Planning a birthday, a costume party or a family fun event? Supernova Faces face painting can bring an element of magic and imaginative play to your day. Your children will love pretending to be their chosen character and seeing what their friends choose too. THMs members can get 20% off when they book a 2 hour session.
We caught up with Lucy, founder of Supernova Faces and Bow mother of three little girls she calls her “Cockney Sparrows”
What do you love about face painting?
I’ve always been creative and love colour, so being a face painter really is a perfect job for me. I love making people’s dreams come true with colour and sparkle. The feedback I get from children when I’m face painting is great – they’re so genuine. It makes my day when they look in the mirror and they’re blown away with what I’ve painted.
What makes Supernova faces special?
I’m a professionally trained face painter, fully DBS checked and insured, using quality brushes, one sponge per child, and professional paints. I only use biodegradable glitter derived from plant cellulose, and sourced locally from the lovely Suzie at Soothe Me skincare, also a Bow Mum. Everyone loves glitter, but we all know the dangers to the oceans from microplastics. With Supernova Faces, you can be part of the solution.
What’s the largest event you have ever done?
During the World Cup I painted at an event to mark Refugee Week at Amnesty International’s HQ. It was a big event, with lots of refugee families and supporters, drawn by the promise of the first England match on the big screen. It was fairly non-stop with children wanting painting, but every time England scored I’d get a scrum of adults wanting flags and football designs. The most amazing thing was that for some of the refugee children, it was the first time they’d ever had their face painted. I felt a deep sense of responsibility to give them a good experience.
What do you get requests for the most?
Spiderman and unicorns seem to be perennially popular. I have a really strong red for Spiderman that gives a true comic book red, and I like to use rainbow colours and lots of glitter when painting unicorns.
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