Ben Nye has a really unique line of face paints for professional artists known as MagiCakes. MagiCakes have been in the industry for a long time and they have greatly improved over the years in both their colors and consistency! The Ben Nye Magicakes are powder based, meaning that they are a densely pressed powder versus a glycerine or waxed based paint that has more of a clay like consistency. Magicakes are especially great for people who work under hot and humid conditions and do not want their paints to melt in their containers. The finish is matte, so they are also awesome for photography and film projects. You can shimmer them up with mica products like Mehron's Precious Gem Powders or glitter. They work much better when used wet than when used dry. Only the Sunshine Yellow, Azure Blue and Cosmic blue load when used dry. Ben Nye Magicake colors are very rich and vibrant! You can achieve solid brush strokes and base work. Add Mehron Mixing Liquid to make a waterproof paint!
Please read important info at the bottom of the page about powder based cakes.
Please be aware that
powder based paints are more fragile than regular face paints with a
glycerin and/or wax base. You
must take special care when transporting your MagiCakes to events. What if they arrive damaged? We strongly recommend adding shipping
insurance to your order if it includes powder paints because Jest Paint is
not responsible for damage that occurs to your products after they leave our
Can I fix them? There are two great
options for repairing your powders, so e-mail us if they incur any damage.