Global Body Art Face Painting Tips
PLEASE NOTE: The information on this page is for Global Face Paints. It is not for NEON paints labeled SFX NON-COSMETIC. Please open those products to learn more about them.
Global Colours was established in 1992, when an innovative Australian company had an idea to produce a complete range of the world's finest quality theatrical makeup. Years of dedicated R & D with performers, face and body artists, expert chemists, and engineers have led to the creation of this line - a new generation of water-based body paint and makeup. Global face paints are the top choice of professional and beginner face painters as well as cosplayers and those who enjoy going to Halloween Costume parties! Global face paints are not your average cheap face paint. Although they are very affordable, they are a top quality professional grade line of face paints.
Global Body Art has a great line of Standard colors, Pearl/Metallic and Neon Dayglo Special FX colors. With Global Colours you can create beautiful face painting effects with their metallic and pearl paint colors and sparkle filled glitter gels. If you are looking for bright neon or UV paint that glows under a black light, these water-based paints will pack a punch. Global Colours are also fragrance free, which makes this a great choice for hypoallergenic face paint.
Global Colours Body Art utilizes a unique formula that is sourced from only the highest quality pigments and additives to assure great consistency and vibrant colors that are easy to apply and just as easy to wash off. The glycerine is synthetic and not palm based, and the formula is paraben free. See more info at the bottom of the page.
If you have a retail store and you would like to sell Global products, please inquire about wholesale prices with us. Jest Paint is currently the exclusive North American Distributor of Global Colors Body Art.
Global Body Art has an amazing range of face and body art products as well as special effects products and tools of the trade. Global standard face painting colors have an unmatched coverage with strikingly bold colors that will pop off the skin! Global face paints are particularly good for line work since they flow effortlessly off your brush and allow for clean sharp strokes. Global face paints can certainly be used as a base color and you will want to have it in your kit since no other brand has such bright colors! Their special effects products like the neon paints are perfect for black light events and can be used on many surfaces. Global also has a huge range of split cakes for speed painting and a great range of liquid colors that are perfect for accents or for those who would rather use a paint that is ready for action. Don't forget to try Global's great line of liquid gels to accent each one of your designs and don't leave without checking the range of Global Body Art face painting palettes that includes their world famous Fun Stroke palettes.
How to activate Global Body Art Face Paints?
In order to activate Global Body 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 Global Body Art Face Paints 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 Global Body Art 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 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 Global Body Art face paints?
Global 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.
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 throughly rinsed to remove all traces of soap, let them dry out completely before storing them.
How to store Global Body Art Face Paints?
Like with all cosmetic products, it is always best to keep Global Body Art 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 Global Body Art standard and pearl colors 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 Global 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).
Global Colours’ range of products meet the standards set by US California Prop 65, ASTM D-4236 norms, FDA Regulations, European Regulations (CE-EN71 part 3:1994, EEC - 88/377 & 76/768), and has been tested for Metal Impurities and Hypoallergenic Properties by independent Australian laboratories. All Global products are GMO free, BSE Free and Vegan friendly according to statements issued by suppliers. Global Colours Body Art was the official face and body paint for the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
GMO, Gluten, Parabens, Nuts, and Vegan Concerns
Based on the manufacturers claim, Global face paints are vegan since they do not contain any animal sourced ingredients or byproducts and they are not tested on animals. Also, the manufactures assured us that these face paints are free of GMO's and that although they 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 Global Body Art face paints' Material Safety Data Sheet, please click here to download the MSDS.
Ingredients for Global Body Art Standard and Metallic Colored Face Paints
Calcium Carbonate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Glycerin, Water (Aqua), may contain: Iron Oxides (CI77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI9140), FD&C Red 40 (CI16035), FD&C Blue 1 (CI42090), Ultramarines (CI77007), D&C Red 7(CI15850), Mica (CI77019). Conforms to ASTM D4236, USP 61 Microbial limits test, US California Prop 65 and CE-EN71part 3: 1994 (EC) No. 1223/2009. FDA and EU Compliant.
Ingredients of Global Neon Colors
Water (Aqua), Calcium Carbonate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Glycerin, may contain: Iron Oxides (CI77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI9140), FD&C Red 40 (CI16035), FD&C Blue 1 (CI42090), Ultramarines (CI77007), D&C Red 7(CI15850), Mica (CI77019) and non toxic Fluorescent Pigments. Conforms to ASTM D4236.