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I did my sons birthday party at home this year and had decided one of the things I would do at the party would be face painting. I had one set of face paints already but I was low on some colours so I bought the snazaroo wild faces painting kit as I figured some of the boys would probably like to be tigers! I trust the snazaroo brand of face paints more than other cheaper kits that you can pick up because my son has never suffered any kind of reaction to them and I find them to be of excellent quality. I bought this set from my littlewoods catalogue for around ten pounds but it is also available on amazon for £6.59 which is a good price.
The set comes packed in a thin cardboard box which is quite bright and fun to look at. It features pictures of five faces painted as wild animals so you have some idea of what you can do with the kit and it also features the snazaroo logo. We are told that the kit can paint fifty faces so used sensibly it will last for quite some time!
Inside the box you have a black plastic tray which contains eight small blocks of face paint, an applicator sponge and brush as well as a standard issue book of instructions. As this set is designed to mainly paint animal faces you have the brown, yellow, orange and black paints but there is also white, blue and green too.
Now my son wanted to be painted as a tiger which is fine but on the box the tiger is shown with flecks of red on the face and the kit doesn't provide any red paint! In my other kit we did have some red and the tiger in the instruction book has no red on it at all so one way or another we could have got around it but it does seem silly to show red on the box if the kit doesn't contain red! The instruction manual is also a standard issue one so it features lots of faces which you cannot replicate using this kit! Again I was ok because I had the party pack as well so could do most of the faces if required. I would definitely say the wild faces kit is more suited at boys than girls as there is no scope to do a butterfly or anything with this kit.
What I like with this face painting kit is that it is easily applied to the face and you really don't seem to use much per face so it lasts well. The paint is also water based so it is pretty easy to wash off although sometimes my son's skin can have a slight orange tinge or something initially after we wash it off! The paints are non toxic and comply with EU and FDA toy and cosmetic regulations according to the box too. My son has never suffered a reaction from having his face painted with this kit but I would advise a skin test on a small area if your skin has sensitive skin before use.
In summary I think this set is ok if you want to paint your child's face as a tiger, zebra or leopard or something like that but if you are looking for a more comprehensive set I would advise buying the party pack from amazon for £11.59 as it has more colours and glitters too.
Thank you for reading my review!