5 Stars By Kona on 2013-03-31
Wow, this is a definite must for all HS troll cosplayers. I've used it for Terezi on multiple occasions (used on face, neck, arms, and hands) and it has barely put a dent in my supply. It stays on well and I barely have to do touch-ups.I couldn't have asked for anything better. :]
5 Stars By Kain on 2015-10-14
Homestucks! This stuff is great for face painting and is cheaper than Mehron and Ben Nye
ok so I use this for Homestuck cosplays, and I love the colour. It's perfect light grey, and I don't have to do any mixing. I bought this and a black snazaroo for Karkat (his sleepy raccoon eyes, I guess?) and I love how well it stays on. However, I've learned how to use it best by trial and error.
1. test it out before you go to the con
2. do NOT get it wet, or wear it where you'll be sweating a lot, or exposed to rain/humidity/swimming areas. It's water-based so it'll bleed off pretty quickly. Even taking a sip of water with it on, it rubs off my lips, so I always keep one of these with me at cons, to re-apply it. Use straws if you're drinking, and if you eat wearing this, you'll have to redo the lips. Unless you use lipstick instead of this on the lips, in which case, you're fine. I'm a guy so yeah, no lipstick. This works just fine.
3. When I'm applying it, I don't follow the directions on the label. If you do just a light, thin layer like it suggests, it will look washed out, streaky, and blotchy. Your fingerprints and application strokes will show. I know that's how you're supposed to do it, but I just don't like how it looks. What I do is open up the cap, let a couple droplets of water soak into it, and wait until it's kinda a thick putty (peanut butter-ish?), then I glob it on my face. Yes, I know it sounds gross. Yes, my pores can still breathe, yes it's comfortable, no it isn't itchy, no it doesn't burn my skin, yes I've left it on for 10+ hours before and have had no issues whatsoever, no it doesn't aggravate my acne. The water-based compound is easy on my skin. It feels nice on, moisturising. After I do the base grey colour, I take just a dab of black Snazaroo on my pinky finger, make it into a thick paste just the same, and splotch it beneath my eyes for Karkat's baggy eyes. No streaking, just like a light dabbing motion, till it's well-blended. I let that sit about five minutes, and then use matte finishing spray (Ben Nye Final Seal). You need this. It will help. Your makeup stays in place, doesn't look mottled, and overall helps it not run as bad or look as shiny. I don't use any powders atop that, just the finishing spray. Spritz like once or twice into the air, walk into it, wait a couple minutes, and do it again, till you go through it 2-4 times or so? In theatre we used to use hair spray to set our makeup, but I've never tried it with Snazaroo, since every water and alcohol-based makeup reacts differently to the sprays. But yeah, Ben Nye is great. If you don't use a final seal, it's not a huge deal, but it'll make the Snaz blotch, run, and show sweat more.
4. Don't use Snaz on your arms. Or your neck. Or your hands. Or your legs. It will run. You will be miserable. Your clothes will get grey all over the edges. Your con experience will be filled with grey smudges all over your priceless con purchases and group photos. You don't want that. Even expensive Mehron/Ben Nye paints will still run with heat, humidity, and time at the con. Plus you have to keep re-applying it. No matter how much you set it and re-apply it, you will have issues unless you absolutely don't touch anything. Not fun. It's fine if you're just going out for a photo op, but for a con, you want something where you can use your hands. So you can eat and drink and do other important activities. Also, bathroom breaks...yeah. Paint on your hands just isn't a good idea. I HIGHLY suggest making armsocks out of tights, fabric medium/paint, and fake nails painted yellow. There's a few awesome tutorials on Tumblr. That way you can pull them on and off, do pics, and actually grab that awesome t-shirt at the con. For limbs, don't use water, grease, or alcohol-based paints if it's an all-day con. You can but there's always that risk; even just brushing your leg on a chair might smear it. PAX is a good option for legs, as well as opaque tights. For photo ops (for less than an hour), any body paint will work fine. Anything more than that, PAX is great. It feels and looks like skin. It's a mixture of 60% Pros-Aid and 40% Liquidex paint. It is AMAZING. Anytime I cosplay Karkat, I do my neck with PAX, then my face with Snaz. The colours work great, and with the separation line just under my chin, you can't tell where the two paints blend. PAX does NOT rub off or smear on my collar. At all. Be kinda careful about humidity, though. DO shave before you use PAX; it can be ridiculous to scrub off. Best way to get PAX off is to sweat, let the bubbles bead up beneath it, and wipe off with a hot rag. SO, RECAP: Snaz for face. It is awesome. Cake it on. Ben Nye and Mehron are other good brands I've tried, and I know a few others that are like $30 per canister. But Snaz is cheap and works just fine. PAX on neck and upper arms. Arm socks for hands. You'll thank me later.
5. Snaz washes off extremely easily, just a hot, wet rag and facial wash. As long as you don't rub your face too much during the day, and as long as you're not outside sweating, however, you shouldn't have a problem with it dripping off. I've used it at Dragon*Con, where I was waiting for panels outside in the heat. As long as I didn't touch my face when I came back inside, let the AC chill it down, the makeup reset to my face perfectly. Really just trial and error. But this stuff is way cheaper than Mehron and Ben Nye, and as long as you use it well, it works just fine.
6. It goes a long way. I've been on the same grey and black containers for over a year, and have done Karkat probably 10 times. Just the face, but still. You don't need much.
5 Stars By Becky on 2013-09-05
I bought this for my daughter who is into all the Cosplay stuff especially the HOME STRUCK characters. This worked great for her costume and such for her to attend ACON
5 Stars By Jessica Madigan on 2013-08-19
Works Really Well!
Snazaroo is perfect for Homestuck cosplay. I cosplayed Vriska and it came on fine and smooth and for the most part stays on well, although Sealer would be Ideal as well.
5 Stars By Haley Allen on 2012-07-31
For those cosplaying Homestuck trolls, this stuff is a PERFECT color! It stays on extremely well and doesn't smudge around much at all throughout the day. It DOES smear easily if it gets wet, but as long as you're indoors and away from a pool, or something, that shouldn't be a problem! Even if you're sweating, it doesn't smear badly. I've worn it outdoors multiple times on EXTREMELY hot days and barely needed to touch up at all. The upside to being water based is that it washes off very easily at the end of the day. This stuff is great! Seal it with some baby powder after it's dry and it's sure to stay on for the entire day! :D
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2016-02-24
Snazaroo is cheap and works well, Jut took a ...
Snazaroo is cheap and works well, Jut took a little practice to experiment with the consistency and all, I put black eyeshadow over as a little bit of a sealer, used it for my skeleton makeup! Def recommend
4 Stars By Jason H. on 2016-11-15
Good color and coverage.
A couple of things on this. First off, go get yourself some sponges to apply. I didn't do this in advance and it was a little bit of a pain. I think you would get much better coverage and application results using a sponge vs. trying to use your finger or a piece of tissue or paper towel.
The second thing is, if you are wearing these in a sweaty environment, it is going to run. This stuff is not waterproof and there may be other makeups out there that are more waterproof or something you can do with this to help keep it from running in a wet or sweaty environment.
On an extreme plus side, this makeup washes off ridiculously easy. I was shocked at how well the makeup washes off.
Would I buy this again? Absolutely. I wore this makeup under a mask to black out my eyes. Because it was warm out, and the humidity under the mask, the makeup did run and I did have to reapply. It does not like a wet, or damp surface. So, just keep that in mind.
5 Stars By Alexis on 2017-05-03
Full coverage and still have almost the entire pot of make up left.
Used as the base for an Ursula costume.
The Purple was the main color which covered my entire face, chest, back, and arms. The Dark and Light Grey of the same brand were used to contour and contrast.
This product will LAST. I still have enough to make another 10 Ursulas.
I have attached a photo to emphasize how great the coverage is.
5 Stars By D. Foster on 2015-11-24
Best oompa loompa costumes ever! Thanks to Snazaroo face paint.
Yes, I and a group of 5 other adults dressed as oompa loompas this year (2015) for halloween. Naturally we needed orange face paint. After reading a lot of reviews and watching a few face paint tutorials I decided to go with snazaroo and found this product to be sold very reasonably priced by amazon.
It was very easy to use. Just add a little water and swirl it around with your finger until the paint is pliable. Then we finger painted our faces and neck which took maybe 5 minutes to completely cover someone's face. Very simple application. We could have used brushes but we were not doing anything delicate or artistic. Just gobs of orange all over the face! It worked great and looked great. We had compliments all night. I'd highly recommend it to anyone thinking of going as an oompa loompa and it's perfect for a group costume idea.
I don't know how many applications would work for this 18ml sized product. The descriptions says it could do 50 to 100 full faces and I believe it. We did 6 and it hardly made a dent. This will last a long time.
My wife who has fairly sensitive skin and breaks out in rash at the weirdest things was fine using this product. No one else experienced any allergic reaction problems.
This washed off in one shower with minimal scrubbing and basic face soap. I was extremely worried about this as we flew out of the state the next day and didn't want to have to explain to TSA why our faces were orange. "Really bad spray on tan?" A warning on this point...this paint will get everywhere. Wash your hands after application really well or everything you touch will have smudges of orange or whatever color you choose to use if you finger paint. I had a few fingerprints smudged on my laptop and going through security at the airport made the TSA agents a little curious about it sending it through the scanner again and inspecting it by hand. Could be a coincidence.
1 Stars By B on 2016-11-05
Unsafe - contains high levels of lead and heavy meteals
Snazaroo face paint is not safe to use.
It claims that the product is “hypoallergenic,” “non-toxic” and “specially formulated to be friendly to the most delicate skin” – yet the product contains high levels of lead, nickel, and cobalt according to a report by The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Many other face paints also had high levels of lead.
It even says on the back of the packaging "Avoid contact with eyes and lips" which is why I looked into this. I am returning this product and am not going to risk putting it on my face.