The 6 Best Face Paints of 2019 - FAQs

Now that face paint is everywhere and you have so many brands to choose from it is important to take the time to choose the best face paint for your needs.

Not all face paints perform the same way, and each brand has its own particular set of strong qualities. It is hard to choose just five of them, but we have done a lot of testings and we have heard reviews from thousands of professional face painters and parents and condensed them in this blog post so that you can make a quick and easy choice.

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Keep in mind that we still believe that all of the face paints available at JestPaint are great brands and have a specific purpose, but we have based our suggestions purely on our own research, customer's reviews, and product popularity.

With over 20 years of experience in the face painting industry, we are prepared to give you some good suggestions so you can choose the best face paint for your next event, carnival, Halloween party or just for your next fun day at home with the kids.

As a general rule, you should ask yourself the following questions in order to choose the best face paint brand for you:

What am I using the face paint for?

This is an important question because there are many different kinds of face paints. Some are water proof, some are sweat resistant, some are really easy to wash off, some will glow in the dark, some will glow under a black light. Knowing what you need the paint for will help you choose the right one.

You can visit our blog post for a more in depth explanation about the different kinds of face paints available:

The Ultimate Face Paint Guide

What do I care for the most: price or quality?

As in almost every aspect of life, price and quality go hand to hand. A good quality face paint brand won't be sold for just a few dollars a piece. You should be looking to pay at least $6.00 or more for a high quality and safe face paint brand. A safe face painting kits usually starts at around $20.00.

Am I a professional or a beginner face painter?

If you are a professional face painter then you likely know how to work with any kind of face paint and none will be a challenge for you, but as a beginner the best brand of face paint might be one that is easy to activate, that dries fast and doesn't require special activators or prep work.

Do I look for specific qualities: hypoallergenic, nut free, vegan, gluten free?

Not all face paint brands are vegan, or perfume or paraben free, or organic, so if that is something you care for then you can narrow you search to only those brands that meet those specifications.

You can find out more about the different brands and their qualities on our blog post:

The Ultimate Face Paint Guide

Our Top 6 Face Paint Brands are:

Best Overall: Fusion Body Art Face Paints available at Jest Paint

Best combination of quality, safety and price for a face paint brand. They provide great coverage, colors are vibrant, paints are safe for kids and price is great!

Best for Professional Face Painters: Superstar Face Paints available at Jest Paint

Great quality face paint with a very smooth consistency and amazing coverage. Each individual container has a lot of paint and will get you through many events.

 Best for your Skin: Paradise Face Paints by Mehron available at Jest Paint

Paradise face paints are made in the USA with great quality ingredients like Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract to protect your skin.

Best for Beginners: TAG Body Art Face Paints available at Jest Paint

TAG Body Art face paints are a great quality FDA compliant and hypoallergenic face paint that is super easy to use and very budget friendly. One small palette can get you through dozens of events.


Best Vegan Face Paint: Diamond FX Face and Body Paints available at Jest Paint

Although there are many great vegan face paints, Diamond FX for sure stands out not only for their bold colors and opaque coverage but also for the large range of colors available and their incredible safe formula.


Best for Kids: Global Body Art Face Paints available at Jest Paint

Global Body Art face paints have been around for 5 years now and has gotten great reviews from professional face painters and parents alike. It is super easy to use so you can let your young ones play with it and have fun!


Best Overall: Fusion Body Art Sampler Face Paint Palette

Fusion Body Art face paints were designed by professional face painters and chemists with the goal of creating an affordable face paint brand that could offer great quality products that are safe and easy to use. You will notice that the colors are super vibrant and opaque and that they are very easy to activate. Even though it is a pro brand, little kids can also have fun painting with it and cosplayers will have a great time painting amazing designs on their face to match their costumes. Fusion is known for having one of the best Black, White and Silver face paints in the market, and they are worth every penny!

To activate simply add some water to your brush or sponge, rub against the paint and go for it! You can read more about how to activate face paint on our blog post:

How to Face Paint - Step 2: How do I activate Face Paints?

Have fun at your next Halloween party, carnival or cosplayer event with Fusion face paints!

Best for Professional Face Painters: Superstar Professional Face Painting Palette

If you want to go professional or at least obtain professional results, nothing beats Superstar face paints. They are extremely smooth and vibrant and will make your designs stand out from the crowd. Superstar face paints are made in The Netherlands using professional grade ingredients that are hypoallergenic and FDA compliant.

As with all major face paint brands, simply activate with water and get painting!

Best for your Skin: Paradise Face Painting Palette