Artistry bring the smiles

Bring your child's party to life with face painting by Karen.

By Hollie Harris

The lovely Karen Callihoo is a Noosa mum and talented make-up artist who also works as a children’s face painting artist. Committed to using only earth-friendly, non-toxic, cruelty-free face paints and glitter, Karen loves what she does.
“As a conscious and caring make-up artist I use only cruelty-free make-up.“
“I proudly support and represent natural and organic make-up, and love creating awareness through my work to encourage women to choose more eco friendly cosmetics,“ Karen says.​​
We ask Karen a few questions about her world.

Do you have children?
I have one daughter and she is now 15 years old.

How did you get into face painting?
I am a beauty therapist trained in make-up application so children’s face painting has come naturally. I have been painting my daughter’s and her friends’ faces for some time now and yes they do love it.

What are the favourites for you and your customers?
I enjoy painting a variety of different faces and love a challenge, and do not have a least favourite. Butterflies are a favourite among girls when they are choosing what they would like.

Does the creativity flow outside work too?
I guess I am creative outside of face painting as I have also just launched a new sunscreen called Surfpaste which contains only organic, cruelty-free, vegan and reef-friendly ingredients.

What are you up to this summer season?
During the holidays we plan to enjoy relaxing in our beautiful home town Noosa with all it has to offer. My favourite way to spend time with my daughter is by sharing common interests, just being together and spending time with friends.

Contact Karen to put that extra special touch on your next kiddie party in the Noosa area on 0420 373 220 or email her on or find out more about her products at where you can shop online for all Inika Organic Makeup and a wide range of organic sunscreen for the whole family.