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 Pearl Frost using a sponge. This will serve as a base.
Starting from the middle towards the end, cover halfway of each eyebrow with white paint using a sponge.
Apply some Shocking Pink paint around the eyes and on the eyelids using a sponge.
Outline the eye creases using a #6 round brush loaded with Wild violet. Blend with a sponge after.
With a #6 round brush and White Swan, create a think eyeliner along the lower eyelid.
Under the white eyeliner, create another eyeliner with Wild Violet paint using a #6 round brush.
Blend the purple with a wide chisel brush to give it a nice color transition.
Draw eyelashes with a #2 round brush and some Raven Black.
Create an eyeliner on top of the eyelid using the same paint and brush.
Using the same paint and brush, paint the eyebrows.
Using some Shocking Pink and a #6 round brush, paint a heart on the cheek.
Create a 3D effect on the heart by painting MegaGenta on the side. Use the same brush.
Highlight the heart with a #6 round brush and some White Swan.
With some Raven Black and a #2 round brush, outline the heart.
To make the highlights, first create the highlights. Paint 3 stripes of White Swan on the forehead.
Paint 2 stripes of pink hair on top the white stripes using some Shocking Pink and 1/2 inch filbert brush. A white highlight should be in the middle of the forehead.
Darken the pink strands by painting some MegaGenta on top using a filbert brush.
Paint Fuzzy Bear Brown over the remaining white stripes to create the brown hair strands. Use the same brush.
Darken the top and bottom of the brown hair with black using the same brush. The bangs should have an alternating color of brown and pink. (Brown, Pink, Brown, Pink, Brown)
On the bottom lip, draw vampire fangs using White Swan and #6 round brush.
Paint the lips with some Crimson Red. Use a #6 round brush.
Outline the lips with Raven Black and #2 round 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.