Rainbow Split Cakes Face Painting Tips
Rainbow and split cakes are really fun face painting products that with a little bit of practice can give you amazingly looking designs. These multi colored cakes are designed for you to be able to lay several colors at once using your face painting brush and or sponge.
How to Activate Rainbow Split Face Paints?
In order to activate your rainbow and split cakes, use a damped face painting sponge or face painting brush. First, get your sponge or brush slightly wet, make sure to remove any excess water before activating the face paint. Then, rub the brush or sponge against the face paint cake in order to activate the paint. Make sure to keep rubbing back and forward until the paint has a creamy consistency. If you have too much water on the cake keep rubbing the sponge or brush in order to work that water into the paint and get the right consistency. It is always good to hold your cake in a way that the excess water always runs down in the direction of the paint strips to prevent your cake from getting muddy.
How to Apply Face Paint Split Cakes?
Using split cakes can look tricky at first, but once you get used it you will find them easy to use. When loading your split cake make sure to move your sponge or brush back and forward following the direction of the stripes. Make sure not to shake your applicator side to side so that the colors don't get muddy. If you want to apply a nice base coat you can use Global Body Art Rainbow Cakes and pat your sponge gently against the skin making sure to keep it moving always in the same direction so that the colors don't get muddy. You can always use a fan like movement or a side by side movement. When using a brush, you will likely want to use a 3/4' or 1" face painting brush and use a small split cake like Global Body Art Fun Strokes. Move your brush in the direction you wish, making sure not to flip your brush so that colors don't get muddy.
How to remove Face Paint?
Most face paints can easily be removed with just soap and water. You can use a soft sponge or cloth to aid in the removal process. Always start by coating the skin with a thin layer of soap. Once you have worked the soap into the face paint, then proceed to rinse. You might need to repeat this process a few times. Always make sure to be gentle, excessive rubbing of your skin can cause irritation. Also, we suggest not to use scented baby wipes since the perfume can cause allergic reactions. If any stains are left on the skin, consider using lotion. You might need to let the lotion set in for a few minutes before wiping it off. In the rare case in which a stain is still visible after this process, please wait for 24 hours before attempting to wash off the area again. Normal sweating and oil production from your skin will aid in the removal process, as well as rubbing against your sheets while you sleep.
Even though all face paints can stain since it depends mostly on your skin type, Global Body Art face paints tend to stain the least. If you are concerned, always try a small patch of the color on the area to be painted and test for stains 30 minutes after. If the color does leave a stain, you might want to consider using a different color if that concerns you.
To remove the paint off your face painting brushes and sponges, we recommend using a brush soap like the Pink Soap by Mona Liza. These soaps are designed to remove oils and pigments off your tools and will do a much better job than regular hand soap. Once your tools have been washed off and thoroughly rinsed to remove all traces of soap, let them dry out completely before storing them.
How to store your Face Paints?
Like with all cosmetic products, it is always best to keep face paints away from a direct light source and in a cool and dry environment. Excessive heat can make your face paints really soft, and excessive light can fade the colors on the outer layers of your cake. An excess of humidity can cause mold to grow and spoil your face paints.
Before putting your face paints away after you used them, make sure to wipe the top clean using a clean sponge (do not use baby wipes since they will leave a fuzzy layer on your cakes), let them dry out with the lids open and then proceed to put the lids back on and store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. You can use laptop cases to keep light away from your cakes.
Safety and Compliance Information
All standard and pearl split cakes on this page have been formulated with FDA approved pigments for cosmetic application. All neon colors are considered a special effects product and do not comply with FDA cosmetic regulations although they have been independently tested for skin safety and have been determined safe to be used on the skin by independent laboratories, according to the manufacturer. Neon colors contain pigments that have not yet been tested by the US FDA to be used on cosmetics. They are considered safe for skin by other countries.
Like all cosmetic products, face paints can cause an allergic reaction if the individual is allergic to any of its components. Although all paints on this page have been formulated with special ingredients to reduce the chances of an allergic reaction, an allergy free experience can not be guaranteed by any manufacturer. Manufacturers recommends that these products should not be applied to broken or sensitive skin. Test by placing a small amount to the wrist, if reaction occurs within 30 minutes do not use.
Please know that in the US the FDA does not recommend the use of purple, red blue and green makeup colors near the eyes or lips area, regardless of the brand. Use within 18 months of opening the package. Unsuitable for children under 36 months due to small parts which may cause chocking (this is related to the kids manipulating the product, not regarding kids being painted).
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Material Safety Data Sheet
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Ingredients for Rainbow Split Cakes
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