Browse our collection of face and body painting kits specially picked by Jest Paint for you. If you are not sure of the kind of kit you should get, don't forget to check our helpful face painting shopping guide for ideas and tips.
If you are looking for a full-size body painting kit, don't forget to check our full-size pro palettes that come with large cakes to give you enough product to cover several bodies! We also have airbrush body painting kits available.
Always buy from professional face and body paint stores, and we strongly suggest that you use professional-grade brands only. Most pro stores are managed by active professional face and body painters, and they can suggest safe face paints for your face and body painting kits. Always look for FDA compliant and cosmetic grade face paints. In a market where safety is so important, don't settle for cheap, as cheap off brands found in online marketplaces can have dangerous ingredients that can cause skin rashes or extreme allergic reactions. Always follow label instructions.
Most face paints can last a long time before they are opened since they contain antibacterial ingredients to keep them fresh for years. Once opened and used, the usual shelf life is between 12 and 18 months. You can check the packaging for more information. When in doubt, remove the product from your face painting kit and replace it with a new one.
Once on, the face paint will usually last a couple of hours. It all depends on how you care for it. The more rubbing and sweating, the faster it will come off. Alcohol-based face paints can withstand a lot more friction and sweat than water-activated face paints. Regardless, it is always best to wash it off by the end of the day. Never sleep with face paint on your skin.
Start by applying some liquid soap to the skin and work the pigments of the skin. Use a gentle sponge or cloth to help gently scrub the face paint. Then rinse with water. Repeat if necessary. If there are any stains left, apply a little bit of lotion or baby oil and let it sit for a few minutes. Then wash as indicated.
Any professional cosmetic grade and FDA compliant brand of face paint is a good brand. All of our face painting kits have cosmetic-grade brands of face paint. You can read our Ultimate Face Paint Guide for more information.
Yes! We carry a huge range of safe face painting kits for kids, including a large range of vegan, GMO, paraben, perfume, and gluten-free face paints that everyone can enjoy. Our kids' face painting kits are perfect for them to play with while at home or for you to play along with them if you want to join in the fun.
Our best overall pick, the Kryvaline Face Paint Kit offers the primary staples every artist needs, along with face paint pans filled with less-conventional colors, like slate gray and mauve. For something you can wear beyond sunet, we also love the Midnight Glo Black Light Face and Body Paint. It contains eight pots of glowing, non-toxic paint, and the paints require blacklight in order to fully show up in the dark.
In fact, some of the best face paints should not only go on effortlessly, but should also resist a moderate amount of sweat, not cause any adverse side effects (be FDA compliant, non-toxic, and hypoallergenic), while still looking great like this face paint from TAG.
In addition to going over a few key considerations before you make your final purchase, we also go over a tips and tricks that the best face paint artists use in order to make amazing results.
To provide a bit more of an unbiased look at all the face paints we researched when making this article, here is a table that compares all the key aspects of the face paints we reviewed:
When seeking out the best face paint, we kept seeing certain factors bubbling to the surface that were incredibly important when making a purchase. Therefore, we wanted to share a few of our notes with you to help you with your decision.
The first thing that many people think of when they hear face paint will inevitably be Halloween, but we quickly found out that there are so many more occasions that face paint may be called for including birthday parties, themed events, sports games, anime conventions, general cosplay, theatre performances, etc. (and this was just scratching the surface).
So, if you have a budding artist in your family, or perhaps you are looking to get them a unique gift for their birthday or holiday, a face paint kit like this one from Snazaroo is a great way for them to express their creativity.
Whether you are trying to recreate your favorite superhero or are creating something from your imagination, face paint for cosplay must have a wide color spectrum and higher quality ingredients to work with.
If you plan on wearing face paint only once, or perhaps your need for it is rather minimal, know that some brands, such as Snazaroo, do sell their paints individually.
Depending on your desired look, you may want to go with a face paint kit that has additional effects included such as blood, glitter, gems, etc. or even unique application tools (more on this in a minute).
Whether you are a professional trying to paint extremely excited kids at a birthday party who are bouncing all over the place, or you simply want to put together your best Harley Quinn for a convention, painting on a moving target or in reverse (from a mirror) is tricky.
Overall, Snazaroo is the go-to brand for those who face paint regularly. The wide color selection, safe ingredients, and easy to use nature make them highly accessible. At about $8 per cake, they are slightly more expensive than most, but worth it.
Secondly, before you do apply this to your face, we would recommend doing a patch test by applying a small amount to the inside of your elbow and let it rest for a couple of hours to ensure there are no adverse side effects.
If you are a stage performer, heading to a sporting event or festival and may sweat profusely (or plan on drinking a few adult beverages), oil-based face paint can withstand wear and tear.
Unlike the CCbeauty kit we reviewed, this face paint kit is water based, making for easy paint activation with a damp brush or sponge along with equally easy removal.
If there were any large concerns around this kit it would be the quality control. Some people did experience a small to moderate allergic reactions, therefore you will want to make sure you patch test before applying to your face.
As a face painter, you should train to be able to use either brushes or sponges or a combination of both for your designs. The great thing about sponges is that they can be squished into whatever shape you need them to be when using them, and they provide consistent coverage without brush strokes.
There are two schools of thought when it comes to using sponges. Some artists use one sponge per color and reuse them for multiple faces, while other artists use one sponge per person and then put them in a bag to be washed after the event. You will have to decide which you feel is most hygienic and fits your local hygiene requirements. (I use one sponge per person, so I have purchased quite a few sponges over time. For small parties, I usually don't use more than 10 or 12, though.)
Sponges may be washed after use. I wash mine in hot water by hand twice to insure all makeup is out of them, and then rinse severals times, squeezing to make sure all detergent has been removed as well. After squeezing the water out of them, I press them in a clean towel to remove as much moisture as possible before drying them.
While there are a myriad of small face painting kits on the market for amateurs and dabblers, there is no all-inclusive beginner kit for professional painters. The reason for this is that each painter has her favorite supplies and her favorite ways of setting her face painting space, so it's not possible to account for every variable with one exhaustive kit.
However, this doesn't mean there is no hope for beginners who aren't sure where to begin in putting together the perfect kit. This article will lead the new face painter along a path of selection which will end in having created a customized basic kit for face painting.
While it's true that you could accumulate individual colors from the available brands (and in the future you most definitely will), in the beginning it will be easiest to start with one brand which has a palette containing the basic colors you will need. For example, in the beginning I chose Mehron's Paradise Palette and built on it from there as I learned more about the different kinds of face paint.
Now I use a variety of makeup, preferring certain brands (glycerine or wax based or dry powder makeup) for various uses. These are my suggested palettes for a beginner who needs to have the basic colors but doesn't want to spend too much when starting out. Over time, you'll find which are your favorites brands, but each of these suggestions are excellent professional makeup choices and you may choose the one which fits in your beginner budget the best.
OPTION 2: Fusion Body Art Spectrum Face Painting Palette - Carnival KitThis small kit is excellent for new face painters because it not only has small splits but the main colors you will need in face painting.
As we already mentioned above, the reason most amateurs experience poor results when face painting is because they use inferior brushes. The consistency of face paint (which is actually makeup) resembles gouache, which is an opaque watercolor paint you may not have heard of. While you don't need the expensive sable brushes used in fine arts, you do need good quality synthetic fiber brushes which have good points, retain their shape well, and have sufficient spring for use with face paint. 59ce067264