I recently had the opportunity to try out a few colors of MiKim face paint, and I wanted to share the results with you in this video. Overall, I enjoyed using MiKim, which was new to me, and is better known in Europe.
MiKim (pronounced MY-Kim) is creamy and comfortable on the skin and comes in a wide array of vibrant colors and intense metallics. Some colors, like the reds and yellows, are available in both warm and cool tones.
While the containers of colors use a letter/numeral system (i.e. F7) for identification, online they are also listed by color names, which makes it easier to select the correct color for your use.
• Easy to blend
• Vibrant colors
• Wide selection of colors, some offered in both cool and warm tones
• EEC and FDA compliant
• Comfortable on the skin after drying (not tight or dry feeling)
• Creams are quick to use for tiger and superhero masks
• Minimal smudging for most AQ colors after dry (although perspiration or excessive humidity will reactivate them)
• Metallics or color creams are more likely to smudge
• Good coverage for most colors, although yellow is a little sheer
• Excellent quality metallics with high luster and good opacity
• Durability for AQ colors is fair and is similar to glycerin-based paints rather than wax-based paints
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. Stop by Clownantics.com to enjoy more of Beth’s face painting tutorials.