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Body paint and sunscreen

Postby mikebuzz » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:53 pm

Hello everyone. Happy to join eplaya.

Newbie question here. Searched the board, couldn't find any useful info, so forgive me if this is indeed a re-post.

I'm looking to use body paint for my first Burn, in lieu of wearing a costume every day. I'm not looking to cover my entire body with it, or even entire body parts -- I'm thinking just brushing stripes and designs here and there with a few colors.

1. Does body paint affect your sunblock application? And does it go over or under the paint?

2. What's the best paint to use, especially if you're skin's somewhat sensitive? I've been told latex is good and easy to get off. Any more feedback?

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Postby lucky420 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:30 pm

when you apply sunscreen you're supposed to put it on 15-20 min before going outside, so it should be relatively soaked in or dry on your skin. I would do that before the body paint. If the sunscreen is already soaked in the paint should'nt have any effect on it. That was my .02 worth.
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Postby Orchid » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:19 pm

This is a quote from the instructions that came with the paints I bought:

"Paint has no SPF value and in fact, the black and other dark colors can amplify UV rays. Please apply sunscreen before painting if you plan to be out doors for a long period of time. IMPORTANT: Sunscreen will affect the properties of the makeup - Allow enough time for sunscreen to absorb."
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Postby Eric » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:38 pm

same rules as makeup- like everyone has said- put the sunscreen on first, let it soak in (20-30 min), then apply paint.

Latex does not breathe and will interfere with sweating. If you're going to wear latex body paint during the day, use minimally. At night you have a little more freedom with it. You're better off with a professional style body paint during the day, which you can get at any costume store.
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Postby illy dilly » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:56 am

So if latex body paint doesn't breath,
Can I just paint my junk and save my condoms for gray water removal?
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Postby lucky420 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:00 am

well i think that would depend on how much latex paint stretches
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:06 am

Doesn't latex sort of rub off and pill?
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Postby Eric » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:17 am

illy dilly wrote:So if latex body paint doesn't breath,
Can I just paint my junk and save my condoms for gray water removal?


if you can figure out how to paint an air-pocket for the juices to flow into, go for it.

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Postby Eric » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:19 am

a post so nice it went up twice....
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Postby Kinetik V » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:37 am

Spray on sunscreen, no goopy stuff. Let it dry for 20 min. Then I will either airbrush over top of it or I will start applying whatever I want to put on. That being said I hate doing it that way, I prefer to leave the sunscreen off.
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Postby mikebuzz » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:15 am

Thanks everyone for the advice! This gives me some direction.
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Re: Body paint and sunscreen

Postby LauraGrace42 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:45 pm

Sorry to dig out old posts, but this is important.

DO NOT USE LATEX BODY PAINT INSTEAD OF CONDOMS!

A condom is hundreds of layers of latex, where as your paint is one.
A condom is produced with a very even coat and low margin of error, where your paint will be gloppy and inconsistent.
The paint will break long before a condom.
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Re: Body paint and sunscreen

Postby Asquared » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:57 pm

thanks for that, captain obvious.

LauraGrace42 wrote:Sorry to dig out old posts, but this is important.

DO NOT USE LATEX BODY PAINT INSTEAD OF CONDOMS!

A condom is hundreds of layers of latex, where as your paint is one.
A condom is produced with a very even coat and low margin of error, where your paint will be gloppy and inconsistent.
The paint will break long before a condom.
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Re: Body paint and sunscreen

Postby mudpuppy000 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:10 pm

Oh darn, I was totally going to try that. :roll:
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Re: Body paint and sunscreen

Postby Savannah » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:20 pm

LauraGrace42 wrote:Sorry to dig out old posts, but this is important.

DO NOT USE LATEX BODY PAINT INSTEAD OF CONDOMS!

A condom is hundreds of layers of latex, where as your paint is one.
A condom is produced with a very even coat and low margin of error, where your paint will be gloppy and inconsistent.
The paint will break long before a condom.


He was kidding . . . (hence his remark about using condoms for grey water removal instead). You are kind to have tried to help, though. :) We get plenty of [almost certainly genuine] questions that are just as wild.

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Re: Body paint and sunscreen

Postby voiceinthedarkness » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:40 pm

Ah, wouldn't "gloppy and inconsistent" kind of add to the experience?
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Re: Body paint and sunscreen

Postby maladroit » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:42 pm

Gloppy and inconsistent for her pleasure.
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Re: Body paint and sunscreen

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:55 pm

maladroit wrote:Gloppy and inconsistent for her pleasure.

I've had boyfriends like that, and believe me, the charm wears off quite quickly.
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