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
Cover the whole face with a mixture of White Swan and Pearl Frost using a sponge.
Paint the sides of the nose and eyelids with Shocking Pink loaded on a 1/2 inch filbert brush.
Blend the pink with a sponge.
Using Tickled Pink and a #6 round brush, paint sakura flowers underneath the eyes and on the forehead.
Blend the pinks on the white base using the same brush loaded with Shocking Pink.
Paint an eyeliner on the corner of the eyes and along the lower eyelid using a #6 round brush and White Swan.
Using Fuzzy Bear Brown and a #6 round brush, paint the eyebrows.
Draw sakura branches and an eyeliner using Raven Black and a #2 round brush.
Blend the black eyeliner to the base with a 1/2 inch filbert brush loaded with some Shocking Pink.
Add some blush on the cheeks with Rosy Cheeks blush from Graftobian Blush Palette. Use a blush brush.
Give the face's white base by painting Fuzzy Bear Brown around the white paint. Use a #6 round brush.
Using Crimson Red and a #6 round brush, paint the lips.
Roll some glitter on the design using the back of any 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.