Face Painting Supplies for Beginners (Palletes) Continued…

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Picking up where we dropped off…  There are plenty of good face painting brands to choose from, but here’s a rundown of some of the ones we have tested and tried (or just know about or heard were great)  Let us know if there are any brands you tested and loved.  We’ll add them to the list! 

 

 

Face Paint Starter Palletes (Continued…)

 

Ben Nye

Ben Nye Magicake 

There We haven’t tested out this pallete, but I can tell you Ben Nye is awesome.  There are tons of video reviews on YouTube and it’s all about how awesome Ben Nye is.  Colors Include:Cloud White, Bright Red, Azure Blue, Sunshine Yellow, Kelly Green, Licorice Black, Cosmic Blue, Lime Green, Royal Purple, Hot Pink, Bright Orange and Honey Brown.

Ben Nye Lumiere (Compressed Powder) 

This pallete is a must!!! I already ran out of the hot pink.  The lumieres are basically high tint eye shadow.  So yes, you can wear them out.  We use these colors as a base for the fashion/glamour eye designs and for fancy full face tigers or masks.  Sometimes it’s better to use a powder as a base when you don’t want to just plaster the face with water based face paints.  Colors include:Brush, Ice, Aztec Gold, Silver, Azalea,  Cosmic Blue,  Sun Yellow,Iced Gold, Tangerine,Chartreuse,  Jade,  Amethyst, and  Cosmic Violet  

Ben Nye Master Bruise Wheel

This Don’t want to carry the whole shebang when you’re out and about?  This mini pallete is perfect for the just got beat up by the sidewalk look.  They also have this wheel in other themes including “monster” and “dead.”

Snazaroo

Snazaroo Mini Face Paint Starter Kit

As Seen on TV!!!  My first kit was Snazaroo, but I felt it was a bit too creamy for what I wanted to do with face painting.  A lot of people love it, and if you try it and like the consistency then by all means use it!  The resulting art and the fun in painting is what is important. One super plus: they are available at Michael’s, if you ever run out!  All the rest of the brands featured in our blog can most times only be found online.  Snazaroo has been commercial for a while, so it’s easier to find.

 

 

Diamond fx

Diamond FX Essentials

Can’t find Wolfe?  Diamond FX is a great substitute and sometimes easier to find.  This pallete includes: yellow, green, black, white, red and blue.

Diamond FX Metallix

These are FABULOUS!!! My favorite is the green.  It’s a very beautiful emerald shiny color.  Colors include: Metallic Rose, Metallic Gold, Metallic Green, Metallic Blue, Metallic Purple and Silver.

 

 

 

Diamond FX Mini Metallix 

 

 

 

Diamond FX Mini Neon

 

 

 

Tag

Tag Basics Pallete

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kryolan

(Coming Soon!!!)

Silly Farm

(Coming Soon!!!)

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Thank you!

Con Carino,

Christina

 

 

 

 

Face Painting Palletes to Start Your Kit

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Interested in knowing what products and supplies professional face painters prefer?  We gathered a list of the more popular brands and added some of the characteristics that make them stand out.  

To start off your face painting kit you might want to buy some pallets that come with a variety of colors for you to try.  You can then purchase the individual colors in larger “pots” and go from there.  

I can tell you right now that the colors that run out the most in order are: White, Black and then maybe Pink or Red.  

 So be prepared to find the brand you like and stock up, because they run out fast!

 

 

 

Face Paint Starter Palletes

 

Wolfe FX

Wolfe FX Basic Colors Pallete 

There are many brands out there to choose from, but I think that Wolfe is a definite must when you want to have a dryer finish.  Line work is much easier when your colors don’t blend into each other.  Black and White are always out, so if you try, and you like it, buy as much as you can before they run out.

 

 

Wolfe FX Metallix Pallete  

Every little girl’s dream. Sparkle, Glitter, Sparkle, Sparkle.  These Metallics don’t have glitter, but they do look metallic unless you mix it with other matte colors.  Then they loose their Sparkle. =(

 

Wolfe FX Neon Pallete

Gotta Love NEONS!!! But Like any Neon Face Paints, you really have to lather it on to be noticeable.  And they DO look awesome under the influence of a Black Light.  Great for Adult Parties and Raves!!!

       

Wolfe FX Nude Pallete

When I was a kid, it never made sense to me that people would buy NUDE colors.  I thought the whole point of makeup was the color, DUH!  But then I grew and puberty kicked in.  It seems that it just doesn’t want to go away.  Pimples, blemishes, red spots and dare I say “Black Heads” EWWW!!  I know, but face paint is a miracle worker and will cover most unsightly extras on our face all but disappear.  Wolfe has these neat colors and just mix and match to your, or your clients, skin tone.

 

 

 

Mehron Paradise

Mehron Paradise Basic Pallete

Moving on to other Brands… Paradise by Mehron smell fantastic!  And they have this really smooth creamy but still solid consistency to them.  I like to use these as a base for my skeletons, Hello Kitty, monsters, etc.  They’re really easy to work with and the colors are awesome. 

 

 

 

Mehron Paradise Pastel Pallete

Love this pallete!  It’s one of my favorites.  The colors are awesome for highlighting and girly designs.  Perfect for easter.  I also like the light green and teal for creepy Zombie Face Painting.

Colors include: Light Pink, Light Green, Light Blue, Light Brown, Teal, Purple, Dark Pink and Violet.

 

 

 

  Mehron Paradise Brillant Pallete

Everyone’s Favorite… Metallics.  This brand offers great coverage, but like others the Gold and Silver may need more coats than other colors.

Colors include: Gold, Silver, Light Blue, Fuschia, Purple, Green, Orange and Deep Blue

Mehron Paradise Tropical Pallete

More Variety of Colors here.  Great for Jungle themed Face Painting, such as Elephants and Monkeys. 

Colors include: Storm Cloud (Gray), Beach Berry (Dark Pink), Amazon Green, Lagoon Blue, Lime, Coral, Mango and Wild Orchid.

Mehron Paradise Nuance Pallete

Colors with a more Sultry look and add some pop to when you combine them with lighter colors. 

Colors include: Mauve, Sky, Foxy (burnt orange), Olive, Falcon (Beige), Deep Sea, Porto (Wine) and Dijon.

 

 

 

 Mehron Paradise 30 Color Sampler Kit

Can’t Choose?  Try 30 of their finest colors.  If you’re serious about Face Painting, this pallete is a great investment.  Usually around $80, but totally worth every penny.

Colors include:  Black (3), White (3), Red, Yellow, Dk. Blue, Dk. Green, Orange, Dk. Brown, Teal, Lt. Green, Dk. Pink, and Purple, Lagoon Blue, Beach Berry, Mango, Amazon Green, Lime, Storm Cloud, Wild Orchid, Coral, Lt. Pink, Lt. Brown, Lt. Blue, Violet, Gold and Silver.

To Be Continued…

This is just a short list of our favorite Face Painting Brands.  Just a little advice for beginners on what to put into your Face painting Kit.  We will add more to this list as we go.  SOooo if you would like to follow us and Keep up with our Updates sign up on our email list.  We would love to keep in touch with you.

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Mucho Amor

Christina =)

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Performer’s Insurance

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There’s nothing like a good ol’ law suit to get rid of everything you own and worked so hard on.  This is why we need insurance… for just in case.  In the four years I have been in the Face Painting Business, I have never heard of any painters getting sued.  Why do we need it then?  Some government and commercial establishments require it, and you look extra official if you do have it when you mention it to all your other clients.

The type of insurance Face Painters need is Performer’s Insurance.  And you can call around and ask Farmer’s and other companies to see if they offer it, but most of us go for the companies the specialize in this type of insurance:

Specialty Insurance Agency

K and K Insurance Group

The World Clown Association

Francis L. Dean & Associates, Inc.

Shoff Darby Insurance Agency

 

Try them out and ask about what they cover and for how much.  Rates are around $200 a year.  

If anyone knows of any other companies that offer Performer’s Insurance, let me know by commenting bellow.  Thank you!

Stay Happy :)

Christina

 

Face Painting Supplies

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So my favorite part of Face Painting… Buying the Supplies, besides of course the whole painting part.  But you gotta admit “Shopping is AWESOME!!!”  And Face Painting Supplies are full of color and glitter!  Who doesn’t LOVE GLITTER?!  This is my list of Places you can purchase your supplies online.  There are brick and mortar stores where you can find some of the brands we use, but I recommend you look through these sites first to find what you need and like:

Face Painting Supplies     Silly Farm

Face Painting Supplies AmazonAmazon.com

Face Painting Supplies SnazarooSnazaroo

Face Painting Supplies at Michaels

Michaels

Face Painting Supplies Face Paint

Face Paint.com

Face Painting Supplies Face Painting Tips

Face Painting Tips.com

Face Painting Supplies The Face Paint Shop

Face Paint Shop.com

Face Painting Supplies Pro Face Paint

Pro Face Paint.com

The Classy Clown

Glitter Tattoos

Glitter tattoo supplies Glimmer body art

Glimmer Body Art

glitter tattoo supplies amerikan body art

Amerikan Body Art

Well, that’s it for now.  Thanks for reading! If you find any other places that offer Face Painting Supplies let me know in the comments bellow.  Thank you!

Stay Happy! :)

Christina

Filing a Fictitious Business Name or DBA

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Here’s a List of all (or most) of the County Clerk offices in the U.S.  If you have any trouble finding the right place to file your Fictitious Business Name, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments or send me an email.  I would love to help you all out. =)

Remember that before filing your FBN or DBA (Doing Business As) you have to do a search within your county (or city) to check and see if the name you have chosen is not already taken.  You can usually do so through the County Clerk’s website, or other government offices in charge of filing DBA’s, through a link or they themselves provide the service.

The List by State:

State

DBA Filing Requirements

Alabama Alabama does not require businesses to register a fictitious name. However, businesses may elect to register a trade name with the Secretary of State.
Alaska Register a Business  Name in Alaska
Arizona The registration of trade names is not required in Arizona but is an accepted business practice, and can help avoid another business from using your business name. Trade names are registered with the Secretary of State:Application for Trade Name RegistrationTrade Name Registration Information
Arkansas Any sole proprietorship or general partnership operating under a name other than the owners must file a Doing Business Under an Assumed Name Certificate.Domestic and foreign corporations must file an Application for Fictitious Name with the Secretary of State. Domestic corporations must also register with the county clerk of the county in which the corporation’s registered office is located (unless it is located in Pulaski County). Fees vary depending on entity.
California Individuals or entities doing business for profit under a name different from the owner(s) full legal name(s) must file a Fictitious Name Statement with the County Recorder-Clerk’s Office where the business will be conducted.
Colorado Register a Trade Name Online
Connecticut Any person doing business in Connecticut under any name other than their own, must either register a trade name in the town where their business is conducted or register with the Connecticut Secretary of State as a corporation.
Delaware For sole proprietorships and general partnerships, Fictitious Name Certificates are registered in the Superior Court Prothonotary’s office in the county in which you are doing business:New Castle County Fictitious Name Certificate
Kent County – call for form (302) 739-3184
Sussex County – call for form (302) 856-5742
District of Columbia Individuals, corporations or partnerships may register a business name (trade name) different from the entity’s true name. However, you do not need to register the name used for your corporation, partnership, or LLC as your trade name, since it is considered your true name.
Florida All Florida businesses operating under a fictitious name must register with the Division Corporations, Online Fictitious Name Registration.
Georgia Individuals or entities doing business under a name different from the owner(s) full legal name(s) must complete a Trade Name Filing with the Clerk of Superior Court in the county where the business is principally located.If you incorporate your business with the Secretary of State, registering a corporate name does not control the use of fictitious or trade names, and issuance of a corporate name does not affect the commercial availability of the name.
Guam Rules for the Use of Fictitious Names in Guam Visit: http://www.guamcourts.org/CompilerofLaws/GCA/18gca/18gc026.PDFCertificate of Transacting Business Under a Fictitious Name
Hawaii Application for Registration of Trade Name Visit: http://hawaii.gov/dcca/breg/registration/trade/Trade Name Registration Information
Idaho Assumed Business Name Registration Forms
Illinois When a business name is different from the owner(s) full legal name(s), the Illinois Assumed Name Act requires sole proprietorships and general partnerships to register with their local county clerk’s office. Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, and limited partnerships register an assumed name as part of their required business filings with the Illinois Secretary of State.
Indiana If a business is using a name other than its official name, it must file a Certificate of Assumed Business Name with the county recorder of each county in which it has a place of business, and with the Secretary of State. Sole proprietorships and general partnerships need only file at the county recorder level.
Iowa Sole proprietorships and general partnerships doing business under assumed name must file a Trade Name Report with the local County Recorder’s office. This rule does not apply to corporations, LLCs, LLPs, and limited partnerships registered with the Iowa Secretary of State.
Kansas The State of Kansas does not require a business to register an assumed business name.
Kentucky Corporations, a non-profits, LLCs and partnerships (general, limited, and limited liability) must file a Certificate of Assumed Name with the Kentucky Secretary of State.Sole proprietorships should file an assumed name certificate with the county clerk’s office where the business is located.
Louisiana Sole proprietorships and general partnerships operating under an assumed name must register with the Parish Clerk of Court office where the business is located.You may download the Application to Register a Trade Name, get it notarized, and submit it to your Parish Clerk of Court office.Corporations, non-profits, LLCs, LLPs, and limited partnerships must submit the application to the Louisiana Secretary of State.
Maine Sole proprietorships and general partnerships doing business under an assumed name are required to file a certificate with the municipal or town clerk where the business is located.Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, and limited partnerships register a Statement of Intention to do Business under an Assumed or Fictitious Name with the Maine Secretary of State.
Maryland Trade Name Registration Info – Addresses and phone numbers for help applying for a trade name in Maryland.Trade Name Application
Massachusetts Massachusetts requires anyone who is conducting business under an alias (i.e., any name other than their own), including corporations, to file a business certificate (“doing business as”) in the city or town in which where the business is principally headquartered
Michigan Sole proprietorships and general partnerships using a business name other than the legal names of the owner(s) must file an Assumed Name Certificate with the county clerk under which the person(s) will do business. Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, and limited partnerships register an assumed name as part of their required business filings with the Michigan Secretary of State.
Minnesota Minnesota Secretary of State – Assumed Name Registration Visit: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=180
Mississippi The State of Mississippi does not require a business to register an assumed business name.
Missouri Missouri law requires any person or business entity which transacts business in the state under a name other than their own “true name to register that business name with the Secretary of State’s Office as a Fictitious Name Registration.Online Registration of Fictitious Name Visit: https://www.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/BusinessEntitiesOnline/Fictitious/Default.aspx?XID=9b1c4a2b-4852-4d30-afa5-f4435d07c7ea
Montana Montana Secretary of State:Application for Reservation of Name Visit: http://www.sos.mt.gov/Business/forms/general/Reservation_of_Name.pdfApplication for Registration of Assumed Business Name
Nebraska Nebraska Secretary of StateApplication for Registration of Trade Name
Nevada All persons and entities doing business in the state of Nevada under an assumed or fictitious name that is different from the legal name must file a Fictitious Firm Name Certificate with the County Clerk of each county in which the business is being conducted
New Hampshire New Hampshire Secretary of State – Trade Name Registration Forms Visit: http://www.sos.nh.gov/corporate/tradenameforms.html
New Jersey Sole proprietorships and general partnerships doing business under an assumed name should register with the county clerk office where business will be conducted. Contact information for each county can be found on the New Jersey Division of Elections page.For profit and non-profit corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships may legal do business under an alternate name by registering with the New Jersey Division of Revenue.
New Mexico The State of New Mexico does not require a business to register an assumed business name.
New York Sole proprietorships using a name other than the owner’s name should file a Business Certificate with the County Clerk’s Office in the county where the business is located.General partnerships operating a business under an assumed name should file a Business Certificate for Partners with the County Clerk’s Office in the county where the business is located.Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, and limited partnerships register an assumed name as part of their required business filings with the New York Department of State.
North Carolina Certificate of Assumed Name Forms – includes links to online forms that are to be filed at the County Register of Deeds Office in the county in which your business is conducted.
North Dakota North Dakota Secretary of State – Trade Name Registration
Ohio Ohio Secretary of State – Trade Name Registration Forms Visit: http://www.nd.gov/sos/businessserv/registrations/tradename.html
Oklahoma Oklahoma Secretary of State – Trade Name Registration Visit: http://www.sos.state.ok.us/forms/FM0021.PDF
Oregon Oregon Secretary of State – Assumed Name Registration Visit: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/ABNWeb/
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of State:Fictitious Name Registration Requirements Visit: http://www.dos.state.pa.us/corps/cwp/view.asp?a=1093&q=431168Application for Registration of Fictitious Name
Puerto Rico Businesses in Puerto Rico can both register their trademark and a trade name (i.e. fictitious name) through the Department of State’s Registry of Marks and Commercial Names: Registro de marcas y nombres comerciales (Registry of marks and commercial names).
Rhode Island Businesses operating under an assumed name may be required to file an assumed name certificate with the city or town clerk in which the business is located. In addition, all corporations, LLCs, LLPs, and limited partnerships conducting business in Rhode Island must register an Fictitious Business Name Statement with Rhode Island Secretary of State.
South Carolina Businesses operating under an fictitious or assumed name are not are required to register with a government agency.Only foreign businesses may adopt a fictitious name. A fictitious name can be obtained for a foreign (out of state) business that is authorized to transact business in the state because its legal entity name is already registered in South Carolina. Visit the South Carolina Secretary of State for more information.
South Dakota South Dakota Secretary of State – Fictitious Business Name Registration
Tennessee Tennessee does not require registration or filing of DBAs or fictitious names for sole proprietorships and general partnerships. Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, and limited partnerships register an assumed name as part of their required business filings with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
Texas All businesses in Texas operating under an assumed name bust file an Assumed Name Certificate with the County Clerk’s Office in the count which the business primarily located.Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, and limited partnerships must file an Assumed Name Certificate with the Texas Secretary of State in addition to a separate Assumed Name Certificate with the county in which the registered business’ main office is located.
U.S. Virgin Islands Lieutenant Governor of the Virgin Islands – Certificate for Registration of Trade Name
Utah All Utah businesses operating under an assumed name must file a Business Name Registration / DBA Application. For more information, visit these resources: http://corporations.utah.gov/pdf/dbaform.pdfInformation for CorporationsInformation for Sole Proprietorships and General Partnerships
Vermont Register with the Vermont Secretary of State:Trade Name Registration FormTrade Name Registration Information
Virginia If business is conducted in Virginia under a name other than the legal business name, an assumed or fictitious name certificate must be filed in each county or city where business is to be conducted. In addition, if the entity is a limited partnership, a limited liability company, or a corporation, it must obtain a copy of each fictitious name certificate, attested by the Clerk of the Circuit Court where the original was filed, and file it with the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission.Read the Virginia Business Registration Guide for more information on business registration requirements for all types of legal entities.
Washington Washington State Dept of Licensing – Trade Name Registration Visit: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/faqtradename.html
West Virginia West Virginia Secretary of State – Trade Name Registration Visit: http://www.wvsos.com/business/filing/tradename.htm
Wisconsin State of Wisconsin – Registration of Firm Name (aka “Doing Business As”) Visit: http://www.wisconsin.gov/state/byb/name.html
Wyoming All businesses may reserve or register a trade name with the Wyoming Department of State:http://soswy.state.wy.us/Forms/Business2/TN/TN-NameReservation.pdfTrade Name Reservation Form

Credit to Entrepreneur.com for this List.

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