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WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT FACE PAINT WORLD KITS
HOW TO CHOOSE WHICH KIT TO BUY
WHAT ALL THE KITS INCLUDE
A NOTE ABOUT RAINBOW SPLIT-CAKES
COMPARISON TABLE OF FACE PAINT WORLD KITS
Please Note: Below was true at the time of writing but my kits are often changed, but this page does not get updated each time. For confirmation of what is included in the kits please refer to the product pages.
The face paint kits that I have created for my customers at Face Paint World are very different to any other face paint kit available elsewhere. I have created each face paint kit in an effort to meet the needs of my customers, carefully selecting products from across the brands, carefully balancing quality with price. I have selected colours, brands and products according to what I prefer to use and find most useful with my years of experience as a professional face painter, whilst also taking into account what my customers ask for.
Compared to my competitors’ face paint kits that rather seem to me to have been thrown together with the approach of “lets fill an expensive case with 12 Tag regular flat colours and throw a small selection of cheap rainbows, brushes and accessories…” my face painting kits may have a few less colours, but the colours and brushes are better quality. (note: some of our lower priced kits have the budget brushes and/or split-cakes to suit those on a budget)
I always include pearl and metallic colours. They are much prettier and are particularly good for background colours. I believe they are an essential staple of any face paint kit, not a luxury item to be only included in the largest kits.
My face paint kits often include a mixture of brands of paint and brushes as no single brand has the best of everything. I use and recommend Tag for many colours as is good quality and a good price, but I include certain colours in other brands where I believe that colour is better. For example: Wolfe is the most popular brand of black and white amoung professionals so I may include those in my professional kits; Global has a few great colours that Tag doesn’t. I also include nice and often more rainbow cakes.
If you’re comparing my face paint kits to a competitors’ face paint kit, there’s a big difference in the quantity and quality of brushes included, especially with the top of the line kits – my kits generally have both better and more! Good quality brushes are essential tools for any painter – that’s a no-brainer!
One thing not included in my face paint kits is the pro-case and insert, because although nice to have, it’s non-essential and adds quite a bit of cost. I believe it was better to include better quality essential products and leave the case as an optional extra. If you want one please add it to your order.
As with anything I guess, you have to weigh up your budget against your needs. I have created a great variety of kits to help everyone find the right face paint kit for their needs within their budget. Obviously the more you spend, the more products you get, the quality improves and the savings increase. Your needs – the quantity of paint, the number of colours, the quality of brushes and the accessories required depends on:
Holographic White Glitter in a puffer bottle – a little glitter enhances any design. I find the “holographic” (actually iridescent) white glitter is the most versatile and most used colour of glitter, as it goes with all the colours of the rainbow.
Atomiser spray bottle – used to put a light spray of water on your paint cakes or sponges to activate the paint. Also useful for wetting the kids’ fringe to help keep their hair out of their faces while you paint.
Tag Sponges – used for applying large rainbows, base-coats and for blending. Also useful for brushing away excess glitter.
1 inch wide “rainbow” cake – used for an infinite variety of “one-stroke” These designs can be as simple as a rainbow arch, or a fancy rainbow crown or rainbow dragon.
1 inch wide flat brush for applying the 1 inch rainbows and split-cakes. Also good for applying paint over a large area, e.g. Red base for Spiderman.
The 1 inch wide rainbows are best applied with a 1 inch flat brush to do what we call one-stroke designs. These designs can be as simple or as fancy as you like. E.g. Simple rainbow, fairy “crown”, rainbow dragon etc. Because of the infinite variety of designs, and the ease with which beginners can do simple but effective designs with 1 inch rainbows, I recommend at least one of these to everyone!
The large 50g rainbows are applied with sponges and are for large areas of colour as in: Rainbow Butterfly, Rainbow Cat, Rainbow Tiger, Rainbow Fairy etc. These designs are very popular and great to learn, but aren’t as quite as easy to begin with for the amateur.
Click on the product title to see what each contains. Please note: Products and prices may vary due to stock availability and changes. For up-to-date accurate prices and inclusions please see product listing.
Our Rainbow Face Painting Kit is a great mini kit, perfect for Fairy Parties. As well as an infinite variety of rainbow designs, you can use just the black and white for a few standard “boy” designs like spiders, skull, Batman etc. Of course, many boys like rainbow colours too, particularly rainbow spiders, snakes and dragons.
The large 50g rainbow is applied with the sponges and for large areas of colour as in: Rainbow Butterfly, Rainbow Cat, Rainbow Tiger, Rainbow Fairy etc.
The 1 inch wide rainbow are best applied with a 1 inch flat brush to do what we call one-stroke designs. These designs can be as simple as a rainbow arch, or a fancy rainbow crown or rainbow dragon.
The brushes included are not many but they are sufficient and good quality.
Our Mini Kit, like our Rainbow Kit is great for doing painting at home for fun and your own parties. It has the most minimal number of products to keep the cost as low as possible, but the products are all good quality. It has everything you need to paint the most popular designs:
1 inch rainbow for a multitude of designs, especially popular with girls!
Red for Spiderman, and for red or pink flowers
Pearl Blue for Frozen, and Dolphins
Green for snakes, dragons, dinosaurs, monsters and leaves for your flower designs
Black & white for Batman, Skull, Spiders as well as outlines, details and highlights
A few more ideas: Pirate, Skull, Dragon, monster, Dog, Vampire, Tribal, blue tiger.
The brushes included are not many but they are just sufficient quantity and of good quality.
The Budget Kit has a few more colours and products than the Mini Kit, but some of the brushes are of lower quality to create a very affordable kit with all the basic colours and products. This kit is suitable for amateurs use at home or as a face painting stall volunteer. I would recommend serious painters and budding professionals to choose one of the other kits with better quality products.
Our Essentials Kit has what I consider all the “essential” colours and products, and they are good quality, so it’s suitable for budding professionals on a tight budget as well as non-professionals who want a good kit to play. You can always add extra colours or accessories as required.
Our Professional Kit is a very nice starter kit for a professional face painter or keen hobbyist, with a good range of colours and plenty of top quality brushes.
Our Ultimate Pro Kit has all my most favourite colours and products. With 23 of the loveliest colours, my 8 favourite split-cakes, lots of fantastic brushes and the most useful accessories, this really is the ultimate starter kit! For those who want the best of everything and can afford it!
Our Fete Kit is our Essentials Kit modified for use by 2 painters at a fete or other event. The most used products are doubled; the others can be to shared across a table.
Please note, if the kit you want is unavailable because a product is out of stock, please contact us. We can leave the missing product out or replace it with something similar.
Please note: Included products in our kits are subject to change. Please see product listing for confirmation.