for a photo shoot this will do the trick. This make looks great in photos but terrible in person.