Face Paint Forum
Register today to be part of the BEST face painting community on the planet. You just aren't cool if you aren't a member!

Base paints

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Base paints

Post by Natasha. on Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:27 am

The brand of face paint I currently use is Snazaroo and i'm having trouble mainly with the white when using it as a base.
Any suggestions on what brand would be best for base coats?

Oh and i use make up sponges and they dont seem to work well for blending, any tips?

Thank-you in advance for helping a newbie out Smile
 Very Happy Tash.

Natasha.

Number of posts : 12
Age : 26
Location : Glasshouse Mountains, QLD, Australia
Registration date : 2014-03-29

Back to top Go down

Re: Base paints

Post by fesspenter on Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:15 am

Dear Natasha:
Welcome to the Forum!
Snaz is usually excellent as a base.
White is notoriously difficult to create a smooth base.

Make up sponges grab onto to oil and deposit the pigment in a smooth blend for make up. Face paint is different. Face paint pigment is ameliorated with the wax or glycerin. A face painting sponge is much better suited for face paint. Snaz sells some sponges. While I love Fantasy World Wide sponges, I have cut inexpensive car wash sponges into wedges with an electric carving knife. Try using face painting sponges instead of makeup sponges and see if that helps.

Patting the face paint, instead of pulling with the sponge may help, if you aren't already doing that.

In your Profile, if you type your general location in Australia, you will be able to get local help, as I don't know which paints are available in your area.

In the summer months, I love Mehron's powder based StarBlends for smooth bases. I apply them with a Lollipop Smoothie applicator (available in the FacePaintForumShop, the colourful rectangle in the top of this column). Have a look and see if there is something similar available in Australia. In my view, Denise Cold is the Queen of StarBlends, and has some YouTube videos on StarBlends.

Happy Painting!
avatar
fesspenter

Number of posts : 3331
Age : 57
Location : Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Registration date : 2011-04-29

http://www.wix.com/lisaleyes/facepaintbylisaleyes

Back to top Go down

Re: Base paints

Post by Spelonberry on Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:17 am

I sympathize with you. I find Snazaroo white hard to deal with. Definitely listen to ^^ and get some face paint sponges, but if that doesn't solve your problem I would try Wolfe white or Paradise White (don't go for Kryolan).
avatar
Spelonberry

Number of posts : 68
Age : 21
Location : Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada WOOHOO
Registration date : 2013-03-19

http://www.justafellowhuman.wix.com/smilingcanvas

Back to top Go down

Re: Base paints

Post by thouartbeautiful on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:34 am

I agree with using white starblends as a base, goes on light and really easy to apply, and not as easy to rub off and get smeared.
avatar
thouartbeautiful

Number of posts : 731
Age : 32
Location : Oregon
Registration date : 2013-09-21

http://www.thouartbeautiful.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Base paints

Post by Natasha. on Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:10 pm

I invested in some sponges and it has made my life so much easier. I'm definitely going to check out the white starblends and get one.

Thank you so much for your help Smile

Natasha.

Number of posts : 12
Age : 26
Location : Glasshouse Mountains, QLD, Australia
Registration date : 2014-03-29

Back to top Go down

Re: Base paints

Post by nikkili26 on Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:19 pm

i loved snaz soooooo much for bases that it took me A LONG TIME to try starblends.

don't make my mistake.

get some starblends ASAP.

i don't even use my snaz pallete as much anymore because the starblends give sheer but opaque looking coverage, it is INSANELY ridiculously fast to cover a full face (i'm talking full spipderman red in less than 4 seconds), and it doesn't get runny when kids are running around and sweating.


just do it.


there are some great deals on starblend that make it cheap!
avatar
nikkili26

Number of posts : 1032
Age : 32
Location : Manchester, CT
Registration date : 2013-05-19

Back to top Go down

Re: Base paints

Post by Forest-Fairy on Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:30 pm

I use tag white with no problem creating a base but there are lots of others that work well too. I find Snaz a bit 'chalky' at times and the cakes end up cracking around the edges pretty quick. Great for home use, but not for what I do. It's the brand I dole out to curious moms who want to try painting their kids at home because it's less costly and you can get it locally.

As for the sponges, I have tried MANY different types, and I found one that treats me right every time. In fact it's sold on facepaintforumshop.com
Link

These are by far the best sponges I have used. They hold color so well, apply color better, clean up nice, bounce back to shape if squished. Purple seems to stain them the most, but that's a minor thing. I've replaced all my other sponges with these.

They say it's a poor craftsman who blames their tools, but I beg to differ. Some times having the right tools makes a world of difference!
avatar
Forest-Fairy

Number of posts : 1672
Age : 30
Location : BC. Canada
Registration date : 2014-03-13

http://vancouverfacepainting.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: Base paints

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum