PUT READY

Set out ready for use:
Towel / cape / old shirt
Water bowls
Mirror
Toothbrush
Tissues
Cotton wool pads

Do not use ready-to-use cleansing cloths.

PREPARATION

Before starting, you ensure your hands and nails are well cleaned. File your nails if necessary, so that there are no snags. By doing this you prevent damages on the face and risk of infection.

Always work using clean materials (sponges, brushes, spatulas, water bowls) and change the water regularly.

Get the subject to put on any clothes beforehand that have to be put on over the head. Protect your models clothing with a hairdressing cape or a towel. You can also use an old shirt for this: put it on your model back to front and cut off the sleeves to the right length.

If you are going to be painting several children, have them sit on high stools, preferably with backs. A proper working posture prevents back complaints.

Hint: children like to be able to watch their face being painted in the mirror. This will generally ensure they are less easily distracted and are more likely to sit still.

APPLYING A BASE

If the skin is dry or sensitive, than apply a thin layer of Grimas Under Make-up Base: a non-greasy cream with a caring effect. Let the skin absorb it for a few minutes before you start working on the skin with Cake or Water Make-up, thus ensuring that the product has been fully absorbed into the skin.

You can apply Grimas Water Make-up (Pure) directly to the skin, but you may also choose to apply a layer of Grimas Cake Make-Up first. This offers the advantage that the colours of the Water Make-Up colours are more even and more intense (especially the lighter tints and silver) and that in addition, these colours can be removed more easily from the skin later on.

UNDER MAKE-UP BASE = Under Make-up Base
CAKE MAKE-UP = Cake Make-up
WATER MAKE-UP (PURE) = Water Make-up Pure
For the dark skin a D-colour is used as base make-up because this does not grow gray.
You apply Cake Make-up with a slightly damp make-up sponge. If you work with too much moisture, streaks will form.
You can press the make-up sponge down onto a tissue to remove any excess moisture.

Take the make-up sponge between the fingertips and squeeze it together to create a round surface. With this surface the make-up can be applied.

CAKE MAKE-UP = Cake Make-up
MAKE-UP SPONGE = Make-up Sponge
First dab a little Cake Make-up onto the hand to check the colour intensity. Then apply it evenly from top to bottom. Work the Cake Make-up out properly, up into the hairline, and do not forget the ears and neck. This is how you avoid a mask-like effect. Cake Make-up dries quickly, so you need to work quickly to achieve a nice result. If the result is not even, turn the sponge that you worked with over and use the clean side to even out the make-up. Any stripes after drying can be gently rubbed away with a soft tissue or cloth.
CAKE MAKE-UP = Cake Make-up
If children have skin irritation or small cuts on their faces, you can also do the painting on the hand.
The shape, width and quality of the brush are to a great extent qualifying the effect you can achieve with it. You draw straight lines preferably with a flat brush, keeping the handle of the brush pointed in the direction of the line. To draw a thin line, you do not necessarily need to use a narrow brush. You can also use the edge of a flat brush for that. This brush is also very convenient for making a thick line merge into a thin one, turning the brush on its side in one fluid action as you go automatically changes the line from thick to thinner. When you come to the end of a line, lift the brush from the skin in a single smooth movement.
Hint: to make beautiful, thin lines, you mix the Water Make-up with Cleansing Lotion instead of water.
WATER MAKE-UP (PURE) = Water Make-up (Pure)
CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion
LIGHTENING

When you want to age a fair skin, you first shadow and than lighten. With a dark skin you start right away with lightening. On the dark skin lightening is done with yellow because white gets gray. Work subtly and use little water, to make the effect more natural. Apply the yellow make-up on the higher situated parts of the face.

After the lightening you can if so desired accentuate the dark shadows with a very dark tint of brown.

Depending on the desired effect and the situation (nearby, far off), you can apply stronger or less strong lines.

You can accentuate crow's-feet by lightening between the drawn lines.
FINISHING

For an extra effect you can give the eyes a darkish red line along the bottom of the eyelashes.

Apply a dark brown beard shadow of Cake Make-up or Water Make-up with a sponge, on the areas of natural beard growth. Dab a moist Stubble Sponge into black Grimas Water Make-up (Pure). Hold the Stubble Sponge between the fingers and compress it gently, so that it becomes a bit convex. Test the colour intensity on the hand first. Then work dabbing onto the skin: do not use a brushing motion, since you would remove the structured effect.

General tip: Water Make-up can be used to add (additional) colour to the hair and eyebrows, provided that the hair is not permed, bleached or dyed. Use a toothbrush to do this.

CAKE MAKE-UP = Cake Make-up
WATER MAKE-UP (PURE) = Water Make-up Pure
STOPPEL SPONGE = Stubble sponge
SYSTEM PACKAGING = Water bowls
REMOVING THE PRODUCTS

You can lightly wash the skin with lukewarm water and soap (or shampoo) to already remove a great part. Massage it in briefly and rinse off with lukewarm water. Scrubbing too much with water and soap or shampoo can irritate the skin. You can clean the skin further if required with a cleansing milk or cleansing cream. Massage it in gently and remove it with a soft tissue.

Do not use Afschmink, as this contains waxes and oils which actually adhere the Water Make-up to the skin.
Do not use ready-to-use cleansing cloths.

If a trace of colour is left on the skin, it can be removed with Grimas Cleansing Lotion. If the skin feels dry after cleaning, you can apply a care cream.

Hair that has been coloured using Water Make-up (Pure) can be washed with shampoo.

CLEANSING CREAM / SKINCARE CREAM = Cleansing Cream
CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion
WATER MAKE-UP (PURE) = Water Make-up Pure
If Water Make-up gets onto clothing, rinse it out under a tap. Leave the item of clothing to soak in water containing a pre-wash (Biotex). Then wash it by hand or put it in the washing machine.
CLEARING UP THE MATERIALS

If necessary, rinse the Water Make-up clean and wipe the surfaces of the colours dry with clean tissues. Let the make-up dry out in the air and only put the lid back on when the Water Make-up is dry. Store it in a dry and cool place until the next time you use it.

The sponges are disposable so you can throw them away after use. If you do want to reuse them, first rinse them under the tap with some soap or shampoo or wash them in the washing machine (in a net bag or pillow case), set to at least 60°C.

You can clean brushes with water and soap or shampoo. Put the moist hairs of the brushes back into shape by hand after washing. Dry the brushes lying flat on a towel and do not place them upright, since that causes the moisture to run down into the shaft.


PRODUCTS


UNDER MAKE-UP BASE = Under Make-up Base

CAKE MAKE-UP = Cake Make-up

MAKE-UP SPONGE = Make-up Sponge

WATER MAKE-UP (PURE) = Water Make-up Pure

BRUSHES RED SABLE-HAIR = Brushes Red Sable-Hair

BRUSHES RED SABLE-HAIR = Brushes Red Sable-Hair

STOPPEL SPONGE = Stubble sponge

CLEANSING CREAM / SKINCARE CREAM = Cleansing Cream

CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion