Do you usually have trouble creating great faces to match your kids’ costumes? With these tools, you can paint like a pro.
Face paint is an awesome way to dress up any costume. Many people think that to do face paint you have to be artistic and creative, but you can do a great job on your own if you have the right tools. These are basics for beginners.
Tips and techniques:
- If applying face paint to the face: Start with a clean face (No makeup). If you have dry skin it is important to moisturize otherwise you’ll see the dry peeling skin underneath.
- Don’t use too much water. The paint will start running all over the place and create drips.
- If by accident you used too much water and the paint is a little too thin, just keep on brushing the brush back and forth again and again until the paint reaches a creamy consistency.
- To blend, use a clean sponge and dab over paint.
- When using a sponge NEVER smear, only dab.
- To make little dots take a wet brush and stroke it back and forth on the paint. As you do this, if the brush is wet enough, a little pool of paint will form. Dip the brush into the liquid and use it to create dots and starbursts. Do not try this for regular strokes as it will be too liquidy.
- To create two-toned flowers, start with a clean damp brush and dip it into your first color. Stroke the brush back and forth and back and forth to get the brush full of paint. Take the brush and do the same thing to another color, only this time, only apply the paint to the tip of the brush. (Don’t be worried about ruining the paint because you can always clean it – see number 8.) Press down lightly on your surface.
- To clean paint, just lightly wipe it down with a makeup remover wipe and the paint will return to its original color.