Grimas face paints are an excellent choice for the face painter who is looking for a product free of chemical preservatives (parabens, which are used as preservatives) or halogenated organic compounds. The colors are lovely, and the makeup is free of perfumes, which some individuals may be sensitive to.
As I experimented with the Grimas brand, I found it was an excellent face paint in terms of vivid colors, easy of blending, and comfort on the skin. While it wouldn't be my first choice for lining, it performs moderately well in this capacity also. (I almost always use wax-based paints for line work because of how well they flow off the brush.) I enjoyed using the metallics especially, because the colors are perfect for some of the fairy or princess masks that I create at events.
While I use a CraftNGo as a workstation, the Grimas palette would be a great asset to anyone who uses a table top setup during events. The palette is sturdy and can easily be held in one hand while painting with the other. Each color has a separate lid, and the color wells can be popped off the palette and stacked color-to-color if you prefer.
One of my favorite features of Grimas brand was how easy it was to wash off without staining. When I'm face painting either young children or adults, both who are more likely to care about the difficulty of removal, this is always a consideration. It's frustrating to have lovely colors that you want to use as a face painter, but to have to worry about whether or not they will come off at the end of the day. This was not a problem with the Grimas makeup.
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Beth MacKinney is the owner of and primary face painter for Face Paint Pizzazz in Elgin, Illinois, and her artwork has appeared in The Colored Palette and SkinMarkz magazines. She services the western and northwestern Chicago suburbs, Chicago’s north side, and the eastern and southeastern suburbs of Rockford.