Face Painting Essentials: A How-To Guide
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Face Painting Essentials: A How-To Guide

From adorable animal designs to well-loved film characters, the possibilities really are endless when it comes to face painting and fancy dress! Perfect for little kids (and big ones too), our essential How-To Guide is here to show you just how to acheive that fun look you've been dreaming of creating.


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The Essentials

Whether you're looking to buy all the essentials seperately or as part of a practical set, such as the Creative Kids Halloween Makeup Kit, here is a list of all the elements you'll need to help your face painting creation stand out:

  • Sponges and Brushes: Designed to help you cover tricky and hard-to-reach areas with ease, making sure you've got the perfect brush or sponge for the job is sure to help make light work of any crazy creation. Must-have's such as the Pack of 25 All Purpose Paint Brushes or the Sponge Blender are guaranteed to work wonders with any desired design. Need an extra helping hand? Why not opt for a Stencil to help you achieve your desired shape.
  • Paints: Perfect for helping to create a base layer, our selection of face paints are sure to come in handy. With desirable shades such as White, Black, and even gold to hand, the possibilities really are endless. For an easier application, you can opt for the Grease Make-Up, or the Pack of 5 Face Crayons.
  • Glitter: Everything looks better with glitter! Why not liven up your next creative designed with help from either our Snazaroo Face Painting Glitter Gel; great for adding that shimmering effect you've been searching for.
  • Hair Gel: Why stop at just your face when it comes to experimenting with colour? Desirables such as our Pack of 5 Bright Chalk Hair Scribblers are guaranteed to help your look stand out from the crowd.
  • Accessories: Looking to go the extra mile? Why not add an extra layer to your look with help from accessories such as fake blood, Party Props, or with a pair of Glow Head Cap.
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How To Remove:

When it comes to removing your fantastic face-painting creations, it's important to remember to always read the label of your utilised product first. Offering helpful information that's relevant for particular skin types and pre-existing conditions, this is an important step to helping ensure you remove colourings without stimulating reactions.

Makeup and Face Paints:
Water-based paints are much easier to remove than either oil or grease-based paints. Remember to keep your clothes and any exposed surfaces covered to avoid any accidental drips or spillages.

Using a washcloth, combining both soap and water is often the answer. Still struggling to get the remaining streaks and patches off? Give makeup remover or face wipes a try. Sometimes this method can access those harder to reach areas with ease.

Our Top Designs:

Seeking some inspiration when it comes to pulling-off the perfect look? Here are our Top suggestions when it comes to face painting:

1. Wild Animals - From unicorns to lions, dragons to zebras, the possibilities really are endless when it comes to wild animals. Why not combine shades of Turquoise and Purple  to create a mystical unicorn design, or opt for shades such as Light Brown and Yellow to create a wicked and wild lion-inspired design.

2. Superhero - With help from accessories such as the Boys SuperHero Masks for Halloween and Parties, saving the world has never been easier!

3. Halloween Zombie - Looking to cause a fright just with a glance? Kits such as the Creative Kids Halloween Makeup Kit are sure to inspire creativity. After something a little more terrifying? Why not top off your look with help from the Halloween Temporary Face Tattoo Stickers.

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