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Unread post Makeup (NOT paint)
As a mermaid, I find it important to wear makeup that is not just waterproof and sweat proof, but also won't come off after 8 hours in the water (longest swim). As a Twi'lek, you still wear some makeup over the body paint. So, this is what I have found:

Makeup Forever Aqua Cream: several shades, can be used for eyeshadow, blush and lipstick. It can get a bit cakey if it's too cold, but it's basically a pot of creme makeup. You need good brushes to apply it, and if it's cold, you may have to hold it in your hands to warm it up. However, after 8 hours in the water, NOT A SINGLE SMUDGE on the eyes or cheeks! I don't like their lip shades, so I used something else instead.

Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes eyeliner: pencil eyeliner that STAYS.

Urban Decay Waterproof Eyeliner: More shades, but same staying power as Makeup Forever

Lipstick: I use MAC Pro Longwear Lip Creme with a MAC Lip Pencil in a similar shade as a coating on my lips before I apply the lipstick. Man, that stuff does NOT come off!!!

In the water:

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After 8 hours of training in the water, and eating lunch:

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Those images are teeny for me and loading the URL doesn't help. Are there larger versions somewhere?

Makeup Forever is amazing for waterproof (really really waterproof) makeup! Generally I find anything I layer on over the alcohol-based paint does stay on through combat sweat, but I admit I've never tried a swim.

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I uploaded some to photobucket, since Facebook is now temperamental about sharing pics. LOL

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After 8 hours of training:

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Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:46 am
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that is crazy awesome Kristal, why i have never heard of this sort of show i don't know but i like it !


Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:57 am
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Unread post Re: Makeup (NOT paint)
Awww thank you! I grew up in Florida, and visited Weeki Wachee when I was 5 or so, the same year I saw Return of the Jedi with my mom! I have always wanted to be a mermaid and a Twi'Lek. If my neoprene/Alex Lekku turn out well, I might actually try to make a second pair for a mermaid Twi'Lek. :-)


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