Party Face Painting

Face Paint Ingredients

We use a wide range of Face Paint and Glitter products from various brands and suppliers.

Below you will find a list of ingredients for the products we use regularly: 

Face Paint Brands we use:

Fusion:

Calcium Carbonate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Glycerin, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, PEG-32, Water (Aqua), may contain: Iron Oxides (1332-37-2)(CI77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI19140), FD&C Red 40 (CI16035), FD&C Blue 1 (CI42090), Ultramarines (CI77007), D&C Red 7(CI15850), Mica (CI77019), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000)
Conforms to (EC) No. 1223/2009. FDA and EU Compliant. Made in China.

UV/NEON COLORS: Calcium Carbonate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Glycerin, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, PEG-32, Water (Aqua), may contain: Iron Oxides (1332-37-2)(CI77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI19140), FD&C Red 40 (CI16035), FD&C Blue 1 (CI42090), Ultramarines (CI77007), D&C Red 7(CI15850), Mica (CI77019), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000) and non toxic neon pigments. Made in China.

DFX:

Paraffin Wax, Petrolatum, Glycerine, Calcium Carbonate, Stearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Acacia Senegal, Dextrin, Water. To see the specific pigments for each color please go to the particular color you are interested in and click to open it. Each color has the pigments listed.

NEON COLOURS: Paraffin Wax Petrolatum, Glycerine, Calcium Carbonate, Stearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Acacia Senegal, Dextrin, Water. May contain Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), D & C Red 7, CA Lake (CI 15850:1), D& C Yellow 6, Alum Lake (CI 15985:1) Non-Toxic Fluorescent Pigments

Snazaroo:

Talc, PEG-32, Propylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Ceteth-3 Acetate, Water, PEG-8 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-75 Lanolin, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Butyl Paraben, MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue, Ferric ferrocyanide, FD&C Blue 1 Al Lake, FD&C Yellow 5 & 6 Al Lake, D&C Yellow 10 Al Lake, D&C Red 7 Ca Lake, D&C Red 33 Al lake, FD&C Red 40 Al Lake.

Tag:

Ingredients: Paraffin wax, petrolatum, glycerin, calcium carbonate, stearyl alcohol, sodium benzoate, acacia senegal gum, dextrin, water. May contain: Mica (CI77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491), D&C Red 7 (CI5850;1), D&C Red 6 (CI15850), D&C Black 2 (CI77266), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI19140), FD&C Blue 1 and D&C Blue 4 (CI42090), Ultramarines (CI77007), Bismuth Oxy Chloride (CI77163).

NEON COLORS: Paraffin wax, petrolatum, glycerin, calcium carbonate, stearyl alcohol, sodium benzoate, acacia senegal gum, dextrin, water. May contain: Mica (CI77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491), D&C Red 7 (CI5850;1), D&C Red 6 (CI15850), D&C Black 2 (CI77266), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI19140), FD&C Blue 1 and D&C Blue 4 (CI42090), Ultramarines (CI77007), Bismuth Oxy Chloride (CI77163). Non-Toxic Fluorescent Pigments. Conforms to ASTM D-42236 NOT FOR COSMETIC USE

Face Paints Australia:

Calcium Carbonate, Paraffin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Dextrin, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Aqua, Acacia Senegal Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin.

NEON COLOURS: Benzoguanamine Formaldehyde Polymer, Bis (glycidoxyphenyl) propane/bisaminomethylnorborane copolymer, Sodium Toluenesulfonate, Diethylaminomethylcoumarin, Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate.

+/- Bismuth Oxychloride (CI77163), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI77288), D&C Black 2 (CI77266), D&C Red 6 (CI15850), D&C Red 7 Lake, D&C Yellow 6 Lake, D&C Yellow 10 Lake, FD&C Blue 1 Lake, FD&C Yellow 5 Lake, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Mica (CI77019), Pigment Blue 15 (CI74160), Pigment Green 7 (CI74260), Pigment Violet 23 (CI51319), Pigment Yellow 1 (CI11680),Yellow 103M (CI21108), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Aluminum Hydroxide (CI77002), Red 28 (CI45410), Red 22 (CI45380), Ultramarines (CI77007), Zinc Oxide (CI77947).

Superstar:

Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, PEG-75 Lanolin, Aqua, Kaolin, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Magnesium Carbonate, Calcium Carbonate, Polysorbate 80, Cetyl Acetate, Stearyl Acetate, Oleyl Acetate, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Dehydroacetic Acid, PVP, Tin Oxide, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Polyethylene Terephthalate. May Contain: Mica : C.I. 77019, Titanium Dioxide: C.I. 77891, Iron Oxide: C.I. 77491 / C.I. 77492 / C.I. 77499, Aluminium Powder: C.I. 77000, (F) D & C Blue No. 1: C.I. 42090, (F) D & C Yellow No. 5: C.I. 19140, D & C Red No. 36: C.I. 12085, D & C Black 2: C.I. 77266, Ferric Ferrocyanide: C.I. 77510, Ultramarine: C.I. 77007, D & C Red No. 6 Ba: C.I. 15850, D & C Red No. 7 Ca: C.I. 15850, D & C Red No. 34 Ca: C.I. 15880, D & C Red No. 28: C.I. 45410, Chromium Oxide Green: C.I. 77288, D & C Yellow No. 10: C.I. 47005, Bronze Powder: C.I. 77400. Conforms to (EC) No. 1223/2009. FDA and EU Compliant.

Cruelty Free Face Paints

Our Cruelty free and vegan face paints are a great option for those customers or users that are concerned about animal welfare.

The great thing is that most professional face paints brands are vegan, and none of them are tested on animals.

Brands like Face Paints Australia, Fusion Body Art, Global Body Art, Diamond FX, TAG Body Art, Cameleon, Wolfe FX , Paradise, and Kryvaline are all vegan since they contain no animal byproducts of any kind. Ruby Red is also vegan with the exception of their UV colours that use shellac as part of their formula and their Natural Formula that uses beeswax. Graftobian face paints are vegan except for those colors that contain red pigment since some of those might have carmine in them according to the label. That same criteria applies to Kryolan products since their label says they might contain carmine.  ProAiir Hybrids, and ProAiir DIPS  are vegan as well.

The only professional face paint brands that are not vegan that we know of are Mehron StarBlend face paints, FAB, Superstar, Grimas, ProAiir Inks, Endura, Mikim FX, Kryolan, Graftobian, Elisa Griffith, Snazaroo, EBA Endura and Voda, and some Ben Nye products and that is because they use lanolin, carmine, beeswax or shellac. Although animals are not directly killed to obtain shellac, beeswax or lanolin ingredients, vegans oppose the use of any animal byproduct and hence we can’t call these brands vegan.

Face Paints Australia cruelty free logo with a pink bunny rabbit
Face Paints Australia Cruelty Free logo

Natural vs Vegan Face Paints?

Are natural and vegan face paints the same thing? No, they are not.

Natural face paints are usually those made with no artificial dies. They tend to look dull and be very oily as they rely on naturally occurring ingredients that have not been refined to be used with this purpose.

A lot of natural face paints are actually not vegan because they use beeswax as a base ingredient. Some brands can be both vegan and natural, but the results we have seen from natural face paint brands are not the ones that professional face painters are usually looking for.

These brands are also very hard to use with a  face painting brush for details, and they tend to be oil or grease-based, rather than water-activated, so they are harder to work with.

If you prefer that we only use natural products, or you are a parent/painter interested in this kind of product, please let us know.

Final Notes on Vegan Face Paints

Although not everyone feels the need to only work with vegan products, we think it is great that most brands are indeed vegan, and we love to be able to give our customers the chance to choose vegan face paints for their kit.

We find that some events, in particular, might require us to only use vegan products, so it is important for us to always have some vegan face paints in our kit.

This is particularly true when working with animal shelters, pro-animal organisations and environmental groups.

If you have any other questions about vegan face paints please let us know, we would love to hear what you have to say and answer any questions you might have.

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