Re: Making a natural beard white
- --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "Terry"
>Ben Nye sells a variety of hair-coloring liquids. I've found my best
> Anyone have any tricks to making a natural beard white for the
> character King Lear? The actor's beard is naturaly red with graying in
> the middle. He is agreeable to most anything.
results come from pouring the liquid into a larger, flatter container
(an old makeup pot that's been cleaned out works well), and using an
old toothbrush (or cheap one from a dollar store, if you or the actor
has issues with using someone's old toothbrush in a beard) to apply
it, brushing the color through the hair. I've also used the same
technique to brush white cream-based makeup (or other colors)...it
gives a good, natural-looking streak effect, with some hints of the
regular color showing but enough of the makeup/hair color covering it
up to be effective.
I have also air-brushed colors into facial hair, which doesn't look
quite as natural, but is much less time-consuming...if you've got
someone who's familiar with an airbrush (it's easy to overload the
hair and end up with liquid makeup dripping where you don't want it).