We are Jest Paint!
Hi, I am Anna Wilinski. My husband, Santi Massano, and I are the co-owners of Jestpaint. In 2009 I started this little online shop after a long love affair with face painting. I was very motivated by YouTube viewers who wanted to try my handmade rainbow pots and Diamond FX face paint, and luckily a fun and fruitful journey began. Along with expanding our offerings from Diamond FX in 2011, we added Mehron Starblends, Paradise colors, Wolfe FX, Snazaroo, TAG Body Art, Cameleon, Ben Nye Products, Vibrant Powders, Ybody Glitter, and Amerikan Body Art glitter, FAB, Henna and much more to Jest Paint.
In 2010, Santi jumped in to help by starting with website improvements, a Facebook page and a great face and body painting blog. He is always around to help out our customers in anyway that he can.
Every year we donate a portion of the proceeds from store sales to organizations such as KIVA, Oxfam and UNICEF as a way to give back to the world. We also help train volunteers who travel the world doing amazing work to learn the fun art of face painting, so they can spread the joy to places we cannot reach ourselves.
We are always open to suggestions about other great items to carry, so send us your list!
As professional face and body painters, we are here to answer your questions and help you pick the best brands and colors based on what your needs are. If you want to know what pink is the brightest, or what red is best for that webby guy...and so on, we would love to offer our opinions.
We don't enjoy waiting for exciting mail, and we guess that you don't either, so we are mega fast at processing and shipping your orders accurately, and we will do our best to assist you in getting your items when you need them.
We are so thankful to everyone who has supported us along the way to make JestPaint better and better. We are here to support you
as well, so feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the
art of face painting or the business side of it too.
Keep in Touch with Us!
Click here to see our Face and Body Painters Blog.
At the blog we hold face painting contests, post information about product safety, offer tips and tricks, share step by step designs, and provide you with updates about new products in our store.
Are you on
Facebook? If so, we are avid Facebookers, and we would love it if you became a fan of our JestPaint page and friend our personal pages too. Click Here to see our page.
We also post face painting tutorials on
Youtube at our Clashtheclown
channel. We are working to constantly improve the quality of these
tutorials, so check out our newest ones first. We don't have the heart
to delete the old crazy ones yet!
Click here to get watching!
You can check out our face and body painting sites at
JestParty.com and ArtandBodyStudios.com if you want to see what fun stuff we crank out on the weekends!
-Anna has been painting faces and twisting balloons since she was 10 years old with her mother, Donna (a.k.a M.T. Pockets).
-She put herself through college painting faces around Southern
California and Michigan. She has a degree in elementary education, but
hasn't yet used her teaching certificate for a full time teaching job
because she is so wound up in the wonderful world of face art!
-Anna has been teaching others about using rainbow cakes since 2006, and she works with Santi to keep making new rainbow cakes with the help of TAG Body Art.
-Anna placed 2nd overall in 2007 at FABAIC after partaking in all of the master's face painting contests.
-Anna will eat almost anything. You can read her full funky history by clicking here.
-Santi is short for Santiago, but only his mother called him that when he was in trouble.
-Santi grew up in Cordoba Argentina, attending a school for the arts,
playing the sax and graduating from college as an economist.
-Santi loves photography and anything with caramel in it or on it!
-Santi picked up body painting almost overnight, and is the photographer and designer behind most of their body painting projects. His Mehron practice head, Candice Celine, is helping him get more skilled with the smaller canvas.
Anna and Santi met in 2009 while he was doing volunteer training at IICD near
her hometown in Michigan, and where she was coincidentally making The
Body of Art calendar with a mutual friend and teaching face painting to
After Santi's volunteer work in Brazil, he came back to Michigan and
wham bam, the two were married in April 2010 and are now raising 8 year
old Oceana and their son Angelo David, born on April 9th 2012.
In 2010, Anna and Santi published Face Painting with Clash and held really sweet art shows to display the prints of the body paintings they have done together. They were married twice, once here in Kalamazoo, and once in Cordoba Argentina.
Oceana is a little gymnast at heart. She still models for us, but it is hard to get her to stop doing cartwheels while making videos.
Currently they are keeping busy with JestPaint, making video tutorials, entertaining at parties, and getting comfortable in their home they they finished re-building with Habitat for Humanity in the fall of 2012.