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Creating a Kit .... Without breaking the bank

Post by bellia_michlexis on Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:10 pm

Hello All,

I am greatly interested in getting into face painting. I have a few cakes and some small kits that I'm practicing with right now.

My question is... How do you create a kit without feeling like you broke the bank. Just the few colors and palettes I have cost me a few hundreds. I seriously think I heard my credit card weep No .

Is there a better place to buy these paints a little cheaper?

Is there a brand that's more budget friendly that still retains quality. (please don't say snazaroo, its terrible in the heat.. and.. just no Evil or Very Mad )

Are there coupons out there that I'm not seeing?

Any suggestions and tips are welcome. Thank you all in advance!

- Bellia

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Re: Creating a Kit .... Without breaking the bank

Post by Forest-Fairy on Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:13 pm

Start with the bare basics.
Face Painting Kit Essentials

Don't go crazy with rainbow cakes and one strokes. Get a basic kit together, practice with it, do a few gigs with it so it will pay for itself. THEN start adding to it.

Don't buy sampler kits if you are first starting out and are on a budget, they are a waste if you already don't know what you are wanting in a brand of paint. Research a band you like and commit to a full 12 color pallet. 

I'm a fan of Tag myself and wax based paints. TAG is a bit more cost effective then Wolf or DFX but the paint is more or less the same.

Tag has an excellent starter kit too for around $200

You get LOTS with this kit, it's a real deal.

Paints:
12 x 32g.  Colours: L/Green, Green, L/Blue, M/Blue, Orange, Yellow, Purple, Lilac, Teal, Pink, Brown and Red.
In a Professional Palette case
1 x 90g White
1 x 90g Black

Brushes:
3 x Round Brushes  #2, #4, #6
1 x Filbert #10 Brush
1 x Angle #4
1 x Flat #12 (Ideal for 1 strokes)

Glitter:
1 x 60ml Holographic White Glitter

Rainbow Cake:
1 x 1 Stroke Rainbow Four Cake

Brush Wallet:
1 x Empty Brush Wallet

Sponges:
12 x 1/2 Sponges (6 Pink, 6 Blue)

1 x Atomiser 

1 x 4 pack Dauber

Grab some hand sani, 99% iso, water container, and a mirror with this kit and you are off the the races. The kit will pay for itself in no time, and you can start adding to it slowly. 

That's my recommendation.
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Re: Creating a Kit .... Without breaking the bank

Post by jlirie on Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:53 pm

"Just the few colors and palettes I have cost me a few hundreds."

a few hundred dollars should get you more than a "few colors and palettes"!

what exactly do you have?

if you want to go cheaper, you should consider palmer..Shocked
wahahahahahaha!! affraid  
just kidding, couldn't resist Razz What a Face
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Re: Creating a Kit .... Without breaking the bank

Post by LittleMonsters on Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:38 am

jlirie wrote:"Just the few colors and palettes I have cost me a few hundreds."

a few hundred dollars should get you more than a "few colors and palettes"!

I was thinking the same thing!  Unless you mean palettes of 32g cakes...

I bought the following for $323.25 US with shipping and insurance (there's also 2 packs of stencils you might not be able to see without viewing the whole picture)



I used the paints above to make these (please note this includes a rainbow one-stroke I already owned and does not include left over paints - close to two 50g cakes):



So for ~300 you could have quite a bit of stuff - of course the above doesn't include everything you need... I already had a bunch of other items like more brushes, a 12 color DFX start palette, etc...
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Re: Creating a Kit .... Without breaking the bank

Post by bellia_michlexis on Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:08 pm

No unfortunately I bought everything individually at a local costume place and they took me to the cleaners. Idiot move, I know. *SIGH* with the very little I have i paid out over 200 on the just the paint. I'll send a photo when I get the chance.

So, where did you guys order your paints and starter kits?

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Re: Creating a Kit .... Without breaking the bank

Post by Kris5115 on Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:01 pm

Check out the Face Paint Forum Shop! Just click the Face Paint Forum Shop rectangle above. There are a lot of great products for reasonable prices and fast shipping.
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Re: Creating a Kit .... Without breaking the bank

Post by fesspenter on Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:06 pm

Where are you from bellia_michlexis?
If you go into your Profile, above and type in your general location, you will be able to connect with your local face painters and be invited to Jams.
This Forum is filled with painters from all over the world. You can find the best help from your local face painters.
The facepaintforumshop.com (the colourful rectangle at the top of this column) has competitive pricing and the shipping is FAST. The facepaintforumshop pays for this Forum.
I am American, and I live in Canada. I have my supplies shipped to my aunt's home in Detroit, and bring them back across the border when returning from a visit. I declare them at the border.

Happy Painting!
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Re: Creating a Kit .... Without breaking the bank

Post by jlirie on Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:19 pm

yeah, you want to order online from regular face paint vendors, like the face paint forum shop. if metina doesn't stock something you want, you can ask her if it can be ordered.
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Re: Creating a Kit .... Without breaking the bank

Post by Kal on Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:17 am

bellia_michlexis wrote:No unfortunately I bought everything individually at a local costume place and they took me to the cleaners. Idiot move, I know. *SIGH* with the very little I have i paid out over 200 on the just the paint. I'll send a photo when I get the chance.

So, where did you guys order your paints and starter kits?

God bless you for being a supporter of small business Wink

Yes you overpaid but what you got will last a lot longer than you think. In the end good quality face paint ends up being very cheap.
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