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« on: October 13, 2011 12:36:41 PM »

I'll be covering most of my hair with a kerchief, but I need to make the front of my hair temporarily white (really can't bleach it). Any ideas?

Also, I found a recipe for white makeup: 2 Tb cornstarch mixed with 1 T shortening...smooth on skin, then pat with baby powder. I'm going to try the makeup tonight, but does anyone have any other ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011 12:41:17 PM »

We used to use that makeup recipe when I was a kid...it's actually really good!  (You can add food color to it, we used to use it for all sorts of dress up).  We just used cornstarch to set it, instead of baby powder.

For the hair, why not look into getting a cheapy wig and make your own little hairpiece?
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2011 12:48:46 PM »

Thanks....I like the idea of cornstarch rather than baby powder. Do you think the makeup will last the whole evening? Or will I need to bring it with me for touch-ups?

That's an idea....maybe I can make a small hair piece to attach to the front of the  kerchief.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011 12:59:55 PM »

It was a few years ago that we used it, but I remember it lasting really well.  If you put it on in sheer layers, rather than trying to get a solid cover all at once, you'll probably have better results.  I'd say maybe bring a little bit of powder or cornstarch for touch-ups.
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011 01:11:50 PM »

Sheer layer then powder? Then another sheer layer then powder, etc?

OR Sheer layer, Sheer layer, Sheer layer, etc. then powder?

I'm gonna try it tonight! I wonder if I'll frighten my kittens....LOL
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2011 05:20:17 PM »

You can always try that hairspray that dyes your hair for the day (it washes out when you wash it). They sell it at halloween stores, and they should sell white. (:
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2011 02:01:19 PM »

Thanks....I've never seen white. I'll have to look for it!
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