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Antique white can be found in some oil ranges. This white has a warm colour bias and creates much more mellow mixes than when using a harsh white, such as Titanium. These whites are non-yellowing and contain no lead. Iridescent White contains a mica based pigment that has a pearlescent shimmer. This shimmer is particularly enhanced when used with transparent pigments. It is useful for creating pearlised effects and is semi-opaque with a neutral bias. This white has a medium drying rate, is non-yellowing and contains no lead. You can use a white foundation or concealer instead. To give your face a whiter complexion, choose a foundation or a concealer that’s at least 3-4 shades lighter than your skin tone. Apply an even layer of foundation with a makeup brush to create a smooth and consistent finish. If you’re using concealer, use the applicator to apply an even amount over your entire face. [4] X Research source

Cremnitz White is also made from lead, although no zinc is added into the mix which has an impact on its consistency. This white is notably more stringy and was preferred by artists who would rather use a pure lead colour. It is similar to pigments that would have been used by the Old Masters. This white is also fast drying.Transparent White is a semi-transparent colour that is best suited for mixing tones and glazes. It has an extremely low tinting strength and will provide the palest glazes. Transparent white has a neutral bias, contains no lead and is non-yellowing.

When choosing a white oil paint to include on your palette you can be faced with more shades than you know what to do with. Although they may all seem similar on the surface, there are certain defining characteristics that set them apart from one another. Here we have compiled some useful information that should help you choose the perfect white for your palette.

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This article was co-authored by Kelly Chu. Kelly is the lead makeup artist and educator of the Soyi Makeup and Hair team that is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Soyi Makeup and Hair specializes in wedding and event makeup and hair. Over the past 5 years, the team has created bridal looks for over 800 brides in America, Asia, and Europe. Zinc White is the least opaque white, making it an ideal choice for glazing and tints. It has a lower tinting strength than Titanium white and is great for lightening mixes without overpowering them. When applied straight from the tube it will allow some of the undertone to show through due to its transparency. This makes it a great white to use to create subtle tints and variations in tone without loosing the natural transparency of your pigments. Zinc white is the stiffest white in consistency and has a cool colour bias. Non-yellowing and containing no lead, this white is slow drying and is a great addition to most palettes. It is not advisable to use Zinc White as your primary white within a painting as its zinc content makes it brittle. Use baby powder, face lotion, and 1⁄ 4 teaspoon (1.2 mL) of vegetable oil. Use a clean bowl and combine equal parts white cold cream or face lotion and baby powder to create a paint-like consistency. Then, mix in 1⁄ 4 teaspoon (1.2 mL) of vegetable oil or baby oil and combine it well so the makeup is easy to apply and won’t cake up. [8] X Research source

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