Many professional face and body painters use specialty brushes for their craft.

In most cases, brushes used for face painting can be those commonly used for painting in acrylics so here are some tips on how to choose the best professional brushes if you’re up for it!

Choose the right size brush:
Opting for a medium-sized brush that has a round shape can save time when face painting. If you're painting faces at say a festival or if you need to complete painting items using a model, you probably wouldn’t use a fine detailed brush over the whole area. Practicing your brush control and having a larger paint brush that can hold more paint will help you to save changing brushes and ensure that you can do more with just a few nice brushes to hand.

Using synthetic:
Synthetic brushes can help you to save money on the cost of your brushes. Also, synthetic brushes are often made with hypoallergenic materials which is better for painting on skin and they can deliver an extensive level of control as well as being easier to clean.

Build a kit:
A round brush and maybe a few smaller detailed brushes are really all you're going to need to do basic face painting. Getting around 3 to 5 different round brushes in several sizes will often give you a kit that will be versatile even if you need to change between 1-3 brushes for each piece of work.

Starting Out? Maybe just a base kit:
A base kit should include a large flat brush for filling in the larger areas, 3 to 5 round brushes and several fine tip round brushes.

So, there you have it, keep some of these ideas in mind for choosing the best brushes for face painting.

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