Grease Paints

Theatrical face paints are sold in sticks, and there are many varieties of color. Yellows are obtained with ocher; browns with burnt umber; and blue is made with ultramarine. These colors should in each case be levigated finely along with their own weight of equal parts of precipitated chalk and oxide of zinc and diluted with the same to the tint required, then made into sticks with mutton suet (or vaseline or paraffine, equal parts) well perfumed. By blending these colors, other tints may thus be obtained.

White Grease Paints

I

Prepared chalk .. 4 av. ounces

Zinc oxide....... 4 av. ounces

Bismuth subni-

trate.......... 4 av. ounces

Asbestos powder. 4 av. ounces Sweet almond oil,

about......... 2.5 fluidounces

Camphor........ 40 grains

Oil peppermint. .. 3 fluidrachms Esobouquet extract.......... 3 fluidrachms

Sufficient almond oil should be used to form a mass of proper consistence.

II

Zinc oxide.......... 8 parts

Bismuth subnitrate . . 8 parts Aluminum oxychlor-

ide............... 8 parts

Almond oil, quantity sufficient, or

5-6 parts. Perfume, quantity sufficient.

Mix the zinc, bismuth, and aluminum oxychloride thoroughly; make into a paste with the oil. Any perfume may be added, but that generally used is composed of 1 drachm of essence of bouquet, 12 grains of camphor, and 12 minims of oil of peppermint for every 3.5 ounces of paste.

Bright Red

Zinc oxide.......... 10 parts

Bismuth subnitrate... 10 parts Aluminum oxychloride............... 10 parts

Almond oil, quantity sufficient.

Mix the zinc, bismuth, and aluminum salts, and to every 4 ounces of the mixture add 2.25 grains of eosine dissolved in a drachm of essence of bouquet, 12 minims oil of peppermint, and 12 grains of camphor. Make the whole into a paste with almond oil.

Red

Cacao butter.....     4 av. ounces

White wax.......     4 av. ounces

Olive oil.........     2 fluidounces

Oil of rose.......     8 drops

Oil of bergamot . .     3 drops

Oil of neroli......     2 drops

Tincture musk...     2 drops

Carmine.........   90 grains

Ammonia water . .     3 fluidrachms

Deep, or Bordeaux, Red

Zinc oxide.......... 30 parts

Bismuth subnitrate... 30 parts Aluminum oxychloride............... 30 parts

Carmine............ 1 part

Ammonia water..... 5 parts

Essence bouquet..... 3 parts

Peppermint, camphor, etc., quantity sufficient. Mix the zinc, bismuth, and aluminum salts. Dissolve the carmine in the ammonia and add solution to the mixture. Add 24 grains of camphor, and 24 minims of oil of peppermint dissolved in the essence bouquet, and make the whole into a paste with oil of sweet almonds.

Vermilion

Vermilion.........     18 parts

Tincture of saffron..     12 parts

Orris root, powdered    30 parts

Chalk, precipitated..   120 parts

Zinc oxide.........   120 parts

Camphor..........       2 parts

Essence bouquet....       9 parts

Oil of peppermint. . .       2 parts

Almond oil, quantity  sufficient.

Mix as before.

Pink

Zinc carbonate.....   250 parts

Bismuth subnitrate..   250 parts

Asbestos...........   250 parts

Expressed oil of almonds ...........   100 parts

Camphor..........     55 parts

Oil of peppermint ..     55 parts

Perfume...........     25 parts

Eosine............       1 part

Dark Red

Like the preceding, but colored with a solution of carmine.

Rouge

Zinc oxide..........     2.5 ounces

Bismuth subnitrate.. .     2.5 ounces

Aluminum piumbate.     2.5 ounces

Eosine.............     1 drachm

Essence bouquet.....     2 drachms

Camphor...........     6 drachms

Oil of peppermint. ...   20 minims Almond oil, quantity sufficient.

Dissolve the eosine in the essence bouquet, and mix with the camphor and peppermint; add the powder and make into a paste with almond oil.