What are your best face-painting recommendations?
August 5, 2008 6:47 PM Subscribe
What are your tips for face painting? I'm not talking about fancy theatrical or costume painting, just your average person decorating kids' faces with hearts, stars, etc.
posted by radioamy to grab bag (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I just got back from Night Out Against Crime, where my friend and I were the designated face painters. It was fun and went pretty well but I think we need to up the quality of our supplies. I bought cheap face paint from Party City
. I used generic make up applicators
. The paint-style stuff pretty goopy and hard to use, and the crayon-type sticks didn't show up very well. Also the stuff doesn't really dry so it gets sweaty and smudgy.
I'll probably be doing this again next year, so I wanted to ask the hive mind for advice.
What supplies would you recommend? I can't spend a ton of money (this was a work-sponsored event and we're a non-profit) but clearly $6.99 for the face paint and $3 for the applicators isn't quite enough! I don't need to be painting elaborate shimmering butterfly masks or anything, but I'm hoping y'all can recommend some products or techniques that would make things go a little more smoothly next time!
Online or US brick-and-mortar retailers are most appreciated.