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Looking for specific make up
By RosePremium member
On Sun May 13, 2012 02:27 AM

Standard make up for balletdancers are the 2 black lines outside the eye, with the white line inbetween.
Now I use eye pencils for that, but when I was younger I used something else. I can't remember the name, can't find it in the assortment of Grimas or Kryolan.

It was a tube with an opening as wide as the tube, golden wrap, soft paste in it (we had it in white and in black). Maybe not the original way, but we put a toothpick in it and only had to put it on the skin to get perfect lines, plus perfect black and perfect white.

No, it was not like liquid eyeliner. It was thicker, almost like oil paint.

Does anyone know the name of this? Is it still for sale somewhere?

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re: Looking for specific make up
By Serendipity42Premium member
On Sun May 13, 2012 05:04 AM
Don't know what it is called by company but that's called "grease paint" in its generic term. It's used by clowns and mimes, mostly.

Google grease face paint or grease paint and see what comes up.
re: Looking for specific make up
By RosePremium member
On Sun May 13, 2012 05:27 AM
Edited by Rose (172256) on 2012-05-13 05:39:43
Thanks, that gets me closer.
The tubes looked like these
Image hotlink - 'http://www.vanitytreasures.com/cosmetics_make-up_facial-care/steins10.jpg'
But I understand this brand does not exist anymore.

I did found other grease face paint, all in small pots, not yet in tubes (makes it easier for the toothpicks). I keep looking! :)




To avoid misunderstanding, I am not looking for these:
Image hotlink - 'http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merchandiser/3427.jpg?is=90,90,0xffffff' Yes, they have a gold wrap, but no, not the right ones. :)


Edit
I think it's this one (in Holland called 'vetschmink').
www.kryolan.nl . . .
re: Looking for specific make up
By RosePremium member
On Mon May 14, 2012 06:14 AM
Edited by Rose (172256) on 2012-05-14 06:18:01
Edited by Rose (172256) on 2012-05-14 06:19:18
Found it!

Image hotlink - 'http://www.onlinefeestwinkel.nl/images/groot_574.jpg'

It's from Kryolan, but not on their website. This is the online store were I found this. They do say this make up isn't used much anymore, maybe they just sell their final stock?
www.onlinefeestwinkel.nl . . .

What I can read on the photo is 'correction stick make up' (but in German), 'theatre color stick' (in English).
The Dutch website calls it 'make up stick'.

The B refers to the size of the stick. There is also a stick A, bigger than this one.

I put it all together here in case someone else ever needs the information.

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