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#1 Old 08-20-2009, 05:32 PM
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I have a very creative daughter and she's already thinking about her Halloween costume.

Like last year, she really wants face paint again.

Last year I found a recipe online, which was a complete disaster.

Does anyone know where I can find vegan face paint?

Or does someone have a recipe that actually works?
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#2 Old 08-21-2009, 08:38 AM
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When I was little my Mum painted my face with Caran D'ache Neocolor II Watersoluble pastels. I'm not sure if they're vegan, but since they're not technically face paint I doubt they've been tested on animals.

I never got a rash or had a reaction or anything, but I'd do a patch test on your own child just to be safe. They are probably kind of expensive, but one small box lasted us my entire childhood. Then I found it again as an older teen and my favourite colours were only 3/4 used.

You could look in an art supply store, and see if they list ingredients at all? Or email them? Here's their website.
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#3 Old 08-21-2009, 11:57 AM
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I just sent them an email. Thanks so much for your help!
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#4 Old 10-05-2009, 04:51 PM
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I never posted the response I got from this company.

They told me:

"NEOCOLOR I or II don't contain any of the following ingredients :

- Gluten

- animal derived ingredients

- peanuts derived

Most of the products used are synthetic except one wax which is vegetable origin."

So I got a box and it works great!

Just dipping them in a bit of water makes a wonderful face paint.

My son tested them.
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#5 Old 10-05-2009, 05:07 PM
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Facepaint Recipe

3 tblsps. Cornstarch

1 tblsp. Flour

3/4 cup Karo light corn syrup

1/4 cup water

½ tsp. Liquid food coloring

Mix cornstarch and flour together in a bowl. Gradually stir in Karo syrup and water until smooth. Divide mixture into individual containers as needed and tint each one with the food coloring of your choice. Leave one batch untinted.

Don't know if these recipes are any better than the one you tried but maybe you're interested.
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#6 Old 10-05-2009, 05:44 PM
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You have to be careful with the home made stuff. Some of the liquid food colorings will stain your skin and it won't wear off for a day or two.
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