You almost can't see our hair/feathers-though they are very bright! When we got home, Bry-D seemed to think I was crazy for getting my face painted, and even more so when he heard me promise Eliz I wouldn't wash it off. For her, I went all out trying to preserve her face paint-I sprayed her face with hairspray. When she asked if I wanted her to spray my face, I declined. I only use hairspray on my hair in the most dire of circumstances, so face painting wasn't going to get me to use it. When I got up the next morning most of my face paint was off, but Eliz's looked pretty good, so she got to wear it to church. I did have to explain several times that she had to shower on Monday and wash it off. The hair things are supposed to stay in for 3-6 months; Eliz is messing with hers so much I don't think it will last that long. We'll see!