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Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by Kukilunestar on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:00 am

When all of a sudden, the site that was hosting the checkout process for the US section of Snazaroo decided not to work at all.

Does anyone here know a site where I can get a set from there? Or should I go with another company, and if so, who?
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Re: Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by Sam on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:07 am

Which set were you looking to buy?
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Re: Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by CreateFaces on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:08 am

Metina sells Snaz on this site...
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Re: Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by Kukilunestar on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:17 am

Well I was going to get the $150 Promo set, however, I am quite flexible on what sort of sets to buy.

I'm mostly looking for a good set that after the paint runs out I can get refills and such.
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Re: Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by CreateFaces on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:54 am

I took a look at that set and here is my opinion:

I use Snaz for the majority of my gigs (I prefer Paradise for adult gigs, but most of my gigs are for children using Snaz) so I feel like I can give you an honest review.

I suggest you buy everything from Metina and choose a different brand of glitter gel. I have those Snaz glitter gels and they are okay, but discolor Snaz white when applied over it (turns it kinda yellowish.)

If you buy here (which I'm biased about because I shop here in support of this forum) you can choose your own brush types as the Snaz kit doesn't even tell you what size for each that you're getting AND you will not pay for shipping for an order over $25.

What you won't get buying from the forum shop is the carrying case, but believe me, even if you got it I bet you would eventually not use it anyhow because face painters are always changing up their paint transport methods and containers.

You also won't get the DVD, but again you can choose a great book from Metina's shop or shop for the DVD of your choosing.

With shipping costs alone, I think you would be saving money.

Of course, all of this is in my humble opinion and I hope it helps with you decision making process.
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Post by BluAngL83 on Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:17 am

Go look up FREE videos on youtube and on the Silly Farm site ( i love their new purple/pink cat)
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Re: Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by Perry Noia on Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:36 am

I love the forum shop, BUT if you're just starting and want a palette with a variety of colours instead of buying individual colours to start, you can get what you need from www.sillyfarm.com Buying large cakes of individual colours is more expensive to just try it out (you'll want larger cakes if you decide to continue, but for now smaller samples will still do a lot of faces).
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Re: Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by hunting4helen on Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:46 pm

Paradise has a great palette too. It is $90. Then when I run out of a color I buy the full size and just cut out a chunk to replace the color that I used up.
http://www.mehron.com/Paradise_Makeup_AQ_30_Color_Palette_p/802-30.htm Go to Michaels and get some loew cornell brushes or go to the forum shop and grab some brushes and glitter. Don't get lots of colors of glitter just a white fairy dust because you don't need a ton of colors.
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Re: Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by Magic on Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:00 pm

You don't need a gazillion colors to start out and the larger cakes will give you the flexibility to work with brush or sponge the small cakes are too small for quick sponge work. Metina carries the full size cakes.
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Post by Psalmbook on Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:58 pm

Larger cakes are easier to work with. When I started I had a small Snaz pallet & then I started keeping my cakes in small round bead jars. I never knew how hard it was to use till I moved onto the larger size containers. Just something to think about.
Metina & the FPF Shop also carried Paradise & has great shipping prices!
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Re: Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by Kukilunestar on Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:41 pm

Wow, considering all this info, I think the site crashing was a blessing, not a curse Very Happy

Seriously, thanks for the help!
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Re: Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by Metina on Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:21 am

Thanks for all the shop plugs guys!

Are you just starting out or have you been painting a white, having had a chance to use several different paints. I only ask because buying that much Snaz and having never tried it, you may be stuck with it.

Don't get me wrong, I love Snaz and feel it has its place. Some of the colors I can't live without and others, well I totally could.

Give us a better idea of where you are at with painting and such and we can make more recommendations.

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Re: Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by Kukilunestar on Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:58 am

Well, I've been using and practicing with Snazaroo paints for about two weeks now, still using the sponges and brush that came with the kit.

Haven't tried any other in the time being however.
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Re: Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by Psalmbook on Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:25 am

Get better brushes & more sponges.... At least 1 good round brush w/ a nice tip. The one that came w/ the kit is useless & in my opinion shouldn't be sold. It's pure discouragement to use & wonder why you can't get the lines right. Make sure to cut your sponge in half. It gives you more accurate coverage using the flat side.
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Re: Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by Perry Noia on Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:41 pm

I have a snazaroo round brush and it's my favourite... I bought two more. The stuff I've gotten from Michaels has been a real disappointment in comparison.
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Re: Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by Magic on Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:52 pm

Your tools are everything. I have seen a sharp increase in the quality of my work as I got better brushes and learned how to work my paints. There is a huge difference between natural and synthetic and I would have to agree about the Snaz brush - buy a synth #4 round and a kolinsky #4 round and just play with line variations to decide what you like best.
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Re: Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by BarbieSmith on Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:18 am

In my opinion (only) everything boils down to how much money you have... if you have $150 and it is not painful to part with then go ahead and purchase the Snaz kit (but def buy other round brushes too, maybe size 2, 4, and 6) - it will be a good start, give you a great selection to start with and play with. You will find that you like some, and not others. You will like some things about Snaz (rheology, easy to go on, etc.) and not others (consistency in warmth, etc.) and it is a good springboard to get you started.

If on the other hand $150 is difficult and a large expense (it would be for me!) then you will need to do a bit more research). Spending a full day going back through all the archives here will teach you everything you need to know - about everything FP related. Really! It is an awesome investment of your time (as is YouTube when you have aquired your kit). It might be worthwhile to wait a bit and read up more if money is tighter....

Hope this helps,
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Re: Well I was going to buy a Snazaroo set...

Post by Spectrum on Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:57 pm

Several sites sell the snazaroo line, some of the less known sites actually sell it for much cheaper than the well known ones. Also, you can purchase it at the face paint shop on this forum which has free shipping, that's always a great savings.
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Post by Sweet Loretta on Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:18 pm

The advantages of buying from small shops like Metina is personalized service.
I sell to a lot of photographers and professional MUAs who want to incorporate body painting and I answer more questions on how to and what to use.......

Kits are great. Most start with a kit - but getting a shop owner to answer your questions is priceless. No matter what you see on U boob! or read on all the forums you will end up somewhere else.....start with practical basics. And if you're already here - shop here.
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