General Tips: Apply lighter colors before applying darker colors.
Apply makeup using a brush: Moisten the brush with water and gently mix into the makeup. Then apply to face in gentle, uniform strokes.
Apply makeup using a sponge: Slightly moisten the sponge and then pick up the makeup with the damp sponge. Makeup should have a creamy consistency. Start with very less amount of water to prevent the makeup from running. For uniform, complete coverage, first put on the makeup by smearing it on face with sponge and then dabbing it evenly.
Step By Step Instructions
Using a sponge, cover the whole face with Electric Yellow.
Using a #6 round brush, paint the lips with Shocking Pink.
Using a sponge, cover the eyelids with Radioactive Green.
Paint eyeliners on the lower eyelids using some Radioactive Green.
Cover the whole face with Atomic Orange dots. Use a cotton swab.
Draw the comic/retro-like details on the eyebrows, eyelashes, cheek bones, face outline and lip outline with Raven Black and a #1 round brush.
Outline the hairline with some Raven Black. Use a #6 round brush.
Highlight the hair with Shocking Pink. Use a sponge.
Create additional highlights on the hair using Electric Yellow and a sponge.
Using Raven Black, outline the hair streak with a #6 round brush.
Passionate about her art, Ukrainian born, Athena Zhe, practices body and face painting every day. "Nature inspires me, so does reality and textures, but it all goes back to nature." Most of Zhe's work is painted on professional models for advertisers in the form of promotions. She has gone from building her portfolio by working on anyone who would stand still long enough to be painted, volunteering at Athletic events and dance clubs to being continually booked by makeup companies and advertisers. Once a competitor at Body Painting conventions, she now judges them. Zhe has also appeared on reality TV shows such as "Face Off," and "Project Runway." Recently, the Taiwanese government hired her to visit Taiwan and teach artists her art of body painting. "I am fully committed to my art," added Zhe as she rushed off to another event.