(Closed) Anyone have experience with pancake makeup?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Try MAC Body Foundation: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/158/393/Face-And-Body-Foundation/index.tmpl

You won’t find this at the department store, you’ll have to find a stand-alone MAC store. Just look on the link under “Find a Store..”. MAC works great! Ask them for a couple of samples so you can try it out a few times adn see how you like it before your big day!

I’ve also heard a lot of good things about Dermablend, but I’ve never tried it. I think either of those should probably work out for you. Good luck!

Post # 4
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

You might have more luck with tattoo cover-up or theatrical makeup (which is basically pancake makeup). The best brands for that are Ben Nye or Kryolan. Both brands care a wide variety of colors, so you can match your skin-tone. You can also order more than one and mix them. They are made for the stage, so they are really full-coverage. I use Kyrolan foundations in my special effects kit.

With something like that, you need to be careful how you apply it. Leave the heaviest of the application directly over what you want to cover. Then take a brush or sponge and feather out the edges of the makeup to blend it, then powder over the whole thing with translucent powder to set it. It’s very long-wearing.

You should be able to find it in any kind of theatrical supply store.

Post # 6
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@Bubu82: Definitely go in to MAC and see if it’s going to cover as well as you want. I did a google search and there are 2 theatrical supply stores in Indianapolis.



Both carry the Ben Nye line. I’ve used both brands. I don’t have skin-colored Ben Nye stuff, but I have their bruise and wound wheels and they work fantastic. I’d definitely check out the theatrical stuff. It’s going to be WAY less expensive. A cake of Ben Nye foundation is $12…. that bottle of MAC is $32.50. Especially if it’s something you don’t know if you’ll like. I don’t know about the MAC stuff, but theatrical makeup is made for coverage and staying power. It’s meant to sustain tons of movement under very hot stage lighting and not run.

Post # 7
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Using a green shade can help cover up red from burns/blemishes on really fair skin!

Post # 8
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@zippylef: When I used Ben Nye’s flesh toned when I was on makeup for a production of Cats. I found that it stayed pretty well, even with the massive amounts of sweating the dancers did, the production cast was largely on the paler edge of the spectrum but it matched pretty welll

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