Monday, January 27, 2014

Floral Lace Face painting (Makeup Monday)

Over the weekend I had a gig where I was asked do do some makeup for some tween girls. They were having a Parisian themed party complete with beautiful masquerade masks.  The girls wanted me to paint their faces to match their masks so, I thought it was only fitting to paint an adult version of a lacy mask on myself before I arrived.

This is what I came up with. I hope you are inspired to create a lacy design yourself.

I used the following products for this look:
On my eyes:
Bare Minerals eyeshadows in Envy and Chameleon, La Femme eyebrow powder as a crease shadow, Navy eyeshadow from the Coastal Scents 42 Stack Palette, Ben Nye Lumiere eyeshadow in Azure as eyeliner under my eyes and Blacktrack fluid line eyeliner.
Face Paint:
Metallic opal paint from Kryolan and White Shimmer powder from Guerlain
Cameleon white, Custom Blue Rose split cake and custom leaf split cake.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Face Paint and Makeup Brushes Review (Makeup Monday)

Last week there was a buy 1 get 1 free sale on La Corneille brushes at Michael's Arts and Crafts store so, I thought I would try out a couple new brushes. This is the best time to try new brushes from other brands. I typically use Loew Cornell Goldgrip rounds and liners, Athena Filberts and Royal and Langknickle flats.

My opinion on the #6 round is that while I do love the flexibility of this brush I feel as if it is a tad too long for the thickness. Making it a bit harder to control.

The #10 filberts are smooth and work like a dream. They are tapered just enough but, not too much. I will definitly be repurchasing these.

The #1/8 Angular brushes will be used not for face painting but for gel eyeliner in my makeup kit. I have used these before and they have replaced my expensive Bobbie Brown eyeliner brushes.

After playing with these brushes for a while I'm still gonna stick to my Goldgrips and if I can find them, the Loew Cornell 7000 series rounds (Micheal's no longer carries these). I do however, like the La Corneille Filberts. They are very comparable to the Athena filberts.

Pricing: La Corneille #10 filberts $10.99 Compared to the Athena $10.00
           La Corneille #6 rounds $7.19
           La Corneille #1/8 Angular $5.49

I have given you an example of the brushes and brushstrokes you can create with them below.

La Corneille #10 filbert, La Corneille #6 round and La Corneille 1/8 Angular (These are used for gel eyeliner in my makeup kit)
These examples were created with the La Corneille #10 filberts

These examples were painted with the La Corneille #6 rounds

*Disclaimer: All the items in this review were purchased by me. These are only my opinions.

Happy Painting,
XOXO Shawna D.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Horse and Unicorn face painting #Makeup Monday

 Painting a Horse or Unicorn is a highly requested design at most parties or events and not every child or guest wants a full face design. I actually prefer not to paint full face designs but, that's just me. Of course if someone asks I will do it but, these are the types of designs I prefer to paint.
I really enjoy painting arms and foreheads. This horse would be lovely on the cheek or arm as well as this unicorn.

I used a basic horse face with one stroke technique then, added in the eye and hair details. You could always add more or less details based on the event or amount time you have.

I feel it is important to continue to refine your skills and practice your designs whenever you can so you always have something in your back pocket to pull out when the request arises. Of course you will mainly paint the staple designs but, it's always good to be prepared.

For these designs I used the following products:
HORSE: Wolfe Skin Palette, Wolfe Black and Cameleon White
UNICORN: Tag pearl yellow, Mehron Gold metallic powder Cameleon White, Aqua Bond's Multi Color rainbow cake, 
BRUSHES: #10 flat, 3/4 inch flat, #4 round, #1 round

Happy Painting XOXO,

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Paddington Bear inspired face painting

In the face painting business it's important to plan and to have some face painting designs ready to go based on the theme of your event. You may not get asked for these designs but, it's important to be familiar with them just in case. Here is my homework for an up coming party I have based on the book character Paddington Bear.

I hope you are inspired to do your homework for your next party or event.

 Full face Teddy Bear face paint design
 Crown or Mask Teddy Bear face painting design
 Paddington Bear inspired Cheek art or arm art design

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Be Merry Be Bright Palette Tutorial (Makeup Monday)

I'm not quite sure why I didn't post this on my blog. Maybe with the Holiday rush I just forgot? Well here are the products I used in the Be Merry Be Bright Makeup Tutorial on YouTube from Too Faced cosmetics:

 Be Merry Palette
 Eyeshadows with flash
 Eyeshadows without flash
 Bronzer without Flash
 Bronzer with Flash
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Stargazing lily face painting

I have a serious problem. Whenever I have my eye makeup done I feel the need to paint my face and today was no exception. I used my Too faced Be Merry Palette to create a green and brown neutral eyeshadow look for our family fun day and of course the minute I get home and sit down at my computer I get inspired to paint.

 I love to paint nature. Butterflies and flowers are my favorite but, I am totally inspired by Tattoo art. I have a love affair with tattoos and yes I have a couple that I regret getting and some day will either remove them or have them covered up but, for now I will do my best to translate that love into face and body painting.

 I painted a Stargazing lily design here on my face and tried to play off the colors in my eyeshadow. I hope you are inspired by this and find whatever your passion to paint is and paint it!

Products used:
Fab face paint: Grass Green, Emerald Green, Princess shimmer, Baby Pink, Dark brown
Wolfe face paint: Skin Palette
Brushes: Athena #10 brush, Loew Cornell #4 round # Script liner

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Years! 2014

This year is going to be a year of transformation and change. I want to grow in every area of my life. I will be focusing on:

#.1 My health of course.
#2. I want to make more YouTube Makeup Tutorials and Face Painting Tutorials for my viewers
#3. I want my face and body painting business to grow in every area.

 I have seen a such a huge growth in my face painting business since I started it back in 2010. My first party was booked in January 2011 and from then until now I have grown as an artist and as a business woman.

My goal for this year is to get more organized and reach out more to my clients. As I do this I will share my business tips with you all, in hopes that you too will see your own business flourish and grow.

Here's to a Prosperous 2014!

For this design I used the following face paints:
Custom splitcakes: Fire Rose & Green Leaf
Brushes used: 3/4 inch flat brush, #4 round, #1 liner

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