My Top Five Products
I was at a job with a painty colleague the other day and we had a lull, and started to talk about our ‘rescue-from-a-fire face painting products’ – so if (and I know, I know - you don’t EVER want to envisage this) your kit was on fire – what would you save? If like me, you have a ridiculous amount of kit and adore shopping for face painting products and tools you’re bound to have a few favourites, here are mine:
1. A good black and white – ok so this is on every face painters list and it has to be top. I’ve tried all the brands and always come back to Diamond FX for my linework black and white. The opacity of the white for me is second to none.
2. A good pink splitcake – I like Evil Rose by DFX but I often make my own too out of white, a bright pink, a berry wine colour and a slither of dark purple. This is such a versatile product- you can create beautiful roses, and other floral designs, princess crowns, one stroke butterflies, cats, etc etc. You can pick up just a couple of colours, or all of them, the possibilities are endless!
3. The Face Painting Shop Brushes – I’m counting these as one of my choices, as I figure I could grab a handful in an emergency right? ;-D Now I love the whole range but If I had to choose my absolute go-to, couldn’t live without ones, I would choose my ¾ short angled, my flora round no3, the flora 6 and a round number 2. I think I could probably do all my face painting with these four brushes if I was pushed.
4. A green/yellow/black splitcake. My favourite is Tag Snake. Another multipurpose and versatile product that can be used to produce beautiful natural floral designs and leaves, snakes and reptiles, monsters and dragons, dinosaurs and superheros! I can’t do without this in my kit
5. Aurora. Oh aurora, many others I have tried and I always come back to you! Just the most beautiful, colour-changing, design-enhancing glitter there is. It's also avaliable in the Irridescent Chunky Glitter.
So there’s my five. If I could squeeze another one in there it would be my bam stencils – stencils have revolutionised face painting, and can totally transform a design. I don’t use them ALL the time, but I so wouldn’t be without them :-O. I’m going to be posting some videos on how I use my top five for many different things, so keep an eye out for those.
So now I have a challenge for my other bloggers! What are your 5 must-have products? I love hearing about what other painters use and love! Warning ladies – it’s SO hard to narrow it down to only 5!!!!
Readers I’d love to hear your essential products – what couldn’t you live without? What do you find yourself panicking about if supplies starts to run low? Do share it, we’d love to know your top tips too!