Transform your little snow lovers into Anna, Elsa and Olaf with our easy face painting ideas, inspired by the Disney movie Frozen. Kids of all ages love to dress up and sing along to this cartoon classic. Whether you’re planning a special morning at the movies, or just an afternoon of fun at home, here are some fun makeup ideas for the characters from Frozen.
Choosing a character
There are lots of great personalities in Frozen, but the easiest ones for face painting fun are Princess Elsa, Princess Anna, Olaf (the snowman) and Sven (the reindeer). Once you have your character ideas in place, choose child friendly makeup like the Pure Poppet range which is easy to apply and doesn’t contain any chemical nasties. What’s more, when it’s time to “Let it Go” and take off the makeup you’ll be pleased you chose a water soluble, easy to remove product.
Top tip: have some pictures of the character you are going to create on hand as you work. These will be handy for your own reference as well as keeping your child busy while you transform them!
Elsa is the older sister, gifted with the ability to create snow, so her signature colour is icy blue. Start with a light foundation, moisturiser or tinted sunscreen. This will help the colours adhere to your little one’s skin. Elsa has thin arched eyebrows and ‘cats eye’ liner. In the movie, she wears purple eyeshadow, but any shade of blue or mauve will be effective. Wash the colour over the whole upper lid to the brow, then deepen it over the eye. Raspberry lips in a shimmer lipstick will give her a glamorous smile. A pale pink blush on the roses of the cheeks will stop her from looking too cold. If you have a snowflake template (or a steady hand!) you might like to add a few white or blue snowflakes across her cheeks to make it very clear this is Elsa.
Anna is the determined and courageous younger sister. Start with a foundation similar to Elsa’s. Give Anna her signature pinky-orange eyeshadow. She doesn’t need Elsa’s sophisticated eyeliner, but when you put a rosy blush on her cheeks, twirl a bit on the tip of her nose to show how cold she gets. Emphasise her youth with a sprinkling of freckles (dotted on in brown pencil), concentrated over the centre of her face and nose. Plain lip balm or pink tinted gloss will finish off her pretty, natural look. If you are using a setting powder, you might want to use it to add the unique streak visible in Anna’s hair.
Olaf is a bit of a clown, so don’t be afraid to be quite bold! Start with a white base all over the face. Draw brown eyebrows half way up the forehead. Next, add a black circle around each eye, from the (natural) eyebrow to the top of the cheek. Make the outline thicker at the top, as it crosses the brows. You can even draw a black dot on the centre of each eyelid for truly cartoon-like eyes! Now colour an orange carrot all the way down your child’s nose. Using black again, draw a half-oval shaped smile around your child’s mouth, and fill it in, leaving a rectangle of white from below the nose to the upper lip for his two white teeth. Cheeky and cheerful!
Sven is a great choice for kids who don’t have the patience for full face makeup, as you can easily create a recognisable reindeer across the upper face. Start with white eye sockets, from below the eyebrow to about 1 cm below the eyes. Next sponge brown over the eyebrows and cross to the temples, down the face until level with the nostrils. Blend in the edges so you don’t have a tidemark across the face! Next, sponge on white over the nostrils and lower nose. Use a black pencil to draw in the tip of the nose. Splotch some large white dots over the brown areas of the cheeks and voila - instant reindeer!
Encourage your children’s imaginations by helping them to get into the spirit of the Frozen characters with these easy face painting ideas. They’ll be trilling “Do you want to build a snowman?” all afternoon!
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Is your bathroom drawer a clutter of half-used tubes and palettes? Or is yours one of those makeup kits so large it lives in a rolling suitcase? It may be possible to simplify your makeup collection with these tips on basic essential cosmetics for makeup kits.
Laying a good foundation
Every makeup kit should include a foundation, whether it’s a light day time tinted moisturiser, or a heavier cream for evenings. It’s also handy to have a good concealer as part of your basic makeup kit. Use it to cover up dark circles from lack of sleep or to hide spots and blemishes.
It's all in the eyes
Change your look by expanding your colour repertoire. Basic black is a great place to start with mascara and liner. Or, easily change your everyday look and try experimenting with colour? Eye shadows can come in every colour of the rainbow and require a good application technique to look just right. Your local chemist or department store can help with new colours that will suit your face, and show you how to apply them correctly, too.
Blush is often overlooked in makeup kits, but this essential item will help to lift your face and give you some definition. Choose from cream, mousse, loose powder or pressed powder.
Lip stick, lip stain, lip gloss, lip liner…. no makeup kit is complete without at least one lip covering. If you’re not keen on sharing ‘testers’ with other shoppers, try new colours on your fingertips as the tone is surprisingly close to your natural lip colour.
The right applicators
Complete your home cosmetic kit with sponges and a variety of thick and thin brushes. In a portable make up kit, cotton balls, cotton tips and tissues can be handy extras. Don’t forget to clean your brushes with a simple wash in the sink from time to time to avoid them getting clogged.
It’s important to remove your makeup at the end of the day so that your skin can breathe and you can wake up looking fresh. A quick and convenient way to do this is with makeup removal wipes. A packet of wipes is easy to fit into your travel makeup kit or handbag, too.
Age before beauty
Nothing lasts forever and makeup is no different. It’s a good idea to clean out your makeup kit periodically to keep your supplies clean and in working order. Mascara lasts about three months, and foundations about six to twelve months. Most other products will keep for one to two years. Saving cosmetics that are past their prime might seem harmless enough, but many products can harbour bacteria, which can irritate your skin. Old makeup can also change colour or separate over time, and lose the impact it once had.
Don’t share your old makeup with your children; you’ll be introducing them to bacteria from your skin. Check out our play makeup kits instead. They’re perfect for kids who like to pretend or practice!
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Kids love face painting. It’s the ultimate in creative play! Help your kids have some fun expanding their imaginations this weekend or school holidays by teaching them how to paint their faces! It’s easier than you think to get started.
What you’ll need for face paint fun!
Firstly, you’ll need to make sure your child decides on the design they want, and you’ll need to make sure it’s a design you can definitely help them achieve. You Tube and Pinterest will come in handy here if you need some inspiration or design tips. Our natural face paint packs contain everything you need to get started.
If your kids have decided to have their face painted on the spur of the moment, try our homemade face paint recipe (below). Use makeup brushes and sponges, or even cotton tips and cotton balls, to apply the homemade face paint. This handy face paint can only be used once as it won’t keep well, but it’s a great option for a bit of impromptu fun.
Whatever face paint you use, keep an apron or old towel handy to protect your child’s clothes, and prepare a damp cloth to clean up any spills or mistakes. You’ll also need a mirror so that your child can see their design come to life.
Homemade face paint recipe
- 1 tablespoon sorbolene cream per colour
- cornflour (to suit desired consistency)
- food colouring
Mix cornflour into the sorbolene cream until it’s thick but not too dry. Add colouring one drop at a time until you make the desired colour. Apply to the skin in thin coats as thick layers may crack and peel off.
Let the fun begin
Help your child to clean their face first, wiping it with a damp cloth. Using a cotton ball or large brush, encourage them to apply the base colour for their design. Lighter colours should go on first, working from the largest sections of the pattern and adding detail. Dark colours should go on last, using a cotton tip for finishing touches. Each colour needs to dry before applying the next one, unless you are intending to blend the colours while face painting.
When the fun is done
You will only need to use warm water and a cloth to remove our Pure Poppet face paint once the fun is over. Be sure to clean the brushes and sponges too so they are ready to go next time you’re in the mood for a kids face painting session!
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Pure Poppet Natural Play Makeup is now available in Spain with the opening of the first Colorea Makeup Stores. The first store opened in Barcelona recently and has a children's play makeup stand loaded with Pure Poppet Natural Play Makeup and Non Toxic Nail Polish. Now we're international Poppets!
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Pure Poppet, Australia’s leading natural play make-up and face paint range for kids, is today proud to announce that they have won themselves a spot on Anthill’s Smart 100 List, naming them as one of Australia’s 100 most innovative products. The Anthill Magazine Smart 100 Index is one of the largest and most audacious innovation awards of its kind in Australia.
Georga Holdich, mother of two and Founder of Pure Poppet says, “I’m thrilled that Pure Poppet has been announced as one of Anthill’s Smart 100 Index as I’m truly passionate about spreading the word on non-toxic products, especially for children. This list showcases some of the country’s top pioneering and innovative businesses and as a growing brand ourselves, I’m honoured to be a part of that.
“I tried everywhere to find something safe for my own little poppets to put on their face and to let them play with when dressing up but there was nothing available. So, I worked with Australian product developers to create Pure Poppet, which has been certified non-toxic by Safe Cosmetics Australia. Pure Poppet continues to innovate, expanding our range into non-toxic nail polish, face paint, lip balms and more. So being a part of these awards really reflects what our brand is about,” adds Georga.
A highly innovative panel of over 50 judges will now score each of the top 100 according to a set of specific criteria – The sum of the scores determines each company’s rank within the top 100. On May 30, the ranking of the Top 100 will be revealed at an evening awards gala at the Museum of Contemporary Art. This night will celebrate the achievements of the Top 100 and the Honourable mentions.
This educational event hosted by Anthill will include the opportunity to:
- Learn what makes a product, service, idea or innovation attractive to customers, clients, the media and investors
- Learn how to make your innovation hotter, unlock untapped innovation opportunities and avoid the common startup traps and pitfalls
- Learn about marketing, the media and speaking to investors, at a fun and fast-paced night of celebration
The SMART 100 is the largest innovation awards program in Australia, attracting entries and nominations from over 700 startups, inventors, business builders, intrapreneurs and more.
Pure Poppet continues to make dress-ups extra exciting and super safe as they expand their innovative, natural and non-toxic range allowing imaginations to run wild. With Pure Poppet it’s all about adding some colour to your day, having heaps of fun and doing it safely. Keep your poppet safe, natural and toxin free, and enjoy dress ups the harmless way with Pure Poppet’s range of children’s play makeup and face paint products.
Read more about the Anthill Smart 100 here.
See an article about the Anthill Smart 100 from Greetings & Gifts here.
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