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 White Swan.
Cover the eye area with Raven Black using a sponge.
Outline the black paint around the eye area using a #6 round brush loaded with Eggplant.
Using a #1 round brush and Raven Black, paint the skull's teeth making the teeth skinnier as you go by the sides.
Using #2 round brush and Raven Black, draw the jaw line and hole.
With Yellow and 1/2 inch filbert brush, fill spaces on the jaw line.
With the same brush Blend the yellow paint with Red.
Outline the teeth with Buttercup Yellow and #2 round brush.
With Wild Violet and the same brush, draw additional details around the jaw and mouth area.
With a #6 round brush and Electric Yellow, draw petals on the forehead, around the eyes and chin.
With Atomic Orange and #6 round brush, outline the petals.
Blend the orange and yellow paints, with a wide chisel brush.
Using a #6 round brush, paint the nose with Raven black.
Paint Radioactive Green on top of the black paint to add some depth on the nose. Use a chisel brush.
Outline all the details on the design using a #1 round brush loaded with black.
Using a sponge loaded with Aztec Turquoise and a Badass Stencil, add additional details on top of the white base.
Using black and #1 round brush, add creative lines, swirls and curls all over the design.
Add 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.