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Recommended Paints for dark skin

Post by Emily387 on Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:48 pm

I have my first event and I am painting in a school with many Somali kids. Can everyone recommend paints that show nicely on dark skin. I want ALL the kids to be happy. Specific brands and colors would be great!

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Re: Recommended Paints for dark skin

Post by fesspenter on Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:37 pm

Metallic colours of any brand are fantastic on darker skin. Sometimes, to make colours pop, I will sponge a quick base of metallic white, metallic gold, or metallic silver before sponging a layer of neon, or any colours, really, to enhance the design.
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Re: Recommended Paints for dark skin

Post by jlirie on Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:17 pm

think contrast - light, bright colors on dark skin,
dark, bright colors on light skin.

for example - on a dino/lizard, try a lighter green (or blue, orange, etc).

use designs with white outlines instead of black.

or, work with their skin tone and do a dark, dramatic look.

i had a girl with dark skin ask for a "black leopard" face. after i pointed out the spots wouldn't show up on a black background, she opted for purple in the center of her face with leopard spots, and black blended in on forehead and sides.

finished with a bright pink nose and silver glitter on the spots and it was awesome.
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Re: Recommended Paints for dark skin

Post by vinczu on Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:20 am

You can check my face painting app, e.g. skull and zebra use a lot white

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.vinczu.facepainting123



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