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Old 07-28-2008, 08:29 AM
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=D Hi everyone!

ive got a shoot coming up that im doing with one of my freinds in the studio, and im really wanting to try and make her skin look wet all over and sort of like a maniquin/porcelain =] i have uploaded a example of sort of what im trying to get at. I thought about perhaps using vaseline? i have heard a bit about glycerin aswell? any help is great!! =] thanks
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:46 AM
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Re: wet porcelain skin

there will deffinately be a need for some post work done, but this wet look can be boosted afterwards with some dodge and burn. I also suggest actually using water. You can tell the difference between someone who is just greasy and someone who is wet. A small mist bottle that lightly wets the skin and gives it a light wet glow will probably look much better than shiny greasy skin.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:48 PM
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Re: wet porcelain skin

Plain water will soak in to the skin fast and you won't be able to tell it's there. You have the right idea of using glycerin. You'll need to dilute it down with water though or you won't be able to spray it on. About 25% works well.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:01 AM
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Re: wet porcelain skin

Hope this isnt to late - face and body foundation from MAC cosmetics + bronze pigment or a pearl pigment applied with an airbrush which will make it glow on the body
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Re: wet porcelain skin

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Plain water will soak in to the skin fast and you won't be able to tell it's there. You have the right idea of using glycerin. You'll need to dilute it down with water though or you won't be able to spray it on. About 25% works well.


I have actually never used glycerin but after looking it up i can agree with this. Just make sure you used a MIST not not a spray, or it will bead up on the skin.
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:29 PM
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Re: wet porcelain skin

Johnson & Johnson will do the trick.
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:36 PM
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I have actually never used glycerin but after looking it up i can agree with this. Just make sure you used a MIST not not a spray, or it will bead up on the skin.
wow thanks so much for the replies guys =] im thinking the most realistic option for me here is the glycerin idea, but i always thought when you spray that on it looks like droplets? would i rub it in or something? is that what you mean by using a mist? =]
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:23 PM
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Re: wet porcelain skin

I believe they also use oil
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:21 PM
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Re: wet porcelain skin

When you say "wet all over" what exactly do you mean? Normal clean human skin does not glisten when wet. There will be streams and droplets of liquid on the surface. This can be duplicated by the glycerin+water spray technique.

Wet, sweaty skin is a combination of oil on the skin and droplets of moisture. To simulate this, you need to oil the model (baby oil, olive oil etc) and then spray with a diluted glycerin+water mixture.

If you just want the glisten, then oil will do the trick.

As someone mentioned, a heavy layer of talcum powder or some more specialised pearl powder will give a porcelain look. If you want to wet it, you could try high quality water resistant ladies face powder (very expensive).

If you want pearly AND shiny, it will get pretty complicated.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:03 AM
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Johnson & Johnson will do the trick.
I agree. Don´t doubt. Johnson & Johnson. Nothing else. If you want drops, buy in a pharmacy a good liquid difuser, and put into a mix of water and glicerine (3/1).
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