It’s no secret that camo face paint is not only more comfortable, but more effective than a hunting face mask. However, this is only true if you purchase the right face paint for you. There has been some chatter among hunters questioning the need and effectiveness of face paint. I supposed I would ask those hunters why they wear camo. If concealment on your face, neck and ears isn't important why would it be important anywhere else? The answer is simple, it is important. At the end of the day it is up to you whether you use it or not. Camo face paint can help you hide no matter what you are hunting. Whether it be waterfowl, big game, or turkey finding the right paint for you is important.
So exactly what should you be looking for in the perfect face paint?
Safety and Ingredients
The sad truth is many of products on the market today are filled with harmful chemicals, chemicals that are known to cause disease, cancer and health complications. Not to mention, many of these harmful chemicals are the culprits of skin irritation, breakouts and redness. As hunters we spend a great deal of time and resources harvesting our food, food that we know is wild, safe and organic. Why wouldn't we make the same considerations when selecting our camo face paint?
Our skin is the biggest organ of the body, absorbing everything we put on it. When selecting the perfect paint for you it's important to be sure you are purchasing a natural camo face paint that is free of synthetic and harmful chemicals.
Ease of Use
There is nothing worse than purchasing a face paint that is difficult: to locate in your pack, to apply or to remove. First off, you will want to make sure the paint packaging is easy to find when digging around in your pack. I suggest selecting a paint that has some sort of lanyard or string on it. This will make it easy to loop your finger and pull it out of the clutter in your pack.
Next, look for paint that is easy to apply. Many standard camo compacts require vigorously rubbing your finger on a color in order to apply the paint to your face. You can save time and hassle selecting a tubed paint, one you can simply remove the top from and apply directly to your face.
Most importantly, you will want a paint that is easy to remove. Needless to say, no one wants to spend their time scrubbing paint off of their face. Look for one that can removed with a towelette, face wipe or baby wipe.
Last, but not least, you will want a paint that is able to resist the elements. In a single day you can go from hunting in 70 degree beautiful weather to pouring rain. Your paint will need to be sweat and water resistant. It will need to stay intact while hunting but easy to remove at the end of the day.
All in all, you are looking for an all natural face paint that is hassle free, easy on, easy off and sweat and water resistant. These ideal face paint characteristics make for a perfect camo face paint no matter what you are hunting.