I have been painting all my life. Thanks to various workshops, I was able to improve my skills and in summer 2007 held an art exhibition in Alexandria/ Egypt.
The enthusiasm of my three children for the carnival and Halloween encouraged me to try out my creativity in the face painting. After a short phase of self-taught practicing I was encouraged to take professional face painting classes in 2010. This workshops took place in the Eulenspiegel Face Painting Academy in Hadamar Niederzeuzheim in Frankfurt, Germany. It included a Basic Face Painting Workshop, an Advanced Face Painting Workshop and a "Swirls" Workshop - ornaments and decorations. In 2011, as soon as I had certificates, I have founded the company called "Sparkling Faces", registered and insured according to the Liechtenstein law.
In September 2011, I have continued to study the art of face and body painting and attended various airbrush workshops in Switzerland and in Austria. The airbrush technique opens up a whole new range of make-up options, which are particularly suitable for carnival designs.
Since 2012 I have been studying at the Face and Body Art International Convention (FABAIC) in Florida / USA. I had the pleasure to attend the workshops of the world most famous artists: Lynne Jamieson (Australia), Mark Reid (USA), Nick and Brian Wolfe (USA), Jinny (Canada), Annie Reynolds (Australia) and many more.
In May 2012 I took second place at the Face Painting Competition in the category "Novice".
In December 2013 I have attended a "Monster-Face-Painting" workshop, held by the face and body painting world champion Matteo Arfanotti, in Milan, Italy.
My second passion is photography. I continuously practice my photography skills. Almost all pictures on my Website are taken by me and some of them have already been published in the international magazines. 7 of them have been featured on the cover : Press
Since July 2012 I have been giving facepainting workshops for beginners, intermediate and advanced in Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
In March 2014 I had the pleasure to teach at the European Face and Body Art Event (EFABE) in Amsterdam / NL.
Thank you so much for visiting my webpage, it is an honour for me to make your kid's eyes sparkle, to make their faces light up.
Many People think that Sparkling Faces is a One-Woman-Entertainment. Today I want to introduce you my team: every one of them is a much appreciated part in our small family business.
Position 1: Logistics, Head of Department
Task: Bring packages with the orders from the online shop to the post office, so that they arrive to the customers on time.
“I love the most that the post officer always gives me chocolate or sweets.”
Position 2: Photographer
Task: Take pictures of mama once she has painted herself.
“I love the most that I am allowed to take mama’s big camera.”
Position 3: Taking care of models.
Task: During the waiting time at photo shootings take care that models have enough
drinks and snacks.
“I love the most to paint together with girls on mama’s painting boards and create new face
painting designs on them.”
Position 1: Models Casting Director
Task: Ask friends in the school if they would love to come and get a face painting.
“I love the most to have many kids at home.”
Position 2: Logistics, Deputy Head of Department
Task: When Alexander stays late at school I take care of his task and bring packages to post.”
“I love the most when I may keep the change.”
Position 3: Tattoo Model
Task: I get the latest tattoo designs with the newest products. After I have to tell mama how long the paint held: after swimming, sport, shower etc.
“I love the most that I always have the coolest tattoos.”
Name: Michel – our youngest member:
Position 1:Creative Director Boys Designs
Task: develop the latest designs for boys.
“I love the most that I may watch all the new cartoons and movies for kids. After I tell mama what design are the most popular nowadays.”
Position 2: Model
Task: Sit still while being face painted, after smile nicely for the camera.
“I love the most… nothing. I have had enough! I want to work together with my brother in the Logistics and bring packages to the post office, but I am allowed to do it only once I am 11 years old.”
“I love the most to see with what passion Svetlana makes her hobby to her career and touches
so many lives of kids and adults.”