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 sponge, cover the whole face with Pearl Frost.
With a sponge, apply Buttercup Yellow on the lower side of the eyes near the cheeks.
With a sponge, apply Shocking Pink underneath the eyes.
Using a #6 round brush and Aztec Turquoise, encircle the eyes.
Using a wide chisel brush, blend in the turquoise paint to the pearl base.
Using a sponge, fill the eye area inside the turquoise circle with White Swan.
Using White Swan and #2 round brush, create an eyeliner along the lower eyelid.
With Raven Black and a #1 round brush, draw eyebrows, eyelashes and other creative details around the eye area.
Using a #6 round brush, paint the lips Crimson Red. Extend the lips a little to create that harlequin look.
Paint Buttercup Yellow on top of the red lips to give it some depth. Use the same brush.
Using a #6 round brush, outline the lips with purple.
Outline the lips with Raven Black using #1 round brush.
Using a #2 round brush and White Swan, highlight the lips.
Using Bad Ass Stencil #1012, create additional stencil designs on the base color using Eggplant and a sponge.
Finish the design with additional white details and highlights using a #6 round brush and White Swan.
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.