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Starting Out


Well maybe you could!

Face painting is an incredibly rewarding activity whether it is just for fun on your children and their friends, or you dream of becoming a professional. You will always have grateful admirers and happy photos, even if your artwork ends up hot and sticky, covered in candy floss and going up and down on a bouncy castle." />

Have you ever thought "I could do that!" when watching a face painter?

Well maybe you could!

Face painting is an incredibly rewarding activity whether it is just for fun on your children and their friends, or you dream of becoming a professional. You will always have grateful admirers and happy photos, even if your artwork ends up hot and sticky, covered in candy floss and going up and down on a bouncy castle.

Being face painted is surely the epitome of fun. Face painting is also fun, but can be surprisingly hard work!

So how do you get started?

  • For safety reasons as well as good results only use water based make-up designed for facepainting, such as the specialist products we sell here. We have Starter Kits for those putting a toe in the water as well as a wide variety of suitable products for the serious painter.
  • Get a book, we sell several that we recommend, or try your library. YouTube is filled with loads of videos which can help, follow an artist that you admire.
  • Have a go.
  • If you want to face paint at your own child's party practice a few faces first so that you are confident on the day. You are likely to be distracted and it will be more difficult if it's your first time. Try to offer a limited selection, maybe to suit the theme of the party. Do not let them choose from a published book!
  • If you think you're a natural keep going - but be warned - it's addictive!
  • If you decide to 'go professional' you will need a decent kit, lots and lots of practice and Public Liability Insurance and be aware of hygiene issues. You would need to be able to paint at least 10 faces in an hour. Most painters who charge have taken some training. It can be expensive and take some time, but the rewards can be good for both your pocket and self-confidence.

We also have an article on How Much to Charge?