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January 11th, 2003

makeup and color geekery @ 09:16 pm

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I've found when I mix UV reactive makeup, it's subtractive in normal light but additive in UV light.

Or in more practical terms:

  • mix yellow and red, and it looks orange under regular and UV light.
  • mix yellow and blue, and it looks green under regular and UV light.
  • mix red and blue, and it looks purple under regular and UV light.
  • but when you mix red, yellow, and blue... it looks babyshit brown* under regular light, but bright white (with a yellow tinge) under UV light.

This stuff is Krylon UV Aqua, if youse are interested in such things. I'd take pictures, but there's no way the colors would show up properly, alas.


* I suppose it could be "ochre".
 
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From:icis_machine
Date:January 11th, 2003 10:38 pm (UTC)
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they show up on my camera. however they get all over the place too easily. and thus i never use them the way i thought i would.

have you tried the necropolis uv makeup? more subtle in regular light and then they show up great in blacklight.
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From:moof
Date:January 11th, 2003 10:55 pm (UTC)
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I found that I barely need much of the krylon stuff at all to show up just fine under UV - in fact, when I was wearing it you couldn't even see anything under normal light.
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From:icis_machine
Date:January 11th, 2003 11:02 pm (UTC)
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check it out after you've washed. it leaves reminents all over the place. i swear it looked like i was a dirty cocksucking whore when i was under uv after trying to scrub it off.
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From:moof
Date:January 11th, 2003 11:14 pm (UTC)
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There are a few little drips in the sink, and it looks like my contact lens solution might be slightly UV reactive. Nothing on my face, clothes, pillow, anywhere. (I used the UV light and a washcloth to clean myself off, admittedly.)

Besides, what's wrong with looking like a dirty cocksucking whore?
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From:moof
Date:January 11th, 2003 11:23 pm (UTC)
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Oh, for what it's worth: it looks like my, er, fluids don't fluoresce. Saliva, snot, underwear (or anything else) in the laundry pile... nothin'.

It's entirely possible that the UV bulb I'm using is not of the proper wavelength to see such things; then again, I could be a genetically engineered mutant designed to absorb UV-active materials.
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From:moof
Date:January 17th, 2003 12:55 pm (UTC)
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This is just a bogus comment to see if I can.

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