PUT READY

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

Do not use ready-to-use cleansing cloths.

PREPARATION

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 backwards on your model and cut the sleeves to the correct length if necessary.

Attention: do not apply make-up directly after shaving. When the skin is shaved, it is damaged, making the skin easy to dry out and become irritated. The irritation can get worse when subsequently an aftershave product containing alcohol is used. The irritated skin can react sensitively to the make-up. You can prevent this by leaving several hours between the shaving and the application of make-up. You can apply a skincare cream like Under Make-up Base directly after shaving.

It is important to follow the instructions for removing the make-up, particularly if the make-up is being used several days in a row.

Tips when working on children:

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.

If children have skin irritation or small cuts on their faces, you can also do the painting on the hand.

Children like it when they can watch the make-up of their face in the mirror. This will generally ensure they are less easily distracted and are more likely to sit still.

Grimas Water Make-Up (Pure) can be used around the eyes, but children often do not like it when brushes are so close to the eyes. So decide yourself how far you want to extend the colour. When working under the eyes, have your model look upwards - only with the eyes, without moving the head. If you work above the eyes (eyelid), have your model close his/her eyes in a relaxed manner. Children are inclined to shut their eyes tight. Then you can say: keep your eyes closed as if you are sleeping.