To apply face painting, you must have a palette of basic colors, several types of brushes, sponges, a glass of water, stencils with stars, hearts and flowers, jars of sparkles, a mirror, napkins for wiping hands and hands. All of these items can be purchased in a special face painting set or purchased separately.
The quality of face painting directly depends on the consistency of the paints. Most often, masters work with a palette where the main colors are collected. Their cost will be cheaper than buying individual jars. The most popular brands are Wolfe, Eulenspiegel, Paradise, Snazaroo, Kryolan and TAG.
The paints of famous brands are bright, do not flow or wear off during the holiday.
When applying makeup, it is important to choose soft, elastic, with rounded ends of the brush.
Rounded brushes are used most often, but they also come in different sizes and thicknesses. They make it possible to change the thickness of the lines and draw sharp corners.
A fan-shaped brush can be used to cover a large area. They have a wide stroke and thinner edges.
The Flora Rounded Brush is most often used for drawing tears, flower petals, and other lines.
With a double brush, they paint paired petals of flowers, leaves and double patterns.
Use thin rounded brushes to apply finer details, such as patterned lines.
Tools with synthetic fibers are significantly inferior in softness and fineness to brushes with a natural base.
The use of acrylic paints on leather is prohibited. This can lead to dryness and irritation, as well as cause 1, 2, 3 burns.
How to paint with face painting
Drawing on the face is similar to drawing on plain paper. The only thing that should be taken into account in such creativity is to avoid any errors and mistakes, because one wrong movement can lead to washing off of all makeup. Therefore, before starting work, they think over a future sketch. You can practice on someone close by choosing a simpler drawing.
- With the help of a sponge, the skin is covered with a tone. At the same time, they try to apply an even layer. Be sure to let the tone dry.
- The drawing is done with brushes. Thicker lines are applied with a thick tool, thin patterns and outlines are drawn with a brush of a smaller diameter, and points are made with a rounded brush. The paint should be creamy and not drip or run. Any make-up errors are removed with a damp sponge.
- Finish off with glitter.
To minimize the possible spread of infection, certain rules should be followed:
- The model’s face must be clean before work.
- After each client, the brushes are cleaned with an appropriate detergent.
- Face painting is not applied for skin rashes.
Face paint for children
With extreme care, face painting is applied to children’s skin. High-quality colors and natural soft brushes play a special role here. Often, children’s professional paints have special markers: 3 +, 6 +. Craftsmen often use natural dyes from beets, carrots or coffee to work.
They are combined with baby cream and starch.
Before you start applying baby face painting, you need to do an allergy test. A small amount of paint is applied to the back of the hand and the reaction of the body is observed for 30 minutes.
Any redness, burning and itching indicate an intolerance to the color of children’s skin.
You should not use other types of paints for creativity that are intended for other purposes.
Do-it-yourself face painting for children in stages
Of course, the most difficult thing is to work with a child, because he cannot sit in one place for a long time. Simple brush movements in some babies cause tickling and laughter, and sometimes even fear.
- Therefore, before work, it is advisable to brush the child’s skin with a clean brush so that he feels what lies ahead.
- Often, during the work, the wizards include cartoons or distract the small model with conversation.
- Before applying face painting, you need to stock up on clean napkins and water to wash your brushes and sponges.
- The skin is not moisturized, because water-based paints are best applied to a clean, dry surface.
- It is advisable to remove hair from the forehead with a hoop or hair clip.
- The base tone is always applied first. Do this with a damp wedge-shaped sponge.
- To achieve a deeper color, let the first tone dry and then apply a second coat.
- If the drawing has several shades, they first work with a light color scheme, and then with a dark one.
- Draw all the lines and fill the drawing with sparkles. When working with young children, the easiest way to apply the drawing is using a stencil.
- Tip: Cover your clothing before work to avoid contamination.
Face painting video:
- Cute kitty
- Om Nom
- Tiger cub
Face painting master class:
The most intricate looks are fairly easy to create if you follow the tutorials below.
The pirate’s costume is in perfect harmony with the pirate face painting. Such a hero is universal, because you can paint both a boy and a girl.
For work you will need:
- dark brown, black and red paint,
A beard outline, shaggy eyebrows (just above natural hairs) and a mustache are drawn in a brown tint along the chin line.
All gaps above the drawn hairs are painted over with black.
On one side, draw a bandage (the child’s eye must be closed) and a thin line diagonally across the face.
The scar line on the cheek is depicted with red paint, and the vertical stitches are set off with a darker shade.
Children love butterflies. They love to draw them, decorate and, of course, run after them. Why not portray these adorable insects on their cute faces.
- palette with basic colors,
- soft sponge,
- flat and rounded brush,
- cotton buds,
- cosmetic glitters.
With a sponge, a white tone is applied around the eyes.
A flat brush on a white background adds rainbow colors. Five multi-colored dots are made in the center on the bridge of the nose.
With a rounded brush, black outlines of the wings and central points are made. It is best to start the edging of the wings from the inner corner of the eye, the edge of the eyebrow, and work up towards the hair. Make a small curl and drop down to the eyebrow.
From the corner, the eyes go down, line up with the nose and make a curl at the level of the lips.
A few white highlights are applied with a rounded brush. Sprinkle the wings and the bridge of the nose with sparkles with a damp cotton swab.
You don’t need to be a pro to create a fantastic Spider-Man look.
- white, red and black paint,
- flat brush.
With a small sponge, apply white paint around the eyes and on top of the eyebrows, forming a streamlined shape. Then, with another sponge or flat brush, cover the rest of the face with red.
With a flat brush, draw two black lines from the top of the forehead to the bottom of the chin. Several short lines are added, as shown in the figure.
Black lines form a net over the face, bypassing the chin and white areas.
It remains to complement the image of the spider with a suit.
The easiest way is to depict snowflakes on the face, although they are often painted under stencils.
- water-based paints,
- a glass of water
Drawing a snowflake begins with four intersecting white lines. At each tip of the “stars” draw two short lines at an angle of 45 degrees. To make the snowflake shine, first add a light blue layer, and then a dark blue.
Smaller stars are drawn around the main snowflake.
Examples of aqua snowflakes
- ninja turtle
- 2 sponges,
- rounded brush,
- paints of black, bright red and green shades.
A green tone is applied on the surface of the face with a sponge, leaving a large area around the eyes clean.
With the second sponge, cover the area around the eyes in red. On the left side, a large knot is drawn, the ends of which go down the cheek.
With a rounded brush, paint over the outlines of the bandage and knot.
- the brush is wide and thin,
- gel glitter (crystals),
- palette with paints.
A light blue triangle is drawn above each eye, which is stretched towards the top of the forehead. The figure is shaded with a damp sponge to obtain a cloudy effect. The cheeks and chin are shaded with pink.
White symmetrical patterns are made on each side of the face. Add some white points and curves. A snowflake is depicted on the chin.
White patterns and dots are set off with blue paint. Two small stars are drawn on the forehead.
It remains to decorate the drawing and hair with sparkles.
The Snow Queen
The image of a snowy beauty is created in cold silver-blue tones. Usually, face art masters whiten the model’s face, right down to the eyelashes and lips, and slightly darken the cheekbones with a gray color. You can stick on silver or white eyelashes, rhinestones and glitter. The face is decorated with intricate patterns and snowflakes. It is better to shade them with white lines.
- a glass of clean water,
- white, gray and black paint,
- medium and thin brush.
With the help of a sponge, a white base is applied to the face, leaving unpainted circles around the eyes. Cheekbones and whiskey are set off with gray paint.
The circles around the eyes are covered in a dark tone, the darker the better. A thin black triangle is drawn on the bridge of the nose.
With a thin brush, they depict an open mouth and the outlines of all teeth.
To give the character an intimidating look, small cracks are added on the forehead and cheek of Koschei.