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Post by aholly on Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:43 pm

This is a question for anyone who has used the FAB paints. I am looking at getting the 12 colour build your own pallet - these are some of the colours i am thinking of including: Lemon yellow, Sea foam, Fushia, Purple, Lilac, Dolphin, Gold Shimmer, Silver, Ziva blue shimmer, Blue SHimmer, Glitter glam OR princess shimmer, Purple shimmer OR Magenta shimmer, Ocean SHimmer. If you have any feedback regarding colour in the pot vs the skin, staining, consistency etc, (positive or negative) i'd love to hear it to help me make good purchasing decisions Very Happy Thanks heaps!!
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Post by martha on Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:55 pm

Suzy mentioned that the seafoam did NOT look good on skin when dry.
I have the silver and love it. Personally I didn't like Glitter Gold because the glitter was embedding itself in my sponges and then getting transferred later to other paints (even after laundering the sponges). I would rather put glitter where I want and when I want. I am lusting after some of the shimmer colors but don't need more paint at the moment.
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Post by Doe on Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:00 am

I have heard that the Seafoam is too pale - almost white...

I have - and LOVE
Ziva Blue Shimmer
Copper
Bronze
Silver
Magenta shimmer
Princess shimmer
Purple
Rage
Ocean Shimmer
Glitter Gold
Glitter Glam
London Sky Shimmer
Lilac
Bubblegum
White shimmer

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the glitter and shimmer colors... prettiest colors I have ever seen...
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Post by aholly on Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:08 am

Thanks! Doe...i have heard that the glitter glam stains quite a bit - can you describe the difference in colour between it and th princess shimmer?
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Post by Doe on Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:30 am

I haven't had it stain at all. I'll swatch them tomorrow morning and post. I *love* the glitter glam...
Oh wait, this mask is glitter glam and glitter gold:



It's a little over-exposed but the colors are so pretty together! There is no added glitter - it's all in the paint.
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Post by vegas mom on Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:03 am

Hi type in fab paints. You may find more info. I love love love my fab paints. Ocean shimmer magenta shimmer ziva princess glamour glitter gold. They are all lovely colors. I did get lemon lime don't like it much. Flat in color. They do smell but ohh so worth it lol.
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Post by wmeventservices on Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:24 am

The shimmer pink does stain me, but it doesn't stain any of my friends. I think it's like any of the other brands. We all respond differently to them.
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Post by Kammy on Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:19 am

Shimmer pink stains terribly on me, but it's so pretty it's worth it. I adore rose shimmer (I think it's the same as princess shimmer, I use Superstar rather than FAB branded paints!), and Ziva of course which is AMAZING with the shimmer pink. Line black is very good, mint not so great though it's an OK light blue (!), the lilac's pretty and the silver and gold are both great. I like the shimmer blue, too.

I really want the ocean shimmer!
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:50 pm

I have just about every FAB color in the 16gm size. They last quite a long time (but maybe because I have so many dang different paints)... I had to replace my purple shimmer twice this summer from using it so much.

I have used the seafoam - but not that often (it's darn handy for Squidward, though!)

I have almost every color TAG, too.

You can't go wrong with either brand.

Yes, I am a face paint "ho"...
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Post by Valerie A on Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:38 am

How 'bout some colour swatches on the arm?
Anyone feel like doing that with the colors you have so we can see cyclops it on actual skin?
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Post by Valerie A on Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:43 pm

Katerra, thank you for the liinks, so sweet of you.
Valerie
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Post by Kammy on Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:51 pm

I'll try to run some swatches when there's decent light tomorrow. It's dark here now. Smile

Those swatches have REALLY made me want ocean shimmer...I think it's just called green shimmer in the Superstar version though.
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Post by katerra77 on Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:57 pm

You're welcome, Valerie! Smile
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Post by Affordable Face Magic on Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:49 pm

I started out w/the smaller size Fabs: 16Gms/20 color pallet. Still using them, although I did replace some frequently used w/larger 45Gm size. I really prefer the smaller. 20 of them plus my 90gm DFX white & Wolfe black all fit in one small plastic case. Love my Fabs! Here's a pic of my Metallics:
Old Gold, Glitter Gold, Copper, Bronze & Silver.

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Post by Kammy on Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:29 am

Ooh, the bronze looks amazing! That's definitely going on my list! I somehow presumed the copper would be brighter than the bronze, but it looks like it's the other way around. Smile
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Post by anniel on Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:50 am

Just wondering, is the seafoam a good haunt color?
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Post by Kammy on Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:53 am

I've heard others say seafoam isn't very good and comes up a bit blue, but if that's true and it isn't all that opaque (you'd have to ask someone who owns it), it might indeed work well as a ghosty colour! Smile
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Post by vegas mom on Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:54 am

suzy has(d) the seafoam...
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:37 pm

anniel wrote:Just wondering, is the seafoam a good haunt color?

Yes! I use it for ghoulish looks a lot. It is perfect for Monster High designs.
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Post by Affordable Face Magic on Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:26 pm

Thanks for that info Miss Ronnie. I've only used it for dolphins & have a haunted house & Halloween fair this w/e!
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Post by Kammy on Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:16 am

Having played around, I think that FAB Seafoam is Superstar Mint. And yes, it works for ghosty-ghoulie faces, it's how I used it the other day.

I'm pleased now, because I couldn't figure out what to use it for....it was a bit of a disappointment when I got it. Smile
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:07 am

I had completely forgotten that I use the sea foam for ghouls and Monster High.

When you put all your color together in an organizer, sometimes it's hard to remember what color is what!
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Post by Kammy on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:49 am

Coming back here because I swatched my Superstar paints today for a different reason, and figured I may as well put them in here for any future curious cats. Very Happy

L-R: Royal Blue, Shimmer Blue, Ziva, Mint

L-R: Ploppy Orange, Baby Blue, Old Red, Pale Yellow

L-R: Glitter Gold, Shimmer Rose, Shimmer Pink, Lilac

L-R: Pure Silver, Gold, Dark Brown, Milk Chocolate, Lime

Close-up of the silver and gold, so you can see how fantabulously purdy they are.

I also have Line White, Clown White and Line Black, but didn't much see the point in swatching those!

Kammy x


Last edited by Kammy on Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:11 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Got 4 more Superstar colours and figured I may as well swatch them here.)
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Post by Valerie A on Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:30 pm

Thank you for taking time to add swatches here Kammy! Very Happy
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