Make Up Palettes
Make up palettes are a good addition to our face painting kits, especially with festival and wedding season upon us. Teens and pre-teens love the look of an open make-up box and have even asked for selfies with my hard-to-obtain palette by a famous Instagram MUA.
They look pretty but do they deliver? And what do us face painters need in a make up palette?
I want good pigments and vibrancy, no chalky dusty pale powders please. The colours have to be rich and smooth and easy to apply with minimal fallout. I am not a qualified make up artist but I know the colours my clients go for; this year it’s sparkly pinks and purples, sunset oranges and metallics, face paint is great for most designs but for the eye lid and lash lines make up is a better option.
I was recently seduced by the look of a famous palette but in absolute honesty was disappointed with the product. After double-checking it wasn’t a fake I ditched it in favour of a much better, and way cheaper Lick and Lash one. The one I bought is called ‘Carnival’ and has shimmery and matte colours, I absolutely love it. The pigments blend well and can be as subtle or dramatic as you like, mix with a little Mehron mixing liquid and you have beautiful lip colours too.
Use your pink tip make up brushes to apply and blend, paint on some flowers, add a touch of Pixie Paint and you’re ready for the summer.
Lick and Lash palettes are such good value, they come in at under twenty pounds each and mine is lasting ages. They also do lots of different colour combinations.
Have you tried these palettes? What make up do you recommend?