In the words of Neil Gorton - There’s not one thing I like about Encore palettes… it’s LOTS of things! The quality of the palettes themselves is the best I’ve seen. Sturdy and cleverly constructed packaging that contain high quality product with concentrated and tenacious pigments that last. The devilishly simple but ingenious magnetic tray system that gives me the ability to choose my colours and create the palette I need reducing the need to cart about a bunch of palettes just to service one make up. EBA have taken the palette from an expensive disposable consumable item and turned it in to a trusty tool that works with and for the make-up artist.
Most of my prosthetics work is character make up, disguises, character change and ageing so my choice of colours across the ENCORE FLESH and AGED palettes compliments this. Prosthetic make up is rubber devoid of life. I needed a palette that could breathe the life in to any appliance by taking it from an intrinsic flat base flesh tone and add the warmth and soft variations seen in a healthy individual. Once you add the life you then build character.
European Body Art Encore is a terrific new palette with a clever design that allows for easy re-arranging and replacement of colours. Here’s what EBA have to say about the palettes on their press release
“The Encore Palettes feature an innovative magnetic case along with a mixing plate that comfortably fits in an artist’s hand. Interchangeable magnetic pans allow makeup artists to rearrange and replace colors easily based on their project or job, a rare sight in the special effects makeup industry.
All the while, EBA continues to maintain the signature qualities of their entire paint products as the durability of this special effects makeup will minimize the need for touch ups on set for professional makeup artists. Keep an eye out as EBA plans to release more colors for the Encore Palettes throughout 2014.”