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THE FIRST BLOG ENTRY! All the rest are down below, or check the categories to find what you are looking for. THANKS for Popping in!!

Welcome Face Painting Empassionados! I have been dreaming about making a blog for the past year, and well…with the help of my wonderful husband Santi, I am here writing my first official post. I have been face painting for 20 years now, and I am just soo filled up with information about paints, techniques, tips and all that jazz, that I am dying to get it all out of me…and hopefully for you to learn from and enjoy!

If you have any questions about face painting techniques, running a business as a face painter, or anything else that might pertain to face painting I will bring them up on the blog to address.  I want to put polls on here about products and events too…so we can all learn from each other in a fun way.

We have over 100 YOUTUBE videos on face painting at my clashtheclown channel. If you haven’t seen them yet, please go be entertained by the wild kids in the background and the funky designs.

I opened a face paint store in January 2009, where you can find a whole slew of face paints and supplies.  We also sell rake brushes and dotter sponges and have awesome DREAM KITS! You can check out my store at www.JestPaint.com!

If you have no idea who I am, you can go learn about me on my entertainment website, www.jestparty.com by reading the History page.

Here is an example of what you can find on my YouTube Channel!!


Our New Blog is Here


Dear Blog subscribers. We have decided to start a new blog that will be even more business oriented that our current one where we hope to have more useful information for your business.

We will be featuring product reviews as well as business advise for the new and well established painters.

All promotions will now only be published on our Facebook page and through our store newsletter (you can subscribe to our newsletter through Your Account at JestPaint.com)

We hope that you will choose to subscribe to this new blog.

The blog is at: blog.jestpaint.com

See you there!!!!

 

Anna and Santi

2013 Jest Paint Black Friday Sale and New Product News


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Please read the rules below. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS to these rules (sorry, this is a real NO with lots of LOVE).

In order for us to be able to handle the extra work that comes with the sale we need customers to comply with the rules.

Customers that do not follow such rules will sadly not qualify for the discount,regardless of the situation.😦

We are having a super colorful Black Friday Sale this year! If your order contains $10 or more worth of products and you enter the coupon code BFJESTSALE (and follow all other rules above and below) in the coupon code box right underneath your shopping cart, you will get a 10% discount (off the total cost of your products) and a Free surprise TAP stencil and Free Face Painting with Clash book.  (No request for specific TAP designs will be taken, sorry)

The sale is valid for orders placed on Friday November 29th 2013 starting at 00:01 am EST and ending at 11:59pm EST the same day (pay special attention to the time zone).  Orders that do not come in during that time frame will not qualify. Payment must also be made on this day with either a credit card through PayPal.  No additional coupon codes can be used with this offer. Offer is not valid for wholesale customers (vendors).

Coupon is only valid if entered in the coupon code box. Coupons entered in the comment box at checkout, or sent in an e-mail, text message, chat conversation, facebook post, etc WILL NOT BE HONORED.

Orders being shipped as one will count as one order, hence don’t place separate orders to use 2 coupons and send us an e-mail asking for us to combine shipping to save you money, because if you used a coupon in each order we won’t be able to do that.

If you are having issues entering the coupon code DO NOT PLACE YOUR ORDER without the coupon in the correct place. You can try to contact us so that we can help solve the issues. If you place the order without the code in the correct box we will not honor it.

Orders placed using the coupon might be shipped on Monday December 2nd.

Again, the code is: BFJESTSALE

We love you guys, but every time we run a coupon we get so many calls and e-mails asking for exceptions that we spend more time answering those e-mails and calls than packing your orders. We want to be able to pack your orders fast, so help us by following the rules, they are not that hard to follow, and we will enforce them. We hope you understand and have a lot of fun shopping! Thanks again for all of your love and support artistas!  :)

Make sure that you check out our Seasonal Shop and grab up the custom holiday themed products before they jump into someone else’s stocking!

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GLOBAL BODY ART IS COMING!

We are happy to announce that we are the U.S. Distributors and retailers of Global Body Art! The first shipment should arrive here at JestPaint by late December or early January.

Global Body Art is based in Australia. It has been creating a cream based face paint for years and has recently created their own formulas and colors for solid water based face paints. They are produced by a different factory than the other popular brands from China, but they have a lot of the great similarities, like bold colors and a consistency that allows for crisp line work and layering.

The BLACK and WHITE are both strong and rich, and after saturating the cakes with water for days on end they are still easy to use! You can cover a whole arm with brush strokes with just one load of a large round brush, which is amazing!! The black is very easy to wash off with just water, and it doesn’t stick in the hair line or eyelashes or leave a shadow on the skin.

Global has developed the most beautiful and rich MAGENTA and BRIGHT YELLOW that are not neon, but are almost as intense in color.  They have a light yellow that pops alone and brightens up any complementary color that you mix it with.  The RED is FANTASTIC!!! To me it is like the perfect red; bold, easy to work with, and intense enough for your most demanding red super heroes.  The ORANGE is darker and richer than most oranges on the market, and looks delicious mixed with either Yellow or Magenta.

Another great thing about all of the Global Colors is that they contain zero fragrances. Some color’s raw ingredients do not have the most pleasant odor, but I think overall it is totally a win win for those with sensitivities to perfumes.  All of the regular, pearl and metallic colors have been dermatologically tested and only contain ingredients that are compliant with FDA regulations. We have been working closely with Global to make sure that the labels are also FDA compliant, so that customs will be a breeze.  Like most Neon Colors, they contain pigments that have not been tested by the FDA for use in cosmetics, and are labeled accordingly. They have been tested for cosmetic use by independant labs though.

Global will also be adding rainbow cakes to their line, and because of their great new colors, I am so stoked to see them in rainbow cake form!

LaDot TATTOO STONES AND  TEMPORARY TATTOO INKS

We have some new products at the store that are useful for the temporary tattoo artists and face painters. Check out our selection of LaDot ink stones, inks and jewels.   These stone stamps create clean, crisp designs that you can embellish and spread all over the body quite quickly.  5-10 stones and a body ink filled pad would create a perfect temporary tattoo set that you can offer your customers when face painting isn’t up their alley, or to compliment your face painting services at the event.  If you want to use these stones with face paint you will need to prep the stones with layers of face paint. This will ensure that future applications of face paint will not get sucked into the stone, and instead stay on the designs surface. The raised surface of the designs makes them perfect for easy loading with out getting paint on the rest of the stone. Check out the videos posted at our store!

BODY ART TATTOO PENS AND NEW GLITTER TATTOO SETS

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We have a new line of Body Art Gel Pens from NPW in Europe that come in Glitter and Matte colors. If I don’t get these away from my desk soon I will be completely covered in random designs!! One of our great Packeristas, Betsy, got some for her daughter, and she is letting her creativity run wild!  Not only are they great gifts for the young budding artists in our lives, but they come in handy for highly detailed work, like filling in henna designs or creating tattoo style work. You can even blend the colors right on the skin. They are not waterproof, but they are smudge proof when dry. The Glitter colors are super shimmery.

Another product that we are carrying from NPW is Glisten Up, Brush on Glitter Tattoos! Imagine doing a tattoo without having to use liquid body glue! Though they are not designed for festival sized events, you could use these at small birthdays to accompany your face painting services and enjoy the ease of use and long lasting glittery results for your clients!  All you have to do is cut out the design you want to use ( I would pre-cut them all out before an event) peel the clear film off,   press the design  onto the skin, peel back the paper, and then apply glitter. They look just like regular glitter tattoos that you could create with glue and stencils.  What else? You can use these on fabrics to decorate aprons, shoes, bandannas etc. and they stay looking nice even after being washed many a time.  Glisten Up, Brush on Glitter Tattoos would also make inexpensive stocking stuffers for the people you love to see sparkle, but whom you don’t want to see dripping body glue on your fancy rug.

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30 GRAM DIAMOND FX RAINBOW CAKES

That’s right! Diamond FX jumped in with their new line of 30gr rainbow cakes and a larger variety of their 50 gr sized cakes! Come check them out! I think you will really like the Beach Party cake, and the Rose Garden cake pictured above, along with the many others!

BEN NYE EYELINER PEN

Ben Nye Precision Eye Liner – Body Art Pen is here finally!!! A black felt tip liner pen that actually has a water resistant formula! That is right, run your design under water and it won’t budge! Blot it dry and it will be perfect. If you rub it up the first layer of major blackness comes off, but you are still left with a pretty nice design that doesn’t look smudged at all. We were dying for a product like this, and it is finally here!!! Thank you BEN NYE!!!

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We also have Snazaroo Petal Sponges,  and we will also some more sponge surprises soon! Let us know what other products you would like to find at our store.

Treacy, Betsy and Deanna  Our Awesome Packeristas!

We are so thankful for Tracy, Betsy and Deanna
Our Awesome Packeristas! The kids are pretty cool too!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

What face paint is the best? Some info to help YOU decide!


So MANY FACE PAINTS!!! SO MANY CHOICES!!! Advice to those who haven’t tried it all.

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When popping around the internet reading forums or talking to painters on the phone, I hear so many different opinions about different brands of face paints.  Some love one brand and despise another, while others feel totally the opposite.  This is a rundown about the different styles of face paint that we sell at Jest Paint. It seems that they all have their pros and cons…and one person’s pro might be a different persons con so take it in with a fleck of glitter.  A lot of people keep different styles of paint to use in their kit for different reasons since some brands work best for bases, while others rock out in the line work department. Sometimes you may be dying for a color that is so amazing even though it might be a little more difficult to use.  Like they say, sometimes you can’t have beauty with out pain! With more brands and more competition the quality of face paint should keep improving over the years, so keep your eyes out for more amazing products to come!

(Side Note: Paints can vary by the batch, it is the nature of the colorful beast)

There are five types of face paint that we carry. Below are some bits of important info about each style, please leave comments with any of  your own input!🙂

Glycerin Based Paints 

The brands: Mehron’s ParadiseKryolan’s AquacolorsFABSnazaroo

Water activated.

Glycerin based paints are generally softer in the cake.

They load more quickly and thickly on your sponge or brush.

They dry slower, and because of this they are ideal for dry blending and wet blending with the sponge or brush.

They can make small brush detail work more difficult since they usually load thickly, though most  FAB regular colors seems to work really well for details.

They may rub off easier than wax based paints if you touch them a lot.

You can set them with translucent powder to increase their durability, though you don’t have to.

They work as great bases for adding decorative powders on top, and for holding glitter.

Wax Based Paints 

The Brands: Diamond FXCameleonTAGWolfe FX

Water activated

Wax based paints are generally more firm in the cake. Though they vary by color from being like a soft clay to being dry and brittle.

They load quickly, but you get an opaque yet thinner load, more like using watercolors.

You can do fine brushwork details with them easily and also layer the colors with limited bleeding through.

They dry quickly, so you have to blend faster, or blend on your sponge or brush before applying to the face.

They are more durable on the face, though like all of the paints, they are water based and not sweat resistant.

They work great for split cakes.

Powder Based Paints

 The Brands : Ben Nye’s Magicakes (Wet) – Mehron’s Starblends (Wet or dry) – Jest Paint’s Vibrant Powders (Dry) – Kryolan’s Shades (Dry) –Kryolan Viva (Wet and Dry) – Mehron’s Precious Gem  Powders (Wet or Dry) –  Ben Nye Grande Lumiere Colours (Wet or Dry).

You can use them wet or dry depending on the brand.

If using  your paints dry, they show up the strongest when you apply a primer first. A primer can be anything that will make the skin a little bit tacky, from face paint to eye shadow primer to glycerin or oil or lotion. Just be sure to apply a super thin layer of primer (if it isn’t paint) so that your applicator doesn’t pick any of it up.

You can use mixing liquid, which will make the powders more durable against sweat and touching, and will make the colors more opaque.  Mixing liquid is best used with the Precious Gems loose powders or the Lumiere colors.

If you moisten a powder based cake, it will be hard to use it again dry since the liquid will compact the powder. Kryolan Viva claims that it is interchangeable.

Powders can be used as a base for eye masks or full face designs.

You can blend loose mica powders on top of your matte powder cakes to add more pigment and shine.

They blend smoothly and quickly.

They won’t melt in your containers on super hot days…and seem to hold up better to sweat that the other types of paints, but only if you do not touch them a lot.

They are more fragile, so you have to take special care when transporting them and when using them.

You will want to be prepared for fall out. Depending on how much you load your sponge and if you are using a primer, you may want to drape the kids to protect their clothing. You can limit fall out with practice.

They can look streaky on sweaty faces, or if a child has random sun tan lotion applied. The powders will look the darkest where the skin is moist or oily. Either have the child evenly wipe off their face, or apply a primer evenly first.

You can seal the powders with something like Ben Nye Final so that do not rub off.

Cream Based Paints

The brands: Mehron’s Fantasty FX (Many more that we do not currently carry)

No water needed.

Cream based paints take longer to dry.

Best for base work, not ideal for brush work since they are thick and creamy.

Can be set with a translucent powder for a more durable finish.

You can find them in tubes, pumps and cakes.

Good for use in hospitals since you can squeeze out individual palettes for each patient.

Grease Based Paints

The brands: Ben Nye Professional Clown Series (Many more that we do not currently carry)

Theater folk and professional clowns are more likely to use grease based paints. They are less common in the face painting industry because they require powdering and doing detailed work is very difficult.

No activation.

Do not dry, so you must set them with powder.

They are waterproof when set with powder.

Stand up well to sweat, but if you are hot and rub the paint it can smear.

Great for smooth blended bases.

Hard to use with brushes. Detailed line work is very difficult since it loads rather thickly on a brush and does not flow off of the bristles.

Are there any differences between each brands Metallic Style Paints?

TAG Pearls are soft and shimmery. They are great for sponging base work since they are lighter than many other shimmery paints. They are not all the best for linework since some colors do not apply very solidly when trying to do swirls or tear drops. TAG Pearl Green and Pearl Blue are sort of “boyish” and silvery.  They have many beautiful colors that you can’t find in any other line, like Pearl Wine and Pearl Apricot. One of my favorite blending combos is Pearl Purple and Pearl Teal…totally gorgeous.

Diamond FX Metallics have many similar shades to TAG and Wolfe, though I like their high pigmentation and opacity the most for doing brush work! They have a very bold and bright Pink, Purple, Blue and Green. You might want to tone them down with Metallic White for base work, and use them straight for detailed line work.

Kryolan Interferenz paints vary. Some have a really cool duo-chrome effect and are very shimmery, while others just have a light shimmer. Some are a bit transparent, and are best if applied on top of other colors, or mixed in to other colors. I have not tried all of the Interferenz colors, but my top faves are GB, BR and PV. PB is best for mixing with or applying on top of matte  colors…it is like the inside of an Abalone shell.  I would say that Interferenze colors, in general, are best for smooth bases, and not the greatest for brush work.

Kryolan Metallic colors are known as the best metallic out there for bases. They are rich and shiny and scream METAL!! They can clump a little on your sponge unless you load doing a lot of rubbing around to break up the metallic chunks of glory.

FAB’s Shimmers are similar to other brands of metallic and pearls, but as a bonus some have a really nice iridescent effect. The ones we carry are very shimmery. My top favorites are Ziva Blue Shimmer, Magenta Shimmer, Ocean Shimmer and London Sky Shimmer.

FAB Glitter Paints actually have a fine cosmetic glitter mixed into the shimmery paint for a magical effect! FAB’s shimmers and glitters are much better for base work than line work.

Paradise’s NEW Brilliant Colors are a step above their first line of Metallic colors. They have bright new colors and fantastically metallic Silver and Gold which are great for bases and brushwork.  The Fuchsia is a show stopper, and looks amazing blended in with the Blue Bebe.  The other shades in the line stand out for amazing bases, but they are not ideal for detailed line work.

Whew! I hope that wasn’t information overload!  In case it was, here is a simplified grid! Just click on it to see it all nice and big!

          Face paint comparison grid

Shamrockin’ Sale, New Paints, Vids, Class and JAM


Hi People Painters of the World! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

We are Shamrockin’ a 10% off sale on orders over $50 this 3 day weekend at Jest Paint! This is a great opportunity to try some of the new things we have bouncing around our shop! Please scroll ALL the way down to find the coupon code and read the fine print…get out your shamrock goggles!

For those who were wondering, our daughter Oceana is doing much better these days. She is adjusting to her new Diabetic lifestyle and we are getting her numbers to normal levels and she looks so much healthier and feels so much better too. It isn’t easy for any of us but it does get better. Angelo is happy because he is getting a little more attention now that we are catching on! He just sprouted his first two teeth and is crawling on all fours and cruising around the house. He’ll be 1 next month, so he has to get his walk on soon!

Beginner’s Class and Super Free Demo JAM

Come visit us if you are free on March 24th, 2013 !! Check out the flyer for all the details!

Jest Paint Class Jam Final Date (Large)

Here is the low down on all the new products we have this month at Jest Paint! We will also have more stuff soon, so keep your eyes peeled and painted!

Check out the new Tat2U pens. They are very similar to the Kryolan Skinliners, just a wider range of bright colors.  Here is an image they shared using the Tat2U pens. We will have a tutorial up soon, but if you want to know more the Skinliner Video below has a ton of info that will help.

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We have the entire selection of Cameleon face and body paints now!

We are waiting for our next shipment because many of the 32 gram cakes sold out right away.  I give major thumbs up to Metal Rose Sugar and Metal Thistle! I also love Celedon and Dark Blood Red.  My fav of the new ColorBlocks is definitely Soul Fire! Check out all the swatches under each product at our store so you can build up your wish list!

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WHAT ELSE??

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Mehron seems to have been listening to all the feedback about their Paradise metallic colors, and they came out with a new line of them called Brilliant Colors!  We are totally psyched because they are beautiful and easy to apply!!

The new Brilliant Gold and Silver is out of this world! It is like they took the Metallic Powders and magically transformed them into cake form! They are soo opaque and extremely shiny! Your robots will have never looked so good!

The Brilliant Fuchsia is super shimmery and very magenta-ish! I promise that you will love this color, even if you are a boy! Just ask Santi.😉

The Brilliant Orange is much fresher than their Sunset Orange (which was kind of like a burnt orange), yet it still isn’t crazy tiger orange since it has some gold in it to simmer it down. It is  a stellar color, and would make more high fashion tigers, that is for sure.

The Brilliant Baby Blue is like a mix between DFX Sky Blue and FAB Ziva Blue shimmer.

The Brilliant Violet, Blue and Green are much improved in consistency than their older versions and a bit brighter in shades; as a reference they are similar to DFX Metallics in Blue, Violet and Green but with the creamy Paradise consistency that many love!

What else is new?

We also have new TAG Split Cakes and One Strokes to brighten your day!

Check out the swatches and images below to see if you want to marry one!

We have to give Laura Oliver props for helping design the Water Fairy Cake and the Aurora Borealis! Thanks Laura! They are already “flying” off the shelves!

Below is a design using the New Aurora Borealis  I created some major drama at the bank and supermarket with this eye design. meee

The Fire Fairy is a beautiful  sheer cake..it creates a gossamer wing effect.  For a more solid bold look you might also like the NEW Oriental Dreams!meow

HELLO HENNA is HERE!

We love Dara Lightle, the queen of Henna and free hand glitter tattoos , and we also love her new Hello Henna Kit that we are now carrying! This is a great way to get your toes wet…and maybe even delightfully brown… in the name of an age old beautiful body art-form!

For the love of color we made a new chart of Paradise Regular Colors. I hope some of you find it helpful!

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Starting on Friday March 15th until March 17th we will be running the Shamrockin’ Sale!

The coupon will be for a 10% discount on your entire order  over $50 (before shipping, handling and Michigan taxes).
Please read the rules below to understand the way the coupon works, and to find the code. There are no exceptions to these rules (please don’t ask for one).     :)
Please read the following rules before using the coupon:

Only one coupon per order is accepted. The coupon is valid only on Friday March 15th until March 17th at 11:59pm EST.

The Code must be entered in the Coupon Code Box at checkout, meaning, we at Jest Paint can’t apply it after you have placed your order, or if you put it in the comments box. 

We cannot combine orders into one package if they each have different coupon codes applied. They will be shipped separately.

Please don’t wait until the last minute to place your order. If your order fails and the coupon has expired, we can not guarantee the discount.

Payment for the order must be received before the coupon expires.

Sorry, but there are no exceptions to these Coupon Code rules.

PLEASE, call  if you have any problems while checking out. We will be happy to help you!

Coupon Code: CLOVER10D

2012 BLACK FRIDAY SALE and MORE!


Jest Paint News

BLACK FRIDAY SALE AND MORE
Hi again! We are getting close to Thanksgiving and we want to share a couple of things with you.
Next week Jest Paint will be moving to a bigger location so we won’t be shipping any products or answering e-mails between Wednesday November 21st and Sunday November 25th (last shipment for this week will go out at 2pm EST on Tuesday November 20th). We hope to be back at work by November 26th. We might be a little backed up with our orders so please be patient while we organize everything and get ready to serve you even better (the bigger place will allow us to have a bigger inventory and hopefully process the orders even faster).
On the good side, we are having a Black Friday sale! Look at the bottom of this newsletter for more information on that.

Step by Step Butterfly 

This design was made using the Cameleon Colorblock Roses and some Diamond FX Essential Sea Green and White.
You can use a flat brush for the edge, I personally love the Prisma 1 inch flat brush. For the details use a round brush, Loew Cornell brushes are some of my favorite ones. For the Sea Green I used a round sponge.
Rainbow cakes are great for creating mega fast designs that still look intricate and unique. If you haven’t tried them yet I would strongly recommend that you get one and practice. You will be amazed at how much you can accomplish with these little babies.

NEW Product

Today we are introducing a new hand made Rainbow Cake. It has Diamond FX neon colors in the same order as the large Diamond FX neon cake. We have been out of stock of the Large Diamond FX Neon Rainbow Cake for a while and while we wait for it to come, we have made a bigger version  that will be available for a limited time.
The Container is 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ by 3/4″.  Your round sponge cut in hald fits perfectly in this cake!

BLACK FRIDAY and SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
 SALE

Starting on Friday November 23rd until November 24th we will have 2 great coupons.

First Coupon will be for a 10% discount on your entire order (before shipping, handling and Michigan taxes) plus a FREE BAM Stencil (no order minimum required). The Free BAM Stencil will be at Jest Paint’s choice and ONLY until supplies last (regardless of the expiration date of the promotion). Don’t add the stencil to your cart, just enter the coupon and we will include it with your order (if we still have them).
The Second Coupon will be for a FREE Face Painting With Clash book, with no minimum order required (supplies are guaranteed for this sale). Don’t add the book to your cart, just enter the coupon and we will include the book with your order.
Please read the rules below to understand the way the coupons work, and to find the codes. There are no exceptions to these rules (please don’t ask for one).    🙂
Please read the following rules before using the coupon:

Only one coupon per order is accepted. The coupon is valid only on Friday November 23rd until November 24th 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

The Code must be entered in the Coupon Code Box at checkout, meaning, we at Jest Paint can’t apply it after you have placed your order, or if you put it in the comments box.  No Phone orders will be taken between November 21st and November 25th.  

We cannot combine orders into one package if they each have different coupon codes applied. They will be shipped separately.

Please don’t wait until the last minute to place your order. If your order fails and the coupon has expired, we can not guarantee the discount.

Payment for the order must be received before the coupon expires.

Sorry, but there are no exceptions to these Coupon Code rules.

PLEASE, call (we won’t be able to check our e-mails those days, so call us) if you have any problems while checking out. We will be happy to help you!Coupon Code for 10% Discount and Free BAM: 10FBAM

Coupon Code for Free Face Painting With Clash: FFPWC

Thanks for all of your support,

Have fun at our store!

Anna and Santi
Jest Paint LLC

FREE BAM STENCIL


Please read the entire e-mail before using the code🙂

Starting on November 6th until November 7th or until supplies last (which ever comes first) we will be giving away a FREE BAM stencil (at Jest Paint’s selection) with each order over $50 if you use the coupon code JESTBAM at checkout.

Please read the following rules before using the coupon:
Only one coupon per order is accepted. The coupon is valid only on November 6th through November 7th, 2012 until 11:59pm EST on November 7th.

The Code must be entered in the Coupon Code Box at checkout, meaning, we at Jest Paint can’t apply it after you have placed your order, or if you put it in the comments box.  Phone orders must request that the coupon to be applied when placing your order.  
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We cannot combine orders into one package if they each have different coupon codes applied. They will be shipped separately.

Please don’t wait until the last minute to place your order. If your order fails and the coupon has expired, we can not guarantee the discount.

Payment for the order must be received before the coupon expires.

Sorry, but there are no exceptions to these Coupon Code rules.
PLEASE, call if you have any problems while checking out. We will be happy to help you!

Have a great week!

Anna and Santi

Jest Paint LLC

2 days only! 10% Coupon for DFX and Mehron Products!


Fall is here in Michigan, the leaves are blowing around like witches on brooms and the air is getting chilly!  For those of you on the east coast, we send our best wishes for your safety while Sandy makes her moves.

There is going to be a two day sale (October  31st-November 1st, 2012) on all Paradise/Mehron products throughout the store, and DFX Products that are under the following Categories, Diamond FX and Diamond FX Brushes.

You will save 10% on the above items IF and only IF you enter the coupon code in the coupon code box during check out. But, but, but we beg you to please read the coupon rules to avoid disappointment or confusion! Once you have read them then you can copy and paste the code below and shop like crazy!

Enter the coupon code once you have racked up $25 in any products on October 31st or November 1st, 2012 while checking out, and you will save 10%  off any items that you picked from the Diamond FX and Diamond FX Brushes pages, and on any Paradise/Mehron product.

Important Coupon Rules to Remember

Only one coupon per order is accepted. The coupon is valid only on October 31st-November 1st, 2012 until 11:59pm EST on November 1st.

The Code must be entered in the Coupon Code Box at checkout, meaning, we at Jest Paint can’t apply it after you have placed your order, or if you put it in the comments box.  Phone orders must request that the coupon to be applied when placing your order.  

We cannot combine orders into one package if they each have different coupon codes applied. They will be shipped separately.

Please don’t wait until the last minute to place your order. If your order fails and the coupon has expired, we can not guarantee the discount.

Payment for the order must be received before the coupon expires.

Sorry, but there are no exceptions to these Coupon Code rules.

PLEASE, call if you have any problems while checking out. We will be happy to help you!🙂

The Coupon Code is: COLORCRAZE

Now go Crazy and have a wonderful Halloween!

Special FX and Body Glue 2 Day Sale at JestPaint.com


Enter coupon code JESTSPOOKY once you have racked up $15 in products on October 23rd or 24th while checking out, and you will save 10%  off any items that you picked from the Special FX page and the Body Glue page

This is a great time to get those products that you need for Halloween, and those that might risk freezing during shipping as the cold weather strikes those lucky to live in chilly winter zones. Brrrrr….

Important Coupon Rules to Remember

The coupon can only be used one time per customer and only one coupon per order is accepted. The coupon is valid only on October 23-24th, 2012 until 11:59pm EST on the October 24th.

The Code must be entered in the Coupon Code Box at checkout, meaning, we at Jest Paint can’t apply it after you have placed your order, or if you put it in the comments box. Phone orders must request that the coupon to be applied when placing your order.  

We cannot combine orders into one package if they each have different coupon codes applied. They will be shipped separately.   Please don’t wait until the last minute to place your order. If your order fails and the coupon has expired, we can not guarantee the discount. Payment for the order must be received before the coupon expires.

Sorry, but there are no exceptions to these Coupon Code rules🙂 Call if you have any probs while checking out!

1 Stroke Jack-o-Lantern and other Fall Demos ! :)


Hi Everyone!  How are you??   I hope  life is cranking out some goodness!

We are so happy that a lot of you are keeping us busy here at Jest Paint. We really appreciate your support and your mega sweet words of encouragement as we jump into the craziness of the Halloween Season!

I made these quick step by steps for you if you are craving some new face painting ideas.  If you have any cool fall designs that you want to share on the blog e-mail me some pics and I will put them on this page.

Cameleon Colorblock Roses is my new favorite cake!

Zombie Skin is a ton of fun to use. Just keep in mind that you are going to use it to create gruesome effects, so don’t expect a flawless finish with this good old goop unless you are a master at sculpting sticky paste. Santi used layers of bunched up toilet paper to add to Oceana’s humiliation (no, actually to make the nose bigger without having to use as much Zombie Product).  The bonus to this toilet paper addition was that Oceana was left with a very smooshy flexible nose that we could mold around. She found this really fun to play with and so did we!  If we didn’t use the toilet paper her nose would have dried into a very firm rubber material.

Zombie Skin does not have ammonia in it after some magical processing, but it does still have a rather pungent rotting flesh smell that is gross, but very easy to get used to…and the smell fades as it dries. 

To make cuts, you just plop a glob of the paste onto the zone of destruction and quickly smooth out the edges all the way around with a popcicle stick, a rubber mixing spatula, or the end of a paint brush, or anything flat and smooth. I imagine a zombie tooth might work well for smoothing out the skin, but we didn’t have any of those.  Once the skin starts to firm up you jab the thick center with a q-tip, a butter knife, a popsicle stick or something that won’t actually hurt you, and then pull the Zombie skin apart a little.  Now you can color the skin and bruise it and fill the hole with blood and life is good! Well, life is more disgusting actually, but luckily it is just temporary. Below is Linda’s review. 🙂

Reviewer: Linda Schrenk from Jacksonville, FL United States  

This product is super easy to use. I’ve made ripped out mouths, cuts & holes in head. I am not a SFX expert, but this product makes me look like one. It’s easy to paint over & comes off easily.

Have a  great Halloween Season. Let us know if there are any new products that you would like to see at our store, or if you have any step by step requests.   Thanks again!

Anna and Santi 🙂