Face Painting by Shelly

Why book Face Painting by Shelly?

Very fun and experienced face painter and balloon twister for children's birthday parties! Fast and beautiful faces and "tattoos", glitter tattoos colorful balloon animals and really wonderful with kids :D !!! I Speak fluent French and Mandarin Chinese, and only use very high quality, FDA approved, hypoallergenic Wolfe, BenNye, Kryolan, Snazarroo and Paradise professional face make-up and designated face-safe glitter.

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Shelley was amazing! In lots of ways! I picked a face painter for my sons 1st birthday as I thought it would be appropriate entertainment for the children of many ages. I could have never imagined how great of an artist I found in Shelley. Her work was fabulous! She was conscientious, SWEET, patient and very good with the kids. She was punctual and very friendly. People were floored by her work. I'm telling you she's the best! You will not be disappointed.

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Reviewer: Catherine m.
Event: Birthday Party in Staten Island, NY
Event Date: Nov 10, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

Incredible face painter!

You may think that face painting is just for kids, but think again! We hosted a Day of the Dead party for our adult friends, and Shelly turned all of our guests into sugar skulls for the night. It was an amazing transformation that will not soon be forgotten! Shelly is an absolute professional, an extremely talented artist, and also the sort of friendly, kind person who instantly puts everyone at ease. We would hire her again in a heartbeat.

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Reviewer: Meredith M.
Event: Private Party in Jersey City, NJ
Event Date: Nov 1, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

Great Experience

Shelly and her assistant were really fabulous. They worked very quickly but with no sacrifice of detail. She was totally open to suggestions and willing to combine images to give you the face you wanted.

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Reviewer: Diane M.
Event: Halloween Party in Jersey City, NJ
Event Date: Nov 1, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

Amazing!

Shelly did face painting and balloons for our son's christening. We had about 12 kids from ages 2-6 and they all had an amazing time thanks to her. Their faces looked great and the balloons kept them entertained while they were waiting. I would definitely hire her again for another party and highly recommend her to friends.

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Reviewer: Kristine A.
Event: Religious Celebration in Forest Hills, NY
Event Date: Sep 21, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

Shelly is awesome!

We hired Shelly to provide face painting and balloon art for my daughters first birthday. We had a bunch of kids there ranging from 1-5 years old. They all really enjoyed the work she did and so did we. Shelly works very quickly (without compromising quality) and made sure that every child was taken care of. We will definitely hire her again and highly recommend her services.

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Reviewer: Nicolas V.
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Sep 21, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

Shelly is fantastic!

We hired Shelly to work a corporate event in NYC. She was on time, professional, and extremely talented - the kids loved her! By the end of the event, every child had their faces painted beautifully, and the parents were thrilled. We gave Shelly six pictures of characters we wanted her to mimic the day of the event. She did a wonderful job creating them and was also willing to send us samples before the party began. She was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her for any party. Thanks Shelly!

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Reviewer: Christie D.
Event: Corporate Event in New York City, NY
Event Date: Aug 3, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

Shelly = Best Party Face Painter in NYC!

I hired Shelly for a themed birthday party this past summer (2013), which required a talented face painter. (The them was Cats.) Shelly was professional, on time, in demand, and everything about her services worked out perfectly. I would highly recommend Shelly.

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Reviewer: Neil S.
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: May 18, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

Artistic and Great with Kids

Shelly did spectacular face painting at our daughter's 4th birthday party. She was lovely with the kids and her work is far more artistic and creative than most of the face painters you find around the city. The kids loved it and all the parents were impressed.

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Reviewer: Ira P.
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Jul 14, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

Shelly is amazing!!

Shelly did our son's 2nd birthday party. From the start she was sweet and responsive. I told her he is obsessed with cows, and she actually learned how to paint a cow face and twist a cow balloon!! I loved that. She showed enthusiasm and professionalism at every step and was communicative leading up to the event. On arrival she was friendly and quick! (Both pluses for kids!) She's great with kids and clearly loves what she does. I've recommended her to everyone I know. We'll be seeing her again!

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Reviewer: Ann P.
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Oct 17, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

AMAZING

If your looking for someone who thinks "out if the box" and not only does face painting but also has many other skills and adapts to your situation.

Shelly would be a fantastic person to have around.

She pays attention to what the kids are into and really goes above and beyond what she is hired to do.

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Reviewer: Dennis D.
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Oct 3, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

Amazing face painting for kids parties

Shelly is an amazing artist and incredibly patient with kids. Face painting was a huge hit at my 4 yr. old's birthday party.

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Reviewer: Julie S.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Aug 31, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

All smiles with her work

Where do I start about Shelly... :-) Shelly came with a smile on face and was ready to work. She interact very well with the kids. The kids were very comfortable with her. Shelly welcome all the kids from the big one to the little one. I would have Shelly again at another event. Thanks a million Shelly for everything. Hope to see u soon at another event

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Reviewer: Kendra W.
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Jun 15, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

Shelly will be the highlight of your party!

We saw how good Shelly was in one of the kids bday party. Then we reached out to her for our baby's birthday party. Her face painting is the best. All the kids looked adorable. She made balloons too and all the kids loved it. Shelly will definitely not disappoint.

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Reviewer: Karen L.
Event: Birthday Party in Forest Hills, NY
Event Date: May 11, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

Shelly is Wonderful!

Shelly did face painting and balloons for my daughters 5th birthday party. It was a princess themed party, and the girls loved her. She is great with children and did such an amazing job! She is very talented. I would recomend her to anyone.

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Reviewer: Kristin
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Apr 27, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

Excellent!!!

Shelly was amazing with the children!! So warm and caring! She made our daughters' 5 and 7 year old party so much fun! The kids were thrilled with the face painting and fun balloons! Many other parents wanted her contact info afterwards. I highly recommend Shelly and will definitely ask her to come to our future parties!!!!

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Reviewer: Cheryl M.
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Apr 20, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

Loved her service!

Shelly is GREAT!!! She is a very sweet person and was very good with the kids at my party. She was willing to squeeze every minute of the hr I booked to paint as many faces and make cute balloon animals for the kids. Definitely would recommend her for all my friends!!!

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Reviewer: MomFromBrooklyn L.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Apr 6, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

Shelly is wonderful! She is on time and children friendly.

Shelly has a warm and sincere spirit. She's efficient and consumer driven.
The parents and the children were pleased with her mannerism and professionalism. She is the person to hire; you won't be disappointed.


Oh, and the price is right. You can't get a better package...quality, professionalism and a warm and caring individual.

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Reviewer: Victoria V.
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Mar 16, 2013

Response from Face Painting by Shelly:

Thank you so much for your kind words Victoria! It was a pleasure working at your party!! :)

Shelly is the best!!!!

I hired Shelly as entertainment for my 1 year old 1st birthday party last week. Shelly absolutely blew us all away great Is an understatement. For her rates you wouldn't expect her to be as great as she really is. She had the munchkins at my party running around looking like the actual spider man, lion, princess, anything they may have wanted. She actually love what she does and her goal was just to make the children happy. I absolutely will be using Shelly again and so will my friends and family. I highly recommend Shelly. THANK you again Shelly you were amazing and your wonderful personality and generosity was a plus keep up the great work.

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Reviewer: keshana s.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Feb 9, 2013
Hired As: Face Painter

Terrific experience!

I had Shelly at my daughter's birthday party and everybody loved her! She was great with the kids and extremely patient. It was a princess-themed party and Shelly was well-prepared with plenty of theme-related designs for the kids to choose from. The results were beautiful! Would definitely use her service again.

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Reviewer: Amy
Event: Birthday Party in Manhattan, NY
Event Date: Sep 9, 2012
Hired As: Face Painter

Highly recommend!

Shelly did an amazing job at my son's 4th birthday party in Riverside Park. She was prompt and had a great disposition. The kids loved Shelly's face paintings and waited patiently (!!!) in line to have their turn. Shelly even stayed longer than we had originally planned so she could finish making balloons for all the children who wanted one. I would highly recommend Shelly for any event.

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Reviewer: Sara
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Sep 15, 2012
Hired As: Face Painter

Fantastic, Easy-going and great with kids!!!

We hired Shelly for my daughter's birthday party and she was so great. The party changed venues at the last minute because of weather and she was very flexible and quickly met us at the new location and got set up right away. She had about (30) 3-5 year olds waiting for face painting and she managed it AMAZINGLY. She never got flustered or impatient and somehow managed to keep them all calm as they watched her paint magic on each child's face. She did an excellent job and we would definitely hire her for the next party.

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Reviewer: Sarah
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Jul 24, 2012
Hired As: Face Painter

Response from Face Painting by Shelly:

Dear Sarah,
Thank you so much for such kind words! I look forward to seeing all of you again! :)
Shelly

Reflections of Light - Wonderful Colors by Shelly

It's art, it's beauty, it's life, and above all - it's LOVE. The face painting by Shelly started on a park green with her Love of painting and children, and the word of mouth spread so rapidly that Shelly is already too busy to advertise. Every face painted is an image of wonderland. Every child decorated is an enchanted soul of glowing spirit. And the artsy face photo taken by the parents become a perpetual memory of "golden moment" in a lifetime. Shelly has sold her arts and paintings in the most demanding artistic environment of french Province, designed color styles to the highly particular tastes of Marseille residents in south France... now back to "innate joy of her heart" as she said, painting the faces of miraculous NYC kids - what else can be more rewarding? I would let her paint my own face one day and add the photo here. Shelly's spirit, life story, and art history are compatible with trees, flowers and stars, a willingness for perfection, a legend of seeking truth at all costs, a reflection of Light that shines with faith, hope, LOVE.

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Reviewer: wawa_wawa
Event: Casting Call in New York City, NY
Event Date: Oct 8, 2012

Fabulous and Fun Face Painter, Kids Love Her!!

Shelly did such a wonderful job at my girl's birthday party a couple of weeks ago. Besides her considerable skill as a face painter, she has a very special way with kids, and was able to make it fun for everyone, even some of the kids that were initially skittish. She's a perfect addition to any kid's party, and I'm so happy to have hired her, will definitely use her again next year.

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Reviewer: Kenneth M.
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Sep 30, 2012
Hired As: Face Painter

Talented facepainter, great with kids!

Shelly volunteered at our neighborhood school where she did face painting to raise money for the school. She listened patiently to the kids' requests (spiderman, princesses, dragon, butterfly, etc.), and made beautiful faces. The kids were delighted, and the parents were able to take great pictures.

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Reviewer: Greta Z.
Event: Fair in Manhattan, NY
Event Date: Mar 3, 2012
Hired As: Face Painter

Awesome face painter and great with kids!

We really enjoyed having Shelly help us make Max's party extra special. She was great - she took charge, showed incentive and were really, really wonderful with the kids. We will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a face painter/party entertainer.

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Reviewer: Korina T.
Event: Birthday Party in Manhattan, NY
Event Date: Apr 28, 2012
Hired As: Face Painter

Terrific Face Painter!

Shelly worked my daughter's second birthday and she was wonderful! She has an incredible ease with children and always kept her cool- even when there was a line. So professional. Her painting is beautiful and she can make all kinds of images. Everyone was thrilled! She really added something special to the party!

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Reviewer: becca
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Apr 30, 2012
Hired As: Face Painter

Response from Face Painting by Shelly:

Thanks so much for your kind words Becca! It was my greatest pleasure to have been there! :D

Booking Info

  • Fee: $150 and up
  • Languages: Chinese, English, French

Overview

I usually do face painting for the children first. My record was 28 children in one hour, but for that particular time, there were two adults supervising, one keeping them in order and well lined-up and the other pulled away the kid as soon as I was done and sat the next kid in the chair.. If I have someone's help organizing the children and keeping them from all running towards me at the same time, we can save A LOT of time, and I could at least paint an average of 20 kids per hour.

That being said, some kids might not want to get their face painted, and I would offer them hand painted "tattoos" instead, on their hands or arms. By special request I can also bring my glitter tattoo kits, with no extra charge, but if you want the glitter tattoos please let me know in advance! And surprising enough, the little designs on the hand can often take more time than a full-face butterfly or rainbow..

Then after all the kids get their paintings done, I would make a twisted balloon animal for them too :D I can make simple things like butterflies, swords, hats, dogs, cats, flowers, giraffes etc. and kids just love it! :D

Please feel free to let me know if you have any other questions!!! Oh and, if you're looking to add something extra active and fun, check out my friend Ginnine the Zumba dancer: http://gfried.zumba.com

Additional Booking Notes

Please provide me with at least a small table, two chairs and sufficient lighting, thank you!

Face Painting by Shelly

Hi! My name is Shelly and I have been a face painter for over three years now and I absolutely love it! I am also an elementary school teacher in Manhattan, and I really love working with kids!

I come from a fine art background and studied design in France, three years ago I came back to New York where I discovered my passion for children's world. I started working with kids as a language teacher and I've somehow found this wondrous way to combine my love for childcare and my artistic talent, on a complete coincidence. I'm ever so grateful for this - it's the perfect thing for me to do on weekends!

I only use very high quality, FDA approved, hypoallergenic Snazaroo and Diamond FX professional face paints and designated face-safe glitter.

Thank you and hope to meet you and your little one soon! :)

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