Jan 27

The Trouble With Numbers

Nobody likes to queue. It feels like wasted time, you’re on your feet for ages, and you know there are other things you could be doing. Add a bored, tired child into the mix and you can see why parents are often grumpy after even a short wait.

The queue is also the bane of existence to face painters, as we are constantly trying to move the line along as quickly as we can, while simultaneously managing people’s expectations, and trying to create art on a moving target. Some days it can feel like a very far queue indeed.

But can we do without them? How about using a numbers system? Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 09

UV Blacklight Parties – What You Need to Know to Glow

uv blacklight parties melbourne

It’s true – blacklights are AWESOME. Add expertly applied fluorescent makeup, and you have yourself a party! As a UV effects specialist, I paint at a lot of blacklight events throughout the year and they are always a blast. Seeing fluorescent makeup glow fiercely under a blacklight blows people’s minds and really gets a party started!

The complication is that a lot of people don’t really understand how it all works. Blacklight makeup works under some pretty specific conditions, so it’s not uncommon to get it wrong if you’re not an expert. And let’s face it, few are! I spend a lot of time advising my UV clients on what they need to get the right effect, and find that many of these questions are common to every party. So if you’re thinking of throwing a UV blacklight party, here are a few basics you need to know first. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

DIY Halloween Makeup

Halloween Makeup MelbourneAs a creative makeup artist, Halloween is my busiest time of year. I take a lot of bookings from people wanting to look their best, but I also receive a lot of emails from people with small budgets asking me how they can DIY their Halloween makeup. I can’t provide personal advice to everyone, so I thought I’d give you a few starting points if you were thinking of having a go at your own Halloween makeup this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 29

Halloween is COMING!

Halloween Makeup Specialist Melbourne

Only 9 weeks until Halloween! Time to book in your makeup appointment. CLICK HERE for my availability and pricing over the Halloween season.

I’m getting a little excited, so I decided to transform myself into this swamp witch today! If you’d like to watch the transformation, here’s a time lapse video on my TouTube channel for your spooky enjoyment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

New Videos: How to “dome” your One-Strokes

how to dome one-strokes face painting tips

Great news artists – I have more tutorial videos on my YouTube Channel for you!

Every time a fellow face painter sees my kit, they ask me “Why are your one-stroke cakes all weird and curvy?” Here’s why, and how you can do it too to load your brush better, and get right to the bottom of your cakes without making a muddy mess. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 26

New videos: How to do Glitter Tattoos

How to do glitter tattoos

I added glitter tattoos to my list of services a little over a year ago, and I’m so glad I did. They’re a fun, longer lasting, waterproof alternative to face painting, they appeal to all ages, and they make a great value add-on for smaller parties. All that aside, they sparkle really hard, too! Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 10

So you want to be a model?

body painting model melbourne

I’ve been in the face and body painting industry for over 13 years. In that time, I have met (and painted) a lot of fabulous people from all walks of life. Some have been modelling for body painters forever, while others are eager first-timers.

Because of this big range of experience levels, I’ve also seen a lot of mishaps backstage that could have been prevented with a little forethought. Here are some tips and truths for body painting models to preserve your safety, well-being, and sanity. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 30

WINNER: Australian Body Painter of the Year 2016!

Winner Australian body painter of the year

I’m so proud to announce that I won the title of Australian Body Painter of the Year at this year’s Australian Body Art Awards!

That’s first place in the country out of all of the art works created on the day, across all categories. Needless to say, I’m blown away! Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 11

The need for speed – Part 2: Faster Face Painting Tips

Fast Face Painting Tips

Recently I wrote this blog post about the balance between quality and quantity as a face painter. This post follows on from there, and is aimed at face painters out there who are struggling to maintain that balance.

If you’re a face painter wanting to increase your speed, the great news is you can indeed achieve faster face painting without compromising your quality or hygiene. While an extra pair of arms or the ability to stop time would be ideal, the next best thing I can offer you is this set of face painting tips that will help you to streamline your face painting process. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 05

The need for speed – Part 1: Quality versus Quantity

Face Painting Speed

Like it or loathe it, we live in a fast-food, fast-lane, disposable society. Increasingly it’s all about HOW MUCH can I get, and how can I get it FAST. This goes for everything you consume, from your coffee, to your food, right through to your entertainment. So it’s not surprising that more than ever, clients are expecting more for less when hiring a face painter too. Read the rest of this entry »

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