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
Blend Pearl Frost and Aztec Turquoise in a blender sponge and cover the whole face to create a base.
Create blue shadowing on both cheekbones and sides of the nose using a sponge loaded with Catalina Blue.
Highlight the face with Pearl Frost loaded on a sponge.
Using a #6 round brush, paint Wild Violet on the eyelids and eye creases.
Using a wide chisel brush, blend the purple paints on the pearl base.
Paint on the eyelids and around the eyes with a #6 round brush loaded with Eggplant.
Outline the eyes with Raven Black loaded on a #2 round brush.
Mix purple, blue and black and paint scars on the face using a #2 round brush.
Using a #2 round brush and black, add shadowing on the scar.
With White Swan and a #1 round brush, highlight the scar.
Using the same brush, fill the scar with some Catalina Blue.
Using a sponge loaded with White Swan, highlight the eyelids.
Paint eyelashes using a #1 round brush loaded with Raven Black.
Using the same paint and #2 round brush, draw the eyebrows.
Paint white eyeliner on the lower eyelids using a #1 round brush and White Swan.
Mix MegaGenta, Wild Violet and Eggplant and paint the lips using a #2 round brush.
Highlight the lips using White Swan loaded on a #6 round brush.
Put some glitter on the design.
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.