How can I be sure I am booking a professional service?

For your peace of mind, certificates showing qualifications (OCN Level 2 in face painting [health & safety]) and urrent public liability insurance can be made available for inspection by the event organiser.

What products do you use?

All products (paints, glitters, body glue, temporary inks, etc.) are top quality professional materials which comply with UK cosmetic regulations, and are purchased from specialist suppliers. 

Frequently used brands are: Superstar, Cameleon, Party Xplosion, Diamond FX, TAG, Face Paints Australia, Global Face Paints, Mehron, Kryolan, Ben Nye, Glitterlution, Glitter Body Art, Glitzer.

 

What are the Health & Safety considerations?

All equipment is cleaned and sterilised after each event.  During an event, fresh sponges are used for each person and water pots are regularly emptied and refilled with clean water.

 

There will occasionally be circumstances which mean that it is not advisable to paint or apply glitter tattoos to someone.  This is out of concern for those individuals themselves, for other people that wish to be painted, for protection of the materials, and for my own safety.

​If you have concerns about skin sensitivity, please mention this before painting starts so that we can offer a patch test.  Note that I am not responsible for any reactions to paint or glitter tattoo products.

 

Conditions which prevent painting / application of temporary ink or glitter tattoos:

 

 

​​Conditions which restrict painting / application of temporary ink or glitter tattoos:

 

 

 
 

 

How do I remove face paint?

Face paints can be easily removed using mild soap and water, and must always be removed before going to bed.

 

The most effective method is to use soap only at first, gently massaging this into the paint to lift it before lathering, wiping away with a damp flannel, and rinsing with clean water.  It is not recommended that baby wipes are used to remove face paint.  Wipes may irritate sensitive skin on the face, or could potentially cause an adverse reaction to the paint when the two are mixed.  Different wipes contain a variety of cleansing ingredients and we cannot guarantee their safe use for removal of face paints.

Some colours may leave a trace after the first wash, in which case try applying a small amount of baby oil to the skin and then washing again after about 5 minutes. If any faint traces still remain they will naturally fade over the next day or so. The longer paints are left on the skin the greater the chance they will leave trace.  Please do not scrub at skin to remove residual colour. This will cause skin irritation and discomfort as a result of the way the skin is treated, not because of the products.

How do I care for / remove glitter tattoos?

If looked after properly, a glitter tattoo can last for up to seven days.  They will survive baths / showers and swimming pools provided they are not scrubbed at and are left to air dry rather than being rubbed with a towel.  

 

The glue used for glitter tattoos will break down when treated with oily products, so be careful with moisturisers unless you want to use it to remove the tattoo.

 

Products which can be used to remove a glitter tattoo are: baby oil, coconut oil, body lotion, or sun / aftersun lotion.  Again, do not scrub at the skin to remove a glitter tattoo as this could cause skin irritation and discomfort.

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