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Monday, May 18, 2009

Alabama Facepainter gets ready for Convention

Face and Body Art International Convention is this upcoming week in Orlando, Florida, and I am so excited to be attending this year. We are looking forward to learning more about our art so we can continue to provide you with the best we can for your parties and events.

Here is some information from their site

What is the FABAIC?
FABAIC is the annual Face and Body Art International Convention which takes
place in May in Orlando, Florida. Over 400+ painters from around the world gather together to experience the largest face and body painting convention in the US. Classes are offered in Face and Body Art, brush, sponge, airbrush as well as
henna, glitter tattoo and SFX. The first convention was May 2002 in Orlando, Fl.

Who are the instructors?
Our instructors are some of the best body artists in the industry. We have traveled the planet in search of some the most qualified and diversified artists of our industry. Each year we hope to invite new instructors to the FABAIC, along with the Masters of Face & Body Painting. Some previous Instructors may choose not to teach but are excited to be part of the convention and will be Jamming, Co-Instructing and showcasing thier Artwork.
View the list of instructors here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Facepaint recall does not affect Starshine Faces artists.

There has been a recent recall on a brand of face paints distributed by Oriental Trading Co. under their subsidiary Fun Express. These paints were made by Shanghai Color Art Stationery Company Limited, Shanghai, China. Starshine Faces artists do not use and have never used these paints. The professional quality facepaints used by Starshine Faces artists fully comply with FDA standards for cosmetic use.

Whenever you get your face painted we strongly advise that you ask about the paints that are being used. Acrylics, tempera, and poster paints were not designed to be used on the skin and they do not comply with FDA requirements for use on the skin. Apple Barrel Paints reply to an e-mail we sent in 2003 stated they do not recommend their paints be used for painting on the skin. If you would like more information about products to avoid you can click here.

If you are looking for paints for an event where you have volunteers painting faces, there are numerous safe face painting products on the market at reasonable prices. Contact us and we can guide you through your choices to help keep your kids safe.

If there is a reaction to any paint or cosmetic that is used on you or your child, be sure to contact your doctor and the people that applied the paint. They need to know if the products they are using cause problems. A professional face and body artist will be able to give you further information about the products they use. If you are hiring an artist ask if they carry insurance as well.

There is no product that is safe for every single person, and if you or your child is sensitive to other cosmetics or lotions, ask for a skin test before you are painted. A small dot or design (we usually paint a little ladybug) is typically painted on the inside of the elbow or upper arm and left for 30-45 minutes. It is removed by the artist using only water to see if there has been a reaction to the paints.

Again, the recent recall on the Fun Express face paints does not affect Starshine Faces or their artists. These paints have never been used by our artists. If you have any questions for us about the products we use, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Monday, May 4, 2009

Face painters are all wet in Gadsden, Alabama

First Friday was great and we had a ton of fun painting this past Friday at First Friday...until the rains hit. We were only able to paint a few faces including hair designs before the wind and rain started, but it was fun while it lasted.