Set out ready for use:
Towel / cape
Water bowls
Cotton buds
Cotton wool pads

Do not use ready-to-use cleansing cloths.


File your nails if necessary, so that there are no snags. By doing this you prevent damages on the face and risk of infection.

Always work using clean materials (sponges, brushes, spatulas, water bowls) and change the water regularly.

Get the subject to put on any clothes beforehand that have to be put on over the head. Protect your models clothing with a hairdressing cape or a towel. You can also use an old shirt for this: put it backwards on your model and cut the sleeves to the correct length if necessary.

Attention: do not apply make-up directly after shaving. When the skin is shaved, it is damaged, making the skin easy to dry out and become irritated. The irritation can get worse when subsequently an aftershave product containing alcohol is used. The irritated skin can react sensitively to the make-up. You can prevent this by leaving several hours between the shaving and the application of make-up. You can apply a skincare cream like Under Make-up Base directly after shaving.

It is important to follow the instructions for removing the make-up, particularly if the make-up is being used several days in a row.

Tips when working on children:

If you are going to be painting several children, have them sit on high stools, preferably with backs. A proper working posture prevents back complaints.

If children have skin irritation or small cuts on their faces, you can also do the painting on the hand.

Children like it when they can watch the make-up of their face in the mirror. This will generally ensure they are less easily distracted and are more likely to sit still.

Grimas Water Make-Up (Pure) can be used around the eyes, but children often do not like it when brushes are so close to the eyes. So decide yourself how far you want to extend the colour. When working under the eyes, have your model look upwards - only with the eyes, without moving the head. If you work above the eyes (eyelid), have your model close his/her eyes in a relaxed manner. Children are inclined to shut their eyes tight. Then you can say: keep your eyes closed as if you are sleeping.


If the skin is dry or sensitive, than apply a thin layer of Grimas Under Make-up Base: a non-greasy cream with a caring effect. Let the skin absorb it for a few minutes before you start working on the skin with Cake or Water Make-up, thus ensuring that the product has been fully absorbed into the skin.

It is recommended to first apply a layer of Grimas Cake Make-up to the skin. This offers the advantage that the colours of the Water Make-Up colours are more even and more intense (especially the lighter tints and silver) and that in addition, these colours can be removed more easily from the skin later on. But you can also choose to apply Grimas Water Make-up (Pure) directly to the skin.

You apply Cake Make-up with a slightly damp make-up sponge.
If you work with too much moisture, streaks will form. You can press the make-up sponge down onto a tissue to remove any excess moisture.
Take the make-up sponge between the fingertips and squeeze it together to create a round surface. With this surface the make-up can be applied.

Apply a base with Cake Make-up 001.

First dab a little Cake Make-up onto the hand to check the colour intensity. Then apply it evenly from the top downwards. Work the Cake Make-up out properly up into the hairline.

Cake Make-up dries quickly, so you need to work quickly to achieve a nice result. If the result is not even, turn the sponge that you worked with over and use the clean side to even out the make-up. Any stripes after drying can be gently rubbed away with a soft tissue or cloth.


Grimas Water Make-up (Pure) is an unperfumed, gluten-free water-based make-up, intended for face-painting and body-painting. Pure means that the product in question does not contain any chemical preservatives (such as parabens) or halogenated organic compounds.

Water Make-up works just like watercolour paint.
Water Make-up dries quickly, so you need to work quickly to achieve a beautiful result. If you do not want the colours to mix, be sure to wait for the first layer to dry before applying another colour over it or up against it.

Use a brush or a make-up sponge to make the make-up a bit mushy. Test the colour intensity on the hand. Don't work too dry, but do not use too much water.

Tips when working with Water Make-up:

Regularly change the water you rinse your brushes in and work preferably with two water dishes: one for light and one for dark shades.

When working with Water Make-up preferably use separate brushes for light and dark colours.

To make beautiful, thin lines easier, mix the Water Make-up with Cleansing Lotion instead of water.

Water Make-up can be used to add (additional) colour to the hair and eyebrows, provided that the hair is not permed, bleached or dyed. Use a toothbrush to do this.

The shape, width and quality of the brush are to a great extent qualifying the effect you can achieve with it. For instance, round brushes are ideal for making curves and drawing curls. You draw straight lines preferably with a flat brush, keeping the handle of the brush pointed in the direction of the line. To draw a thin line, you do not necessarily need to use a narrow brush. You can also use the edge of a flat brush for that. This brush is also very convenient for making a thick line merge into a thin one, turning the brush on its side in one fluid action as you go automatically changes the line from thick to thinner.
For an even whiter result, apply (dab) a layer of Water Make-up Pure 001 with a make-up sponge over the base of Cake Make-up 001.
Create the figures under the eyes with Water Make-up Pure 101 and brush IMR2.
Place the dot (tear) under the eye with Water Make-up Pure 101 and brush IMR2.
Make the eyebrows with Water Make-up Pure 101 and brush IMP8. Start on the inside. Place the brush vertically on the face and draw the line to the outside, while turning the brush on its side in a smooth motion so that the line goes from wide to narrower.
Colour the lips red with Water Make-up Pure 505 and brush IMP8.
Put a thin line around the outside of the lips with Water Make-up Pure 101 and brush IMR2. Then blur this line inwards with a clean and slightly damp brush IMP8.
Draw a thin line around the outer edge of the face with Water Make-up Pure 505 and brush IMR2. Then blur this line inwards with a clean and slightly moist IMP8 brush or with a clean and slightly moist make-up sponge.

You can lightly wash the skin with lukewarm water and soap (or shampoo) to already remove a great part. Massage it in briefly and rinse off with lukewarm water.
Scrubbing too much with water and soap or shampoo can irritate the skin. You can clean the skin further if required with a cleansing milk or cleansing cream. Massage it in gently and remove it with a soft tissue.

Do not use Afschmink, as this contains waxes and oils which actually adhere the Water Make-up to the skin.
Do not use ready-to-use cleansing cloths.
If a trace of colour is left on the skin, it can be removed with Grimas Cleansing Lotion. If the skin feels dry after cleaning, you can apply a care cream.

Hair that has been coloured using Water Make-up (Pure) can be washed with shampoo.

If Water Make-up gets onto clothing, rinse it out under a tap. Leave the item of clothing to soak in water containing a pre-wash (Biotex). Then wash it by hand or put it in the washing machine.

If necessary, rinse the Water Make-up clean and wipe the surfaces of the colours dry with clean tissues. Let the make-up dry out in the air and only put the lid back on when the Water Make-up is dry. Store it in a dry and cool place until the next time you use it.

The sponges are disposable so you can throw them away after use. If you do want to reuse them, first rinse them under the tap with some soap or shampoo or wash them in the washing machine (in a net bag or pillow case), set to at least 60°C.

You can clean brushes with water and soap or shampoo. Put the moist hairs of the brushes back into shape by hand after washing. Dry the brushes lying flat on a towel and do not place them upright, since that causes the moisture to run down into the shaft.


WATER MAKE-UP (PURE) = Water Make-up Pure
WATER MAKE-UP (PURE) = Water Make-up Pure
WATER MAKE-UP (PURE) = Water Make-up Pure
BRUSHES IMITATION MONGOOSE = Brushes Imitation Mongoose
BRUSHES IMITATION MONGOOSE = Brushes Imitation Mongoose
CAKE MAKE-UP = Cake Make-up
CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion
MAKE-UP SPONGE = Make-up Sponge
UNDER MAKE-UP BASE = Under Make-up Base