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Photographer
BMI Fashion and Glamour
Posts: 72
Rochester, New York, US


Looking to experiment with body art photos and was wondering if it's okay to use Face paints / Face paint crayons as opposed to professional body paints or liquid latex.

I understand the quality will not be the same, but in terms of skin safety is it ok?
Jan 31 13 04:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Lisa Berczel
Posts: 3,954
Corona, California, US


You can use face paint on the body.... the results is based on the quality of the product, not the fact it's made for *the face*.

IMO - I've not come across a face paint stick that I like, but then again, I'm not primarily a face painter.

And, you're model will thank you for not using craft paint on them!
Jan 31 13 07:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BMI Fashion and Glamour
Posts: 72
Rochester, New York, US


Lisa Berczel wrote:
You can use face paint on the body.... the results is based on the quality of the product, not the fact it's made for *the face*.

IMO - I've not come across a face paint stick that I like, but then again, I'm not primarily a face painter.

And, you're model will thank you for not using craft paint on them!

I'd never use craft paint, lol, people who think non toxic means safe are just crazy.

I realize the quality with facepaints wont be all that great, Just wanted to make sure the face paint was good. Going to use that to experiment with and learn before spending big money on real body paints.

Thanks for the tips smile

Jan 31 13 09:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Lisa Berczel
Posts: 3,954
Corona, California, US


The cost for body paints is entirely dependent on the look you're going for...

A 12 color "appetizer" WolfFX palette is $30 and allows for a lot of coverage and creative exploration.

A basic Paradise palette is $32....

If you're interested in liquids, Mehron is $4/oz, Ben Nye Magicolor is $7/oz.
Jan 31 13 10:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
JochsBeauty
Posts: 1,459
Ann Arbor, Michigan, US


Lisa Berczel wrote:
The cost for body paints is entirely dependent on the look you're going for...

A 12 color "appetizer" WolfFX palette is $30 and allows for a lot of coverage and creative exploration.

A basic Paradise palette is $32....

If you're interested in liquids, Mehron is $4/oz, Ben Nye Magicolor is $7/oz.

I have the Wolf palette & it is really lovely. I actually bought it for my daughters birthday party last year and it had a great pay off color wise.

Feb 02 13 01:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Sweet Loretta
Posts: 219
Sacramento, California, US


Most face paint is body paint. Crayons, don't bother you'll end up back to the cake makeups. And I'd start with cakes and not liquids for affordable pricing.

Wolfe
Mehron Paradise
Kryolan

are my favorites

but there is Ben Nye, Snazaroo, TAG, Diamond....plenty of choices.

Sweet Loretta
www.thepaintednavel.com
www.extrememakeupfx.com
Feb 07 13 09:19 am  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
ArtsieFartsie Facepaint
Posts: 42
Chino Hills, California, US


the wolfe fx palette mentioned by PP is really good (i have several palettes)
but if you want whole body covrage its not enough…
(they are very small eyeshadow sized)

there are very inexpensive body art cakes you can buy at micheal's
$6 a cake…

called "tulip"
not much variety in color selection but its a good practice paint...
Feb 08 13 12:19 am  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Sweet Loretta
Posts: 219
Sacramento, California, US


The problem with tulip paints is they stain something terrible, Most professional face and body painters really dislike them. Go for something better, you cant go wrong with the top brands. A Wolfe cake of 32 grams can be picked up for $7-10, Kryolan $9-12, Paradise $7.50 to 12...... not really much price difference, Even if you pay for shipping, when you buy from a makeup / body paint supplier you are building a relationship. You can ask for tips, tricks and advice from most. many who sell, like my store will even refer you to a shop that sells what you need.

Sweet Loretta
The Painted Navel Extreme Makeup FX
www.extrememakeupfx.com (face and body painting makeup and FX supplies)
Feb 11 13 09:38 pm  Link  Quote 
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