View Full Version : Vietnam Dirty look

05-05-2009, 11:52 PM
Hey all I am finishing all my jungle shots for my short film about the Vietnam war. My question is really more geared towards makeup. Basically I am wondering how I can pull of a sweaty dirty look on the actors faces. Is there a specific type of makeup that I can use, or just simple water and dirt?


Graham Robbins

Sad Max
05-06-2009, 07:56 AM
Glycerine is an old standby for sweating actors up. It's persistent, you can easily control the amount you use, and it's (mostly) hypo allergenic.

05-06-2009, 10:18 PM
where can I pick some of that up at? also what about dirt?

Sad Max
05-07-2009, 08:47 AM
Glycerine is an off-the-shelf drugstore or beauty-store item.

For dirt, you might try Fuller's Earth sieved for fine-ness.

05-08-2009, 12:32 AM
Thanks a ton Max your a life saver

05-17-2009, 11:00 PM
I thought you can't get fuller's earth any more?