Our team creates adult SFX makeup magic for small to medium sized groups! Ideal for Hens and Stag Nights, birthday parties, Halloween events and Christmas parties!
Anything is possible: Take away the best dressed prize and a lifetime of memories with adult SFX makeup by The Magic Brush team!
Within your allocated SFX makeup booking, the special effects we could include are:
-cuts, wounds, grazes
-your choice of prosthetic (range of generic designs)
Your artist will be equipped with both a special effects makeup kit, as well as their face painting kit, to give your guests an option of combining a bit of paint in their look too.
If you want both SFX makeup and face painting per head, we’d recommend booking an hour per person (or longer) for the complete look!
*Please understand that we cannot guarantee how many adults we can get through in an hour as it all depends on the complexity of the makeup. Our recommendations are a guide only and we recommend booking longer time for greater finesse or level of detail.
If you want something super detailed or customized, it could take over the 1.5hours recommended, with a budget of over 1.5 hours per person at $195.00. For a detailed quote, please contact us and include an image of the custom makeup you are wanting to achieve.
We have a large network of local artists in: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch
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, Tauranga, Taupo, Rotorua, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, all our contract artists are covered under our $2m policy through AIG Insurance. An Insurance certificate can be provided upon request.
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.
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.
1x small table and 1x high stool or two chairs per artist and good lighting.
Yes, for bookings over 4 hours, a quick 10 minute refresh and meal break is required.
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.
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.
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.
A hot shower with water and soap will take off most of the paint. Sometimes it is necessary to use baby wipes, make-up wipes or an old towel too.
Some colours stain some people more than others. In this case, we recommend soaking the skin in shaving cream for 5-10 mins to pull the pigment off. It works a treat on fake blood too!
If pros-aid glue is used you might need some oil (baby/ olive oil etc) to take off the residues. Soaking in a hot bath with oil will take off lots of prosthetic applications or try the methods below:
Use a sponge or brush and Isopropyl Myristate to lift edges gently.
Soak the prosthetic in a layer of remover if the glue is being stubborn.
Carefully work up edges and your piece. Do not rip off skin.
If you want to re-use your piece, use small doses of Isopropyl Alcohol instead. (Myristate will break down your prosthetic piece)
A heavy downpour will definitely ruin your body art. Our advice is to stay inside or under cover. A slight trickle of rain will not affect your art as long as you don’t rub it off. Some little splashes will dry up again as soon you are inside.
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 talented SFX Artists start from $260 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
– 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 artists
– 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