I never tried face paint…until this Halloween. I’d seen face painters at festivals creating beautiful designs. Could I do that?
Way back in March, I received a big swag bag of sample art supplies from Col Art. Included were two types of Snazaroo face paint. I tested them out on some kids for Halloween.
First up: Snazaroo face paint sticks Snazaroo Face Painting Sticks. There six colors in the pack. They feel a bit like oil pastels. They are ready to use right out of the package – no water required. You need to warm these in your hand to get them to glide over the skin. I used them to dress up three boys – they were happy with the results. They were quick and easy to use, and you can decorate a lot of faces quickly.
You cannot get a fine line with these paint sticks. They are good for quick, simple stripes of color. I think they would be great for a class play or birthday party.
Next I tested out the cream face paint in the Snazaroo Face Paint Butterfly Mini Kit. These paints need to be applied with a dampened sponge or brush (included in the kit). I loved these face paints – the colors were rich and they glided over the face. I painted a quick butterfly on a girls face. I like the enclosed sponge, but I wasn’t wild about the brush. Bring your own eye liner make up brush or get the Snazaroo Face Painting Brushes to make finer lines.
I layered the face paint sticks over the cream paint. It looked great, the little girl was happy with her results.
If I were going to paint faces at a festival, I would go with the cream face paint. I think I could get beautiful, elegant results with a little practice.
How do you remove face paint? My online research says try tepid water and baby shampoo. Gently wash the face – do not scrub! You could also try baby oil on a cotton ball.
Thanks to Col Art for providing the Snazaroo face paints. You made a bunch of kids happy on Halloween! I will definitely use these again.