Face Paint Safety ,
Removal & General Information
- What type of face paint do you use - is it safe?
Did you know that Face Paint is really not paint? It’s a cosmetic
water based makeup. I only use professional, FDA compliant cosmetic
paints and glitter approved for the face and skin for my designs. The
brands I use are Kryolan, Wolfe, BenNy and Paradise.
- I DO NOT USE
acrylic, poster, or other craft paints or markers. Although labeled
non-toxic (which only applies if you eat the paint), acrylic & craft
paints are not approved for use on the skin.
If your child has sensitive skin, please let me know and I can do a “patch” test, or paint a design on their hand or arm where the skin is usually less sensitive. *No matter what face painter you hire, for the safety of your child and your guests, always make sure that they use products that are made for use on skin.
- How To Care for Glitter Tattoos ?
Properly cared for tattoos will last approximately 3 to 7 days, depending on the skin type and where the design is placed. They last longer on dry skin than on oily skin and they won’t last as long if they get rubbed by your clothing. For best results, your skin should be clean, dry, and free of oils or moisturizers before application. To prolong the life of your tattoo, wash it gently with a mild soap and NO cloth. Pat, DO NOT RUB, the area dry. Glitter tattoos can be removed by using rubbing alcohol.
- What type of glitter do you use - is it safe?
I use non-metallic, .008-size hex-cut cosmetic grade polyester
glitter in my face painting . This is NOT the
same type of glitter that can be purchased at craft stores. It is a
professional quality glitter that is specifically made for application
on the skin.
* Regular craft store glitter should never be used on the face or near the eyes as it can cause serious injury if it gets into the eyes!
- What about spreading germs?
I will not paint the face of anyone who appears to be sick, has a
runny nose or swollen eyes, has a skin rash, has an open cut or sore on
his or her face, or has an obvious illness. I am happy to paint a shoulder, neck,
arm, or leg instead.
- My brushes and sponges are cleaned in soap and hot
water after every event.
- My rinse water contains a few drops of natural sanitizer
How To Remove Your Artwork
- Face Paint The best way to remove your face art is with soap, warm water, and a washcloth. ("no more tears" baby shampoo works great on kids so it won't sting their eyes) Lather, rinse, repeat -- no scrubbing needed! If trace stains do remain, apply a good quality facial lotion, wait 30 minutes, and gently wash the area again with warm soap and water.
- Glitter Tattoo To remove glitter tattoo apply baby oil or lotion on the skin and spread it on the area. Massage around the area for about 1-3 minutes. This is to make sure that the area is smooth and lubricated already. Then get a tiny towel and wipe the area. You can use tissue or cloth if you don’t have a towel. You might need to put a little bit of force while taking it off. Also glitter designs can be taken off anytime with a baby-wipe, alcohol wipe or a good scrub with soap and water