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.