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FAS - Face Paint and Face Paint Safety


Face Paint and Face Paint Safety

Face painting is a delightful and easily learnable activity suitable for everyone, not just artists. However, before embarking on this creative journey, it's crucial to prioritise face painting safety.

Painting faces involves dealing with the skin, making health and safety paramount.

Choosing a safe face paint is essential, considering the many brands claiming to be non-toxic. Yet, it's imperative to scrutinise these claims.

In most countries, cosmetic product labels are required to disclose ingredients and safety testing information.

When it comes to face paint, two main types exist:

  1. Normal Liquid Face Paint:

  2. Makeup Compound:

When painting faces, it's crucial to exercise caution.

Avoid purchasing watered-down poster paint not designed for skin use. Some people may have allergic reactions, so closely monitor the model's skin for any signs of itchiness or irritation. In case of a reaction, promptly remove the face paint and apply a suitable barrier cream. Some individuals may even react to the barrier cream, warranting avoidance of face paint application in such cases.

Key Considerations for Face Paint:

  1. Beware of unknown brands with unpleasant odours.

  2. A "non-toxic" label is insufficient; look for safety marks such as CE, ACMI, EN71.3, or FDA.

  3. Understand the difference between cosmetic and cosmetic-grade face paint. FAS Professional Face, made from true cosmetic raw materials, is designed for skin use.

Painting Safety:

  1. Conduct a patch test on the inside of the wrist if there are concerns about sensitivity.

  2. Reapply face paint for extended wear and use a barrier cream or moisturizer for removal and skin protection.

  3. Avoid the eyes, mouth, and nose areas, and be cautious when painting in these regions.

  4. Do not use paints or glitter intended for paper on the face, as they may not be safe for skin application.


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