Kit Essentials-cake paints
This week I thought I would continue my ‘kit essentials’ series and talk about my essential cake paints to take on a face paint job.This is pretty much all the cake paints I’ll take on a general paint job, but if I have a themed event I adjust my kit accordingly. I don’t like to take much more paint than this out with me as I use a lot of rainbow and split cakes, and it also helps keep set up and break down times to a minimum.
So this is my set up of my cake paints. They always come out in that order, and then they go back in the bag in this order! I keep the black and white next to the water and arrange them in colour order going away from the water with UV’s on top.
DFX White: Ok, so I’ve tried a fair few whites, and for me, this one comes out on top. I use it for both linework and spongeing on the job. HOWEVER for private appointments,I prefer to use white or very pale foundation (The Stargazer one is fine). It feels much nicer on the skin and takes paint well on top, and won’t sweat off as easily as a painted base.
DFX Black: This is my go to black for on the job. It’s great for line work, and blends out really nicely, and, like the white, I have tried several other blacks, and have come back to this one. However I am yet to come across a matter black than Mehron Paradise Black, which I use a lot for body painting, and for things like skulls and zombies on private bookings where you want more than just linework.
DFX Metallic Silver: Ok, if I’m honest, I don’t use this a lot, but it is useful to have a silver in your kit. I use it for the odd bit of outlining, or if someone wants a robot or something, but mostly, it’s there incase I need to mix it with a flat colour to make it shimmery.
Superstar Glitter Gold: This is such a beautiful colour. I love the softness of Superstar paints, and I love the pigmentation! I have tried a couple of other golds, but since I came across the Superstar Glitter Gold, I haven’t gone back to any other gold paint for face painting.
Global Pearl Baby Blue: This is such a great colour! It makes such a great blue tiger (combined with Cameleon Victorious) as well as the base for my galaxy design, and is great for outlining things like butterflies.