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Kids Face Painting

Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 15 customer ratings
(16 customer reviews)

The Magic Brush Face Painters Are Some of NZ’s Best!

Bring the magic alive at your next kid’s event! With our Kids Face Painting team, we will transform children into a different character for the day. Ideal for pairing up with a dress up party or themed event, including movie launches, book character day and school discos.

Our face painters are incredible when it comes to big crowds. We can get through large numbers at top speed, making this an ideal entertainment option for big corporate events.

Perfect Party Entertainment for Kids Birthdays & Corporate Events

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Large Network of Face Painting Artists NZ Wide

We have an awesome team of face painters available throughout New Zealand, all of whom are great with children and love bringing the magic to life on little faces.

Let us add magical family entertainment to your next event. We take the stress away from having to organize entertainment, keeping your guests happy and entertained for you! Delight your guests, book The Magic Brush kid’s face painting team for your event today!

Our artists can work with any theme you have in mind, but please just mention your theme at the time of booking.

Our Auckland and Christchurch kid’s face painters are happy to arrive at your event in costume. There is an additional charge for this. Your costume options include:

– Fairies: Woodland Fairies, Unicorn Fairy, Tinkerbell
– Disney Princesses: Ariel, Elsa, Cinderella
– Christmas Elves

Check out our package deals where you can book an option of two of our  services in one easy booking. Our party package prices start from $280.00

Gold Party Package

Silver Party Package

Corporate Kids Entertainment Party Package

We Only Use Non-Toxic, Hypoallergenic Face Paint

We use only the highest quality water activated face paint brands that are EU & FDA approved, safe and gentle on sensitive skin. These face paints are non-toxic and easy to apply and remove, without any cracking or itching.

We have a large network of local artists in: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Tauranga, Taupo, Rotorua

From time to time, we might be able to arrange for artists in the following cities, depending on availability. Please contact us before booking these cities and the rest of New Zealand:  Nelson, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Napier, Whangamata, Tairua, Waiheke Island, Gulf Harbour, Orewa, Whangaparoa and Great Barrier Island. Travel and accommodation fees where applicable are additional.


General FAQs

What areas or cities do you cover?

The majority of our team is based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. However we do have artists located in Hamilton, Taupo, Tauranga, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Napier & the Hawkes Bay. Our artists are available for travel NZ wide for a travel fee and we can arrange accommodation too if overnight travel is required for corporate events.

Can I book the same artist I met at another event?

If they’re available, absolutely! If they’re not available we’ll do our best to move things in order to accommodate your request. Alternatively, we can book from our large pool of artists and will book someone with a similar style and level of experience.

How far in advance do I need to book?

Our online booking system allows bookings four days prior to your event. While we do have a large network of artists available, it is recommended that you book in advance.
In the rare instance, if we are unable to fill your booking request, a full refund will be provided and you will be notified ASAP. For our private clients, we do require full payment prior to confirming a booking.
October through to May is our busy corporate season, so artist availablility might be limited. Please refer to the cancellation and changes terms below.

Why are your services so expensive?

Our artists are priced at industry standard rates, meaning our prices are super competitive amongst other professional companies.
We do offer some premium add-on options, but they are totally optional to make your event experience unforgettable.
Our artists are all self-employed professionals and are re-imbursed accordingly. We are also GST registered so all prices include GST and will be reflected in your invoice.
Our artists contstantly particapate in training workshops and our company constantly offers our artists upskilling options, with their knowledge and skill constantly being taken to the next level.

Do you have public liability insurance?

Yes, all our contract artists are covered under our $2m policy through AIG Insurance. An Insurance certificate can be provided upon request.

Set Up

What do you need in order for set-up?

1x small table and 2x chairs per artist (or tall stools are preferable), a gazebo or under-cover away from the sun or wind (if outdoors) and good lighting.
For large or corporate events, please provide queue control. One queue only for all artists of the same type of service is recommended to keep the queue tidy and moving smoothly.

Do your artists require breaks?

Yes, for bookings over 4 hours, a quick 10 minute refresh and meal break is required.

Do we need to supply adult helpers?

Adult supervision is required at all times as our artists would be focused on child on their seat and their task at hand.

Number of Kids and Artists Required for your Event

How many kids can you accomodate per hour?

It depends on the service booked and type of event. For face painting, balloon twisting and glitter tattoos: 16 kids per hour with quick designs or 10 kids for full faces. For larger events, our artists can work to the length of queue and can paint using stencils to improve queue times. Please refer to the individual service description and select from our options for more information on how many guests can be accomodated for a specific service.

I'm having under 10 kids at my party; do you allow only an hour booking?

Due to the mobile nature of our service, the minimum booking time per artist is 1.5 hours. Our artists need to take their travel, set-up and pack-down times into consideration too. If you are only having under 10 kids at your party, this would allow for either a more premium service with each guests, OR allow us to include some adults in the booked time too. If you are having an intimate party, our pamper party or party package options might be more suitable.

What if I'm having 50 - 100+ children at my event?

Not an issue. We would recommend booking a minimum of 2-3 artists to reduce queue times. Our artists will bust out quick designs and bring limited options for selection for corporate clients or large events. At private parties, we allow for a more premium experience, with each guest being able to choose the type of design and colours they prefer.

Can adults attending the event particapate in your services too?

Yes absolutely! Our services are designed to be enjoyed by everyone young at heart and keen for a bit of fun! We just recommend booking additional time or artists if you would like adults included too. If things get too hectic at large events and queue times are over 30mins, we don’t allow adults to be painted, to ensure the kids have an enjoyable experience.

Health, Safety and Product Info

What about Health and Safety?

Health and Hygiene is top of our artist’s lists and they are all given correct instructions on and regularly practice sanitization methods. We can provide our business HSE plan for our corporate clients in addition to our site-specific plan for larger events. We carry baby wipes and hand sanitizer / iso alcohol and use Dettol to keep everything clean and tidy. Brushes are thoroughly rinsed between clients and sterilized and cleaned between parties. For everyone’s safety, we will not face paint anyone who appears to have a skin condition or any form of illness – a good alternative might be an awesome arm design.

What kind of paints or product do you use?

All paints we use are high quality cosmetics imported from the US and Europe. They are FDA compliant (USA), approved for cosmetic use and water based. Our products are water based cosmetic makeup. We use a range of brands: Wolfe Brothers, Diamond FX, Paradise (which contain aloe, chamomile, avocado and cocoa butter – they smell amazing!), Superstar, Global Colours. All glitter is approved for cosmetic use and safe around eyes.

Why is it so important to use professional cosmetics?

“Non-Toxic” does not mean “safe for skin”. Acrylic paints (AKA craft paints or tempura paints) are not meant to be used on the skin – nor are watercolour markers or pencils. Many people are allergic to the non-FDA approved chemicals and colourants used in craft paints and will break out in a rash when these paints are used. Watercolour/washable markers do not easily wash off skin – the term “washable” refers to their ability to wash off fabric easily, not skin. Professional-grade cosmetic face paint benefits from a lot of testing and are designed to be easy to work with, long lasting, comfortable to wear, vibrant and most importantly, safe. They wear well for many hours and wash off easily with mild soap and water when required. Your safety and the quality of our work is unparalleled; simply put, bad paints give bad results and can give bad reactions!

Do you supply vegan face paint or mineral face paint?

Yes! Our Daimond FX and Global brands are 100% vegan, just mention at the time of booking so we can book a suitable artist. Mineral clay based 100% natural makeup is also available, however the colours are not as vibrant and due to texture, the outcome is not as refined. Just keep this in mind at the time of booking. Additional costs may apply due to artist availability, alternatively we are able to courier suitable kits to the artists.

How do I remove my face paint or makeup?

We recommend wiping the bulk off with baby wipes and then using soap and water. Paint may leave a slight stain in some cases. If the skin stains, please soak skin in lathered shaving cream for 5-10 mins to remove pigment from skin. We recommend using suncreen under your face painting; it acts like a skin barrier and reduces the chances of staining on the skin. For airbrushed makeup or glitter tattoos, use an exfoliating glove for removal.

What if my child has sensitive skin?

Our artists only use hypo-allergenic and cosmetic grade product. Our products are also EU & FDA approved. For sensitive skin, we recommend using a barrier cream or sunblock to protect the skin. This also helps with staining. People with sensitive skin should not participate without a patch test from the artist. Our artist has the right to decline painting anyone who appears to be sick or suffering from any skin conditions.

Will the paint come off my clothing?

While we use water based makeup and this generally washes out, dark coloured clothing is recommended as we cannot guarantee it will.


Our face painters start from $195 incl GST for a minimum 1.5 hour booking

– 24 kids small cheek designs in 1.5 hours
– 15 kids full faces in 1.5 hours
– additional travel costs apply for locations more than 15km from CBD
– bookings after 5pm incur a 20% surcharge
– clients are also required to provide queue control, pigtails or barriers for large events.
– Hamilton and the Waikato region can be arranged for a $65 incl GST travel fee
– parking charges are additional unless a car park can be provided for our artists
– For your face painter to arrive in costume*, add $65 incl GST (*Auckland & Christchurch only)

Bookings are only confirmed once full payment has been made. Upon booking confirmation, our artists schedules are confirmed also.

In the unlikely event that we don’t have an available artist in your area, travel can be arranged for an additional fee. We will notify you of this at the time of your booking and if this is unsuitable, you will be entitled to a full refund.

Please refer to our terms and conditions and cancellation policy

16 reviews for Kids Face Painting

  1. Bobbie Hanlon (verified owner)

    Fantastic experience. They did a great job. Fast, friendly, reliable and super talented. Highly recommend.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lilia Storonskaya (verified owner)

    Everything went perfect , thank you! Olivia was amazing!!! Every parent at the party was impressed with her job. And I did pass on your details to other parents :))
    Thank you again, would book your face painters for future parties for sure.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Frankie loved her birthday, and Kaysey was fantastic. She is one exceptionally talented lady!
    And yes, it was Dad who got involved. He could have chosen a more child-friendly design however, Frankie was scared of him for the rest of the day!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Plaxy Wish

    Our Pt. Chev Market Day event went really well, and Christine was awesome! The kids loved her and she is a really talented face painter, able to respond to a multitude of different requests and styles. I’ll definitely be in touch for future events.
    – Plaxy Wish, Programme Coordinator.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Priya Kumar

    The Christmas Party went off! Thanks so much!
    I hope you have a great Christmas 🙂
    -The University of Auckland Business School Christmas party

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rosie Stevenson

    I also just wanted to say thanks so much for your help at the Greenhithe Santa Parade, especially so last minute you were a lifesaver! Your team Olivia and Christine were awesome and so speedy- I even managed to get my face painted before it started and got lots of complements on it. I then managed to get Sunburnt and have an antler outline on my forehead for a few days so that’ll teach me!

    Harcourts Cooper & Co.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amelia Brittain

    Thanks to you and your team for sponsoring DJ’s Halloween makeup! You made his day! He was so happy with it!

    He couldn’t trick or treat unfortunately, he is unable to leave the hospital as he has been having intense chemo and has no immune system.. Fingers crossed all goes well over the next couple of weeks.

    Amelia Brittain, Starship Foundation

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jemma Gray

    Used The Magic Brush for a recent launch event – the girls face paint looked fantastic. The team were very organised from the beginning right through to the event and made everything a breeze on a busy night! Will use again – thank you!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susan Sheppard

    The party went really well and Jade was fantastic. We were really impressed with Jades face painting, it was outstanding, and she had a great rapport with the children. She arrived early and set up her table, very professional. I would definitely recommend and work with Jade again.

    Thanks so much for fitting us in at the last minute, it was much appreciated!

    We had a few parents asking us about the face painting, how we organised it, and we were sure to recommend to them The Magic Brush is who they need to contact!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jo Baxter

    Thank you Sam. Jade was wonderful thank you and everyone commented on her talented face painting skills! I have given your details to a friend who is going to book you also.
    Thank you again

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracey Fitton | Centre Manager – First Steps New Lynn

    Monica was awesome. She does great work!!!
    Tell her thank you. I didn’t get to say goodbye to her personally and thank her.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Geri Martin

    Added the magic we wanted to our kids 4th Birthday Party. Face painting was beautiful and kids were super happy!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donna Charlz

    Thank you so much for making our daughters baby shower more colorful with lil faces smiling and so proud of their face painted faces..we will truly be in touch again. Samantha I have passed on your company name to a few of the mums with kiddies.. xx

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Deeney

    A big thank you to the Magic Brush who helped us at our Kindy Gala Day. The girls were punctual, they produced fabulous face painting and were very quick. I would highly recommend this company.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Viviana Sim

    Fantastic experience having Alicia do the face painting for our daughter’s 5th birthday in Hamilton. The kids love her and such a talented woman painting whatever the kids wanted on the spot! Definitely highly recommended.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kirsty Haynes

    My kids got their faces painted at a friends birthday party- I have a 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 and she was great. They love their face paint and I loved that she could do whatever all the kids were asking for 🙂 and especially loved the fact that she was able to paint my 1 1/2 year old daughters face- her first time and she loved the result 🙂

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