Diamond FX Face and Body Paints Face Painting Tips
Diamond FX Face Art has an amazing range of face and body art products as well as tools of the trade. DFX has a very large selection of bold colors that will pop off the skin! Diamond FX face paints are particularly good for line work since they flow effortlessly off your brush and allow for clean sharp strokes. DFX face paints can certainly be used as a base color since they provide a bold coverage and can be easily blended! Their special effects products like the neon paints are perfect for black light events and can be used on many surfaces. Diamond FX also has a huge range of split cakes for speed face painting. Diamond FX face paints are made in China but the company is from the Netherlands; that is where all the design work happens.
PRO TIP: Due to the brittle nature of a few of the DFX face paints, you may find cracks on the surface or through the cakes. Though the paint is perfectly fine, this can be fixed by warming the cakes up a bit and pressing them, or by continued use with water to re-hydrate them.
HOW TO ACTIVATE DIAMOND FX FACE ART FACE PAINTS?
In order to activate Diamond FX Face Art face paints, 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 are using a face painting brush for line work you can also go for a more ink like 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.
HOW TO APPLY DFX FACE ART FACE PAINTING SOLID COLORS?
Once you have your preferred applicator loaded with face paint, then apply it to the skin. If you are using a sponge make sure to apply the face paint using a patting motion rather than swiping your sponge. Patting gently and consistently gives you a much smoother and opaque base than swiping your sponge. We recommend to use face painting sponges when applying a base coat.
When working with brushes simply lay the face painting brush against the skin and move in the desired direction. Make sure to keep a steady firm hand to have good control over your brush.
HOW TO APPLY DIAMOND FX RAINBOW 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. When using a brush, you will likely want to use a 3/4' or 1" face painting brush and use Diamond FX Small Rainbow Cakes. 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 DFX FACE PAINTS?
Diamond FX face paints can be removed easily with just soap and water. You can use a soft sponge or cloth to aid int he 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 int he removal process, as well as rubbing against your sheets while you sleep.
Keep in mind that all face paints can stain since it depends mostly on your skin type. 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. Colors like dark green, dark blue and teal are usually more likely to stain in every brand.
To remove the face 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 DIAMOND FX FACE ART FACE PAINTS?
Like with all cosmetic products, it is always best to keep DFX 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 Diamond FX Essential and Metallic colors have been formulated with FDA approved pigments for cosmetic application. All neon colors, except for those marked as FDA Blue, Violet and White 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 Diamond FX face paints 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. The manufacturer recommends that this product 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).
GMO, GLUTEN, PARABENS, NUTS AND VEGAN CONCERNS
Based on the manufacturers claim, Diamond FX face paints are vegan since they do not contain any animal sourced ingredients or byproducts and they are not tested on animals. Also, the manufacturer assured us that although these face paints are not manufactured in a Gluten Free Certified facility, the product contains no gluten. The product also contains no ingredients derived from nuts, and all face paint colors are paraben free as well as free of perfumes.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
If you would like a copy of Diamond FX Face Art face paints' Material Safety Data Sheet, please click here to download the MSDS.
INGREDIENTS FOR DIAMOND FX FACE ART ESSENTIAL AND METALLIC COLORED FACE PAINTS
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.
INGREDIENTS OF DIAMOND FX NEON COLORS
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