Fusion Body Art Product Review – Split Cakes
Fusion Body Art has developed a one of the kind range of Split Cakes for face painters and those looking into getting face painted for fun, or for face painting with their kids. If you are not familiar with what a split cake is, please look at the image below:
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. They come in many different colour combinations that will allow you to create amazing looking face and body painting designs as well as special effects looks. Once applied, the colours blend with each other where they meet creating a soft and gentle transition between them.
Fusion Body Art has teamed up with the amazing Leanne Courtney to create a special range of Split Cakes with out of these world colour combinations that will make any painter go wild.
What are the Ingredients for Fusion Body Art Split Cakes?
Fusion Body Art has two kinds of Split Cakes, 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 split cakes that contain neon pigments in them, it is important 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. Although the pigments used in this range 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 these pigments for cosmetic use, hence their designation as special effects products. Now, 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. In 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, because of the 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.
Fusion’s UV reactive range of colours can be used to create vibrant designs that can be seen from far away and that when they are exposed to a black light they will have an incredible glowing effect. This glowing UV effect will make parents and kids go crazy at a black light event or party.
Some Fusion Body Art Split Cakes only use Prime Colours, some only use Neon/UV Colours and some use a combination of both and Pearl colours.
What is the Overall Consistency of Fusion Body Art Split Cakes?
Consistency can vary by colour, so within one Rainbow Cake some colours might have a slightly different consistency as the rest based on the pigments used and their properties; also, consistency changes based on how long the face paint has been sitting in your kit or how often it is used. In general, Fusion Body Art Rainbow Cakes tend to have a clay like consistency when new and under normal weather, storage, and transit conditions. During the colder months of winter, because the air is drier and heaters are on, they can dry out a bit and become more brittle. Once warmer months come and humidity level raises and you start using your face paints, 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 Cake is when they are fresh from the factory. We don’t suggest doing 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. But we sacrificed this one cake just to show you how it looks.
What are Fusion Body Art Split Cakes Best For?
Fusion Body Art face painting Split Cakes are perfect for creating mega fast and colourful designs with just a few strokes of your face painting sponge or brush. You can simply choose the Split Cake that best matches the face painting design you have in mind and play with it. Grab a face painting brush, load it well (following the instructions that we will provide you later on in this same post) and have fun creating amazing designs. You can always use more than one Fusion Body Art Split Cake per design. Combining two or more cakes will often give you the best looking results, just make sure to choose complimentary colour combinations.
Here is an idea of something that you can face paint by using two different Split Cakes and some Fusion Body Art Prime Paraffin Whiteface paint:
You can take a look at the size of a Fusion Body Art Split Cake 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 Split Cake.
How to Activate Fusion Body Art Split Cakes?
To activate Fusion Body Art Split Cakes all you need is water and a face painting brush. Get started by dipping the very end of your face painting brush in the water and wiping any extra water against the edge of the water container to prevent any potential dripping since that can ruin your designs (unless you are a pro and know how to fix that). Once you have the correct amount of water loaded onto your brush, you should start to rub it 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 it! Your Split Cake has been activated, now we need to get painting.
Face Painting Tip: don’t spray water directly on the surface of your split cakes using a spray bottle or mister, it is best to use your moist brush to activate your face paint split cakes. 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 Split Cakes?
We always suggest that painters and parents simply use soap and water. The first thing you should do is to get a very soft sponge or 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). Then gently start to rub the face paint off the face, mostly using soft circular motion movements to loosen the pigments. Once the pigments have been loosened you can go ahead and rinse the painted area with warm water, you can use a sponge to help you out with this step as well. Please, make sure to always do the soap part first and then the rinse. Using only water before any soap is applied can lead to some temporary skin stains. You can repeat the steps described twice, always making sure to be gentle so that you don’t irritate the skin.
Pro Tip: people have different kinds of skin types and they can react differently to each colour, some people might get slightly stained by pinks, while others might do it with greens or yellow. Another important thing to notice is that different areas of your skin will react differently. Drier areas of your skin, like your hands, will tend to stain a bit easier than areas that are usually a bit greasier (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 it is for a specific face paint colour to stain.
If after following all of the steps mentioned above in the right order you continue to have some minor stains, try applying some lotion or baby oil over the stained area of your skin and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, go ahead and remove the lotion or oil following the same removal steps we outlined above. In the very unlikely case that some almost invisible stains remain on your skin after this cleanup process, don’t be afraid, just wait until the next day since normal sweating and skin shedding will very likely take care of that for you naturally.
At Fusion Body Art, we have spent an extensive amount of time developing and researching pigments and 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. We should let you know that no one can truly guarantee a one hundred percent stain free experience since it depends on many factors like skin type, skin area painted, removal process, etc.
Fusion Body Art Split Cakes – Face & FX Paints Review
Now it is the time to review some of the most exciting Fusion Body Art Split Cakes. Please keep in mind that there are dozens of split cakes available within the Fusion range so we will just review some of them just so that you can get an idea of what our range has to offer. If you want to see whole range of Fusion Body Art Split Cakes please visit our website.
This is a staple cake given how popular flowers and hearts are, and you should consider adding it to your face painting kit if you don’t have it yet. Fusion has a similar cake that goes from red, to pink to white which is also great if you are looking for a bolder look, given that the red provides a more contrasting edge to the cake. That split cake is called Bold Rose and you can see it below:
As you can see, both cakes have a slightly different look to them but fulfill a similar purpose. Many painters like to have both so they can alternate, mostly when you have large events and you don’t want every customer looking the same. When it is about choosing split cakes, it is very hard to just choose one, and if you want to offer variety and look professional, you should always have a good selection of them.
You can click on the image below to open a video showcasing the Fusion Body Art Bold Rose Cake if you want to see it in action:
If you are looking for a blue gradient split cake then there is no match to the Fusion Body Art Snow Queen Split Cake. This cake is very bold and contrasting, going from a very dark yet vivid blue to a nice and bright white with a beautiful deep teal in the middle.
You can see the Snow Queen cake from Fusion to create designs inspired by water, frozen winter, icicles, snow, icebergs, clouds, or you can even use it for sharks, dolphins, and blue whales! And don’t forget some crazy looking blue monsters or blue kitties, or just the occasional mature abstract one eye design with a star stencil over it.
We all know that at every event you will need to face paint some leaves, snakes, monsters, dragons or vines. There is no way around that, and Fusion Body Art has a great Split Cake for that: Fusion Body Art Face Painting Split Cakes – Jungle Snake. This green gradient split cake comes with a black edge that provides an instant outline to any of your face painting designs and saves you a lot of time when painting! This is one of those split cakes that every single face painter should have, it is bold, versatile and vibrant.
You can see this Fusion Split Cake in action on the video posted below:
Fusion Body Art Face Painting Split Cake Fire Flames is by far the most popular split cake for painting flames, fire, dragons and red monsters! This bold and bright cake will make it very easy for you to paint fire flames with just a few strokes. You will look like a total pro and you won’t have to spend hours making it look great!
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If you want to get a brighter look you can avoid the black all together by using a smaller brush like a ¾” or ½” brush. Just choose the brush based on how many colors you want to pick and position the brush over the part of the cake you want to use.
Fusion Body Art Furry Critter Split Cake is a cute cake not only to do cheek-art designs like teddy bears, reindeers and such, but also to create awesome special effect designs like old age, zombies and more.
Although some face painters might ignore a cake like this because it is not the brightest cake and it does not have pinks, purples and blues, truth is this little cake can do a lot of things and should not be left out of your face painting kit.
We would now like to review two of many amazing Split Cake specially designed by Leanne Courtney for Fusion Body Art. Her exclusive range of split cake is unlike anything else you have seen before, the level of brightness and boldness as well as the creative combinations of colours will blow your mind.
We would love to go over each one of them but you can simply visit our Leanne’s Collection page to see the entire range for yourself.
One of the most popular Leanne’s Split Cakes and her first ever creation was her unique Leanne’s Rainbow. This special effects split cake has a mix of Prime and Neon colours that make it bold and bright at the same time. This is not your regular rainbow that turns pale and flat once it dries, this rainbow will look vibrant like no other even after the paint has dried out.
One of Leanne’s special secrets to making this cake so awesome is her insistence on having a wider strip of yellow compared to all of the other colours.
Once anyone sees you using this cake you will have a line of people asking for it, it happens every time! Best thing is that you can use this split cake for so many designs: rainbows, butterflies, unicorn mains, flowers, and the list goes on!
The second and last cake we would like to review for this blog post is Leanne’s Neon Nirvana Split Cake. Now, if you ever wanted to see a tropical sunset in a case, this is your chance! Leanne has captured the essence and look of tropical looking beautiful sunsets on the beach and turn it into one of her top selling Split Cakes. But don’t be fooled by the tropical look, it is not only great for those tropical scenes but also amazing for butterflies, flowers, unicorns and more.
Now that you have had a chance to see some of the beautiful Fusion Body Art Split Cakes we have and learned how to use them you can visit our website and see our entire collection.
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