Which Is A Better Face Paint?

Halloween is coming in about 2 weeks and believe it or not, I have been struggling to look for right white face paint for over a month. Finding the right and decent quality face paint is tricky. Party or costume stores are scarce in Kuala Lumpur and if you found any, it could also be pricey. I have a few tutorials involving the use of white face paint. Although it took a few tries for me to get the right one, I actually learned to find out what’s a better quality of face paint. I also included swatches of the face paints that I have gone through.

Cream Make-up in White

This cream makeup is commonly found in many party or costume stores. This was found in Sungei Wang and I think the store is call Amani (behind Sinma) on the lower ground floor. They have tons of costume including wigs, colored hair spray, masks, falsies and many other accessories but I don’t think they are renting the costumes out, only selling it. This cream makeup comes in blister packaging and there are a variety of shades available. This was sold for MYR8.00. It was a good deal but the texture feels like lotion, not pigmented and takes forever to dry.

Qi Yi Artists’ Colours in Titaium White

I found this at Sungei Wang as well of the store named Amazon Beauty Supply, located at the second floor. I have swatch it before I purchase it and it look really promising. Incredibly pigmented, matte finish and dries really quicky. According to the staff there, this can be use on face, body and nails. They were having buy 1 free 1 promotion and one tube is for MYR20.00. I was so happy when I got my hands on this thinking that “Yes, I finally found it!” but no until I filmed my tutorial. This paint is buildable up to the coverage that my brow hairs are totally sealed but on selected areas like my neck and eye where it creases, it started to peel. What happened is when the paint touches each other, it sticks and peels. I looked shiny like a plastic with the paint on.

Mehron FantasyFX in White

I was recommended to go for Party @ World located in IPC Shopping Center. The store has great variety of Halloween accessories like liquid latex, spirit gum, costumes, hand gloves, face paint, tons of variety interesting candies and party favors. When I saw Mehron and again, I was so happy. Mehron is made in the US and I think I saw reviews that this face paint isn’t too bad. I was skeptical that it looked yellow when its stated on the blister packaging white (can be seen on the top left corner) and I asked the staff there that they are convinced that the tube is yellow. So I bought this for MYR16.00 each because I do need quite a bit considering I need to paint some part of my body. It does look have a tinge of yellow and when I mixed it with blue face paint, it turn out looking like cyan color. It was also during filming the tutorial and it appears pretty blotchy. I have uploaded a photo in my Facebook right after filming and you could see it here.

Tag Body Art in Regular White 

Tag is originated from Australia and I found it available locally from Allyson’s Face Painting after much consideration looking at videos and reviews. This is the closest I could get for a white face paint and I ordered the one in 32grams which is for MYR31.00. I was charged shipping fee of MYR7.00 but they didn’t take into account to ship immediately after they received the payment. I was told that they would ship it the next day after receiving payment, they did but they sent it after the postal cut off time. After the cut off time, the submission is considered as the next day. I wasn’t happy with it because I have estimated when I should be receiving it in order for me to do the filming. I only have time to film during the weekends and this face paint only arrived to me on Monday the week after. After all the worries, this is something far better than the rest although it is pricier. Its water activated, pigmented, matte finish and very white. It’s not the best but best among what I have gone through.

Here’s a swatch of it with natural light and flash.

  1. Cream Make-up in White
  2. Qi Yi Artists’ Colour in Titaium White
  3. Mehron FantasyFX in White
  4. Tag Body Art in Regular White

I apologize for the lack of video tutorials after failing in numerous times for the face paint  and I’m trying my best to film the most that I can before Halloween comes *fingers crossed*.


Traclyn Yeoh
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A Malaysian beauty blogger expressing her views on beauty and life's other superficial aspects. Not to mention, beauty tutorials to appease the die-hard beauty junkies.


  1. Thank you so much for putting this together. Every Halloween store is usually filled with those tubes of “cream”. Personally, “cream” was too much for my sensitive skin to handle, and caused a burning sensation. What was worse was the creasing, flaking and cracking once it dried. I will try the TAG next. FYI: the direct TAG website is: http://www.tagbodyart.com/ While the makeup artist’s website is beautiful, charging 31.00 for a 32 gram that should only cost 7.30 is a bit much. Hope my experiences help someone else.

    • Thank you for sharing! Because TAG isn’t available directly in my country, I had to look for seller who does bring them in.

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