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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).

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 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, Fake Blood, Crayons and Auxiliaries.

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Our Face Paint and Body Paints are designed as drama and theatre paint which can also be used for fetes, fairs, children's parties and wherever face and/or body painting is required. 

Derivan Face & Body Paint range of colours is available in 9 standard bright colours, six fluorescent colours, and three metallic colours, all packaged in 40ml and 250ml jars.

Also in this range, 12 shimmering glitter colours are packaged in a convenient 36ml squeeze bottle. 




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Most colours come in 40ml & 250ml Jars - GOLD & SILVER glitter ONLY available in 250ml 
* Colours marked with this asterisk are those with intense or fluorescent hues that cannot be represented accurately on computer monitors.

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. 

When you are transforming your child into a fairy, a tiger a zombie or a pirate, some of the considerations you may want is a product that is easy to apply, has good colour and coverage. However, you should also carefully consider and be concerned with the things that you can’t see. What exactly is in the product? Is it safe to use on sensitive young skin?  As of July 2013 a new global standard for face paint safety, called the EN71-3, was introduced via the Toys Safety Directive. Basically, this standard and testing ensures that the level of toxic materials used in the manufacture of these are limited to safe levels in a range of products sold for children including face paints. 

So What Is The Difference To Previous Standards. How Does It Affect Previous Standards?

Harmful ingredients have long been regulated in paint for children’s products, but these new regulations now require even lower levels and extend to more than just paint and toys. The new EN71-3 standard is in addition to previous cosmetic standards enforced in Australia and internationally for any product used on skin. 

All Derivan Face & Body Paint products have passed these new conditions set by the EN71-3 so when you use Derivan Face and Body Paints products, you can be certain that not only are you using a quality Australian made range, but also one that is manufactured to the highest most recent national and international safety standards. 

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

Face Paint Projects

If you love face painting, we have face paint projects for you!  In our projects, we'll show you how to use different products to create a variety of beautiful designs. 
We have a bunch of projects from Batman face paint project to unicorn face paint design, using Australia's favourite face paint, Derivan Face and Body Paint. 

Face paint Snake Face project

Snake Face Paint Design

In this face paint project, we show you a cool face paint design that will have you looking like a sneaky snake! We will teach you what materials you need, how to draw the design, and what steps to take while painting. The best part is that it's easy,

Face paint Fiesta Skull Project

Day of the Dead Face Paint Design

For the Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Face paint Design is made easy with this simple step-by-step guide. This tutorial will show you how to create this design using Derivan face paint, sponges and a brush 

Face paint Butterfly Project

Butterfly Face Paint Design

You'll be face painting little butterflies in no time with this step-by-step guide. All you need is Australian made Derivan face paint, a face painting brush and a sponge.

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Explore the world of fluorescent face paint! fluro face paint is an easy way to create a unique look at your next event or party. Check out some of our favourite glow in the dark face paints.  Colours available are fluro yellow, fluro orange, fluro pink, fluro red, fluro blue and fluro green. 


The fluorescent pigment in our Derivan Fluro Face Sets is completely man-made. Basically, manufactured fluorescent dye is added to largest amounts of resin that is then left to dry before being ground to a fine powder to form fluorescent pigment. This pigment is then added to a standard paint base. 

Although fluorescent face paint can look somewhat subdued in ordinary daylight, their glowing qualities are brought to life with the use of a black light, also referred to as a UV (ultraviolet) light. These black lights actually emit large amounts of ultraviolet light that cannot be seen by the naked eye, and as they are perceived as ‘black’.

The paint absorbs the ultraviolet light from the bulb and then and re-emits it in visible wavelengths that we see as fluorescent colours.

Will Fluorescent Paints Glow In The Dark Without The Use Of A Black Light?

Unfortunately no. Fluorescent paint is not to be confused with phosphorescent or ‘glow in the dark’ paint, the latter being clear in daylight, emitting a pale green glow at night without the use of a specific black light. This is similar to the way fluorescent paints emit their glow, except the visible light glows for a longer period.

Available Colours

Derivan Face Blood

Derivan Face Blood

Derivan Fake Blood (Body Paint) is a realistic imitation blood product suitable for theatrical professional applications and home use. It has the same texture and consistency as real blood, flowing and drying in a similar fashion. This pleasant-smelling liquid can be used in conjunction with products that create fake cuts and scrapes.

Available in 36ml or 135ml squeeze bottle, 500ml , 2 Litre Eco-Pak and Fake Blood Kit.



Derivan Fake Blood can be applied with fingers, sponges and cotton swabs, or squirted directly from the bottle. If applying over make-up conduct a small test patch on the back of your hand and check the result is to your satisfaction. It can also be used as a prop for blood bags, hypodermic syringes, medical tubes and the like.

When trying to create a realistic dried blood effect, consider the role of gravity in your application. Fake Blood will flow in a different direction if applied to a thigh when the subject is sitting down as opposed to standing up, which is worth considering if your effect to be appropriate for a particular situation. For example, if your subject is lying on the road, the fake blood should be applied while the subject is lying down. However, if your subject has an arm injury but keeps on walking then the blood should be applied to the arm while standing up.

For a splattered effect, pour the fake blood into a bowl. Dip you fingers in and “flick” the blood onto the surface.

Single light application of Derivan Fake Blood provides a good base to build realistic-looking seeping blood. Allow the first layer to dry before adding small pools of blood, and manipulate these with your finger as they dry. This creates a buildup of red colour that simulates a wound effectively.  A hairdryer used on a medium or low setting will assist with the drying process. 

Fake Blood is compatible with Derivan Face and Body Paint and looks particularly realistic applied over a layer of white Face and Body Paint for a gory ghouly effect! 

To simulate small cuts such as those received running through a dense foliage, apply Fake Blood with a small flat synthetic brush. Load the brush with fake blood and apply to the skin with a quick sideways movement before allowing to dry. If creating multiple small cuts in a specific area, allow each cut to dry before placing another one over it.

 The caps on the 500ml and 2L sizes have a built in nozzle for controlled pouring onto fabric.

To minimise any staining on surrounding floor coverings and furniture, we recommend using a clothes hanger hooked over a washing line outside. Apply the blood as required and allow to dry.

Lightly applied to skin, this product will dry within an hour. Fake blood on fabric can dry in under an hour if placed outside in direct sunlight. A hairdryer used on either a medium or low setting will speed this process. Using a higher setting may cause the product to move under the increased air pressure. 

Drying time for both skin and fabric will depend upon the quantity of product used and the prevailing weather conditions.

DO NOT use in mouth, eyes and ears. If contact occurs rinse immediately in cold water. Not suitable for use on animals. If Ingested drink plenty of water and seek medical attention.

Cleaning Up 

Avoid using in confined areas to minimise accidental contact with surfaces and floor coverings. If using large quantities, applying outside is recommended.

To remove any stain from clothes, machine wash in hot water on a heavy-duty setting. Commercial stain removal soaking/spray products may also help. Repeated washing may be required.

Fake blood can also leave a temporary stain on the skin that may require repeated washing to remove. If the discolouration is particularly persistent, add a couple of teaspoons of sugar to your handwash before rubbing the stain gently.

 Derivan Face and Body set



Included in each face paint kit are combinations of 40ml jars of face paint and 36ml Glitters for the beginner or professional face painter. In addition to the paints, each kit also contains a face painting sponge and two paint brushes, plus face paint ideas to get you started. All colours are intermixable and clean up in water. Choose from Starter Set, Fluro Party Set, Fairy Princess, Cowboys & Pirates, Butterflies & Flowers, Superheroes, Monsters & Ghouls, Animals, Aussie, Spooky or the NEW Zombie Set. Looking for more face paint supplies for Halloween? Check out our compact 12ml Applicator Sets - Starter Set - Zombie Set  - Spooky Set

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5 Easy Face Paint Ideas  for 2023

Are you Halloween ready? If you are thinking of face paint ideas  We have you covered, here are five popular and easy face paint designs to get you started. We have even provided links to some short and easy to follow videos that will have you face painting like a pro. 

Learn more

Butterfly Design how to
Tiger Design How to

Derivan Face & Body Glitter


Derivan Face & Body Glitter is a safe, non-toxic paint for use on the face and body.

It is designed as a drama and theatre paint which can also be used for fetes, fairs, children's parties and wherever face and/or body painting is required.




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 Derivan Face and Body Applicator 


Australian owned and made, these Derivan Face and Body Supporter Sticks have been created using the highest quality cosmetic ingredients.  Quick to apply by adults and children alike. No mess, no extra tools are necessary (although you can use a brush or sponge to get creative).

Available in 27 COLOURS.​​​

With this new unique 12ml applicator you can get fast, easy supporter designs in minutes. Derivan Face and body paint conform to the highest and all Australian regulations, standards and requirements for cosmetic products.

All are non-toxic and safe to use on children. The range is full of bright, vibrant colours with superior coverage, that dry quickly and wash off easily in warm soapy water. NB suitable clothing should be worn as some staining may occur.



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