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Snazaroo Girls’ Face Paints

Submitted by on September 30, 2010 – 12:16 amNo Comment

The Snazaroo Girls’ Face Paints were a huge hit with our group of testers – and the lesson is they’re not just fun for faces!

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face paintInitial thoughts: The thing about face paints is they’re designed to highlight your short-comings as a parent. They always come with these great booklets showing how to create a lion, or a skeleton, or a 19th Century French clown’s face… if you’re a professional make-up artist. I am not a professional make-up artist. So I passed these Snazaroo Girls’ Face Paints on to my eight-year-old niece, Annie, and invited her to try them out with her friends.

We liked: Annie loved the colours in the Snazaroo set and couldn’t wait to get started. There are nine colours in a paint-palette type tray, and a sponge to apply the face paint. There was a booklet with the obligatory intimidating illustrations, and actually it was a good way for Annie to get inspiration – she ended up inviting three friends round to try the set out, and they had a lovely afternoon decorating each other’s legs, arms and faces, and trying out their skills. I’m told the face paints washed off REALLY easily, didn’t stain the clothes, and didn’t leave any itches or sore patches.

We weren’t keen: I thought it was a shame that the booklet isn’t specific to the face paint set. So this is the girls’ kit which contains white and pink and lilac paints, meaning children wouldn’t be able to reproduce most of the designs in the booklet, which required red or black or green.  I’d also question the idea that little girls only want to create pink and lilac fairy patterns.

Overall: I’d say the Snazaroo Girls’ Face Paints are great value and I loved that they wash away so easily, meaning you can let the kids loose with a certain degree of confidence (we didn’t test the kids near soft furnishings, I should point out).

[Sally, Who’s the Mummy?]

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