We get many inquiries regarding body paint and body makeup. Please see our web site or call for more guidance. The basics are these: Paint you get at the art store is for paper, not skin. Body Paint is just water based makeup already in liquid form. Ingredients are all FDA approved. Paint you get in the art store is not FDA approved. Preferred method of application is Airbrush, Sponge, Brush in that order. Artists who have many people to paint in a short period of time will often use a conventional paint gun (automotive style). Use your airbrush for large areas, a brush for more detailed areas, and a pencil for fine lines. Any of the body paints on this page can be modified for airbrush simply by adding any sealer or additive. Remember that by adding tap water you dilute the chemical protection and run the risk of growing germs, mold, or fungi. It takes about 16 fluid ounces to paint an average person from head to toe, one fluid ounce for an arm and hand, and two fluid ounces for a head (face and head).
BN- prefix is Ben Nye Product, ME- prefix is Mehron product, K0 at the beginning of a cat number is Kryolan product.