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TAG Rainbow #4 & #6 – Review 9th June, 2013

TAG Rainbow Cakes

I do love my multicoloured face painty cakes.  Split cakes, Rainbow cakes, Base blenders .. they’re just little pots of colourful pretty goodness – you can’t help but want! These tiny, fit into the palm of your hand One Stroke variety are brilliant!  If you’ve not seen these before, these are smaller containers of painty goodness.  Roughly about an inch wide and over two inches in length, these one strokes… (read more)

BAM Stencils – Review 22nd May, 2013

BAM Stencils

I love these stencils because they offer a different dimension to your designs helping you fill an empty space or adding texture to a face, such as scales for a monster. Ideally I would love to work towards getting the whole range.  However, as I don’t have a pot of gold I’ve had to be quite selective as to which ones to purchase first.   Retailing at approx £4.00 each this… (read more)

Pearl Teal By TAG – Review 24th August, 2012

A sample swatch on a pearlised teal by TAG

Since my last post on face paints it is without a doubt that I have fallen in love with the Diamond FX range of face paints.  Jumping onto them from using Snazaroo, I’ve not regretted the change at all.  That’s not to say that I haven’t come across some flaws with the DFX range, for example from their Essentials Range, the Red isn’t quite so red it leans towards and… (read more)

Brushes For Your Kit 13th August, 2012

Face painting brushes #4 rounds review

I would like to claim that I’ve used every single brush under the sun to fully write this blog article with 110% conviction, however my budget doesn’t allow for such experimental notions.  So in saying this, this is a review of 3 different brands of a #4 round brush. By no means am I saying that my opinion is definite, as each brush is unique to each of us painters… (read more)

Sponges For Your Kit 8th August, 2012

High density sponges cut in half for face painting

Sponges can come in a variety of shape, texture and form (density) but you’ll soon find them a handy addition to your kit. Whether they’re sponge mops for making the perfect circles to using them to apply your based colour to your design.  Different textures allow for different effects.  They can be used for a bearded face (stipple textured), snake scale or dry skin effect (sea sponge type texture). With these round… (read more)

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