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 one eye with White Swan. Use a sponge.
With another sponge, paint Buttercup Yellow around the white area.
Using the same process, paint Sunset Orange around the yellow area.
Paint Crimson Red around the orange area using the same technique.
Paint the corner of the eye using White Swan and a #2 round brush.
Using a #6 round brush and some Crimson Red, paint an eyeliner on the eye creases and the eyelid.
Using a chisel brush, blend the red-colored eyeliner to the other eye colors.
Using a #2 round brush and some Raven Black, paint the black tiger stripes.
Outline the eye using the same brush and paint.
Blend the black outline of the eye with a chisel brush loaded with some Crimson Red.
Create a pointed eyeliner that extends from the corner of the eye to the nose with a #2 round brush and Raven Black.
Blend the eyeliner using a 1/2 inch chisel brush loaded with Raven Black.
Paint white strands of hair using a wisp brush with White Swan.
Apply some glitter using the back of any brush.
Paint the lips with some Crimson Red.
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.