PUT READY

Set out ready for use:
Towel / cape / old shirt
Water bowls
Mirror
Toothbrush
Tissues
Straightener / iron
Scissors
Comb
Hairspray
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.

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.
Grimas Water Make-up (Pure) is an unperfumed, gluten-free water-based make-up, intended for face-painting and body-painting.
Pure means that the product in question does not contain any chemical preservatives (such as parabens) or halogenated organic compounds.
WATER MAKE-UP (PURE) = Water Make-up (Pure)
PROCEDURE

Bit by bit you are going to make a beard using pieces of Wool Crepe.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
WOOL CREPE BEARD

Grimas Wolcrêpe is used to create beards, moustaches and eyebrows or to camouflage the edges of a beard set. It is a series of pieces of sheep's wool (approximately 15 cm in length) braided together.

You make the Wool Crepe beard as follows:
Pull a braid of about 50 cm wool crepe loose from the strings around which it has been wound.

To get a better contrast on the photos a dark-coloured Wool Crepe is used for this example.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
If you feel resistance, you cut the strings loose so that you can continue.
Pull the start of the straight-edge cut piece loose, so that its end becomes fluffy.
Pull the start of the straight-edge cut piece loose, so that its end becomes fluffy.
STRAIGHTENING

Straighten the part you are working with, using a curler, styling tongs or an iron (on the 'wool' setting), until it has a slight wave.

Straighten the part you are working with, using a curler, styling tongs or an iron (on the 'wool' setting), until it has a slight wave. Do not pull it too hard, so the braid remains intact.
Pull gently to the right length
Now make the piece that you are working with longer and looser: run it through your hands and pull it gently bit by bit in the lengthwise direction, but so that the piece still remains intact.
CREATING TUFTS

Pull the loosened string into three equal pieces. Do the following with each of the pieces: pull the piece loose in the middle, in the lengthwise direction with the hairs; then place the two pieces on top of each other and divide them into two again. Keep the hands about 20 cm apart. Keep repeating this action until the Wool Crepe is transparent.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Hold the Wool Crepe against the light to see if there are any dark patches.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Do the following with each of the pieces: pull the piece loose in the middle, in the lengthwise direction with the hairs; then place the two pieces on top of each other and divide them into two again. Keep repeating this action until the Wool Crepe is transparent. The pieces get increasingly shorter and thicker.
The pieces get increasingly shorter and thicker.
As soon as the result is transparent, you pull the tuft into a length of 20 to 25 cm again and you spray it with a hairspray with a strong hold to strengthen it. You can also use plastic spray. Note: using hairspray or plastic spray on the Wool Crepe will make it inflammable.

Hint: you can vary the thickness of the pieces slightly. You can use the thinnest tuft for the whiskers.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Snip the tufts gently diagonally across.
Now you have six pieces, which lets you make a complete beard.
ATTACHING A BEARD

Work preferably work on a dry base. First degrease and clean the skin you are going to be working on with Grimas Cleansing Lotion. Then dry the skin with a tissue.
With aid of the applicator brush you spread Water-soluble Mastix over the skin area where something is to be glued on.
Absolutely do not use near or above the eyes.
Close the packaging properly after use. Apply glue to the part of the skin concerned and press the cut surface/obliquely cut side into the adhesive. Work piece by piece.
Please Note: keep the cut section well together during the process of sticking it on to maintain a full beard, also after modelling.

CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion
MASTIX WATERSOLUBLE = Mastix Watersoluble
You colour the eyebrows with Water Make-up (Pure).
Water Make-up works just like watercolour paint. Use the brush and a little water to soften the make-up and make it a bit pasty. Test the colour intensity on the hand. Don't work too dry, but do not use too much water.
WATER MAKE-UP (PURE) = Water Make-up Pure
With Water Make-up (Pure) you colour the cheeks and the nose.
WATER MAKE-UP (PURE) = Water Make-up (Pure)
REMOVING THE PRODUCTS

If you have worked with Grimas Mastix Watersoluble, you can remove the Wool Crepe with lukewarm water and a little soap if necessary.
You can cleanse the skin with water and soap (shampoo can also be used). 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. Cleanse the skin further with Cleansing Lotion if necessary.
If the skin feels dry after cleaning, you can apply a care cream.

MASTIX WATERSOLUBLE = Mastix Watersoluble
CLEANSING CREAM / SKINCARE CREAM = Cleansing Cream
CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion
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. Store the make-up 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


WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe

MASTIX WATERSOLUBLE = Mastix Watersoluble

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

BRUSHES OX-HAIR = Brushes Ox-Hair

CLEANSING MILK = Cleansing Milk

CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion