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
For the base, apply Pearl Frost all over the face with a blender sponge.
Cover the eyelids and the tips of the eyebrows with White Swan and a sponge.
Apply a little amount of Shocking Pink around the eyes using a sponge.
Paint Wild Violet on the eye creases using a #6 round brush.
Paint White Swan underneath the eyes along the lower eyelids using the same brush.
Create a Wild Violet line under the White eyeliner using the same brush.
With a wide chisel brush, blend the Violet colors.
Create eyelashes using Raven Black and #2 round brush.
Using the same brush and paint, create an eyeliner with some eyelashes on top of the eyelids.
With the same paint and brush, paint the eyebrows.
Paint gothic details on the forehead using some Raven Black and #2 round brush.
Shadow the cheeks with Wild Violet using a wide chisel brush.
Blend some Shocking with the purple shadows on the cheeks with a sponge.
Load a sponge with some Pearl Frost and spread it over the pink-purple shadowing on the cheeks for a smoother color transition.
Using a #6 round brush, paint the lips with Catalina Blue.
Paint some Wild Violet on the edges of the lips for some added depth using the same brush.
With the same brush, paint MegaGenta in the middle part of the lips.
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.