“Code Black offers unusual challenges for makeup because of it’s documentary shooting style. Quite often our casualty makeups are covered in blood or shot in low light on the move requiring an abstract coloring technique in order to pop out the details on our work. As I did on my “Lost Island Collection”, I chose a color pallet for “Code Stat” that could be used specifically for our style of painting. 3 new colors were chosen along with a special pick of Primary, Highlight & Shadow tones to allow for optimum Casualty creations. For me, the Lost Island & Code Stat Collection of colors provide everything I need in just 2 pallets. I wanted to keep it simple for the novice & professional alike. I also limit what I carry to keep my set kit light. Throughout my entire career I’ve relied heavily on out of kit techniques & having an art background I rely heavily on color mixing using Primary & complementary colors. I like to paint quickly with sponges & broad brushstrokes & rely only on my airbrush for special circumstances. My involvement on Code Black arose from my working history with Creator & Executive Producer, Michael Seitzman whom I first met on his series, Intelligence starring Josh Holloway. Josh & I of course worked for 6 seasons on Lost where he spent a lot of time in my makeup chair. Now in season 2 of Code Black, I felt it was time to create a universal coloring pallet as a base for my crew to build on & Code Stat is that pallet. From broad to subtle coloring, realism is key on Code Black.” Steve LaPort
The Skin Illustrator Code Stat Palette was custom created exclusively for Oscar Award winning makeup artist, Steve LaPorte, for use on the CBS hospital drama, Code Black. As makeup Department head for the series entirety, Steve chose this selection of ten Skin Illustrator colors as the best combination to meet his needs, while creating all makeups possible in a hospital setting. Included in this palette are two custom colors, made by Steve, especially for use on this show.
The colors can easily be applied with a brush, sponge or mascara wand. Use it alone, or mix the colors with any of the other Skin Illustrator tones to create your own unique blend of color.
You must use Skin Illustrator Activator or 99% Cosmetic Grade alcohol to activate the color pigment. Do not use 70% alcohol, MEK, acetone, water or any other solvent.