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
Enclose the whole face with a hollow heart using White Swan and #6 round brush.
Mix White Swan and Pearl Frost and fill in the heart using a sponge.
With some Fuzzy Bear Brown and a #6 round brush, outline the heart.
Using Gilded Gold and #6 round brush, paint a crown on top of the heart.
With some Crimson Red and a #6 round brush, fill in the crown.
Shadow the crown using Eggplant and #6 round brush.
With some White Swan and a #6 round brush, add highlights on the crown.
With a #2 round brush loaded with Crimson Red, paint a downward line starting from the lower eyelid with a heart at the tip.
Shadow the line and heart design with some purple and the same brush.
With a sponge loaded with Catalina Blue, create eye shadows on the sides of the eyelids.
Paint a mixture of White Swan and Catalina Blue on the middle of the eyelids. Use a sponge.
Repeat Step 8 but with some Raven Black and spades instead of hearts.
Create eyeliners using #2 round brush and Raven Black.
Create eyebrows using the same brush and paint.
Blend the eye shadows with a blender sponge loaded with a mixture of White Swan and Catalina Blue.
Create further blending using the same sponge but loaded with White Swan.
With a #2 round brush and Raven Black, outline the crown details.
Paint a heart-shaped lipstick using Crimson Red and a #6 round brush.
Add some definition on the lips by painting Buttercup Yellow loaded on a #6 round brush.
Repeat the same procedure on other red-colored designs on the face.
Paint some dots on the lips using White Swan and #6 round brush.
Paint eyelashes using #2 round brush and Raven Black.
Add blush on the cheeks.
Put some glitter on 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.