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Adult Face Painting

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

Adult Face Painting for Private & Corporate Events

Let your hair down for the night and transform into your favourite character for the night. Our team of specialized adult face painters will ensure you dress to impress. Face painting for adults is perfect for dress-up parties and private events, as well as corporate events.

Top Quality Face Paint, Talented Artists & Amazing Designs

We have a long history of our clients winning best dressed competitions. Be the star of the show – book our adult face paint artists today!

More Info

We have three face painting options available for you to choose from:

  • Eye Designs
  • Half Face or Quick Designs
  • Full face designs depending on the detail you require

Our team are trained and qualified makeup artists with over 5 years’ experience, who understand colour, face shape, contouring and skin tones. They will work closely with you to ensure the final look exceeds your expectations.

Our company is especially known as the Mexico Restaurant’s resident face painters throughout New Zealand.

Creative Face Painting Ideas for Adults

Stuck on coming up with face painting ideas? Here are a few ideas on how you can use our adult face painting services:

– Face painted Masks, Face Art Masquerade and Jewellery – comfortable to wear and customised to your costume
– Halloween Face Paint
– Sugar Skulls, Candy Skulls, Day of the Dead & Dia De Los Muertos Face painting
– Pretty Designs around the eyes, blended with makeup
– Body art & Face painting for Hens nights, Stag do’s and Bridal showers
– Swarovski, Diamante, feathers, eyelashes and prosthetics can be added to your overall look

Adult Face Painting for Masquerade Balls!

Add a bit of glam or sparkle to your life. Face painted masks are unique and will stay on all evening. No more having to wear uncomfortable elastic bands or hold your mask up all night.

The professional face paint we use is of a cosmetic grade, hypoallergenic, does not crack or peel when dry and stays on like the consistency of a light layer of makeup.

Our face painting artists can finish this look with flawless makeup and hair dos. To learn more about our face painting service or book our team today!

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

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:  Hamilton, Cambridge, 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. 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.

Do you travel to other parts of the country? What about Internationally?

We’ll happily travel anywhere you’d like, but there will be a travel fee discussed at the time of booking. For our corporate clients as required, we can arrange for flights and overnight stays should artists be unavailable in your area.
Our artists are available for international travel. Flights, accomodation, meal allowances & other incidentals will apply.

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 accomodate you 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.

Number of Adults and Artists Required for your Event

How many adults can you accommodate per hour?

Face paint and sfx makeup for a larger event the number of adults depends on the level of complexity and size of the designs, Something quick around the eyes we can do up to 10 adults per 1.5 hrs however a full face detailed with the works we would spend 1.5 hrs per person.
Please refer to the individual service description and for more information on how many guests can be accommodated for a specific service.

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

Not an issue. We would recommend booking a minimum of 3-4 artists to reduce waiting times.
Our artists will bust out quicker designs and bring limited options for selection for corporate clients or large events.

Set Up

What do you need in order for set-up?

1x small table and 1x high stool or two chairs per artist and good lighting.

Do your artists require breaks?

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

Health, Hygiene and Product Info

What about Health, Hygiene and Product Info?

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.

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.

Face Paint and Body Art Specific

How long will the paint stay on?

The paint will stay on as long as you don’t rub it or make it wet. If you look after your body paint it will last a whole day, evening or night. We can apply fixing spray which will help make the paint last.
We recommend wearing a light robe or loose zip jumper over the top if you are travelling to an event and want to cover yourself up prior.

What designs can you paint on me?

Anything you like – we can paint a design you prefer or custom create something special for you based on your theme.
Ideally we would like to you send us some images or moodboards for inspiration and we can take it from there to work within your budget and time-frame booked.
Custom stencils are also easily arranged for the addition of your company logo or theme for any service, have a look at our custom stencil cutting for more info.


Our face painters start from $195 incl GST for a minimum 1.5 hour booking. Please refer to our booking system for the number of adults we are able to accommodate per hour.

  • 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.
  • parking charges are additional unless a car park can be provided for our artistsBookings 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

7 reviews for Adult Face Painting

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Hanson

    Thank you very much for the great work on Saturday. Nina and I really enjoyed our time with Olivia and it resulted in a great night.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kade Glasgow

    Easy to work with and awesome end result – would definitely use again if the need arose. Thanks!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amy Hoffman

    I booked Sam to come to my Circus/Carnival themed birthday party for 3 hours – and wow was it worth it! She was incredible – very quickly assessed what people wanted the proceeded with amazing creations that blew everyone’s mind! I absolutely cannot recommend her highly enough. She was fast and got through a massive amount of people in the time that we had her. Completely made the party! Will definitely be using her again 🙂 THANKS SAM!!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew Phipps

    What a brilliant night, fantastic work on the face painting, will be recommending “The Magic Brush” to all. Thank you for the wonderful job.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Highly recommend Samantha and the team at The Magic Brush for any event no matter how BiG or SMALL – all idea’s are achievable!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Abigail Sperling

    Our group needed face paint for a performance at the University, and I contacted Sam through her website. After booking her I was so pleased at how professional she was, both in her persona and her work. She was on time for all our bookings (including one surprise booking very last minute!) and our face paint was the exact effect we were looking for. I’d highly recommend Sam for anybody’s painting projects, and I will definitely be using her again next time we perform. Our trio won the University of Auckland Chamber Competition in May 2012 and it was thanks in part to the amazing face paint that allowed us to look the part while still enabling us to play our instruments without restriction

    – Abigail Sperling, AUT student

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Hillmann

    Sam painted my face for a Halloween party this year. I wasn’t too sure what to get done, but showed her an idea and she encouraged me to go for the full on “skeleton-look”. I didn’t have a glimpse until she finished. I couldn’t recognise myself in the mirror, it looked so real and exactly like the photo I showed her. Her work was so professional and she was fast. Be sure to have a few good chats as well. Throughout the night I couldn’t believe how many comments and looks I got. I can happily recommend Samantha’s work, and will surely see her again next year.

    – Sarah Hillmann

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