Are you Learning how to Face Paint? Know where to Start!


Let’s face it — whether it’s at parties, fetes, Halloween celebrations, and sometimes even at wedding, children (and some adults) are always attracted to the face painting stall. You may have gone to several events where you might have to wait really long, while the face painter makes his/her way through an ocean of children, till your kid gets to have her/his go. And following that, there’s the unbelievable happiness that enters into your child’s life, as he/she transforms into a princess/Spiderman or whatever catches fancy.

So, face painting is more of a fun! Isn’t it a noble task too, for it helps you spread happiness wherever you go?! And the best part is that you don’t need to be the Picasso to pull it off. So, face painting is something that’s magical for a kid, and relieving for the parents as their child is kept entertained and happy. But, though it’s not rocket science, it still needs a bit of an idea and skills to carry out a face painting job in the best manner possible. So, it’s not as easy as it sounds to implement quality and cheap face painting. In Auckland, Clarette FX provides just that, as they are famous for catering to kids’ parties to corporate events to theatre or community events. They specialize in face and body art, and won’t make you regret the decision of hiring them.

Type of face paints

  • Skull face paint
  • Tiger face paint
  • Unicorn face paint
  • Butterfly face paint
  • Tribal face paint

A few things to consider when going for a face painting job

Do you need a little help getting started in the face painting world? Have you been asked to face paint at a neighbour kid’s birthday party or at your church or school event? But, you have absolutely no ideas where to start as you are anything but close to a professional mobile makeup artist. Well, for starters, you need to get the supplies. It’s quite possible you get overwhelmed with all the variety out there. Also, in matters of face or body painting, it’s all about getting quality products that does no harm to the skin. So, let’s take a look to how to go about it:

  1. Paint: There are a few important things to keep in mind when you go shopping for paints. Safety should be your top most priority (and not the price). So, you should absolutely refrain from low quality, inexpensive paints. Also, you should not use craft paints or acrylic paints on the skin. Like never! You should only use professional makeup that’s approved for use on the skin. Also, you could go for a multi-colour palette if you are a starter. These allow you to try different colours, without burning a hole in the pocket. Just refill when you run out of a colour.
  2. Brushes: If you are doing littler designs, known as ‘cheek art’, you just need round synthetic brushes as they are more forgiving for beginners. Larger designs or full face jobs require larger, flat brushes or sponges. Cut the sponges in half and use the flat side. Short handled brushes are the easiest to use for face painting.
  3. Designs: You could use a board or a sign that will display all the designs that the kids could choose from. If you are starting out, go for designs which you are comfortable painting.
  4. Other supplies: Glitter, rhinestones, etc. aren’t a basic requirement, but they surely do a lot for the design. But make sure that the items you buy are safe for the skin. Bring a mirror to show the kids the final result, and carry an extra one in case the first one breaks. Also, carry wet wipes for cleaning up mistakes or hands. You also need a water jar to rinse off brushes, towels, hair clips etc.

So, these are some of the most important things that one needs to consider when embarking on a face painting job. Follow each of these religiously, and you shall have a bunch of really happy customers. So, are you ready to give those faces a fun makeover?

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