Fusion Body Art Product Review – Spectrum Palettes
Fusion Body Art has created an amazing and unique range of split cake palettes called “Spectrum Palettes”. These palettes were an original creation from the team behind Fusion Body Art and have revolutionized the face painting market since their release. A Spectrum Palette is a face painting palette that has small 10gr multi colored split cakes. Some have 6 colors, some have 12.
A Fusion Body Art Split Cake is a multi-colored face painting cake that has different colour stripes of face paints lined up next to each other producing a rainbow-like effect, and a Spectrum Palette is just a collection of split cakes lined up next to each other to form a palette. These palettes in many different colour combinations that will allow face painters and every user to create amazing looking face and body painting designs as well as special effects looks in just a few steps. Once applied, the colours blend with each other where creating a soft and gentle transition between them like the one on the picture.
These great palettes are perfect as walk around kits, travel kits, emergency face painting kits or as an overall great addition to your regular kit since they are a space saver and provide you with a professional look that your clients will love.
We love these palettes as face painting travel kits, or as gifts for kids to play with and have fun. They can not just be used on the skin but also on paper to create fun looking art!
Fusion Body Art has also teamed up with the incredible Leanne Courtney to create a special range of Leanne Palettes that have become one of Fusion’s best selling ranges.
What are the Ingredients for Fusion Body Art Split Cakes?
Fusion Body Art has two kinds of Spectrum Palettes, those with neons and those without.
- The ingredients for the Split Cakes with no neon colours are: Calcium Carbonate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Glycerin, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, PEG-32, Water (Aqua), may contain: Iron Oxides (1332-37-2)(CI77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI19140), FD&C Red 40 (CI16035), FD&C Blue 1 (CI42090), Ultramarines (CI77007), D&C Red 7(CI15850), Mica (CI77019), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000) Conforms to (EC) No. 1223/2009. FDA and EU Compliant.
- The ingredients for the Split Cakes with neon colours in them are: Calcium Carbonate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Glycerin, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, PEG-32, Water (Aqua), may contain: Iron Oxides (1332-37-2)(CI77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI19140), FD&C Red 40 (CI16035), FD&C Blue 1 (CI42090), Ultramarines (CI77007), D&C Red 7(CI15850), Mica (CI77019), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000) and nontoxic fluorescent pigments.
For those Spectrum Palettes that contain neon pigments in them, we want to let you know that these paints were developed to glow under a black light but to also have a day glow like effect under natural sun light which makes them really bright looking. Even though the pigments we use for this effect have been widely used in the face and body art industry for more than 20 years, the USA FDA and EU Cosmetic Commission have not yet approved them for cosmetic use, hence their designation as a special effects product on our website and their label. We want to be clear, this only means that the FDA and EU have not considered these pigments risky enough to spend their time looking into them, just like it happens with henna and regular tattoo inks. It does not mean they have been banned or determined unsafe by the FDA or the EU. As a matter of fact, these neon /uv paints have been tested by independent laboratories and have been determined safe to be used on the skin as face paint. Still, due to USA FDA and EU regulations Fusion Body Art is forced to label them as a special effect’s products. In Australia, UV/Neon paints are considered safe for use on the skin by our regulatory agencies, so those warnings do not apply here at home.
Some Fusion Body Art Spectrum Palettes contain split cakes that only use Prime Colours, some only use Neon/UV Colours, some use pearl colors and some use a combination of all of them. If the palette has any neon pigment in it, even if it is just one stripe of colour in one cake, then the entire palette will be labeled as a Special fx product.
What is the Overall Consistency of Fusion Body Art Split Cakes?
As you probably know the consistency can vary by colour, so within one Split Cake some colours might have a slightly different consistency as the rest based on the pigments used and their properties. We should also note that consistency changes based on how long the face paint has been sitting in your kit or how often it is being used. In general, Fusion Body Art Split Cakes tend to have a clay like consistency when new and under normal weather, storage, and transit conditions. During colder months (meaning winter time), because the air is drier and heaters are likely on, they can dry out a bit and become more brittle. Once summer comes around humidity level raises and you start using your face paints more often, they will go back to being softer again. Here is a little video we made to show you what the consistency of most Fusion Body Art Split Cakes is when they are fresh from the factory. We certainly don’t suggest for you to do this at home since we always recommend keeping your face paints in their original container and to never touch them with your bare hands to avoid the spread of germs, bacteria and viruses. Although the video is for a larger Split Cake, the consistency is the same for those smaller 10gr Split Cakes included in our Spectrum Palettes.
What are Fusion Body Art Spectrum Palettes Best For?
Fusion Body Art Spectrum Palettes are the perfect way to create fast yet great looking face painting designs using just a few strokes of your brush. You can keep them in your regular face painting kit and take them with you to your gigs and look extra professional, or use them as your travel or to go special small face painting kit so that you are ready to face paint at any moment. Just add a small sealed water container or spray bottle to spray your brush and a brush and you are good to go.
Also, these make GREAT looking gifts! You can gift them to a professional face painter, to a beginner face painter or to anyone that is art inclined and would love to start painting incredible looking designs on skin or paper.
You can take a look at the size of a Fusion Body Art Spectrum Palette with six colours in relationship to an adult hand using the picture below as a reference.
Or, you can watch the video below to get an even better idea of the size of a Fusion Body Art Spectrum Palette Cake.
And here is a video of what a small split cake from one of the Spectrum Palettes looks like:
How to Activate Fusion Body Art Spectrum Palettes Cakes?
To activate Fusion Body Art Spectrum Palettes you just need to follow the same instructions as you would for activating regular 30gr Split Cakes. All you need to do is get a water container and a face painting brush. Get started by dipping the end of your face painting brush’s bristles in the water and wiping any extra water against the edge of the container to prevent any potential dripping. Your brush should just be moist, not dripping wet. Once you have the right amount of water loaded onto your brush, you should start to rub the brush (can be a flat, and angle or a filbert brush) against the surface of the Split Cake going back and forward along (not across) the stripes until you get a nice creamy consistency. That is all, now you are ready to get painting.
Watch the little video Below that shows how to activate a regular size Split Cake. The process to activate the smaller 10gr Split Cakes that come in the Spectrum Palettes is just the exact same.
Important Tip: we strongly suggest for you to not spray water directly on the surface of your split cakes, it is best to use your slightly wet face paint brush to activate the face paint split cakes in your palette. Spraying water directly on your Split Cakes can cause them to get soft due to over saturation with water.
How to Remove or Wash Off Designs Painted with Fusion Body Art Spectrum Palettes?
We always tell parents and painters than when removing face paint off the skin all they need to use is soap, water and a sponge or soft cloth. First of all, get a really soft sponge (like the ones you use to face paint) or a cloth (like a makeup remover cloth) slightly wet and add some soap to it. You can use liquid hand soap or just a regular bar of soap made for the skin (do not use soaps not intended for skin contact like dish soap or laundry soap). Now it is time to start to rub the face paint off the skin, mostly using soft circular motion movements to loosen the pigments, always making sure not to rub the skin too strongly so not to irritate the area. Once the pigments have been loosened you can go ahead and rinse the painted area with warm water, you can also use a sponge or clothe here to help you out with this step, it will make the process faster. We want to make sure that you always do the soap part first and then the rinse. Using only water before any soap is applied can lead to some temporary unwanted skin stains. You can repeat the steps described above twice, always making sure to be gentle so that you don’t irritate the skin.
Face Painting Pro Tip: every person has a different kind of skin type and they can react differently to each colour; some people might get some faint stains from colours like blue or green, while others might do it with pinks or yellows. Another important thing to notice is that different areas of your skin will react differently as well. Drier areas of your skin, like your hands, will tend to stain easier than areas that are usually a bit oilier (like your forehead). Fingertips can stain a lot easier than most parts of your body so don’t use them as a reference for how likely a specific face paint colour is to stain.
If after you have followed each one of the steps outlined before in the right order, you are still left with some faint stains, or if you did not follow the steps in the right order and you still have some colour left on your skin, please try to apply a small amount of lotion or baby oil on the area that still shows some pigment and let it rest there for a few minutes. Then, go ahead and proceed to remove the lotion or oil with soap and water following the exact same steps we gave you before.
As a company committed to providing safe and high quality products, at Fusion Body Art, we have spent an incredible amount of time developing and researching pigments and raw base ingredients to make sure that our face paints are less likely to stain when compared to other brands of face paint available in the market. Still, we feel that we should let you know that no one can truly guarantee a one hundred percent stain free face painting experience since it depends on many factors like skin type, skin area painted, removal process, etc.
Fusion Body Art Spectrum and Leanne’s Palettes – Face & FX Paints Review
Now that we have covered the basics of Fusion Body Art Spectrum and Leanne’s Palettes, we will go over some of our favorite ones. Keep in mind that there are a lot more palettes in our range, you can see our full range of Fusion Face Painting Palettes on our website.
Leanne's Happy Pixie - Petal Palette
Leanne’s Petal Palettes are a special kind of face painting palettes that have larger size rainbow cakes in them, each cake has 25gr of face paint. You can see the size of these cakes on the video below (that particular cake belongs to a different Petal palette, but the sizes are the same for all Petal Palettes large split cakes):
These gorgeous palette can be used with Fusion Body Art’s newly launched Petal Sponges or with a regular sponge or even large face painting brush.
- Top row: Leanne’s Sweet Dreams Butterfly, Leanne’s Cherry Blossom Butterfly, Leanne’s Pretty Mermaid
- Bottom row: Leanne’s Rainbow Unicorn, Leanne’s Bluebelle Shimmer, Leanne’s Pretty in Pink
You can watch the video below to see a swatch for each one of the cakes in this palette
Your imagination is the limit when using Leanne’s Happy Pixie Palette so make sure to think outside the box and get those designs flowing!
Fusion Body Art Leanne's Tropical Collection Palette fx is another extremely popular Fusion palette and the first one to be released by Leanne Courtney. This palette is one of the brightest one that Leanne has ever created and has become a staple in almost every face paint kit around the world. Leanne’s Tropical Collection features a range of small split cakes with tropical inspired colour combinations that can be used to create tropical flowers, butterflies, tropical landscapes, abstract eye designs and more.
Most of the colours on this palette are UV / Black Light reactive, so they will also look amazing under black light event, but also, because of their dayglow effect, they will stand out even under regular light.
Here is a detailed list of the cakes that are part of this palette and the colours in them:
- Fancy Eye's: Prime Magic Blue - Prime Deep Teal - Prime White - Prime White - Prime Magic Magenta - Prime Deep Purple
- Neon Nirvana fx: Prime Deep Purple - Prime Magic Magenta - FXUV Neon Pink - FX UV Neon Orange - FX UV Neon Yellow
- Summer Day's fx: FX UV Neon Pink - FX UV Neon Orange - FX UV Neon Yellow - Prime Light Yellow - Prime Deep Teal
- Leanne's Purple Pixie fx: Prime Deep Purple - Prime White - FX UV Neon Yellow - FX UV Neon Green
- Leann's Flower Fairy fx: Prime Magic Magenta - FX UV Neon Pink - Prime White - FX UV Neon Yellow - FX UV Neon Green
- Leanne's Rainbow fx (neon): Prime Magic Blue - Prime Deep Teal - FX UV Neon Yellow - FX UV Neon Yellow - FX UV Neon Pink - Prime Cardinal Red
Fusion Face Painting Palette – Rainbow Explosion
One of Fusion’s most requested kits is the Fusion Face Painting Palette – Rainbow Explosion since it is basically a 1 stroke style face painting kit with everything you need to create almost any kind of designs. Juts add water and a brush and you are good to go!
This kit has a total of 10 small split cakes that are also available as 30gr individual Split Cakes, plus a solid cake of black and white to do your outlines and highlights.
Here is a list of the cakes on this kit:
- Top Row: Sea Creatures - Leanne's Rainbow - Wild Berry - Jungle Snake - Snow Queen - Prime Strong Black
- Bottom Row: Fire Flames - Flower Fields - Bold Rose - Simple Rainbow - Furry Critters - Prime White
Each one of the split cakes 10gr and are about 1” wide. Using the cakes on this wonderful palette you can face paint almost anything! Princess crowns, flowers, furry critters, leaves, dragons, flames, rainbows, and more!
You can take this palette and use it as a travel kit, as a fundraising kit or gift it to someone that is really into arts and crafts and face painting. As you can see from the on skin swatches, all of the cakes are very bold and bright and will outperform all lower quality face paint brands.
Do not be tricked by their perceived small size, these 10gr cakes can allow you to paint several dozen faces per colour combination.
This is also a great space saver for your professional kit, allowing you to have a lot more color combinations in a much smaller area, which means that you have more room to add more products to your kit without using a larger surface area.
Fusion FX Painting Palette – Hero Power By Onalee Rivera
The Fusion FX Painting Palette – Hero Power By Onalee Rivera, this palette was created by the one and only Onalee Rivera, an amazing artist that has stand out for creating the most amazing super hero inspired designs.
She specially designed this Fusion Spectrum Palette for every painter to be able to create amazing super hero looks with just a few strokes.
Although this palette was specially designed for super heroes, it can do a lot more than that! You can create wonderful frozen winter and water inspired designs, you can paint flames, you can make beautiful roses and a lot more, just get your imagination going and you will see!
The Hero Power by Onalee Rivera includes six Fusion Body Art mini Split Cakes: Boom, Bam, Whaam, Zap, Kapow and Crash.
We all know how popular super heroes are these days, and every day there is a new one out there so don’t miss on your chance to own this palette, kids will go nuts over it and you will become the queen or king of the party.
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