Friday, 25 October 2013

The Cat's Whiskers

 
So many of the face paint options available on the high street and in supermarkets take the form of crayons or pencils. Generally at the cheaper end of the market, these are a great choice for those of you who aren't to handy with a paint brush, however they are not without their toxic ingredients. There is another pocket money priced product out there however that is free from the heavy metals and synthetics...


 
Sante Face Pencils

These are a great face paint find and actually came as part of the face painting kit I purchased earlier in the year. Unlike many of their toxin filled foes, they take the form of simple, chunky wooden pencils with a lovely thick and creamy core (I'm a little opposed to calling it lead).

So, so easy to apply, the pencils are gentle on the skin and do not dry out or crack on wear however as with the Sante paints from my previous post, they will smudge a little when rubbed. One advantage over the paints is that they do require very little care or much of a make-up kit entourage (for want of a better word) and so you don't need to have brushes, water or powder to hand.
 
There are six colours in the range: black, white, red, blue, green and yellow. Whilst the pigments don't have quite the same visual impact as their Sante pot-based counterparts, they are reasonably bright and very child friendly.
 

Perfect for home use, the pencils are great for creating little designs on a small persons cheeks and adding an extra dimension to those dressing-up box raids; think cat whiskers or a pirate moustache. Although I personally wouldn't rely on these as the only form of face paint in my kit, they are a great addition to the traditional set up. I have used these during event work when I need to write names or draw logos on faces and they are also great for adding detail to a painted face.
 
 
Super good value, these pencils usually retail for just £2.95 each but are currently priced at £2.21 (maths isn't my strong point but that's 25% off the usual price) at Sante UK



Apologies if you are becoming a little face-painted out but we are nearly there - I promise :)
 
Sante Cosmetics are an arm of German company Logona, who began life in 1977. Founded by a group of friends, today Logona produce over 200 organic personal care products, each of which has been produced only the finest raw organic materials, including vegetable oils and waxes, floral distillates and herbal extracts and is BDIH certified.
Ingredients:
    Blue
    Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Sheabutter), Mica, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cera Alba (Beeswax),Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77007, CI 77288, CI 75470, CI 75120
    Yellow
      Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Sheabutter), Mica, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cera Alba (Beeswax),Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77007, CI 77288, CI 75470, CI 75120
      Green
        Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Sheabutter), Mica, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cera Alba (Beeswax),Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77007, CI 77288, CI 75470, CI 75120
        Red
          Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Sheabutter), Mica, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cera Alba (Beeswax),Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77007, CI 77288, CI 75470, CI 75120
          Black
            Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Sheabutter), Mica, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cera Alba (Beeswax),Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77007, CI 77288, CI 75470, CI 75120
            White
              Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Sheabutter), Mica, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cera Alba (Beeswax),Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77007, CI 77288, CI 75470, CI 75120

          • Main Image: Laura Jane Sessions - Organic MUA
          • Body Image: Sante
 

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