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Looking for some more information about Snazaroo paints, having problems with them, or just want some more information about how to use them? Below you will find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Snazaroo Face Paints.

Are Snazaroo Face Paints suitable for sensitive skin?

All Snazaroo face paints are specially formulated to be fragrance-free and friendly to most delicate skin. However, we recommend that before you start you swipe a small area inside your arm or elbow to check for any allergies.

Are Snazaroo Face Paints non-toxic?

Snazaroo face paints are made to be compliant with EU and US Toy Safety and cosmetic regulations. They are not classified as hazardous to health or environment

Are Snazaroo Face Paints suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

Some Snazaroo face paints contain lanolin, which is an animal-derived ingredient, so they will not be suitable for anyone wishing to avoid using animal ingredients. There are no animal-derviced ingredients other than lanolin that are used in the manufacture of these face paints.

Are Snazaroo Face Paints suitable for pregnant women?

Snazaroo paints are compliant to cosmetic regulations and there are no know ingredients in them that are known to be unsafe to pregnant women. If you do have any queries then please consult a doctor before use.

Are Snazaroo Face Paints tested on animals?

No Snazaroo products are tested on animals.

Are Snazaroo Face Paints gluten and nut free?

Snazaroo products do not contain gluten or nuts. Although Snazaroo have strict manufacturing procedures, their manufacturing facilities are not subject to routine nut testing, and therefore, they cannot support a nut-free claim.

What should I use to remove Snazaroo face paints?

As all Snazaroo face paints are water-based, they can easily be removed with soap and warm water with no need for scrubbing or harsh removers. Gentle face wipes can also be used for removal.

How long can I keep Snazaroo face paints?

It is recommended that your face paints are used within 18 months of opening.

What is the minimum age for children to have their face painted?

Snazaroo face paints are suitable for all ages, but they recommend face painting for children ages 3 years and over. When painting younger children, it is better to opt for smaller designs such as a small motif on their hands, arms or cheek.

Does Snazaroo Face Paint wash out of fabric and clothing?

As they are water-based, Snazaroo paints will wash out of most fabrics. Please bear in mind that, due to the high pigmentation of these paints, some colours may stain skin or fabric.

How long will the paint stay on my face/body?

Face paint will stay on until you wash it off, under normal circumstances. Always remove the paint before you go to bed.

Do you have a Safety Data Sheet for these paints?

Download your Snazaroo Safety Data Sheet here.

Will the face paint dry once it is applied?

Once applied the face paint will become touch dry. It may rub off if something brushes up against it or if it comes into contact with water.

What do I need to start face painting?

For more details see our Beginner's Guide to Face Painting page.

How many faces does an individual pot cover?

It is difficult to estimate exactly how much paint will be needed to cover one face as it can vary dramatically depending on the thickness of application and how much of the face you want to cover. A general rule of thumb is:

  • 1 x 18ml pot will cover between 50 and 100 full faces.
  • 1 x 30ml pot will cover between 80 and 160 full faces.
  • 1 x 75ml pot will cover between 200 and 400 full faces.

How many pots would I need to cover my entire body?

Due to differences in body shapes and sizes and also the thickness of the paint, it is difficult to calculate how much paint will be needed. On average 1 x 18ml pot will easily cover an adult of average size from head to toe.

Does Snazaroo Paint act as sunblock?

No, Snazaroo face paints will not offer sun protection. Using a sunblock underneath the paint is down to personal choice, but in some cases may make the paint difficult to apply. It is also undetermined how the face paint will affect the performance of the sunblock.

Can I use Snazaroo Paints in my hair?

Although they are designed for the face and body, Snazaroo paints can be used in the hair as they are water-based. As some colours are very highly-pigmented you may find that they may stain lighter hair. It is not advisable to apply dark colours to light hair.

Why is my face paint coming out streaky?

All Snazaroo Face Paints are water-based and only require a small amount of water to give good even coverage. Streaking usually occurs when too much water is added to your brush or sponge, so firstly try using a little less water. The best non-streak results and better coverage are achieved when using a high density make-up sponge.

My paint has gone very soft, what has caused this and how can I make it hard again?

This will probably have been caused by one of two issues:

  1. Too much water being added, leading to the paint becoming soft and lumpy.
  2. Storing the paint in conditions which are too hot.

To rectify these problems:

  1. Dry off your paints with a clean kitchen towel, which should absorb most of the moisture. Use a dabbing motion to reduce the amount of paint wasted.
  2. Store your paints in a cool room; this will usually re-set the paint. If you are working in a hot environment it may be worth investing in a small cool bag which can be used to store your materials.