- What kind of paints and products do you use?
- My child has sensitive skin and allergies, are the products safe?
- What's the best way to wash off the paints?
- Does the paint stain clothing, rugs, towels, etc.?
- What do you need for your workspace?
- What ages do you recommend for face painting?
Q: What kind of paints and products do you use?
A: Although we refer to our service as "face painting", we don't use "paint"! We use only high quality, water-based, cosmetic grade products such as those by Snazaroo and Wolfe Face Art & FX. Once applied, these products do look like paint. Any glitter or powder used is also specially designed for use on the face and all are non-metallic. For more information on Snazaroo products and their safetly, please visit http://www.snazaroo.us/safety.htm.
Note: Poster or arts and crafts paints and glitters should NEVER be used on skin and especially around the eye area.
Q: My child has sensitive skin and allergies, are the products safe?
A: The products we use are especially friendly to sensitive skin meeting FDA and European cosmetic safety guidelines. If your child has any food allergies or very sensitive skin, we will request that your child have a small patch test area painted first. For specific allergies, please visit the following links for material safety data sheets and ingredients for Snazaroo and Wolf Face Art & FX products; http://www.snazaroo.us/PDF/SnsazarooMSDSOct2009.pdf and http://www.wolfefxmakeup.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_details&gid=2&Itemid=102
Q: What is the best way to wash off the face paint?
A: Warm water and soap works best. For full-face designs, using a no tears baby shampoo allows you to wash around the eye area with minimal irritation. Sometimes all that is needed is a moist towelette or baby wipe which we often use during application to fix mistakes.
Q: Does the paint stain clothing, rugs, towels, etc.?
A: It's important to mention that any make up has the potential to stain certain materials. However, generally speaking our work is not messy. The "paints" are in a solid cake form and are used with a small amount of water. We do, however, prefer to work in a non-carpeted area.
Q: What do you need for your workspace?
A: We bring everything with us (table, chairs, etc.). There is no need for you to prepare anything.
Q: What ages do you recommend for face painting?
A: Children love face painting, however, children three years or older seem to be the biggest face painting fans. The younger the child, the more likely they are to prefer sitting on an adult's lap and getting a very quick, simple design on their arm or the back of their hand. Children must be older than two years of age and we will not paint a child against their will.
As for adults...we won't paint them against their will either!