Health & Safety
Only professional, high quality face paints are used: Mehron - Paradise - Kryolan - Fardel - Grimas - Diamond FX - Snazaroo. These are hypo-allergenic and contain anti-bacterial ingredients.
HOWEVER - if you or your child have a history of being allergic to cosmetic makeup, and still want to be painted, you must do a patch test. This is simply having a dab of paint applied to the inside of the elbow and waiting 20 minutes to see if there is any reaction.
Face Painting Under 3's
Children under 2 cannot be painted due to manufacturer's guidelines and the rules of my insurance company. This is for medical reasons - children under 2 do not have a fully developed immune system, and exposure to some products at an early age can create allergies in later life.
Children under 3 are painted at the face painter's discretion - if the child appears unwiling to be painted, or cannot sit still then they will not be painted. This is to avoid distress and injury to the child.
Anyone who appears to have the following skin conditions will not be painted:
- Cold sores
These are all contagious conditions that can be passed on to other people, anyone who looks as if they are suffering from these conditions will not be painted.
Open wounds, cuts, grazes and scabs cannot be painted over - this is to avoid introducing bacteria to the wound which may then become infected.
Eczema and psoriasis are not contagious, but can become irritated by being painted. Once the paint is on the skin, it dries out and draws moisture away from the skin. For people with normal skin this is not a problem, but people with dry, sensitive skin may have a reaction.
Face paint is water based makeup, you do not need special cleansers to remove it - just your normal soap and water. Some strong pigments may still be present after washing, so a second wash using a flannel may be needed. Baby wipes should not be used as they contain alcohol and other astringent cleansers, which can dry out the face and cause reactions.