Derivan Face & Body Paint

Derivan Face & Body Paint is a safe, non-toxic paint for use on the face and body.

It is designed as a drama and theatre paint which can also be used for fetes, fairs, children's parties and wherever face and/or body painting is required.

A range of colours are available in 9 standard bright colours, 6 fluorescent colours, 3 metallic colours, all packaged in 40ml and 250ml jars.

Also in this range you will find 12 shimmering glitter colours packaged in a convenient 36ml squeeze bottle.

Derivan products are fully Australian-made and Australian-owned. Derivan Face & Body Paint is made to the highest standards and conforms to all government regulations and requirements (including Australian and EC cosmetic regulations, and Australian Standard 1647.3). You can rest assured that there are no hidden nasties or toxic pigments in facepaint.

You also benefit from expertise making the finest professional artist-quality acrylics in the Matisse range. Facepaint range is likewise full of bright, vibrant colours with superior coverage, that dry quickly and wash off easily in warm soapy water.

Basic Technique

Using a clean palette knife or other utensil, remove as much paint from the container as necessary for the session and replace lid. Do not return unused paint to the container. Place on a palette or other clean non-porous surface. Mix the required secondary or tertiary colours on this palette.

Apply your base colour first using a damp (not wet) sponge. You can apply a second coat when the first is dry if you desire a stronger colour. You can even load up the sponge with more than one colour, then apply with a dabbing motion across the face for a colour gradient effect. Use the brush for detail work; bold continuous strokes work best.

It is strongly advisable, if painting more than one face, to use a disposable applicator such as cotton wool and discard after each person - be careful not to re-immerse the applicator in the paint.

Apply a barrier cream or hand cream to the skin before painting: this will make it even easier to remove Derivan Face and Body Paint from the skin.

Important information


Although Derivan Face & Body Paint has been specially formulated for use on the skin, it is not recommended for persons with sensitive skin or skin conditions. If in doubt, apply a small amount to the inside of the wrist and leave for one hour.

Do not apply to open wounds. Avoid contact with eyes, nasal passages, mouth or other orifices as abrasive irritation may occur.

Removal of Paints Stains

When working with paint it's always a good idea to use old clothing. However, Derivan Face & Body Paint is formulated so that it will swell up and release when submerged in soapy water. With the thumb and forefinger of each hand slowly work the stain in a rolling action thereby releasing the paint and colour into the soapy water. Change the water as necessary and repeat washing action. Do not use hot water. Some stubborn stains may need to be soaked overnight. Other methods of cleaning will generally only act to drive the stain in deeper. Don't attempt to boil, dry-clean or use chemical solvents or thinners on the stain. Keep stained garments separate from other washing

Clean Up

Avoid letting paint dry on your brushes and utensils: keep them wet while working. Brushes, utensils, and hands can then be washed with soap and water.

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