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Post by Daizy on Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:42 am

Ok, so this may be a dumb question...

I have been looking at getting some more paints. I have a set of DFX Metallics which I love but then the place I am looking at getting paints from don't seem to have that much else in the way of DFX.
They do however have TAG, which look almost identical to my DFX palettes.... is there much of a difference?

Also, I am thinking about getting a few Snaz paints to use as bases.. black.. orange..... is this just a silly idea. I have been mainly using Snaz so far and as much as I get frustrated by them I trust that they are safe on the children and wash off pretty easily.. I am a bit scared of doing a black base with DFX/TAG incase it doesn't wash off...??
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Re: DFX or Tag.. what's the difference??

Post by chicneek on Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:31 pm

You can check back on the search bar about the difference between the paints, it comes up pretty often and most don't see much of a difference between wolfe, dfx and tag.
For snaz, I always use snaz black for bases and when you learn how to work it with the right amount of moisture - very little, it looks great, I actually use a lot of snaz colours for bases, not as much for linework but if you practice with the black you can get really good lines that wash off so much easier. I'll post a pic of snaz colours in a bit.
I also use paradise black for lines on kids sometimes, I don't use the dfx or wolfe black on kids at all and when I use it on myself it does stain, I practice on my legs with it and have to use a scrub brush to get it off. I want repeat customers so I want the experience with removal to be really easy for them.
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Re: DFX or Tag.. what's the difference??

Post by Metina on Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:47 pm

I would not do a black base with Wolfe, DFX or Tag. These three paints are made in the same factory, with the same paint base. You are getting the same quality with these three paints and many colors in each line are the same, as the companies go their seperate ways, colors will differ as well as packaging.


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Re: DFX or Tag.. what's the difference??

Post by chicneek on Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:06 pm

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Here is a space design I won a contest with. The black background and planets are snaz. The gold on the eyes and lips is wolfe gold and with liquid bling on top and the white stars are DFX[img][/img]
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Post by MichelleLA on Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:59 pm

I remember seeing this design and I love it!


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Re: DFX or Tag.. what's the difference??

Post by Daizy on Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:30 pm

Thank you for your help, I think I will grab some Tag as well as the snaz for bases.... oooh I am excited now!!
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Post by facefantasy on Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:05 pm

Love that design!
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Re: DFX or Tag.. what's the difference??

Post by pike5253 on Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:57 am

hey hun,
I only use TAG paint now and i love it. i was using DFX and found TAG to be same just cheaper. I dont really use liquid paints cause personally i find that they kinda crumble when dry. i love using dry glitter too but when i use liquid you cant go wrong with liquid bling.
Hope it helps
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Re: DFX or Tag.. what's the difference??

Post by SuzySparkles on Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:00 am

I use DFX for all bases... blaxk white, green and have never had one complaint about a kids skin and have never had a problem with mine or my kids skin staining... The only place I will ever get a stain is if I put it on odd places... The leg, underside of my arm...etc.
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Post by Jessica Musick on Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:46 am

Has anyone else had problems with dfx staining because I'm planning on buying all my primary colors in dfx as my first set of paints. Should I just stick with TAG or Snaz instead?
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Re: DFX or Tag.. what's the difference??

Post by Fabtastic on Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:58 am

I use Snaz for bases not only to reduce the chance of staining, but also because I personally don't like the feel of DFX or Wolfe on my skin. Snaz feels less "tight" to me, and I figure that if I prefer it, so will the kids. I do use DFX for linework and details.

I did have a couple parents mention to me that there was some staining (especially green), so now I put a silver base down before sponging green or black over top. The silver gives a nice sheen and seems to act as a barrier.
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Re: DFX or Tag.. what's the difference??

Post by wmeventservices on Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:06 am

Jessica, stick with TAG. It's the same, but way cheaper.
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Re: DFX or Tag.. what's the difference??

Post by IamGinaW on Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:06 pm

TAG greens and some reds do stain but you'll get that with DFX too.
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Re: DFX or Tag.. what's the difference??

Post by Kitty's Make-up Studio on Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:00 pm

That's a great tip Isabelle!

I use Kryolan as a base or Grimas, these brands are most used here in the Netherlands.
And the linework or more vibrant areas with dfx.
I had my face painted as Gene Simmons from the Rockgroup Kiss with dfx black and white and had no problems getting it off.
I always use these cleansing tissues first to get rid of most of the colour, then take cold wash cloth and at last my cleansing cream.

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