Elisa Griffith Color Me Palette Review


If you are looking for a vibrant palette of pressed powders to dress up your work look no further. Elisa Griffith, world renowned makeup artist, face artist and instructor created the Color Me Pro Palette. Elisa was born in Italy and is a proud mother of 3. Her work has been featured in The Southern Living Oklahoma Wedding Magazine 2015. Elisa chose her favorite most vibrant pressed powders and combined them in a perfect versatile palette.

The Color Me Pro Palette contains 14 Matte and 16 Pearl colors; the combination of both matte and pearls makes it a great palette to have in a face painting or makeup kit. Matte colors include white, beige, grey, light pink, pink, red, yellow, light green, green, mustard, blue, purple, black and brown.  Pearl colors include white, silver, grey, black, light purple, light pink, dark pink, yellow, green, teal, light blue, dark blue, purple, orange, gold and brown.

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The powders go on bright and glide on smooth and are great for blending and creating shadows. Pressed powders can be applied over white face paint to ensure a bright application that pops or pearls can be used over your matte face paints to jazz them up. Powders can help keep your design intact for prolong wear during hot summer days when working with sweaty kids.  The Color Me Pro Palette is also great for makeup lovers. The mixture of matte and pearls means you can make that dark luxurious smokey eye or a shimmery golden beach look. Beauty makeup, theater makeup, cosplay makeup, drag makeup or just everyday use, this palette has you covered.  When you are using the Color Me Pro Palette during face painting or to cover a large area I recommend using a smoothie blender to apply the pigments.  Smoothie blenders are able to pick up a lot of pigment for a heavier coverage.  For smaller jobs or when you are using powders as eye makeup the Royal petal brushes or other makeup brushes can be used to pick up the pigments.  Overall this palette is a great addition to any kit!

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Christmas Face Paint Designs and Products to Make them Pop!


Christmas designs are easy with these face painting supplies!

If you are booked up for Breakfast with Santa events, City Tree lightings, company picnics for the holidays, or any other type of event where they want you to paint seasonal designs, here are some products that might help you make fast and fun works of art for the holidays! Please feel free to use the images provided for your design sheets.

 

TOP HOLIDAY 1 STROKE CAKES

The Global Fun Stroke New Sahara is perfect for Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer cheek art, or as the trim for a full face reindeer or christmas bear design. The brown gradient will help you get an adorably shaded little critter, and all you will have to do is add a red nose and maybe an outline and                                                   wreath.

The Global Fun Stroke Iceland is my go to for ice princesses and snowmen. I  use if for polar bear cheek art too. I just grab up the white and teal with a 1/2″ brush for the snow men bodies and polar bear faces, and then I grab up the teal and dark blue for the hats, scarves etc.

 

The Global Fun Stroke Borneo can help you create fast Christmas trees, wreaths, poinsettia leaves, elf clothing and holly leaves.

 

TAG Magpie is a Black gradient, and it is my go to for one stroke penguins. Check out one of our past videos on how to use it to make them!

We also carry a variety of red and green christmas style rainbow cakes.

 Check out those face paint cakes here. TAG Christmas Sparkle ,  TAG Noche Buena , Kryvaline Flying Wing , Paradise Fluer , or our other blue gradients.

HERE ARE LINKS TO ALL OF OUR HOLIDAY DESIGNS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

Icey Blinged Up Beauty Makeup

Penguin Jumping

Double Penguin Party

Christmas Kitty

Holly Eye Design

Finding the Perfect Red Face Paint


Have you purchased a variety of red face paints from different brands hoping to find that perfect red? I have, and I know how frustrating it can be to try to find one red that does everything I want. Here are some tips to help you understand why red is such a tricky color.

Face paint companies produce reds in different shades, and some manufacturers have 2- 4 different kinds of red for you to choose from. Reds can be mixed with yellow, blue, violet, green and brown pigments to create a variety of reddish colors. They can also mix in a little white to make a lighter more pinker red.

We all see colors a little differently so that complicates finding the perfect red based on other people’s opinions. The most common observation is that a red is too orangey, too brownish or blue.

If a red face paint is labeled Fire, in most cases it is a little more on the orange side. Cameleon Fire Red Face Paint is a good example of an orangey red. If it is called Bruise,  Blood Red or Deep Red then it probably has a little blue or brown tint to it.

You can mix white with your red paint to see if it turns pink or orange or magenta to get an even better idea of what pigments are in the base.

Global Body Art Red Face Paint is the red of my dreams because it seems to be a true red to me, and based on the feedback from tons of face painters, a lot of people see it as a true red as well.

 

Even though I love Global Red for face painting superheroes, flowers and the tops of rainbows, I like to have a deeper red in my kit as well for when I want to go really dark. My favorite for a bloody deep red is Paradise Red. I also like to darken my Global Red with green or brown for shading a bright red design, or adding a little blue and brown to make a bruise color.

We swatched all of the reds that we have on two different skin tones so that you can see how the hues in someone’s skin can also affect the way the red face paint looks to the eye. Orangey reds will look even more orangey on darker skin, and can tend to fade into skin color.

Also remember that batches may vary, so you might have gotten Diamond FX Red a long time ago and it was very orangey, but you will see that it a really a nice deep red these days.

Feel free to email or call use to make sure that the batch of red we send to you is the one you are looking for.

Click here to see the top red face paints that we carry at Jest Paint.

Remember that Red Face Paint in general is very rich, so it is recommended not to use it on the eyelids. It can stain the thin skin and look a little scary after trying to wash it off.