One of the top favorite activities in every party is face painting. Face painting booths are a staple part of every children’s parties, fairs, carnivals and even special holiday parties. Gone are the days when Halloween was the only occasion that people, adults and kids alike, painted their faces. It is no longer odd to see people walking down the street or at the mall with painted faces. Your interest in finding out how face painting is done might be stirred up when you see these people and you might even wonder what types of face painting makeup is used and what brushes or other materials are needed.
First off, the face painting make up used for this is labeled face paint. You should make sure this is the type of paint you are purchasing before paying for it. Never use acrylic or oil based paints on the face. To make the removal of the makeup easier, a face painting makeup is usually water based. To make it safe for children with sensitve skin, it’s made water-based and non-toxic.
Face painting make up can be bought at craft stores, bookstores or at party specialty shops. They are sold either in packs or individually. You can also purchase an individual face painting package if you plan on taking face painting seriously. This package usually includes a few colors of face paint, different brushes, sponges and water containers. You can also find bigger packages which contain more paint and more materials. Face painting groups who have more than one artists doing the face painting at the same time usually buy these packages.
Face painting makeup has different types. The most popular is face paint, which is the most widespread. Face paint comes in different colors. You can choose from the normal colors or the more special ones with glitters or in metallic shades. Face painting crayons is another type of face painting makeup. These crayons are also used by some people to outline their design. If you’re making complicated or elaborated designs, these crayons could be of great help. You have complete control with the crayon unlike with the paint which tends to spread too quickly on the skin. Face paint markers are also available in the market. When the artist is a newbie in the business and is just slowly learning the ropes of face painting, these would help to make an outline of the design.
When selecting the type of face painting makeup that you need, remember to think about what you’re going to be doing with it, what designs you have and how much of the paint you’ll be needing.