“The heat and humidity in New Orleans made things difficult for us at times. The Skin Illustrator 12 Years a Slave palette gave us the right colors we needed to match dark skin tones and create affects. The colors stayed on the skin all day. The palettes became so popular everybody wanted one, even the lead actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor asked for one as a momento.” — Nick London, Makeup Key
“I was working and balancing four Illustrator palettes to blend the pigment I wanted. After working with the colors for some time, I established … a palette including 10 mixed-color hues which enabled me to create the desired effect. This was named the 12 Years a Slave Illustrator palette, for use on brown- and black-skinned actors.” — Kalaavedi, Makeup Dept. Head.
To properly use this alcohol-activated makeup palette, you must use Skin Illustrator Activator, or 99% alcohol. DO NOT use 70% alcohol, MEK, acetone or water.