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Safe, non-toxic paint for use on the face and body

From the manufacturers of the first liquid face paint products in Australia and formulated to the highest standards, conforming to all government regulations and requirements (including Australian and EC cosmetic regulations, and Australian Standard 1647.3). The complete face and body painting system is designed as a drama and theatre paint which can be used for fetes, fairs, children’s parties, sports events and wherever face and/or body painting is required. Effectively and easily transform familiar faces into pirates, princesses, cowboys, monsters and more with the Derivan Face and Body Paint System of Colours, Themed Sets, Markers, Fake Blood, Crayons and Auxiliaries.

DERIVAN FACE & body glitter 

face & body paint 

face paint stick

themed sets 

derivan fake blood

brush sets 


face paint toolbox kit

ideas book

face & body wipes 



Have a look at our step-by-step guides from contributing artists for intermediate and advanced projects

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Face Painting

Face painting is a great way of enchanting adults and children alike. It helps stimulate their imagination and step in the realms of make - believe. For older children there is a wonderful sense of accomplishment as they pick up a paintbrush and learn to create their own designs. Face painting motivates community participation as students can participate and contribute by assisting at local fundraising,

fates and sporting events.

Derivan Face & Body Paint

Derivan liquid face paint is water based and totally safe for use as a cosmetics. The face-paint has a perfect consistency to be used with a brush, sponge or spouncer and can be easily removed with soap and water. Derivan Face and Body Paint is proudly Australian owned and made, this non-toxic paint has been designed as a drama and theatre paint and wherever face and/or body painting is required. Our face paint range is full of bright, vibrant colours with superior coverage, that dries quickly and washes off easily in warm soapy water. Derivan Face Paint Range is available in 10 brilliant Standard colours; 6 Fluorescent colours; 3 Metallic colours in 40ml & 250ml sizes. Complementing the range is a selection of 12 Face & Body Paint Glitters packaged in 36ml squeeze bottles.

Derivan Face & Body Paint packaged in 40ml and 250ml jars are available in 9 standard bright colours, 6 fluorescent colours, 3 metallic colours. Also in this range you will find 12 shimmering glitter colours packaged in a convenient 36ml squeeze bottle.  Derivan Face & Body 12ml Supporter stick is available in 27 colours including a vibrant gold and silver.


All our products are fully Australian-made and Australian-owned. Derivan Face & Body Paint is made to the highest standards and conforms to all government regulations and requirements (including Australian and EC cosmetic regulations, and Australian Standard 1647.3). You can rest assured that there are no hidden nasties or toxic pigments in our facepaint.

You also benefit from our expertise making the finest professional artist-quality acrylics in the Matisse range. Our facepaint range is likewise full of bright, vibrant colours with superior coverage, that dry quickly and wash off easily in warm soapy water.


Using a clean palette knife or other utensil, remove as much paint from the container as necessary for the session and replace lid. Do not return unused paint to the container. Place on a palette or other clean non-porous surface. Mix the required secondary or tertiary colours on this palette.

Apply your base colour first using a damp (not wet) sponge. You can apply a second coat when the first is dry if you desire a stronger colour. You can even load up the sponge with more than one colour, then apply with a dabbing motion across the face for a colour gradient effect. Use the brush for detail work; bold continuous strokes work best.

It is strongly advisable, if painting more than one face, to use a disposable applicator such as cotton wool and discard after each person - be careful not to re-immerse the applicator in the paint.

Apply a barrier cream or hand cream to the skin before painting: this will make it even easier to remove Derivan Face and Body Paint from the skin.


Avoid letting paint dry on your brushes and utensils: keep them wet while working. Brushes, utensils, and hands can then be washed with soap and water.


Although Derivan Face & Body Paint has been specially formulated for use on the skin, it is not recommended for persons with sensitive skin or skin conditions. If in doubt, apply a small amount to the inside of the wrist and leave for one hour.

Do not apply to open wounds. Avoid contact with eyes, nasal passages, mouth or other orifices as abrasive irritation may occur.


When working with paint it's always a good idea to use old clothing. However, Derivan Face & Body Paint is formulated so that it will swell up and release when submerged in soapy water. With the thumb and forefinger of each hand slowly work the stain in a rolling action thereby releasing the paint and colour into the soapy water. Change the water as necessary and repeat washing action. Do not use hot water. Some stubborn stains may need to be soaked overnight. Other methods of cleaning will generally only act to drive the stain in deeper. Don't attempt to boil, dry-clean or use chemical solvents or thinners on the stain. Keep stained garments separate from other washing.


Water (aqua), Acylates Copolymer, Kaolin, Talc, Calcium Carbonate, Propylene Glycol, Alkyl Polyglycoside, Simethicone, 2-Amino-2-methyl -1-propanol, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose , Phenoxyethanol, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben May contain: Glitter, Fluorescent pigments, CI 77266, CI 15985, CI 19140, CI 11680, CI 15850, CI 77742, CI 77019, CI 77288, CI 77891, CI 74160, CI 77491, CI 77499