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 blending sponge, cover the whole face with Gilded Gold.
With the same sponge. apply Pearl Frost on top of the gold base.
Using a regular sponge, apply Gilded Gold around the eye area.
Repeat the previous step using Pearl Frost.
Outline the eyes with Aztec Turquoise using a #6 round brush.
Blend some Gilded Gold over the outline using a wide chisel brush.
Using Catalina Blue and a #6 round brush, paint another eyeliner over the Turquoise outline.
Blend the blue and turquoise eyeliners with a round chisel brush.
Draw various Egyptian details on the eyes and on the eyebrows using Raven Black and a #1 round brush.
Using Gilded Gold and a #1 round brush, outline the black details.
Using a #6 round brush, paint the lips with Clockwork Copper.
Using Aztec Turquoise and a #6 round brush, paint a gem on the forehead that will serve as a crown.
Add shading on the crown's gem with a Catalina Blue and a #6 round brush.
Highlight the gem using White Swan and a #6 round brush.
Draw the golden headpiece with a #6 round brush and Gilded Gold.
With Clockwork Copper and a #1 round brush, outline the headpiece.
Highlight the headpiece with the same brush and White Swan.
Add some more shading on the crown's headpiece with the same brush and Fuzzy Bear Brown.
If applicable, outline some parts of the headpiece with Raven Black and a #1 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.