Sep 27, 2021
If you're not sure what you need to set up we have collated detailed information on the facepainting kits available at Facepaint UK. All are based on the Grimas stacking system that keeps your set up neat and tidy, and can be built upon if you find you fall in love with facepainting, as so many do. We are called, variously, facepainting addicts, tackle tarts and worse. Don't worry about that, just enjoy!
We have recently reorganised our kits, and reduced the prices somewhat :) All the kits are now around 10% less than buying the ingredients separately! We don't put rubbish brushes in our kits, proper brushes are important, and not cheap. All contain water-based paints suitable for painting on children. In general, we do not recommend that children under 3 years old have their faces painted, some products (Paradise) are labelled as not recommended for children under 36 months old and use on younger children could invalidate your insurance.
Our very basic kits are enough for you to paint at one or two events, with some left over for playing later, or for occasional use at home. Grimas paints are highly pigmented so you don't need a thick covering of paint to get fantastic bright colours and coverage. All of our kits include a spray bottle, you will get far superior results if you spray your sponges to dampen them. The unique Facepaint UK wedge sponges that we include are best used on the rounded side.
We endeavour to provide the bags/containers illustrated but may need to substitute an alternative from time to time.
This just has a 6 colour palette of 2.5ml of each colour, 6 sponges, a spray bottle, a mirror and 3 brushes in a useful presentation bag . It will do if you only want to do simple designs. Just £26.
A palette of 12 x 2.5ml useful Grimas colours, 8 sponges, a spray bottle, a small mirror and 3 round brushes. It will do if you only want to do simple designs, and will probably paint about 50 faces. You will run out of black and white first! Clear zipped bag. Just £36.00.
This is the 6 colour palette of matt colours, and a 6 colour palette of the Pearlised colours, especially useful for pretty faces and on darker skin. Just 2.5ml per colour. Also 8 sponges, a spray bottle, a small mirror and 3 brushes and the ever useful Usborne book Starting Face Painting to help you on your way with designs and techniques. Pink or Black bag with velcro or zip closing, Please state colour preference in the customer comments box at the end of your order. Only £40.00!
If you're planning on getting into the fun and profit of facepainting, and need more than a simple starter kit, we've put together some compact kits to please anyone.
If you've already decided you're serious about facepainting, this is a good starting point. You will want to build on this selection, but it includes the popular colours that we use at our London School of Facepainting classes. Featuring 9 useful full size 15ml matt colours and 3 Pearlised colours, and a greater number of sponges (20). There are more Da Vinci Junior brushes (8) and a special brush to make flower petals, a spray bottle and mirror. It's enough to start you off in the rewarding world of professional painting. Good value at £79.00!
This one features all the Grimas 2.5ml taster colours, you can add to these as you discover your favourite colours, the larger Grimas 15ml size clip onto
the same trays when the smaller size is finished. This is the ideal way to develop as a face painter, your kit grows with you!
It is also the business as a second kit when space is limited and you are expected to set up on a handkerchief, or want to travel light.
We have found that white and black are the most used colours, so we have provided more of these. Diamond FX white is great for white that stays white over other colours, and the black is the best for solid black linework. However we suggest you use the Grimas black provided near the eyes on young children as the DFX black can be harder to remove, it needs plenty of soap, and soap stings the eyes!
All this for an amazing £119 and free postage!
We have also created largerkits featuring carefully selected 15ml colours with various popular added extras and the ultimate PRO KIT.
This again is popular with the London School of Facepainting students, it is a selection of the larger sizes of Grimas paints based on what we use in our classes, in a fabulous 'satchel'.
1 x A12 tray of the most useful and popular 15ml water based Grimas colours: 203, 503, 505, 504, 508, 601, 401, 403, 304, 1075, 704, 705 and 1 x A12 tray with 3 x C1 trays and 1 x 25ml Black, 1 x 25ml White and 1 x Cake White (this used with a damp sponge for bases only. Also useful as an 'undercoat' to prevent staining. Not to be used with a brush.) 1 x A12 tray with 3 x C3 water pots 4 x glitter bottles (Gold, Silver, Twinkle Green and Rainbow White) Set of 8 Da Vinci Junior brushes 2 x S2 brushes for fine lines and dots (one for dark and one for light colours) 2 x Funky Foxes brush for petals Brush Tube Water pot Spray bottle 24 Wedge sponges in zipped mesh bag Small mirror
All this for £156 along with free postage!
1 x A12 tray of the most useful and popular 15ml water based Grimas colours:
Diamond FX white is great for white that stays white over other colours and Paradise black is the best for solid black linework that washes off easily. However we suggest you use the Grimas black provided on under 3's due to manufacturer's restrictions.
Box clever and get all this for £196.50 with free postage!
Our mega Pro Kit has been popular for a long time, we have adjusted it slightly - it still has everything you need for 2 people to set up in face painting, and represents great value even though it is a big investment. You need to be serious to go for this one!
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PROFESSIONAL FACEPAINTING KIT
We have gathered together the products that we think a professional facepainter can't live without, and put them all into a neat little box. The cost of this kit bought separately would be £395, but we are making a very special offer!
Fab Art Bin box containing everything the pro painter will need, but light enough to carry:
FACEPAINT UK SPECIAL PRICE £355 PLUS FREE POSTAGE!
There is space left over in the box, even with all these goodies, for you to add your personal extras.
Get completely equipped for under £400. That could be one professional booking for two of you, or possibly two bookings for the loners of our world!
If you are setting up a facepainting station at a venue, this will be everything you need to equip your staff with professional products. We are often asked for our advice on kits, and this is our ultimate answer!
This is the most comprehensive kit on offer anywhere and will last for ages; of course some colours will run out before others, which is why we've included a large black and white of two kinds, interestingly the most used colours in our colourful art as they are used for details on most designs.
You can replace any items with another colour if you want, just email us with your changes after you've placed your order, but you will need to replace one product with another of equivalent value! If you prefer round sponges we can exchange them, just let us know.
Does not include a Neon Palette, which can be really useful so you might like to add one - we recommend the Diamond FX 6 colour palette currently on special
offer at £25.80.