Popular Face-Painting

Credited: Face Paint: Picture taken from the public domain.
Trinidad And Tobago
February 18, 2017 10:14am CST
Face painting is popular art and part of harmless fun and cosplay which many children and adults enjoy. It is quite popular at fairs and theme parks. There are many Designs: intricate face painting, cosplay with paint, paint a personality, face-paint designs, beautiful children designs, face-paint for fighting wars. Unfortunately, in Trinidad we do not have these booth set up for fun face painting. But if we had, I would love to experience and experiment with some of these artistic designs. How about you? Can you see yourself doing something like this? Do you think this might be worth it? Credited: Picture taken from the public domain. PS: My internet is acting up…so, please leave your comments and I’ll get back to you. Thank you.
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@shaggin (38419)
• United States
18 Feb 17
Here you can buy a craft set of about $5 with nice face paints and a brush and sponge. Face painting is always a huge hit for kids at birthday parties etc. I have a friend who sets up booth and they do amazing intricate designs and charge $5.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
18 Feb 17
That is so nice to hear. Here my niece is now telling me that we do have some of those craft and party stores here. It is not in the front burner here but we do seem to have a younger generation getting into it. As we become more Americanize and willing to pay some extra money (it's on the expensive side) it is more visible. Is your friend artistic? Sure seem a fun thing for a party.
@shaggin (38419)
• United States
18 Feb 17
@Gita17112016 It is a party business she has. They dress up as popular cartoon characters as well as do balloon twisting.
@Kandae11 (40358)
18 Feb 17
It is very popular here as well at certain events - and children love it. However my concern is about if the paint could affect one in any way (even though they say it is harmless). Nothing which clogs your pores can be totally harmless -- heavy makeup included.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
18 Feb 17
I think too, there must be some harmful effects...but in the short term it should be okay, I mean it's not everyday one will wear paint, is it? I do like the fun component that is added for a birthday treat or just a festive occasion. have you ever tried this?
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@Kandae11 (40358)
19 Feb 17
@Gita17112016 No , I haven't.
@Corbin5 (119170)
• United States
18 Feb 17
I think the flowers would look lovely painted on one's face. Just a few would be very pretty, in my opinion.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
18 Feb 17
Likewise..a simple design that is not too heavy...just enough to enhance the features, maybe. As one grows older covering the face in paint for the whole day is might not be such fun.
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@dpk262006 (56531)
• Delhi, India
19 Feb 17
I have heard about tattoos not about such paintings. I won't go for such paintings on my body.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
20 Feb 17
Face painting is a simple harmless fun 'dressing up'. I don't mind trying it .
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@dpk262006 (56531)
• Delhi, India
21 Feb 17
@Gita17112016 What would the purpose of face painting? To look more beautiful?
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• Trinidad And Tobago
22 Feb 17
@dpk262006 Not to look more beautiful...but just to try something festive. We experience this world through our awareness of it and we entertain ourselves by trying new things. It keeps the world as a 'fresh and exciting' ...if we do grow old, we do so gracefully. it's the same with foods...we try things because it is a novel experience. Haven't you tried something new?...and was pleasantly surprised? Or richer for the experience?
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@MGjhaud (20865)
• Philippines
18 Feb 17
I have never tried this. It doesn't interest me that much but i would love to try. They normally do this here during town/city festivities.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
20 Feb 17
Me too. i want to try this for a festive occasion. I have tried henna on my hands but it is too tedious to do and takes four hours to dry.Also, it came out rather dull. A bit disappointing.
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@MGjhaud (20865)
• Philippines
21 Feb 17
Oh henna is a bit different. That one i like better. I've been planning to have a tattoo but i wanna try henna first.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
22 Feb 17
@MGjhaud Tattoo is too permanent for me.With old age the skin is all crinkly...not good for tattoo! And I an old school...no identification mark for me! I may need to drop off the grid...who knows?
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• United States
18 Feb 17
I have gotten my face painted at carnivals. :)
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• Trinidad And Tobago
18 Feb 17
What did that feel like? In the old days, mask parties added secrecy and mystique.
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• United States
18 Feb 17
@Gita17112016 I don't like the feeling of paint my face though. :) Feels heavy
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• Trinidad And Tobago
18 Feb 17
@infatuatedbby Well, that why I said just for certain occasions. Not for everyday use.
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@Meramar (2733)
23 Feb 17
It's a pretty nice art! I would not be able to paint like this...
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• Trinidad And Tobago
26 Feb 17
So you do paint?
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@Meramar (2733)
27 Feb 17
@Gita17112016 I would like, but no chance. Unable to fix even a straight line, I rather prefer to admire the paintings of the real artists.
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
26 Feb 17
There have been many times I would Love to be one of those Face painters at an event and such as I know some of them have made some pretty decent money doing this. But not sure I would be good enough for people to continue to want to get theirs done from me.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
26 Feb 17
Oh, do you paint professionally?
@KristenH (25148)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
18 Feb 17
That's beautiful. I love that design. I might try henna or something like that someday.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
20 Feb 17
I find the pattern beautiful too. I have tried henna on my hands for Divali but it came out faded, so it wasn't as exciting as I though it will be.
@stbrians (15900)
• Kakamega, Kenya
18 Feb 17
I won't
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• Trinidad And Tobago
18 Feb 17
Why?
@allknowing (70580)
• India
27 Feb 17
I am not into all this but if I had to do it I would rather go for stickers.
@LeaPea2417 (22370)
• Toccoa, Georgia
27 Feb 17
I might try it one day.