Investing in your brushes is totally worth it. I have middle-of-the-line brushes. I went to Michaels and got their highest end (I think about $10 per brush), but they would be an art store’s middle line. Dad has taught me how to very thoroughly clean them, and the time is well worth it to make them last longer. Some face painters use sponges, but I haven’t done much with them. But they are a good way to apply a lot of paint in a short amount of time.
See the picture below for some of the brushes I use. I was very overwhelmed when I went shopping for them and had no idea what I needed! My favorites (and I have multiple of each of these for ease and speed of changing colors) are: 1/4 and 3/8” angled, 6 rounded edge, 14 round, and 4 round.
A funny thing that’s become a necessity in my face paint tub is baby wipes. A lot of kids eat candy at events and sticky is everywhere. Keeping a bit of sanitation is handy. I use an inexpensive brand from WalMart.
I started with this kit from Amazon, and now purchase the bigger, individual colors as I need them, expanding my palette here and there when possible, which is really great!
“And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
and declare his works with rejoicing.”
12 thoughts on “Face Painting, What Supplies You Need to Start Off”
What a great idea, think i might get my daughter some for Christmas!
Thank you for sharing.
Love to all
I’m grateful Mary wrote that up, because it would be hard to figure out where to start!
Thank you, Mary! This is extremely helpful.
I’m glad we could be of help! Sorry it took me awhile. Life has been very crazy with book deadlines.
We are looking forward to reading your new book! Will this book be the beginning of a series?
Not yet! The next book might have a followup novel–we shall see how the Lord leads.
Wow! That sounds exciting and cool. I love the Moodys. 🙂
I’m also a face painter (mainly voluntary at fundraising events), and agree with everything you’ve said. I would add to your list a small hand mirror, kids love to see how they look after!
Thanks for that addition. Yes, the hand mirror is essential!
Could you tell us how you clean the brushes thoroughly? Thanks
You wash them with water AND soap until the water runs clear. Takes some time!
Wow! I didn’t know face painting was that complicated. Mary sure is talented. 🙂
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