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Amidala make up tips?

 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:26 pm    Post subject: Amidala make up tips? Reply with quote

I am in the beginning stages of doing a Queen Amidala Costume and am testing makeup, wanting any tips or input I can get, if possible. These are my first attempts using just a Ben Nye white cream and red cream, and white baby powder. Any suggestions?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on which costume you are doing. For the Parade gown, it's suggested to go with the lightest liquid foundation you can find. As far as the red dots go, I picked up a great tip from someone on the JC boards: red lip liner! This could also work well with the lips.

For the best eye pop red, I found that using stage make up is best. I use Mehron fantasy FX makeup in red, and using the tip of a paintbrush, do the dots.

As far as white goes, two tips that saved my face: mehron Barrier Spray and colorset powder, which I'm guessing does the same as the baby powder. The Barrier Spray you use on your face beforehand, to help not clog the pores and the like. Apply all make up, and I always skipped the second coat. Te colorset powder is exactly what it sounds like.

I would definately go with a stick white, instead of cake make up. It's a lot of work to get the consistence right... I've got the regular clown white make up by mehron, and just make sure to apply thin even coats and you'll be the best Queen of Naboo!

Also, practice helps a ton on those dots... they are a lot harder than you would think!

(I'm sure that Ben Nye has all simular products, they just don't sell in store around here) Amadalia
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the great tips!

I am actually working on 2 so far, the Sabe Invasion, and the Throne Room red invasion. So I would need a fair white layer for each.

Though I don't have the costumes completed, I am certainly practicing the makeup now since I can Smile

Any problems with a spray on application, like cracking?

Thanks again Amadalia
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The barrier spray is clear: in all honesrty, it reminds me of really thick hairsrapy. It puts a layer between your skin, which could have minor weird reactions to heavy makeup up, and the make up itself. It's also a sealer, so after you are done, spray another light coat on. This stuff smells, by the way Laughing

Use a sponge applicator when doing the main white make up, then use brushes when doing the red. Any drug store brushes will do- don't use the expensive ones....

Anyone else have any other tips I can't think of?

Oh, use white eye liner around the eye area.

That's all I can think of at the moment. Good luck!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are like me and lick your lips constantly (I know horrible habit) put a little vaseline over the lip makeup (careful not to smudge it in the process) - it tastes horrible and will remind you not to do so. I would also strongly recommend a smock of some kind (button up or tie on) to cover your costume and protect it from falling power b/c you aren't going to want to put anything on over your head afterwards (or just make sure the outside layer of the top doesn't need to be pulled on).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another good lip tip is a lip primer- not so much a chap stick, but Burt's Bees Wax makes a formula called "Lifeguard's Choice", which is a little thicker in my opinion than their regular stuff, and prevents cracking under the white and red lip decoration throughout the day. And a nice peppermint smell as well. It also starts off as solid white, which I think helps as well. I tend to get cracked lips a lot during a day where I can't re-apply a lip gloss or lip stick, and this stuff lasts.

and definitely a smock over your costume! In a snap a garbage bag will work with a hair clip in back. Another tip is cut paper plates when doing a powder set near your hair. Use them as a guard to keep the powder out of your hair/piece/wig.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is how I do my Amidala makeup:

Wash face, tone and moisturize (the moisturize step is important to avoid flakey looking makeup)
Apply, by hand, layer of cream white makeup slightly heavier than desired
Wash hands
With barely damp makeup sponge, carefully smooth out the makeup and in process remove some of the makeup for a sheerer coverage
Apply white eye shadow to lids, do eyeliner, mascara
Set makeup with white finishing powder
On bottom lip, apply Ben Nye cake white makeup with barely damp sponge, don't close mouth until dry
Apply long last liquid lipstick to dot on cheek, top lip and stripe on bottom lip (I get the ones that have a thin pointed sponge applicator, and I don't use the gloss step)

When I first started doing the makeup, I tried Ben Nye cake white makeup for the whole face, and it was just too tricky to get the makeup to go on smoothly and evenly. But I still like the cake makeup for the lower lip, it stays put better than any cream makeup.

Make sure you have a supply of straws with you, it is near impossible to drink water and not mess up the lips w/o using a straw. And Amidala costumes get hot, so you need to stay hydrated. I can't eat once in makeup (and not screw up the makeup), and have to remove the makeup (on the lips) and do makeup over after eating.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just some general tips picked up from years of working haunted attractions:

If you wanna save some money ('cause make-up can get pretty expensive), baby powder works just as well as a white finishing powder, and comes way cheaper. I use it to set latex on prosthetics and even sealing make-up all the time (as long as the make-up isn't bright-color intensive) - it washes out blacks and deep colors, but since you're only setting a white base coat it'd be perfect.

To get stuff off cheaply, baby wipes work magic, and dipping them in a bit of baby oil also helps break down make-up and latex fast, and cetaphil (or the store brand version of cetaphil) is almost magic - I've gone from coated to clean without having to scrub my skin raw, plus it's got moisturizers (super important).
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manic Panic goth white foundation will give you the china doll look your looking for, I personally don't like the Ben Nye products for white (just personal opinion there). I go for gothic products as I know they will give me the best white look. Use them like any regular make-up as that is what they are, white liquid foundation, white finishing powder and so forth.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got this from the Parts of Star Wars website, and this is what I did for my Pre-Senate Kimono:

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The Queen's makeup was designed with a Japanese Kabuki style. For the porcelain white base color makeup artist Paul Engelen used RCMA Ivory (He found clown white was too bright and made the eyes look red). The powder applied after the ivory base was Channel 01 Aube Power Lumiere Press». The circles on either cheek were done with red "lake" lip pencil. This same color was used on her top lip and the center section of her lower lip. Nars "Fire Down Below" is the brand and exact color. A white base color was used on either side of the red mark on the bottom lip. Other makeup used included Lancome Elancil black mascara and Givenchy Prizm Topaz (eyeliner?). The eyebrows were sculpted in brown/black.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xath, that is some really good info, thank you for posting that!

I purchased some white face powder from Sephora:
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Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Powder in the color Tulle. It looks very pretty on the skin and gives that translucent white look to the skin without making you look like a clown, especially for the Queen Amidala Parade gown.

I purchased some red liner from Ben Nye to do the dots and the lips.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is all great info. My husband actually airbrushes my white make-up on which makes it very smooth. I used a water base airbrush make up which stayed on ok but chipped when I used it for my Aurra Sing so I switched to alcohol based. Stays on great but definitely need to moisturize after. The only issue I have is you can't airbursh around the eyes, it shows creases. Been using white cream but doesn't blend well so might hit the goth make-up. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to start thinking about the make up for my Amidala.

After reading through the advice, and looking for available make up I'm down to three choices and would love to get some advice from you all.

- white creme (it says that it's water resistant and oilbased, unclear if it's cake or actual creme though)
- Temptu Dura white (it's an alcoholbased make up for airbrushing, but can be applied with other means)

- Temptu Dura porcelain (same as above but not as bright white)


At the moment I'm tempted to go with the temptu dura, since that's definitely a liquid make up. Whenever I've tried to use cake make up (even if that has been water based) it's has turned totally blotchy.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could also look at realcreations.com for alcohol based makeup. You'll need to use a sponge to put it on if you go with an alcohol based makeup without an airbrush (or http://www.amazon.com/GlowFusion-Air-Glow-Gun/dp/B000RUCHOA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322807054&sr=8-1 for an inexpensive airbrush alternative just forget the self tan that comes with it) but the color is fantastic and the staying power for the color is great, I know a lady that does an Aayla and she once slept in her paint, it stayed on and only needed a little touch up ^_^
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:41 am    Post subject: Re: Amidala make up tips? Reply with quote

Princess Cryvo wrote:
I am in the beginning stages of doing a Queen Amidala Costume and am testing makeup, wanting any tips or input I can get, if possible. These are my first attempts using just a Ben Nye white cream and red cream, and white baby powder. Any suggestions?
Thanks!


I have seen your pics and these are good. But the testing of make up will be according to you skin tone because every person have different kind of skin some have fair and some have dark. So according to these skin types, make up techniques have different. Some need more make up and some need less.
So in my opinion your skin is much fairer and doesn't need so much make up tips and tricks. Just see the original pic of queen and try that one. Sounds will be cool.
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