Water Activated Paints are the most commonly thought of when someone says “body paint” or “face paint”. They generally come in large pucks and are simply activated by water. You can apply with a brush, sponge, fingers, splatter it, blend it and draw fine details. There are two types of water activated paints as well.
Dry slower than wax based giving more time for blending.
Mehron Paradise, Graftobian ProPaints, and Kryolan AquaColors
Opaque, smooth clean lines but dry fast.
Pros: comes off easily with water, soap and some oil-based makeup removers or baby oil.
Fairly easy to apply. Many uses for a variety of characters or as a children’s face paint.
Cons: best used in cooler dryer climates, paint will ruin with sweating.
Requires more frequent touch ups and is susceptible to rubbing off and cracking.