Frequently Asked Questions:


What is Face Paint made of?
The face paints Derrick uses are actually NOT paints at all. 

Derrick only paints with FDA approved water-based makeup

created for use on the face and body.
How do I remove the makeup from my child?
Soap and water.

How old must my child be?
Face Painting is recommended for kids that are 3 years old and older.
The ideal age is 4 years old and up.
If a child is one or two years old can they not get painted?
Faces by Derrick recommends a child be 3-4 and up to be face painted

For toddlers, he will paint their hands/arms.

How long does each child's face take to execute?
Full faces (see the KIDS GALLERY) take 3 - 4 minutes each.
How many children (4 and up) can Faces by Derrick and Co. paint at a party?

In the 1.5 hour time frame Derrick maxes out at 30 kids.

In the 2 hour time frame Derrick maxes out at 30 kids.

(If having more children book two or more hours)


If you are having a large number of children and/or activities,

please book multiple painters (Derrick has a team available)

or have Derrick for multiple hours.
How big of an area do I need for Faces by Derrick and Co. to face paint at my party?
Derrick requires ONE table (at least 3ft X 3FT) and TWO sturdy chairs for his work.

Clients must supply the table, Derrick usually brings his own chair.
How do children select the faces they wish to have painted?
Derrick brings a menu for your guests to choose from.
How long do adult facesand airbrushed faces take to execute?
Airbrush faces (see the ADULT GALLERY) take 7 - 9 minutes each.

Does Faces by Derrick and Co. have liability insurance certificate?
Yes, Derrick is fully insured by The Clowns of the US so if your party venue requires "proof of coverage" please let us know.


How do I book an artist?

Visit the Contact/Book an Artist page and send Derrick a note!




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