My paintsI use Mehron professional face paints. The colors are vibrant and long lasting, yet they wash off easily with soap and water. If some of the colors are more stubborn, rub them with a little baby oil on a cotton ball.
Although not labeled hypoallergenic, the ingredients the paints use are all low risk for allergies. Here's a link to an article about Mehron makeup: http://mehronblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/what-is-hypoallergenic-makeup.html
Below are the safety guidelines I use while body painting.
1. Only paint those who show no symptoms to keep everyone else safe.
2. Sanitize my hands and the chair they will be sitting on between every person.
3. Wear my face mask and ask the person I am painting to wear theirs as well to keep us all protected.
4. Sanitize my kit before any event and at the end, including all makeup and tools.
5. Ask the customers to use a fresh wipe to clean their skin and to sanitize their hands before getting into the chair. ( I will provide the wipes and hand sanitizer.)
6. Use clean fresh water with each client to activate the face paint.
7. Use one face sponge per client, setting them aside to be sanitized at home.
8. Sanitize all brushes using a 3 step process, including a 60% or more alcohol solution and air drying before using for another customer.
9. Follow safe distance rules with those not getting painted by establishing a 6-foot clear zone around the face painting station.
10. When possible, I will use a number system to call the next person to be painted rather than having them wait in line.
11. If I am unable to work due to showing symptoms of illness, I will provide a substitute to take my place or give a refund.