What supplies do I need for face painting?

What supplies do I need for face painting?

Things You’ll Need

  • Face paint.
  • Brushes.
  • Sponges.
  • Plastic cup.
  • Washcloth.
  • Mirror.
  • Glitter.

What can I use if I don’t have face paint?

Lotion and Cornstarch Combine equal parts cornstarch and white cold cream or face lotion. Adjust the consistency by thinning with water or thickening with more cornstarch. Add a tiny bit of vegetable oil or baby oil (about one-quarter teaspoon) to help the paint go on more smoothly and prevent caking.

How do you make homemade face paint?


  1. Add water, cornstarch, flour and lotion to a bowl.
  2. Mix together ingredients and make sure the paint consistency is to your liking. If you want to thicken, add more cornstarch. To thin out the mixture, add water.
  3. Add food coloring.
  4. Store in an airtight container.

What kind of paint do professional face painters use?

Paraffin Wax Based Face Paints Paraffin Wax face paints usually have a clay like consistency and can be activated using water. Many professional face painters like to work with paraffin wax based face paints because they dry quickly, provide very good coverage and allow painters to create very intricate details.

What is the best way to apply face paint?

Use a brush for smaller areas (like your lips and eyes) and a sponge for larger ones (like your entire face). Allow one color to dry completely before painting on another to keep bleeding to a minimum. Just like with eyeliner, work in short, quick strokes instead of long, dragging ones.

Do you need water for face paint?

Water activated face paints come in solid cakes (like makeup compacts) and they require the use of water to activate the pigments. To start, get a cup of clean water (or a water container like our airtight stainless steel brush washer or Rinse Well ) and dip your brush or sponge in it.

Can lipstick be used as face paint?

A pale silver eye shadow serves for white areas such as a clown face, mime or pale-skinned vampire. Red lipstick naturally substitutes for artificial blood or red face paint. Use charcoal eye shadow or eyeliner for zombie shadows, a widow’s peak, old-age wrinkles, hobo smudges or any number of facial hairstyles.

Can you use crayons for face paint?

Similar to lipstick and eyeliner, face painting crayons have a soft consistency and may be applied directly to the face, eliminating the need for separate brushes and sponges. You can use face paint crayons alone or in combination with traditional face paints to apply makeup quickly at a party or carnival.

What paints are safe for face painting?

What Paint Is Safe for Skin?

  • Water-based paint​ Your safest bet as far as body and face paint is concerned.
  • Metallic body paint. Another option for body paint is the metallic body paints.
  • Alcohol-based paint.
  • Latex body paint.
  • Henna.
  • Commercial body paint.
  • Markers.

Which face paints are the best?

The 7 Best Face Paints Reviewed

  • Snazaroo Face Paint Set.
  • TAG Face Paint.
  • Mehron Paradise AQ Pro Face Paint Palette.
  • CCbeauty Professional Face Paint.
  • Graftobian Face Paint.
  • Artiparty Face Paint Kit.
  • Blue Squid Kids Face Paint.