Starblend Powder Product Review Video

by Philadelphia Tivoli · 28 comments

Hey guys, today I put together a product review video of Starblend Powders by Mehron. Check it out if you are curious about combining powders with face painting :-) It’ll give you a fast and easy way to block colors/put down base colors for loads of designs!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PHqHYmaEs0[/youtube]
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Stay tuned because tomorrow I’ll show you a design using the starblend powders…

And leave a comment, I’d love to hear what you think!

Happy Face Painting

Philadelphia Tivoli

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claire sunderland Wed at 9:13 am

Hi Philadelphia, I was really impressed how you could paint a butterfly on your face! well done. I haven’t tried the starblend powders yet, but now that I have seen how well it covers and how easy it is to apply I am going to purchase some. I am one of the directors of the first Australian face and body painters convention happening in Melbourne in September this year. You can visit our web site at Wonderdownunder.com.au It would be great to see you there! Thanks for all your advice and I visit your site on a regular basis. I think it’s fantastic. It is really user friendly and you make me feel that” I can do this” With some other Artists I feel really intimidated. Thanks again.
Cheers,
Claire Sunderland

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jenny Wed at 11:30 am

Hi,
Does the Mehron face powder rub off easily? It looks like an easy way to get lots of color.

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Amanda Havelin Wed at 1:44 pm

I absolutely love Starblends and use them as the base to most of our designs!

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Debbie Wed at 3:18 pm

Hello Philadelphia,
I just joined your site not to long ago and I am really enjoying it. I got into face painting a few years ago and now I do enjoy it. Though I do need tips and that is what you provide on your video here that I saw of the butter fly. I love the orange/red combination and how you designed that butterfly.

I live in Canada and was wondering about getting supplies in Canada, I will check my local art store, but, maybe you know.

I was also wondering how much you charge customers, I was charging $2 half face and 4$ whole face. what do you charge?

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Stephanie Wed at 6:20 pm

Hi Philidelphia!!!!
I really really like the starblend powders, i have some of the lighter colors and i am definitely going to some of the bolder colors. I have face painted at a rodeo and it was so hot that the paints would not hardly dry so I could paint over them. This would be perfect.
Thanks so much I love all your insight. I am growing with my face painting business and loving every minute of it..

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Cindy Ohlmann Thu at 12:14 am

I was really glad you showed how to use this product I was reluctant to buy it because I didn’t know how to use it. How well does it stay on?

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MICHELLE Thu at 2:29 am

WHAT A WONDERFUL JOB YOU DID SHOWING HOW KEEPING IT SIMPLE CAB LOOK SO COOL. THANKS FOR SHOWING HOW THE NON ARTIST CAN MAKE A CHILD LOOK GREAT. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE.

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Jo Tomlinson Thu at 7:45 pm

Thanks for the Starblend tutorials, Phil, especially pleased to see how you do your stunning butterflys! I’m also trialling Detailz now on the strength of your recommendation!
I’ve been using a Starblend palette in conjunction with a Paradise AQ palette for a while now and love the combination. I’m always looking for a good black and white though. I have used Global, Derivan and Tim Gratton, but although they are good for brushwork, they aren’t good for base. I’d like to give Wolfe Bros. a try, (you mention them in your video) but have heard they can be hard to wash off, which is always a concern of parents. Would the application of a barrier cream prior to painting help?

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Jayne Cornish Thu at 9:16 pm

Hi Philidelphia,

I love the starblend powders and love you butterfly design.
I can’t wait to buy them and use them.
Thank you
Jayne Cornish

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Rose Herren Fri at 6:57 pm

I l great for like your video and its great that you are putting these on for us to view. I am just getting started in fact on july 4th I will be doing our family reunion face painting. thought it would bring some fun for the kids and young adults . I would like to do parties and learn balloon sculpting to go along with it. do you have something I can go my for prices. I don’t know what is a good price without being to high but I would like to make some money too since my husband and I only get 900.00 a month.
I love what I have saw so far.
I will watch all I can tonight.
thanks
Rose

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Esperanza Martinez Sun at 12:44 am

Powders seem to be exactly what I need for hot days When it’s to hot, kids sweat and the cake runs. I’d also like to know if you prefer wolk bros. to snazaroo.

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Sally Dwyer Sun at 10:46 am

Dear Philadelphia, First, I want to express the tremendous value I have already found in the face painting packet with tips and designs that i purchased from you. I was especially impressed with the format and comprehensive coverage of pertinent information. I am fascinated with the StarBlend powders that you reviewed and demonstrated. If your video was a real-time video, I am very impressed with the apparent ease and swiftness of the application. I am going to try them. I will definitely let you know how I like them. Thank you for your research and willingness to share new and perhaps not so obvious products for our artform. Cheers, Sally Dwyer

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Philadelphia from FacePaintingTips.com Sun at 8:07 pm

Hello and thankyou to everyone who’s left comments out there so far…claire sunderland, jenny, Amanda Havelin, Debbie, Stephanie, Cindy Ohlmann, Cindy Ohlmann, Jo Tomlinson, Jayne Cornish, Rose Herren, Esperanza Martinez and Sally Dwyer!

Glad you enjoyed the video and the blog :-)

Now to answer some questions…

*** Jenny asked “Does the Mehron face powder rub off easily? ”

Good question! For me, I needed to use a bit of soap and it came off fine, not as quickly as cake paints, but still pretty easy to wash off with soap.

*** Debbie asked: “I was also wondering how much you charge customers, I was charging $2 half face and 4$ whole face. what do you charge?”

*And Rose Herren asked “do you have something I can go my for prices.”
Check out these posts I wrote on the topic:
http://facepaintingtips.com/blog/2008/01/29/how-much-should-i-charge-for-face-painting-part-1/
http://facepaintingtips.com/blog/2008/02/05/how-much-should-i-charge-for-face-painting-part-2/
http://facepaintingtips.com/blog/2008/02/12/how-much-should-i-charge-for-face-painting-part-3/

*** Cindy asked: “How well does it stay on?”
I’ve found it stays on just as long and weel as cake paints!

*** Jo Tomlinson asked: “I’d like to give Wolfe Bros. a try, (you mention them in your video) but have heard they can be hard to wash off, which is always a concern of parents. Would the application of a barrier cream prior to painting help?”

I’ve found that Wolfe Bros comes off fine with soap and water. Bur test it out on your skin, and test it with a barrier cream to see if there’s really any big difference I say.

*** Esperanza Martinez asked: “I’d also like to know if you prefer wolk bros. to snazaroo.”

I love them both, but I prefer using Wolfe Bros for their white cake paint. Its very strong and great for doing linework and detail over other colors.

Happy Face Painting Everybody :-)

Philadelphia Tivoli

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Daisy The Clown Sun at 8:37 pm

Hi, I watched your Star Blend video. Good! Another note about why some folks might not like it. (I love it ). Especially in Summer kids get wet with sweat and the powder grabs the wet areas and turns a darker shade thus making it not as pretty. So I recommend giving them a paper towel to dry their faces. Thanks, Debbie AKA Daisy

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Daisy The Clown Sun at 8:48 pm

Hi, Good video. Another reason why some don’t like Star Blend. . . In the summer the kids faces are wet with sweat. The powder grabs the wet areas and turns darker there. I give them a paper towel to dry their face or dry it my self when using a design that includes powder.
There is also a great battery powered fan at Walmart and sport stores now. About 12″ X 12″ X 3″. It blows hard and it fits on my face paint rolling cart easy. It’s narrow so it doesn’t take up much room on the table. The batteries last very well too! Great to keep the air moving at me, and if you have your line come from behind you it will hit the next kid you will paint and they can see your painting design in progress for entertainment. Thanks, Debbie

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Daisy The Clown Sun at 8:50 pm

Hi, Good video. Another reason why some don’t like Star Blend. . . In the summer the kids faces are wet with sweat. The powder grabs the wet areas and turns darker there. I give them a paper towel to dry their face or dry it my self when using a design that includes powder.
There is also a great battery powered fan at Walmart and sport stores now. About 12″ X 12″ X 3″. It blows hard and it fits on my face paint rolling pouch easy. I put a strap and “Don’t Touch” stickers on it. It’s narrow so it doesn’t take up much room on the table. The batteries last very well too! Great to keep the air moving at me, and if you have your line come from behind you it will hit the next kid you will paint and they can see your painting design in progress for entertainment. Thanks, Debbie

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Rachel Sun at 10:16 pm

Thank you so much! I absolutely need the starblend powders after seeing the quick coverage you achieved! And to not have to wait for the paint to dry is a dream come true. This should cut design time in half! What a great product!

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Rose Herren Sun at 11:23 pm

where can we get powder paint .It looks so cool to use. Ive not had the pleasure of getting my feet wet yet. can’t waitl

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Kari Ivey Thu at 12:35 pm

I was glad to find this video with your opinion on the Starblend powders. It was very helpful and thorough. I also appreciate your recommendation on the Wolfe Brothers white cake. I’ll have to try these products.

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Mollie Stofan Thu at 6:04 pm

All I want to say is THANK YOU! I use the starblend makeup and I was always wondering if I should use it wet or continue using it dry!

Thanks for helping me make my choice!

♥ Mollie the Painter

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Debi Sat at 1:07 pm

It would be very helpful for you to actually demonstrate the use of the product. I use it all the time but I wanted to share with friends and this video isn’t much help as it does not show a demonstration of the products. I really love the StarBlend product and recommend it often.

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Fakhra Wed at 10:24 am

Powder product information in this post is very workable and useful.

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Dottie Gododolphin Fri at 10:46 pm

Philadelphia,
I have bought several StarBend powders thinking it would be helpful in doing tigers and such…but I don’t know what I am doing wrong…my star blend looks like “loose” powder after I started using them. I really don’t like them…someone told me you could use them wet or dry. Want to use dry but they are SOOO MESSY…what am I doing wrong?

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Philadelphia Tivoli Sat at 12:04 am

How are yOu applying the powders? Are using a smoothie blender?

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Gloria Sun at 5:49 pm

I bought several smoothie’s from Silly Farm, but they did not last. All I got from them was one face. I don’t think you could wet them and you need to use them dry. I saw that at another site. Do you know where I could get lollipop sponges..

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