FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I figure out how much time to book for my party?

Due to the delightful imagination of children, it's hard to say. A purple-sparkle-princess-unicorn is going to take longer to paint than a spider. A good rule of thumb when estimating how much time you need is 5 minutes per face. The only caveat: if the first child in line asks for a very intricate design, others will follow suit and the 5 minute estimate is shot. Please book enough time so that we don't have to disappoint your guests. NEW - Check out our budget friendly option!

 

Why should I hire you instead of another face painting company?

  • Quality & Creativity- take a look at our work and compare it to others
  • Service - you get what you pay for and we're more interested in your needs than our own creative preferences
  • FREE STUFF- we offer free customizable invitations and free custom designs for your theme or logo
  • Reliability - we take pride in being on time, trustworthy, ethical and professional in every way
  • Safety - only FDA approved cosmetic grade products are used in conjunction with sound policies
  • Value - our prices are very competitive in the market, especially for the quality and professionalism we offer
  • Broad Service Area- At no additional trip charge, we travel to Colorado Springs, Monument, Palmer Lake, Castle Rock, Falcon, Fountain, Fort Carson, Peyton, Woodland Park, Northern Pueblo.
  • Happy clients - don't take our word for it, see what our customers have to say

 

What kinds of products do you use?

We use only FDA approved face / body paint for the skin because we are committed to the safety of our clients. These water based formulas are specifically designed to be hypo-allergenic, gentle and easy to remove with mild soap and water. The brands we use are Snazaroo, Paradise, Wolfe Brothers, Mehron and Kryolan. We use only skin / makeup grade poly glitters.

Unfortunately some painters aren't aware of the facts and are using acrylic paint. This is not made for use on skin. If you spot a painter at a festival, please inquire as to what kind of paint they are using before considering their services.

 

How far do you travel/which cities do you service?

We travel to Colorado Springs, Monument, Palmer Lake, Castle Rock, Falcon, Fountain, Fort Carson, Peyton, Woodland Park, Northern Pueblo with no extra trip charge. Please call 719.499.5652 about other locations.

 

Is face paint safe on skin?

Have you ever wondered why liquid cosmetics such as gloss or foundation never mold...even after sitting in a drawer for years? Cosmetics contain antimicrobial preservatives such as methyl paraben, propyl paraben, butyl paraben, disodium EDTA among others. These keep bacteria from growing in water based paints (and cosmetics in general) while being gentle and safe. Our brushes and sponges are cleaned regularly with antibacterial soap. Your child has a greater chance of catching a virus while waiting in line than from having their face painted. Additionally at the artist's discretion, we won't paint skin with any kind of condition such as conjunctivitis, cuts, sunburn, or other rash.

As far as allergies, if you have sensitive skin please request a patch test prior to being painted. I have been painting since '94 and nobody has ever complained of a reaction. These products are the Clinique of face paint.

 

How do I remove face paint?

Face paint is formulated for easy removal with mild soap and water. Light colors come off with just a baby wipe. Some darker colors will linger. If this happens use a washcloth with soap or cold cream. Should the paint get on clothes, use OxyClean or stain pre-treater along with regular laundry soap.

 

You said you're available on my party date.

So is that all I have to do to book you?

No. You must complete the contract to secure your time slot. Click to learn about the process. If you have questions at any time, please email or call us at 719.499.5652.

 

It's raining and I want to cancel my party. What do I do?

We do not offer refunds for inclement weather so please secure an alternate indoor location for your event in advance. There is a space on the contract where you can specify the alternate location. If you need to cancel the event for some other reason, please do so within 24 hours or you will owe us the contracted amount. Should you need to reschedule your event, please do so at least 7 days prior and we will make every effort to meet your needs. If you have questions at any time, please email or call us at 719.499.5652.

 

Can you paint my baby's face?

For your child's safety, we'd prefer not to paint the faces of kids under three years of age. Paintbrush bristles are joined to the wooden handle with thin sheet metal - very sharp. Not ideal near the eyes of a wee wiggler. We're happy to paint a design on a little arm for kids under three.

 

What does a face painting party cost?

Visit our pricing page. Artist fees range between $60 and $100 per hour. Rates are based on duration, event requirements, artistic needs and location. There is a 1 hour minimum.

 

My kid doesn't like getting their face painted but will you just do it anyway?

Please don't make us. You are our customer and we want you to be happy, but the idea of forcing a child to get painted goes against what face painting is all about. We as parents tell our children to be leery of strangers and that's a good thing. Some apprehension is to be expected. We will first try to paint a design on the arm if there is an aversion to the face. If that doesn't work we'll be glad to give your child a little sticker or trinket so they don't feel left out. Our policies support both smiles and safety. Face painting is supposed to be a fun experience - enjoyed by kids and parents alike.

 

I didn't book enough time to get all my guests painted. Can you stay longer?

We would absolutely love to stay and finish all your guests and as long as we don't have an event following yours, we can simply charge you in half hour increments. Occasionally we have to book events back to back. In those cases we are not able to stay longer than promised so please let us know if this is a possibility.

 

What kind of stuff do I need to provide for the face painter to get set up?

We can bring as much or as little of our gear as you like. At a minimum we ask for a 6 x 6 area and adequate lighting. If the event is lengthy, we will need access to a few restroom breaks and fresh water for our paintbrush rinse water. We have our own tables, chairs, etc. but some people don't have room for our tables and chairs and would like us to use theirs which is fine. It would be nice if you could keep us and your guests in a shaded area away from wind, snow and rain. We can bring our entire ez-up shelter for outdoor events lacking shade. Please indicate these preferences on the contract.

 

I need a balloon twister, a painter and a bounce house. Can you help me?

We would love to be your one stop shop for party entertainment. Please email or call us at 719.499.5652.

 

I'm organizing a festival. Can you set up your booth and paint for us?

Absolutely! Please email or call us at 719.499.5652.

 

Can you paint for free at my church event?

The expenses involved in professional face and body painting might surprise you. The products, insurance, travel, tents, tables, chairs, and art education costs are substantial. For that reason we are not able to paint for free at any event. We are delighted to donate a portion of our proceeds for select charity or fund raising events. Another alternative is to get a local business to sponsor the face painting for your event. Please email or call us at 719.499.5652.

 

What if 2 clients need the same time slot?

To be fair, if two clients need the same date / time, we will ask the first client to pay a 50% deposit to hold the spot. Until we receive it, we will notify BOTH clients that the date already has multiple inquiries so everyone knows what's going on and can plan accordingly.

 

Want all the tedious details?

See our policies and legal-eze page.