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Post by FunFacesbyLori on Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:03 am

I have been painting with the Snaz 54 Pro Pallette now for some time and after a half a day painting, the paints turn to mush. I let them dry out and and start over, but this is getting old! The reason I picked Snaz was for the versatility, and easy removal - especially black. I like Paradise, but am told people get offended by the tropical scent used in making the paints. I hear DFX black is hard to remove on children - especially around the eyes. I guess they all have their pros and cons. Anyway - Im thinking about getting a 12 laptop set and wondered if you have any recommendations as to what works well for you?
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Post by ChangingFaceDesigns on Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:34 am

I have not had a problem with any of my DFX staining anyone I have worked on. You see with all my post I constantly paint on myself my daughter and others with no issue of staining. That being said when working on small children say under 6 I will defer to using snaz black for designs that call for alot of black. I do also own a Snaz sparkle orange because I just think it is a really pretty color

I think primarily with DFX it is the darker pigmented colors that people tend to worry about the staining issue.

So my suggestion would be to maybe think about giving DFX a try because the colors and coverage are really great and maybe perhaps if you are still leery about the darker colors continue to utilize the Snaz in those respective pigments.

I haven't seen too many kits where the painting supplies were just from one line.

In my kit alone right now I have DFX, Wolfe, Ben Nye, Starblends and Kryolan.

Hope this helps
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Post by Ginacentral on Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:53 pm

I havent tried the DFX black yet so I cant tell you about that but wolfe black is hard to remove (I think that depends on our skin type too I have dry skin so it just stays for days on me). But other than the black, wolfe has served me well and I have had no compliants about the paradise paints coconut smell. But then they don't smell that strong to me anyway.

I am like changingface though there are certain colors I love in certain brands for certain reasons.....Snaz the sparkle pink is probably my favorite pink and its my go to pink color almost everytime.

Maybe you should buy a couple of small palettes and see what you like of other brands.

I find im using arty cakes more and more.
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Post by leapinglizards on Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:41 pm

Scents are a weird thing... I never understand why they make these things smell like anything other than soap at the most. The Coconut mell of Paradise doesn;t offend me, but did nauseate me a bit after a day of being around it. Likewise I got some awful liquid body paint that smelled like a cross between artificial banannas and Circus Peanuts candy. THAT one made me want to gag. I am experimenting with Endura Color from EBA, and that alas smells like cherry cough syrup... and I ask myself WHY!

As for dry cake makeup, the one I still like the most after a ton of experimenting is Kryolan.

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Post by Daizy on Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:03 pm

I am still experimenting with different paints.
At the moment I am using mainly TAG(which is very much like DFX) and Snaz.
I do have my favourite Snazaroo colours like the sparkle pink, orange and red, and white and black snazaroo for bases.
TAG I use for details, mainly black and white which I haven't had a problem washing off yet, I think my snaz black often stains more than my tag, and that is just using a babywipe to remove.

The next paints I am trying are a few wolf, Paradise and BenNye.
I have tried Kryolan and really wasn't impressed, much to chalky for my liking.
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Post by Sam I Am on Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:13 pm

I use all TAG and find the only colour we have trouble with is the l/green around my sons eyes (I know your not supposed to use it there but how else do you do a wicked green dino mask?). The black comes off easy and all the other colours are lush.
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Post by wmeventservices on Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:53 pm

I started with Snaz, tried some Wolfe, Kryolan and DFX, then moved my kit to mainly paradise. I am now going to be trying out TAG. I hate to say this, but after trying everything, I like everything for different reasons. I like different colors in some brands, some brands for details, some for bases... I'm basically a paint hog. I have all of those in my kit right now and use all of them. But I do use Snaz the least. I keep it for the softer looking princess and butterfly faces. But if I were only allowed to keep one brand in my kit, I would keep paradise. I like how it feels for bases and how it works for details. It's the only brand I use for both details and bases.
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Post by Guest on Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:04 pm

I think you may be using too much water if all your Snaz is mushy.

However, I like Kryolan as an all purpose paint. If I could only use one brand it would be Kryolan.

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Post by Perry Noia on Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:49 pm

I use all Snazaroo and the only time mine ever get mushy is in extreme heat and even then only the darker colours.... I agree that you may be using too much water. Snaz loves to be wet, but the others will only be worse if you're using too much water for Snaz already.
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Post by Tash on Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:47 pm

The mushy is the over heating for sure - happened to my snaz gold - disgusting and unuseable untill it sets again.... so I don't think it's only the dark colors.
I havefixed the strong smell of Paradise problem by leaving the lids off the cakes and my pallets open. It's hardly noticable now.
I don't like the drying pulling feeling on the skin that Tag ( and sometimes DFX) have.
Paradise will melt in the sun too - just not as bad.
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Post by FunFacesbyLori on Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:04 am

Thank you all for your suggestions - lots of good info to digest! Gotta love the ideas here. Im going to spritz my snazz less and continue to use black on the little kids while branching out to DFX metallics, neons, black and white and Paradise. There really isn't one brand that does it all - its more of a cocktail of brands and using what works well in a given situation.
Im convinced Snazz is a melter in the hot summer weather so Ill switch to DFX/Paradise for summer. Christmas is coming and I have DFX/Paradise paints on my wish list and a FatMax to hold them all. ;-)
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Post by Lady Jayde on Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:25 pm

Lori... oh Lori... where for art thou Lori?

Ahem...sorry...

I've found that DFX black...in all of it's awesome crispness is best used over a base of some sort...it seems to seek out pores and clings to them for dear life...not mine, I have oily skin and my pores makes quick work of it, but I do see it when I paint my son. I usually lay down a quick base of IF Silber if I'm just painting a plain web, otherwise, it's always applied over another color.

I saw some FatMaxs at Lowes in Avon the other day...cute...but I'm too freakin' tall for that.
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Post by ChangingFaceDesigns on Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:06 pm

I'm 6ft tall and work out of a Fat Max
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Post by Psalmbook on Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:43 pm

I use Paradise, dfx/wolfe metallics & dfx neons for bases. I'll also use the dfx/wolfe metallics for linework. I use dfx/wolfe white & black for linework. I don't use dfx black around kids eyes, but switch to paradise. I also don't use dfx/wolfe white or back for bases. I also use a little kryolan. I've only had a few kids complain about the smell of Paradise & I just comment on how it smells a little like sun screen. It's usually boys. The smell fades quickly. Many kids(especially the girls) like the smell & will mention it. They also like the smell of kryolan.
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Post by Lady Jayde on Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:44 pm

I've tried...doesn't maybe because my leg to torso ratio favors my legs? The bending over thing...not good when you have issues with sciatica.
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Post by FunFacesbyLori on Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:03 pm

LadyJayde - how do you like your new 826 Pro Rolling Work Station - is it easier to work out of?
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Post by Lady Jayde on Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:11 pm

Hey Lori...I coudn't tell you... I'm still decorating. I can say that I like having everything in a case that I'm not afraid will break (at the handle) and the prospect of having a table-like surface is wonderful for me...less stuff to carry.
I'm thinking that it would be what I'd use for many things but for events where I don't have a solid surface to open it up on, I'd revert back to my rolling bag and table. I just know that I'm going to get the ONE kid who wants to look-see bad enough to tip the whole thing over!
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