With so many brands of face paints out there at so many different price points, it can be hard to work out which face paint is right for you!
So, I’ve put together a few face paint reviews for the most popular, safe, professional cosmetic grade face paints brands on the market to help you get an idea of the differences between the face paint brands.
Diamond FX water-based face paints have superb coverage and high concentration of pigment – very vibrant strong colors. The neon/blacklight and Metallic colors are the most vivid on the market.
Diamond FX is known for having the best black and white paints on the market because it has such a high pigment that it can be painted over any color, while still maintaining its brightness and density.
While it has stronger more vibrant colors than Paradise or Snazaroo – it may not be as easy to blend for a beginner. There is no perfume in the Diamond FX.
Snazaroo face paints are high quality hand-made face and body paints and are very easy to wash off, but their colors aren’t as vibrant or opaque as Diamond FX or Paradise. Also, their colors tend to become a little dull once dried. Very easy to blend colors. There is no perfume in Snazaroo face paints.
Snazaroo Face & Body Paint puts an emphasis on quality and safety. All paints comply with the strictest cosmetic regulations, are water-based and are easy to apply and remove which has inspired huge brand loyalty over the years.
PARADISE MAKEUP AQ
Paradise face paints aka Paradise Makeup AQ – a professional water-based face paint that has a unique blend of ingredients – Aloe and Chamomile to make it gentle for the skin – Glycerin, Avocado oil and Cocoa Butter to provide vibrant color, saturated coverage, a beautiful creamy texture and wonderful aroma. You will love the scent – smells delicious!
Paradise paints are very easy to blend and the colors are beautiful, opaque and vibrant.
TAG BODY ART
TAG BODY ART face paints are very similiar to Diamond FX. Their water-based face paints have superb coverage and high concentration of pigment – very vibrant strong colors. The neon/blacklight and Metallic colors are the most vivid on the market.
TAG BODY ART are also known for having a fantastic black and white paint on the market because it has such a high pigment that it can be painted over any color, while still maintaining its brightness and density.
While it has stronger more vibrant colors than Paradise or Snazaroo – it may not be as easy to blend for a beginner.There is no perfume in the TAG BODY ART.
The main differences between TAG Body Art and Diamond FX are the different colors they both offer and the different combinations of colors in their split-cakes/1stroke cakes.
MEHRON LIQUID MAKE UP
Mehron Liquid Makeup is the same Professional Liquid Makeup used around the world by performers in television, film and theatre, for face, body and hair. It can be applied using brush, sponge and airbrush and removes easily with soap and water.
It has vibrant color, opaque coverage, and dries quickly, free from smudges and cracks. A single 4oz bottle can produce up to 100+ faces for standard applications and 1-10 half bodies. It is great for use at carnivals, fairs and any other large functions.
Mehron has been the leading theatrical makeup manufacturer in the USA since 1927 and is made from quality FDA approved ingredients. Their long lasting formula stands the test of long work days on the sets of major motion pictures, and is available in 24 colors.
MEHRON FANTASY FX
Fantasy FX by Mehron uses highly saturated and pigmented colors that can be applied to the skin smoothly and blended nicely. Fantasy FX face paints dry within 30 seconds and remove easily with soap and water.
Their 1oz tubes are specifically ideal for painting in hospitals hygienically as they can be squeezed into palettes or individual containers and then discarded if need be. Its creamy texture allows for fast application which makes it the economical choice for carnivals and large parties.
The 1oz tube is good for 20-70 applications. Fantasy FX Face Paints are of cosmetic grade and their ingredients are FDA approved.
Made by ShowOffs Body Art ProAiir DIPS is Hybrid liquid brush-on makeup that withstands high heat, perspiration, water and natural wear that traditional makeup can’t hold up to.
Perfect for water parks/pool parties because it’s waterproof, Bounces Houses because it won’t smudge off on the equipment and hot sweaty days because it is smudge proof. Don’t let heat and rain ruin your masterpieces or business. DIPS will save you time and money by not requiring touch ups.
Just squirt a little on a pallet, dip your brush and go. Design for detailed line work, dots or one stroke style of painting! Dips works great over other body art background products as long as it’s dry. Now your time spent painting will last, no smears no tears.
DIPS is concentrated makeup for line work only – NOT for background color. There is a learning curve to this product.
ProAiir DIPS is a concentrated pigment, cosmetic alcohol-based, highly durable hybrid formula created for use on skin. Unlike traditional cake makeup, DIPS will withstand extreme conditions like warm temperatures, sweating, water, rubbing and other activities that would normally lead to deterioration.
DAZZLE DIPS – This is a beautiful metallic formula that gives a metallic/sparkley finish. It will last a long time but fade a little faster than the standard DIPS because of the weight of metallic pigments.
Although much more durable than cake makeup, DIPS is not permanent and will dissolve naturally over time.
Also made by ShowOffs Body Art ProAiir Hybrid Waterproof Face Paint Liquid Makeup can be used for Airbrush or Brush and Sponge application.
It is the smoothest flowing, longest lasting, most durable hybrid makeup ever made. ProAiir Hybrid Waterproof Makeupwas developed with the professional makeup artist in mind for sprayability, sponge and brush application with water, smudge proof coverage and durability.
It contains no water and blends together a complete set of water repellant makeup ingredients. The absence of water in our formula means you’ll experience little or no separation of pigments from fluids and longer shelf life, leaving you time to service customers instead of wasting time stirring or shaking bottles.
By following simple application instructions, ProAiir will outperform and outlast all hybrid products for application and durability. Not only will your designs look better and last longer, you’ll have happy customers from the time the design is complete until they’re ready to remove it.
When applied correctly, ProAiir can last 1-3 days, but fades over time like regular beauty makeup.
ProAiir Hybrid Waterproof Makeupis manufactured in the United States, made fresh and tested by the Consumer Safety Products Association as “skin safe” using only FDA cosmetics / pigments.
GLOBAL BODY ART
“Highly Pigmented”… “Intense and RICH”… “World Class Consistency”
Global Body Art is secretly known among face painters as a product that quickly and easily creates that “WOW factor” (especially for those stunning “spur-of-the-moment” social media hit posts we ALL envy)!
Here’s why artists love Global Body Art:
- FDA compliant hypoallergenic ingredients
- unique water-based formula designed to give hard-to-beat opaque coverage
- highest quality pigments to assure world class consistency
- amazing range of colors in Standard (Matte), Metallic, Pearl & Neon.
- super smooth blending and vibrant colors
- easy to apply, and even easier to wash off
Χ NO lead
Χ NO chromium
Χ NO cadmium
Χ NO NASTIES!
For the ingredients list/Global Body Art Safety Data Sheet click here.
Established in 1992, Global Body Art is an innovative Australian company who have dedicated YEARS of research and development with makeup artists, performers, face painters, expert chemists and engineers to create their unique line of high quality face paints.
Global Body Art paints were used in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Ceremonies, and live secretly in the kits of hundreds of top face and body artists.
* All Standard, Metallic and Pearl Colors are completely FDA compliant. Neon colors, like in other brands, are made with pigments that have not been approved by the FDA to be used on cosmetics (the FDA has not tested them yet for cosmetic use) but they have been independently tested and have been determined safe for cosmetic use by independent laboratories. Following FDA guidelines these colors are labeled as a Special FX product to be used on prosthetics, clothing, etc.
What Face & Body Painters Say About Global Body Art:
“Global is different from other brands because of it’s intense and rich colors. It is very highly pigmented, with a less waxy base so it almost feels drier and is more matte looking.”
Global Body Art’s Range:
We have a wide and wonderful range of 32g cake paints in Matte (Standard), Metallic, Pearl and Neon colors. And if you want to sample some colors before getting the 32g size in all colors, then you can try our Sample Palettes.
We also have Globals Liquid Paint, 30g FunStrokes (30g split-cakes) and Rainbow Cakes (50g Split-Cakes).
“It does take more water to get the right consistency than other brands which may take a little time to get used to, but the pay off of intensely rich color is totally worth it.”
How To Apply Global’s Cake Paints & Wash Off:
Apply with a dampened brush or sponge. We recommend that you apply water to your brush or sponge and then load the makeup rather than spraying your paints. This line of makeup may require a bit more water than other brands. The first time you use some colors you might need to work the color with a little more water until your break the “waxy” barrier. Easily wash off with soapy water.
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