FAQs Posted on October 5, 2014, by

 

  • How can I contact you?I can be contacted via email at crystalscreativefaces@gmail.com, through my Facebook page or by filling out this form.
  • How much do you charge?My rates and packages can be seen here.
  • How many faces can you paint in an hour?I can paint 8-15 faces an hour, depending on the design. Full, detailed faces, such as Spider-Man and Skulls, can take 5-10 minutes per painting.  We also have to factor in how wiggly the subject is, as sometimes people, especially little ones, have a hard time sitting still.
  • How far do you travel?I serve the Chicagoland area and surrounding suburbs. If I have to travel  more than 35 minutes, travel charges will apply.
  • Do you require a deposit?A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your date. Your deposit will be applied to your balance. Once the deposit is received, I will hold that date for your event, and order any supplies needed.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?I accept credit card, Paypal, cash and Chase Quickpay.
  • How old do you have to be to get painted?My personal rule is that I will paint anyone that can sit still long enough and is not fussy or crying so I can paint them beautifully. If the child has to be held down or forced, I will refuse to paint them. This makes me uncomfortable but more importantly, it makes the child uncomfortable. Face painting should be fun, not traumatizing.
  • What kind of paints do you use?All my paints, makeups, glitter, adhesive and gems are hypoallergenic, professional-grade and FDA compliant. The face paints in my kit are water-based and are easily removed with soap and water. Brands that I use are, but not limited to, Wolfe, MAC, FAB, Ben Nye, Mehron and Kryolan.
  • Can I play with your makeup?No. I do not let anyone play with my makeup kit. My kit is very important to me and a big investment. You can looky but you no can touchy. }:)
  • Are you insured?Yes, I am insured by Bodywork Insurance.
  • How do you remove face paint?Apply gentle soap and massage into makeup without water. If you are wearing a lot of makeup apply soap generously and avoid getting soap and paint in your eyes. Lather the soap into a paste. Use a dark washcloth and warm water to remove paste from your face gently and rinse well with warm water. Repeat if paint remains. Some face paints may stain your skin, such as blue and green. If you skin stains, repeat step above every hour until paint is removed. Don’t forget to moisturize.
  • How did you start face painting?I stumbled across it one day when I picked up a small, store-bought face painting kit and painted my niece. I have always liked makeup and am naturally artistic and with a lot of practice and support from friends and family, I became the professional I am today. (Thank you friends and family!!)
  • Do you do belly painting?Yes, I paint bellies! If you want to commemorate your pregnancy with something special, belly painting is something fun and different. Get ideas of belly painting by looking here at my Pinterest board. Check out my Baby Bump Portfolio! Have an idea? Shoot me a message, and let’s chat.
  • How long does a belly painting take?It depends on the design but a session usually lasts an hour.
  • How much does you charge for a belly painting?I charge $200 for a 2-hour session and $50 for each additional 1/2 hour. Belly paintings typically take 2 hours.
  • What should I wear for my belly painting session?Dress comfortably and wear loose clothing. I recommend wearing all black as this makes the design stand out more.
  • My husband and kids want to get painted to! Can they be painted as well?Absolutely! I can paint the whole family and charge $50 for each 1/2 hour.

 

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