Happy day everyone!
Kicking off the summer with a Happy Heart™ book event and face painting at the historic Sara Henry Manor. I was a little nervous to try my hand at face painting, but it turned out to be a wonderful day.I did some product and design research a head of time. I found an excellent site featuring a professional face painter at Sparkling Faces. Although, the information looks to be in German, the photos were very helpful in giving a basic understanding of how to layer the color(s). Plus, it did boost my confidence to have an idea on what designs to offer the kids.After, looking over the site, I realized all face paints are not created equal. I went to several local stores to see what I would be able to purchase without having to order any special paints.
I found most of the cheaper brands to be gel-like without much pigment. The best quality for coverage was the Snazaroo paint (available at Michael’s craft store). It is more expensive, but most craft stores offer coupons if you find yourself in need of a little face decorating! 🙂To apply the paint, I used a few makeup brushes (pictured in photo above) and several small (clean) paint brushes. If the paint is dry, just add a little water to thin it out. I did find makeup wedges helpful to spread the color. However, since I had to work fast with the younger kids, I applied the color with the brushes.The cuteness factor was off the charts! Even, a few teenagers had fun.Here’s a few more happy heart kids. 🙂
Overall, it was such a great experience…I had fun and the kids did too! It is definitely something I would be glad to do again!
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06/06/2016 @ 10:47 am
you did awesome!!!! i especially love the little sparkles you add!!! never seen them before…(i also have to get some of these face paints as my daughter LOVES to face paint!!!)
06/06/2016 @ 2:46 pm
Thank you Renee!!! It would be perfect for her!:) I got the larger paint disc due to the festival. However, I did see a Snazaroo™ Face Painting Kit with more colors at Michael’s (Around $13.00 with a 50% off coupon).
06/06/2016 @ 11:53 am
Michelle, these face paintings are too cool!! My kiddos would love to get their faces painted. You did a great job!! I bet it was a fun day for all.
06/06/2016 @ 2:25 pm
Keri, thank you for stopping by and for your encouragement! It was such a great experience…loved all the smiles!
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06/21/2016 @ 5:53 am
These are really cute Michelle and you put a big smile on some little faces as well as mine. Thanks for sharing this technique with us. Pinning.
06/21/2016 @ 12:20 pm
Thank you Mary! It was such a fun day spreading a little cheer to faces of all ages! 🙂
08/08/2016 @ 11:12 am
They turned out so cute! love the mask idea.
08/08/2016 @ 12:16 pm
Thank you Suzy…glad you stopped by!!!