There are always a few items makeup artists can’t live without. Besides all the fun stuff like lipsticks and blusher, the “on the go” treatment products are a must. Film makeup artists like products that are small, portable, and pack a punch, so to speak. You always ask yourself, what will be an issue before or during your first days of filming? The answer is usually “break outs!” It never fails and it happens to “A” list actors as well as background. That’s why it’s important not to panic and, instead, start a daily routine keeping skin blemish free and ready for those close ups.
You need to remember that you’ll be treating skin inside and outside of the makeup trailer and always have products in your makeup kit. One example is how we dealt with the extreme elements on the film, “Chasing Mavericks”, with actors Gerard Butler, Johnny Weston, plus a large cast of surfing regulars. With salt water and high winds, we used a daily routine of sunscreens, moisturizers and other products to maintain good skin quality.
Tip: Use separate products for each actor. To ensure there is no mix ups label the containers with the actor’s name. You can also put a dab of colored nail polish on the bottles. Each actor will have a different color.
The following products are very successful in treating acne flair ups and/or sensitive skin and won’t break your makeup budget!
Proactiv Advance Blemish Treatment: Use before, or during skin breakouts. A little goes a long way. Soothes and heals irritated acne. The slender tube makes it easy to transport in a makeup bag. You can use under or over makeup.
Proactiv Dark Spot Corrector: Use the corrector after the blemish has healed. This product helps to fade the sometimes lingering effects of breakout.
Oil Blotter Sheets: Can be used throughout the day to control oil. Great to use as touch ups on set when powder is not desired.
Proactiv Clear Purifying Mask: In the trailer you sometimes don’t always have the time to mask an actor. Clear Purifying mask can be used as a spot quick treatment. It also acts like a thin seal over acne so makeup applied on top wont aggravate already sensitive skin.
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