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Old April 4th, 2006, 04:13 PM   #1
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When interviewing "talking heads", how do you handle shiny faces?

I know some places just have a makeup kit with powder and use the same applicator (puff) on everyone.

But is there such a thing as a single use, disposable powder applicator?

What do you use?
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Old April 4th, 2006, 04:28 PM   #2
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I grab some powder from my wife (she has various shades) and she's got some puffs that I think she gets at a store (makeup place so I don't go in to often-like never)-she buys them in a package and keeps 1 for each shade-real cheap so she buys me a couple of packages so I've got 1 for each shade and 1 for each person if I need it but honestly I don't think I've used it but once in almost a year.
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Old April 4th, 2006, 04:33 PM   #3
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Yes there is, they sell them where they sell makeup. Any dept. store or drug store will have them. I use the single disposable applicators all the time. The look like little triangular sponges. Hope that helps.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 08:24 AM   #4
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My local theatrical supply house actually sent me to Dollar General to buy sponges. They said I could get a bag on 100 for what they'd have to charge me for a few of them from their distributor.

Any cheap 5&10 store will have these. They are makeup sponges.

It's worth finding a theatrical supply house for the makeup. They have a lot of different shine options and fixatives for once the makeup is on. The stuff is cheap and is made exactly for the uses you need.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 12:12 PM   #5
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Old May 6th, 2006, 09:34 AM   #6
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I have not tried these, but they look interesting enough.

http://www.cleanandclear.com/product...l_absorb.shtml

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Old May 20th, 2006, 09:35 PM   #7
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Be careful with the makup you select. Some of it reacts a bit unusual under the lights. I am willing to bet that your subjects will appreciate your efforts much better if you can get a few different shades of whatever product you decide on.

If you are looking for a "puff" then sally beauty supply is a great place to go and from what I have seen the tad bit more expensive seems to work a bit better.

MAC brand makeup is expensive but looks GREAT under lights.

The above info is from the wife ;) Year and years of her experience doing professional photo shoots and her dads background of YEARS in the film business. I have knowledge of this at all. I just do what she tells me to do before I click the shutter.
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