Monday, July 18, 2016

Pink kitty face painting mask

When it comes to painting cats I prefer to paint mask style designs for a few reasons.

1. I feel like they are sexier on women. They take on sort of a venetian style or feel and cats always make women feel playful and sexy.

2. They look adorable on kids. Enough said. Kitty or Tiger masks win hands down as adorableness overload every time.

3. There is less of a chance of messing it up. How often have you painted a full face Tiger and the child immediately presses their lips together before the paint has dried and ruins the lips? When you skip the muzzle kids can still eat and look cute through the entire party.

4. Speed. Masks are always great when you have a ton of designs to paint. I am not by any means a super fast painter in fact, I prefer to stay between 10-15 designs per hour but, I can tell you this, skipping the muzzle means cutting the time by at least a quarter and you still get a wow from everyone when you're done.

Those are my reasons and of course if you've ever taken one of my face painting classes you will remember me saying "Always complete the look".  Don't forget to line the eyes and add a pretty lip color to match if it will complete the look of your design.

 In this design I used a multi media technique which I always tend to do because I feel like I can get a more dimensional look when I mix makeup mediums.

 Here I used not only aqua paints but, eyeshadows, pigments and glitters (Glitter used here is Violeta by Sugar Face and Body Art) and yes before you even ask I do this on the job too. It only takes a few seconds to add a pretty pigment on top of or instead of water activated makeup.  I hope you enjoy this look and are inspired to create your own version.

Happy Painting my friends,


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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Face painting student group

 A while ago I created a private group on facebook for current and former face paint and Makeup students of mine to join. A place where we could talk about things I have taught in my face painting and Makeup workshops across the united states.

 I created this group with the intention of continuing to mentor and help anyone who has taken a makeup class with me to be even more successful in their creative journey. In this group I post items I have used in class, give makeup tips and tricks, post helpful guides  and sometimes students will just have questions regarding something we went over in class that they just need clarification on or maybe just need to hear again. This helps other students as well because some may have similar questions and are able to find the answers they are looking for in one place.

 I really enjoy seeing artists grow as I feel that if you are not growing you are not really living up to your full potential. I want to continue to grow in all areas of my life and art fills a big part of my life therefore, I want to help others fill that part of their life as well. I believe it's important to feel supported and lifted up by those you respect and consider your peers along this journey so, if you have taken a full day workshop with me and are not in this group please add me as a friend on facebook and I will add you to this group. I have just recently posted a custom palette I created and purchased from Frend's Beauty before my Dallas Sugar Skull Makeup workshop. I have listed all of the colors and order I have them in my palette in this post.

 Every evening I pray with my children before I put them to bed and ask God to help us to be a blessing to others each day. My journey on this planet is short and I want God to use me in a way that glorifies Him. I know that through face painting I have found a way to reach and bless so many people. I hope you will find a way to use what gifts you have been given to not just support you and your family but, to nourish and bless others as well. Do what you love and make that work to bless others everyday.

Quotes from "The purpose driven life" daily inspiration- 

A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God shaped life is a flourishing tree
Proverbs 11:28

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by the long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they go right on producing delicious fruit.
Jeremiah 17:7-8

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Glitter and Glam Makeup Los Angeles Workshop

Have you been loving all of my Glitter and Glam posts? Well, now you can learn how I create these beautiful glittery face paint and Makeup looks in my Glitter and Glam workshop here in Los Angeles, California in what may be my only Southern California workshop this year.

Join guest artist and instructor Ronnie Mena and myself as we teach how to use traditional Beauty Makeup, Face Paint and Glitter to create beautiful glamorous looks. You will learn the importance of proportions, color combinations, consistent line work and placement. You will also learn different application techniques for creating flawless photo ready work. The goal of this class is to leave you feeling inspired with a new set of skills and techniques you can apply to your own work.

This class was designed with the working artist in mind. You should have a basic and fundamental knowledge of either face painting or beauty makeup.

I cannot wait to share the fun with you. Cost of this workshop is $150 per person.
Email me at to reserve your seat in class.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Hearts and Stars face painting

This is my first Self Painting for the New Year. I was on my way to paint at the CSULB Men's basketball game and so I knew I was going to use Yellow somehow in my design but, with Valentine's Day coming up I thought I would create a new heart face painting design.
 I used Cameleon Colorblock in Roses for this entire design with the exception of the White and Black which is also Cameleon.
 I used Rosa Glitter and Sol Glitter by Sugar Glitter. On my eyes are all Inglot matte shadows. My lips are a combination of Too Faced Melted Fuchsia, Revlon Matte Balm in Audacious with Miss Adoro Lipliner and Stila Lip Glaze in Raspberry.

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