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Sep 1, 2021

The movie sensation of the decade has given us yet another popular design for face and body painters. It was almost made for us! Except it’s harder than it looks because the face shape has changed so much, which we can’t easily achieve!

We have some tips and ideas to help you achieve the best results without feeling like you've opened Pandora's box!

We’ve found it easiest to start with the lighter blue base (Grimas 302 or Diamond FX Light...

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Brushing up on brushes - Facepaint UK Blog

Brushing up on brushes

Sep 1, 2021


Every painter feels like a kid in a sweetie shop when they see an array of brushes to choose from, but they can be expensive and it can be difficult to know which flavours you will like!

If you look after them well, your brushes should last for years and become your best friends.

Brushes come in 3 shapes at the base: flat, round and oval. This is the shape of the top end...

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Diamond FX Neon (or UV) Paints Safety - Facepaint UK Blog

Diamond FX Neon (or UV) Paints Safety

Sep 27, 2021

For those concerned about the safety of these products due to the labelling, we have the following statement from Diamond FX:

UV regular Colours or Neon-UV colours are available in limited range of colours which are :

Orange, Pink, Magenta, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet and White.

With these "Day Glow" Colours, the dye is embedded in a resin and has no direct contact with the skin.

Regular Neon colours have never been officially approved for cosmetic purposes...

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DVDs - Facepaint UK Blog


Sep 27, 2021

DVDs can be a fantastic way to learn the techniques and designs of respected professionals in the comfort of your own home. Here are the details of some of our favourites from Mark Reid and Raphaelle Fieldhouse:

On Your Mark, Get Set ...PAINT by Mark Reid 2 Disc DVD

Since 1994 his work has won him numerous accolades and awards. His energetic style of painting and blazing speed, captivates his audience and is truly a perfomance...

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Face Painted Fairies - Facepaint UK Blog

Face Painted Fairies

Sep 27, 2021

We are pleased to stock these little book of designs by Suzanne, an inspirational artist if ever we saw one. There are sweet stories about each fairy illustrated, and althought the book is small, the pictures are clear and the designs simple enough not to need any further explanation, which is good because there is none! A book for every facepainter's kit we think, and compact enough to take with you!

Suzanne Mykolajenko grew up on...

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Facepaint UK Kits - Facepaint UK Blog

Facepaint UK Kits

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...

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Going for Gold - Facepaint UK Blog

Going for Gold

Sep 28, 2021

After the umpteenth request for information on what to use to paint a body gold (or silver), and how to apply it, we've decided it's time to give definitive set of instructions! It's obviously a very popular effect, and we agree it can look fantastic, if done properly. I do recall seeing a dreadful version on TV once which is a shame as it's actually quite easy to do well, even for a novice.

2 lovely girls by...

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Grimas Make Up - Facepaint UK Blog

Grimas Make Up

Sep 28, 2021

Grimas Make up in the little grey pots that stack so neatly has

probably been one of the most popular brands of water based make up amongst professional face painters, yet it has remained amazingly uncommercial

and even difficult to find in the UK. We were privileged to be the guests of the small Dutch company that owns Grimas and we spent a delightful couple

of days exploring the product and being shown around.


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Paradise Triple Load Brush and One Stroke Painting - Facepaint UK Blog

Paradise Triple Load Brush and One Stroke Painting

Sep 28, 2021

After playing with this brush and getting some interesting effects, we have been wondering how you are supposed to use it! We asked the manufacturers (Mehron) and at last we have a reply, and this is what they say:


Suggestion: Because there are 3 sides to the brush, it is best to mist your paints prior to loading the brush.... because you will have 3 colours that are not necessarily in...

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Temptu Temporary Tattoos - Facepaint UK Blog

Temptu Temporary Tattoos

Sep 28, 2021

TEMPTU PRO has been producing long-lasting body art products and innovative cosmetics for over twenty-five years. When the original TEMPTU PRO All-Ink Transfer was invented for the 1981 movie “Tattoo,” it became an overnight success with Hollywood makeup pros and body artists alike.

In the

process of creating a superior transfer ink, they discovered that the same formulas could be used to manufacture an exceptional line of body paints

and cosmetics, giving birth to TEMPTU PRO Body...

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