Day of the Dead Lovelyness inspired by my favorite painter
Google Sylvia Ji now! Tell me you don't want to recreate every painting! I dare you! Make sure you use high quality eyeshadows like Medusa so your details really pop!
1. Using a black eyeliner pencil (or white if you are accident prone) draw circles around you occipital lobes (get your eyebrows in the circle too.
2.Draw a spade shape with the tip slightly below your eyes. Make it skinnier than your actual nose or it will end up too squatty. DON'T COLOR IN THE BLACK YET!
3. Dab a make-up sponge into your white cake make-up (I use Ben Nye in Clown White for superior blendablity and to avoid the break-outs you get with cheaper stuff.)Then, squirt a little face lotion on top so you can blend a very thin layer of white, up to your drawn areas. Get your lips too. Set your white with power (I suggest Medusa Powder in Geisha). Now you can rest your fingers on your face without fear of smearing.
4. Brush your favorite strongly pigmented eyeshadow across your lids (I used Medusa in Electric Kiwi), on your tear duct and blend up well into the crease. Go buck wild because you can put your black cake makeup over it no problem to fix an symmetry issues. Use black eyeliner or shadow under your eye.
5. Line your eyes with liquid eyeliner (I used MAC in a very pretty purple shade).
6. Paint in the eyes and nose with your black cake make up, using a child's craft paint brush or a q-tip. Set the black portions with black eyeshadow. Avoid getting the black next to your eye as cake make-up with itch and can stain contacts.
6. Draw a brightly colored circle around the black on your eyes. I used yellow cake mixed with a teeny bit of red.
7. Using a q-tip or brush, dab little circles of cake make up around the outer edge of your brightly colored circle (I mixed purple with white for a nice lavender).
8. Using black eyeliner or black cake make up with a fine tipped brush, draw your mouth. Be quick and light handed so you get nice thin lines.
9. If you wish, use the same technique to draw a spider web on your forehead.