Beauty Find: Snarazoo Face and Body Paints
Those of you following my Instagram would have seen a shot I posted during my visit to my local art supply store. I love visiting for bargain finds like fabulous synthetic brushes, metallic pigments, and face/body paint supplies at really affordable prices.
My local store recently brought in Snarazoo Water-based Face and Body Paints. There were no testers in the store, so I only picked out a few colors to try, based on how they looked in the pans.
The 3 shades I got were Sparkle Green, Sparkle Blue and Electric Green.
Sparkle Green: Rich, golden-green shimmer that goes on deeper and more forest-y than it looks in the pan. Think Poison Ivy green. Stains the skin.
Sparkle Blue: Pearlescent azure blue. Fresh, simple, pretty.
Electric Green: My favorite of the lot; this is one from the Metallic Colours face paint range, and gives a REALLY unique glowing gold/green hue. I’ll definitely be going back to check out a few more from this series, especially the whites and blacks which I’m guessing might make fabulous bases for very intense eye shadow application.
These are extremely pretty and a nicer texture than I’d ever have expected, and would make great cream shadows or eye bases. They are somewhere between MAC Cream Color Bases and Make Up For Ever Aqua Paints (or a less greasy version of Make Up Store High Tech Lighters, in that they can go on really rich and opaque due to the high wax content, but don’t set completely to a dry finish.
They can be applied thick or sheered out with damp sponges if you want to cover a larger area, but I recommend not over-applying as they can look a tad streaky or patchy.
Sheered out properly, they give a beautiful finish and set slightly, so they last better than a MAC Cream Color Base but will still rub off through wear and tear. If you have oily lids, I recommend just using them as a base for powders or they are likely to crease after a while.
They are water-based, which means they can be removed with soap and water, but be careful as some shades will stain the skin. You don’t want to go around with green lids for a day.
Snazaroo Face and Body Paints come in large palm-sized 18ml pans that cost only about £4+, USD5+, SGD$7+ each, and also sets where you can get a whole set of colors of full-size or smaller lip-balm sized pans. These will last you forever as eye or cheek colors, and are so incredibly affordable that I really recommend you check them out if you can gain access to these!
Note: Snazaroo does ship world-wide, but you’ll need to calculate if the cost makes sense!