’Tis the season for gift-giving. If you have a face painter in your life you’ll want to read our favorite gifts for the 2019 season. Or maybe you're a face painter looking to send a not-so-subtle hint to someone in the form of a convenient link? Well here it is!
We’ve rounded up some of the most coveted face painting related items for professionals, hobbyists and kids who love face painting!
Gifts Under $15
For the Hobbyists
You can’t go wrong with a good face painting palette. Kraze FX’s Fundamentals 6 Color Palette (6 grams each) is the perfect choice for its great quality and value. Made with FDA approved ingredients, Kraze is easy to apply and wash off.
For moms and dads who are looking for a kit to practice on their kids, Ruby Red makes a couple of beginner kits that are perfect. There’s the Ruby Red Pastel Face Paint Palette , Ruby Red Classic Face Paint Palette and the Ruby Red Pearl Face Paint Palette, all with 8 colors each.
For the Professional
Professional face painters know that stencils are a game changer. I know I would love a few new BAM Mini Stencils in my stocking. At four dollars a pop, they’re the perfect fifteen-and-under gift for face painters. A cute holiday-themed gift would be the Winter Wonderland, Reindeer Joy and Santa’s Sled. Or how about a set of fun background patterns with Gradient dots, Floral Lace and Circuits? Bonus: You get a 10% discount when you order three BAM stencils right now at facepaint.com.
Professional face painters have lots of brushes and what better way to organize them than with this eye-catching Ruby Red Gecko Brush Holder. Make it a stocking stuffer or fill it with some brushes for the perfect holiday gift.
What child wouldn’t love crayons for their face? Snazaroo Girl’s Face Painting Crayons (6 Colors) are the perfect gift for kids who love face painting but may not be ready for the real deal. These are wax-based sticks that can be used wet or dry. And they wash of easily with soap and water.
Need stocking stuffers? This 3-pack is perfect.
For kids who are ready for a palette, Snazaroo’s Face Painting Palette Kit comes with 8 colors. A brush, sponge and application guide with step by step instructions is included.
For Tweens and Teens
Festival glitter makes a great stocking stuffer for the future Coachella crowd. It’s a cosmetic chunky glitter gel that comes in fun colors like Rave, Mermaid, and, my favorite, Unicorn Pop, to name a few.
Temporary tattoos that go beyond cutesy hearts and cartoon characters make fun stocking stuffers. These by Tinsley Transfers are cool enough for older kids.
Gifts Under $25
For kids who really love face painting Snazaroo’s Face Painting Gift Set Box (Princess) is sure to delight. This deluxe kit contains face paints, sticks, applicators, stencils and an instruction booklet. The cutest part is the adorable storage box. All Snazarroo face paint products come with a Child Toy Safety rating making them safe to use for kids age 3 and up. This Princess kit, however, would probably be best for kids who are a little older.
For The Hobbyist
Small palettes make fun gifts for hobbyists. It’s a great way to try out a face paint brand before committing to a larger palette.
Global Body Art makes highly pigmented, perfume-free face paints that are a favorite among many face painters. They make wonderful small palettes like this Caribbean Face Paint Palette that would be the perfect under $25 gift for anyone who loves face painting.
Another great small palette is the Wolfe Essentials Palette with primaries plus green, white and black.
For The Professional
Pro face painters can always use more split cakes in their kit. What’s a split cake you ask? It’s a container of face paint that contains multiple colors so face painters can create beautiful, impressive designs quickly by picking up all the colors at once. Kraze split cakes come in a rainbow of colors and are a great value. A couple of these along with some sponges makes a great under $25 gift for working face painters.
Gifts Under $50
Budding makeup artists will love Mehron INtense Pro Pressed Powder Palette – Fire. It’s made entirely of matte shadows featuring bright colors. These are high-quality shadows that are perfect as a special gift.
Sally-Ann Lynch Face Painting Practice Board, Faces and Arm is a great gift for beginner to advanced face painters. It’s not so easy face painting on yourself. This tool allows you to practice without having to look in the mirror!
For The Professional
Chances are, a pro face painter appreciates quality makeup as much as she does quality face paints. You can’t go wrong gifting a great neutral eyeshadow palette. The Mehron EYE Pressed Powder Matte Palette (8 Colors) is an amazing neutral eyeshadow palette for discerning makeup lovers. It’s long-lasting formula is highly pigmented and blends like a dream.
The Kryolan Aquacolor Palette would make a fun gift for the pro face painter. This is a compact kit with 18 colors and great introduction to the brand. As a face painter, I always love having a mini palette on hand for when I hire a backup painter or want to practice without getting my entire kit out. This would be a great kit for that.
The Fusion Palette from Leanne's Tropical Collection is an amazing gift for any face painter! This colorful palette comes with 6 different split cakes at 10gm each. These colors are great for face painters who love split cakes as well as bright, colorful colors!
The Kraze FX Splash Palette comes with 12 6gm split cakes and makes the perfect gift for the face painter in your life. Kraze FX is a newcomer to the face painting world, but they're making a big splash! This wax-based formula is highly pigmented, and is best suited for line work.
Good brushes are key to creating professional face painting designs. You can’t go wrong gifting quality brushes. The Limited Edition Blazin 7 Brush Set by Marcela Bustamante is sure to impress. These are handcrafted and designed by the world renowned Marcela. The long-lasting, taklon bristles allow for smooth, perfect strokes. Marcela is know for her amazing brushwork, so you can bet that these brushes are top-notch.
The TAG Brush Wallet with Zip holds 14 brushes neatly and is perfect for professional face painters who always need more storage space for brushes.
For The Professional
You’ve been very good this year, so why not ask Santa for a Craft-n-Go Paint Station. This is the ultimate face painting table. It’s compact, making it easy to travel with and allows face painters a space for all their face painting supplies with its clever design. And setting it up takes just minutes! This is the ultimate gift for any professional face painter.
Happy holidays! I hope this list gives you some great ideas for all the face painters on your list!