Mehron / Paradise Face Painting Tips
Mehron is one of the largest Body Art companies in the USA and as such it produces a very large range of body art products going from beauty makeup to special effects products. The top rated Mehron product in the face and boy dart world is their range of glycerin based face paints, Paradise. Paradise face paints are creamy and bold and their color range is unmatched by any other brand. Paradise face paints are manufactured in the USA using high quality ingredients. Their face paints are easy to blend and provide full coverage with just one layer. Mehron also produces a large range of face painting pressed powders, cream face paints, clown makeup, special effect products, tools of the trade and more.
One color that is worth mentioning for its unmatched qualities is Paradise Brilliant Argente (Silver). It is the most metallic like silver face paint out there, and it flows off your brush like no other silver does.
Paradise range of face paints was designed with the help of Jinny, a world renowned body art artist that has worked for companies like Cirque Do Solei to design their makeup looks.
HOW TO ACTIVATE PARADISE FACE PAINTS?
In order to activate Paradise 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. Paradise face paints are creamier than other brands since they are gycerin based so you might need more water than with wax based face paints.
HOW TO PARADISE 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 PARADISE PRISMA 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. You can apply a nice base coat using Paradise Prisma Cakes, just 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 since those allow you to pick up more colors. 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 PARADISE FACE PAINTS?
Paradise 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.
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. Paradise Teal tends to stain the most.
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. Avoid using harsh chemicals like bleach since it can destroy your tools.
HOW TO STORE PARADISE FACE PAINTS?
Like with all cosmetic products, it is always best to keep Paradise 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 Paradise colors have been formulated with FDA approved pigments for cosmetic application.
Like all cosmetic products, face paints can cause an allergic reaction if the individual is allergic to any of its components. Although Paradise 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 ingredients list, these products contain perfume, might contain parabens (depending on the product) and they have coconut oil. Manufacturer has not made any claims in regards to GMO or gluten on its products. Mehron is listed on PETA's website as an animal friendly manufacturer.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
If you would like a copy of Mehron's Material Safety Data Sheets, please click here to download the MSDS.
INGREDIENTS FOR PARADISE FACE PAINTS
Talc, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis, Leaf Extract, PEG-8, PEG-75, Cetearyl Alcohol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Lauryl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Bis-PEG-15 Dimethicone/IPDI Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Leaf / Stem Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), BHT, Tris (tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate, Benzotrilazolyl Dodecyl p-Cresol, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Methylisothiazolinone, Decylene Glycol, Calcium Carbonate, Fragrance (parfum), Courmarin, Limonene, May Contain [+/- CI 77891 (Titianium Dioxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Green), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77266 (Black 2), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 47005 (Yellow 10), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), CI 77400 (Bronze Powder), CI 77400 (Copper Powder), CI 77019 (Mica)].