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 White Swan.
Using a blush brush and Candy Apple from the Graftobian Blush Palette, add some blush on the cheeks.
Add another layer of Blush color to the cheeks to blend in the rosy cheeks.
Cover the eyelids with some Shocking Pink loaded on a sponge.
With Wild Violet using a #6 round brush, Color the eye creases.
Using a wide chisel brush, blend the purple paint on the eyes.
Using the same brush, paint a line of the same color underneath the eyes. Then, blend with a chisel brush.
Using White Swan and #2 round brush, create a white eyeliner on the lower eyelid.
Using Raven Black and #1 round brush, create an outline around the eyes. This is where the eyelashes will be drawn from.
Using Eggplant paint and chisel brush, blend the black outline.
Using Raven Black and #1 round brush, draw the eyelashes.
Using Raven Black and #6 round brush, draw the eyebrows
Using a #6 round brush, paint the lips with Sunset Orange.
Add some depth to the lips by painting Crimson Red using #6 round brush.
Using a #2 round brush and Fuzzy Bear Brown, draw a line from each side of the lips down to the chin to create the iconic doll mouth hinges.
Trace it with Raven Black using #1 round brush to add some depth to the hinges.
With Fuzzy Bear Brown and #1 round brush, paint some freckles.
Paint White Swan with #2 round brush on the lips to give it some glare.
For the cracks, start by drawing lines to serve as the edge. Use Graveyard Grey and a #2 round brush.
Paint the cracks with some Raven Black using a #2 round brush.
Create linear details on the cracks to achieve a "hollow" effect on the cracks. Use the same brush and paint.
Highlight the cracks using White Swan and #2 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.