Vegan face paint must be one of the newest addition to the vegan world.
The first booth that I would visit at the school fair (back when I was in elementary school) was always the face paint booth. And still, at university, I was always up for dressing down as one of the Oompa Loompas or as Papa Smurf. Whether you are looking for face paint for your kiddo’s birthday party or for your Halloween’s night out, consider choosing a vegan face paint.
Not only is a vegan face paint more ethical, it is also safer for your skin.
Why I Don’t Use Non-Vegan Face Paints
Most non-vegan face paints contain harsh chemicals that can irritate sensitive skins. More than often, they contain animal products such as lanolin, beeswax, and carmine.
Lanolin: Lanolin is also called wool grease, a wax secreted by sheep. It can cause skin allergy.
Beeswax: Farming for beeswax can involve killing bees, cutting their wings, and tearing their legs.
Carmine: Carmine is a red pigment derived from crushed insects! It can trigger allergic reactions.
Vegan Face Paint Pallets
If you’re looking for a vegan face paint pallet, Snap Vegan has found the one for you. Bayleaf Botanicals vegan face paint kit has 28 colors. Add a few drops of water to the vegan face paint cake you want to activate. Then, with a sponge or brush, mix in the water to get a creamy consistency.
Bayleaf Botanicals face painting pallet is vegan, does not test on animals, non-toxic, and is made in the USA.
Since this vegan face paint pallet from Bayleaf Botanicals is designed also for professional face painters and theatrical productions, one pallet is expected to last for a whole fundraising event (if not more)! Note that it doesn’t come with a sponge or nylon paint brush.
If you want a vegan face painting kit that you can use straight out the box (i.e. comes with a paintbrush), try the vegan pallet from Sheepdog Art Supplies. It has 16 vibrant colors (12 less than Bayleaf Botanicals. But you can always mix the colors together to get different shades. Just like you did in art class!
Vegan Face Painting Crayons
For a hassle free vegan face painting activity for younger kids, I recommend the vegan face paint crayons. These face painting pens have rounded drawing tips (so it’s not suitable if you want to make fine detailed drawings). Turn the twisty end of the pen to extrude more of the drawing element.
They are so convenient and ergonomically designed so that the kids can create the body arts themselves. Hold it like a crayon and start creating immediately. The best bit? – the 24 pens come in a sturdy plastic container.
Bring some wet wipes and these vegan face painting crayons to a family picnic – let the creativity begin!
Face Painting Safety Tips
- Do not use alcohol as brush sanitizer. Traces of alcohol can cause pain to sensitive skins.
- Do not paint someone with open wounds. Paint can cause further irritation and bacteria can be transferred through contaminated brushes and sponge.
- Wash or sanitize your hands between painting sessions.
- Do not use metallic craft glitter on the face. Only use polyester glitters designed specifically for face painting.
Let us know what you think of these vegan face paint kits and feel free to share any creative face and body art designs!