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    Default Ice effect on actors face?

    Hi,
    I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I can get that look of frosted like ice/snow on a persons face - looking like they are half frozen to death.
    Problem being we're in Australia and it's scorching hot, lol! (Crazy I know)
    I was thinking along the lines of using salt perhaps.....or some kind of salt crystals, along with makeup to give the skin a bluish/white cast?
    Anyone done this kind of look before in an un- snow like environment?

    Tracy

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    I have a feeling that I saw icing sugar and "normal" sugar used once as it glitters. I'm not sure though, it may be a false drug-induced memory. It'd be a lot more comfortable than salt tho'.

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    Maybe try that spray snow sprayed directly on to skin ?

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    Hi, sorry for not responding sooner.
    Been in the kitchen up to my eyeballs in wax making candles.........and guess what! There is a type of crystalising palm wax,I've discovered, which looks just like ice!
    So now I just have to dip the actors head in wax..........

    Actually...there is some sort of stage makeup you can buy, so I've read.
    I'd rather try with "items" at hand, so wax and sugar may just do the trick.
    The fake snow is not quite the thing......it's more that "I've been in a blizzard and froze my delicates off!" look - you know

    thanks anyway.
    Sure could do with some real ice and snow right about now!

    Tracy

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    Real ice and snow? - wrong country for that eh ?

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    Definately the wrong place for ice and snow here in Perth
    We have salt lakes though........they sorta look like ice.
    I honestly don't know how I'm expected to make a music video with Antarctica as the "vibe" here!
    I must be mad!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy View Post
    I'd rather try with "items" at hand, so wax and sugar may just do the trick.
    There are plenty of videos posted where actors and actresses have molten way poured onto them, but make sure you have an open mind before you Google them
    Tim

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    Ohhh I'm sure there's a whole LOT of dipping and waxing going on out there!

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    There's a "medical" wax which melts at a slightly lower temperature, used for sprains & strains etc. I had it done to me.... brings back memories....

    Excuse me, time for a cold shower methinks.

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    Funny how such an icy subject is strangely warming the cockles here!!! lolol!


    BTW, here is an image of what this crystalising palm wax looks like....in a candle.

    Aussie Candle Supplies :: Wax :: Palm wax :: Crystallizing Palm Wax

    I found that the thin layer left in the bowl would do nicely brushed on the skin.
    I guess for a thicker layer, vaseline rubbed on the skin first and the "ice" flakes pressed on...?
    I have yet to try this.
    Will post a photo when I do though - if indeed it does work!
    Last edited by Tracy; 02-13-2009 at 07:36 AM.

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