My kids love face painting. We have stood in some of the longest lines at festivals and fairs because they wanted to get their faces painted. So this year, I am doing face painting for my daughter’s birthday party. I am excited because it is always a popular choice and lots of fun for me and the kids. It makes for memorable party photos too! In this post I will share with you my tips for how to face paint, my Go Green face paint review, and my tutorial for a tiger face.
How To Face Paint Tips
*Don’t buy a cheap Halloween face paint. Professional face paint is a little more expensive, but it is so worth it because they are certified safe. That way you can rest assured that there are no hidden nasties or toxic pigments in the face paint.
*Professional face paints go on a lot easier and is easier to do more intricate designs with. It also comes out of carpet and clothes more easily.
*To keep costs down, just buy a couple of colors, like red, blue and yellow, and mix them together to make more colors.
*Use disposable cotton buds and make-up pads. Using different pads for different colors means you don’t have to wash out the pads during a painting session.
*Make sure you have plenty of photos of finished faces that kids can look at while they were waiting. This gives them time to make their minds up and also gives you a template to work from.
*Remember to take a mirror so the person who’s face you’ve just painted can see the result.
*Baby wipes work fast and easy for ‘mistakes’; you can also be assured they are safe to use on faces.
*Avoid letting paint dry on your brushes and utensils. Brushes, utensils, and hands can then be washed with soap and water.
Where To Buy Face Paint And Go Green Face Paint Review:
There are lots of places you can get face paints but I recently found one I am very pleased with. Actually, Go Green Face Paint found me and sent me a package of their certified organic face paint. I couldn’t be happier with this child safe, lead free, dye free, paraben free organic face paint that is safe for everyone. If you are looking to buy facepaint and you want to try their professional quality organic face paint, you can get it on Amazon.
Tiger Face Paint Instructions
First you will want to use white on the eyelids and over the eyebrows making an upward triangle shape over the eyebrows.
Then use the white around the mouth area downward from the nose and over the mouth towards the bottom of the chin.
Next fill in the rest of the face with orange face paint.
Finally use black to add symmetrical stripes and color in area over nostrils. Draw a line straight under the nose to connect it to mouth.
Use the picture as your guide but this helps give you an idea of the general order that works best for the face paints.
I hope you found these tips for how to face paint helpful. What animal or design is your favorite?