Fusion Body Art Face and Body Paints Face Painting Tips
Fusion Body Art face paints first hit the market in 2019, but the team behind them has been in the Body Art industry for many years before, working first fora large Body Art and acrylics company in Australia. Fusion Body Art face and body paints are designed in Australia by a team of very experienced people including a chemist specialized in the design of face and body art products with the help and advice of Anna and Santi from Jest Paint. All raw ingredients and pigments are carefully chosen and sourced around the world to provide you with the best face painting products you can think of. Fusion Body Art has a range of Prime matte colors that are bold and opaque, a shimmery range of soft Pearl colors including dual tone colors that are unique and exclusive to the Fusion Body Art range, and a set of UV colors that glow under black light. Fusion Body Art also has a large selection of large Rainbow Cakes perfect for full face designs, and a beautiful range of small Split Cakes perfect for painting fast designs with one stroke of your brush. To top it all of, Fusion Body Art offers a great collection of Spectrum Palettes: beautiful face painting palettes with small split cakes created by renown artists like Anna Wilinski, Leannne Courtney and Onalee Rivera.
Some colors you won't want to miss are Fusion's Prime Yellow, an outstandingly bright yellow that is also opaque! Fusion's Prime Pink Sorbet, a pink so bright that is hard to believe is not neon! You won't want to miss Fusion's Magic Dark Blue, a dark blue that has a pearly metallic sheen to it, just like the ink on a pen, and also not to be missed is their Prime Magenta. But, the best of the best is Fusion Body Art Prime Paraffin White, the BEST and most PERFECT white face paint currently available in the market. After testing over 8 different whites and playing with the formula to achieve perfection, Fusion Body Art has created an extremely bright and opaque white that can't be matched by anybody else. Using the finest paraffin from Japan combined with the the purest white pigment, this white is perfect for line work and base work.
You will also want to try Fusion Body Art Pearl Peacock Magic, Pearl Purple Magic and Pearl Magenta Dreams. All three of them have dual tone colors that change depending on how the light hits them. And don't forget about Pearl Metallic Silver, the most metallic and solid silver face paint you have ever tried!
PRO TIP: Due to changes in humidity and temperature the paint can contract and expand creating surface cracks. That is absolutely normal and it does not affect at all the performance of the product. All cracks will disappear as you add water and work with the product.
HOW TO ACTIVATE FUSION BODY ART FACE PAINTS?
To activate Fusion Body Art face paints, use a damped face painting sponge or face painting brush. The first step is to get your sponge or brush slightly wet, making sure to remove any excess water before activating the face paint. Then, rub the face painting brush or sponge against the face paint cake in order to activate it, making sure to keep rubbing back and forward until the face 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, or remove the excess water from your cake with a sponge. You want to make sure that your brush or sponge are not dripping.
You can find a more in depth explanation on how to activate face paints in our blog.
HOW TO APPLY FUSION BODY ART FACE PAINTING SOLID COLORS?
Once you have your chosen applicator fully loaded with face paint, is time to face paint. If you are using a face painting 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 since swiping can give you a streaky look. We recommend to use face painting sponges when applying a base coat rather than a brush, as the sponge is faster and provides a more even look to your base.
When working with brushes simply lay the face painting brush against the skin and move it in the direction you wish to go. Make sure to keep a steady firm hand to have good control over your face painting brush. Focus mostly on the destination point rather than the tip of the brush itself.
HOW TO WORK WITH FUSION BODY ART RAINBOW AND SPLIT CAKES?
Using Fusion Body Art Rainbow and Split Cakes might look tricky at first, but once you get used to it you will find them easy to use. When loading your Fusion Body Art Rainbow or 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 Fusion Body Art Split Cakes. Move your brush in the direction you wish, making sure not to flip your brush so that colors don't get muddy. It is also highly recommended for you to hold your cake in such a way that the stripes are running vertically so that when you load your brush or sponge any excess water runs down, rather than sideways, preventing your colors from mixing with each-other.
HOW TO REMOVE FUSION BODY ART FACE AND BODY PAINTS?
Fusion Body Art face and body paints can be removed easily with just soap and water. You can use a soft sponge or cloth to help you with the removal process. Always start by coating the skin with a thin layer of gentle facial 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 in order to remove all of the paint. Always make sure to be gentle as 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 or baby oil. You might need to let the lotion or baby oil 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.
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. Fusion Body Art has worked very hard finding pigments that are less likely to leave stains, but there is always a possibility.
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 FUSION BODY ART FACE PAINTS?
Like with all cosmetic products, it is always best to keep Fusion Body Art face and body 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. A very dry environment might leave to surface cracks developing on your paint.
Before putting your face paints away after you have been using 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. Never spray your cakes with makeup sanitizers as that can change the formula of the product. Your face paints already have preservatives that help prevent bacteria growth when used and stored as directed.
SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE INFORMATION
All Pearl and Prime Fusion Body Art face and body painting colors have been formulated with FDA approved pigments for cosmetic application. All UV 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/UV 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, but since we are a USA based company we are require to post the warnings that apply to the USA. Because of that, in the USA UV colors are considered a product that can be used on prosthetic, fabrics, etc for special effects, but not for cosmetic application. Thousands of artists around the world have been using neon colors for decades without an issue, including some well known master painters, but the FDA has yet to test these pigments and hence we are required to comply with their regulations. You can find a more in depth explanation about neon paints and FDA regulations on our blog.
Like all cosmetic products, face paints can cause an allergic reaction if the individual is allergic to any of its components. Although Fusion Body Art 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. Keep in mind that Fusion Body Art face paints are free of parabens, perfume and lanolin to reduce the risk of allergic reactions and they are also nut, gluten and latex free.
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 12 months of opening the package.
GMO, GLUTEN, PARABENS, NUTS AND VEGAN CONCERNS
Based on the manufacturers claim, Fusion Body Art 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 and Nut Free Certified facility, the product contains no gluten or nuts, and all face paint colors are paraben free as well as free of perfumes. You can learn more about Vegan face paints on our blog.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
If you would like a copy of Fusion Body Art face paints' Material Safety Data Sheet, please click here to download the MSDS.
INGREDIENTS FOR FUSION BODY ART PRIME FACE PAINTS AND METALLIC SILVER AND GOLD
Calcium Carbonate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Glycerin, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, PEG-32, Water (Aqua), may contain: Iron Oxides (1332-37-2)(CI77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI19140), FD&C Red 40 (CI16035), FD&C Blue 1 (CI42090), Ultramarines (CI77007), D&C Red 7(CI15850), Mica (CI77019), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000)
Conforms to (EC) No. 1223/2009. FDA and EU Compliant. Made in China.
INGREDIENTS FOR FUSION BODY ART PRIME PARAFFIN WHITE AND PEARL COLORS
Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Paraffin, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Dextrin, Water (Aqua), Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, may contain: +/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), D&C Red 6 (CI 15850:2), FD&C Blue1 (CI 42090:1), D&C Red 7 (CI 15850:1), Manganese violet (CI 77742), D&C Yellow 6 (CI 15985:1), D&C Green 5 (CI 61570), D&C Yellow 10 (CI 47005:1), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163). Conforms to (EC) No. 1223/2009. FDA and EU Compliant.
INGREDIENTS FOR FUSION BODY ART AND FX UV/NEON COLORS
Calcium Carbonate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Glycerin, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, PEG-32, Water (Aqua), may contain: Iron Oxides (1332-37-2)(CI77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI19140), FD&C Red 40 (CI16035), FD&C Blue 1 (CI42090), Ultramarines (CI77007), D&C Red 7(CI15850), Mica (CI77019), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000) and non toxic neon pigments. Made in China.