Face Paint

Whether you are looking to become an Intergalactic space alien or a spooktacular Halloween nightmare, at Spotlight we have an amazing range of Face Paint to transform your aesthetic. Within this range, we have face paints in every colour of the rainbow and all the tools, sponges and equipment you need to apply it. Complete the look with one of our many costumes available online or at your local Spotlight store.

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Face Painting For Beginners

There are many situations that require some good old-fashioned face paint, this goes from Halloween to children's birthday parties. Today, we take a closer look at face painting and how to get started with it. So, if you are interested in face painting and want to become a pro in no time, read through our convenient face paint guide below.

What Supplies Do I Need To Start With Face Painting?

Contrary to popular belief, face painting does not require expensive supplies. In fact, Spotlight has all the supplies you need for a minimal cost. But what do you need to grab from our extensive catalogue?

Face paint - It is quite evident that you will need some face paints. Our range include quality face paints in various colours. As a beginner, you should always make sure you have at least three primary colours in your collection, this includes red, yellow, and blue. To help you make up more colours with your primary paints, you can easily refer to online colour charts.

Sponges - Face painting heavily depends on techniques such as base layering and diffusion. For these effects, you will need some simple sponges. Ideally, you want to get sponges in different sizes and shapes, this will ensure you can cover various techniques with little effort.

Paintbrushes - You can find paintbrushes with various bristle materials, but synthetic brushes are always best for beginners. They give good control and can handle most face paints with little trouble.

Water - Always keep some water in a bowl next to you, as you can easily clear your brushes as well as your sponges when you need to. If you do not have a suitable bowl to put your water in, you can get one from Spotlight too.

What Are Some Of The Advanced Supplies I Can Get?

When you have a bit of extra budget, or you want to expand on your additional collection of face painting supplies, these are some of the additional supplies you can obtain from our range.

Glitter pots - Once you become more proficient at face painting, you can incorporate some glitter in your face painting designs. Glitter is widely available in a variety of colours, so you will have no problems finding the right options.

Stencils - When you want to start with some intricate face painting designs, but if you are not that good with the paintbrush, then you can use stencils instead. With stencils, you can get some amazing designs you might not be able to do with a freehand style.

Which Additional Face Painting Tips Can You Provide For Beginners?

Beginners need to take a lot of things into consideration when they start, but there are certain tips and tricks that can make the face painting process a whole lot easier. Here are some of our personal favourites.

Mind the hair - Some of your face painting models may have long hair, and this can make face painting more difficult. Therefore, it is recommended to keep the hair pinned back while you are painting your design.

Prepare the skin - Even though you do not have to apply any special creams before you start face painting, it is always important to ensure the skin is completely dry. You should also cleanse the skin, as dirt and debris can ruin a design very easily.

Be careful with water - When you have cleared your sponge in some water, always make sure the sponge is not too wet before you start applying face paint again. If the sponge is too wet, you may get unattractive streaks that ruin your design.

Brushing techniques - As you become more familiar with face painting, you will start to practice some techniques. When you decide to work with a paintbrush most of the time, it is important to practice even strokes. The paintbrush should be rarely lifted up from the skin as well, as this can break up your design. Of course, this is something that will require a lot of practice.

Face Painting Supplies At Spotlight

Spotlight provides you with an outstanding range of face paints and accompanying accessories. We have the basics for beginners, but also supplies for more advanced face painters. Check out the discounted collection today!

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