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
Apply on half of the face a Mix of White Swan, Buttercup Yellow and Fuzzy Bear Brown. This will serve as a base.
Using Fuzzy Bear Brown and #1 round brush, outline the skull.
With a sponge loaded with White Swan, highlight the skull.
Cover the eyes, nose and the hole on the jaw line with Raven Black.
Paint Eggplant over the cheekbones and teeth with a sponge.
Using a chisel brush, create more shading on the cheekbones.
Outline the teeth design using a #1 round brush and Raven Black.
Add more shadows and details to create a 3D look on the design, with a #6 round brush and Fuzzy Bear Brown.
With #2 round brush loaded with White Swan,
highlight 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.