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13 STEPS TO CLOWN MAKE-UP
By King Royal Circus's SQUEEKY aka. Robert Noel Clarkson,
author of "Making Clown Wigs" in the Best of Clowning Around and other articles.


Shriner Clown Applying Make-up Photo

Shriner Clown Making Up for Competition (Clarkson Photos)

  1. Wash face and dry it completly
  2. Apply Clown White to White Areas
  3. Powder the White Area
  4. Wait one minute
  5. Brush off Excess Powder
  6. CUTOUT - Remove White from Colored Areas in White using oil on Q-Tip
  7. Apply Colors to colored areas with Make-up Brush and/or Pro-Liner
  8. Powder Whole Face
  9. Wait one minute
  10. Brush off Excess Powder
  11. Outline Colored Areas with Pro-Liner Pencils
  12. Powder Face & Brush as before *
  13. Dress in Costume, wig, & hat.
    * Some Clowns Splash face with cold water and gently dry their face with a soft towel after the last powder to make face color brighter.

For best results use MEHRON Brand Make-up & Supplies.


REMOVING MAKEUP

Always use Vegetable Oils Cooking Oil to remove make-up.
Mineral oils may remove Vitamin D and cause skin damage.

TIP: Fill an old gym sock with Johnson&Johnson Baby Powder for powdering clown make-up. Keep it stored in a ziplock bag.
However for a better looking face use Mehron<tm> Translucent Setting Powder


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 Robert Noel Clarkson 1996
401 North Hoback Street
Helena, Montana 59601