Here's a bright flower princess to celebrate spring's final arrival (although I could do without the mosquitos which followed right on its heals). In spite of the mosquitos, however, let's think happy flower thoughts and enjoy the beautiful colors in this small split cake Slice by Silly Farm. Change out the colors and use a matching flower and gem tiara to complete the look for any princess who comes to your chair.
• Small split cake (Arty Brush Split - Slice)
• White face paint (Diamond FX or Wolfe)
• Cosmetic-grade glitter
• Flower tiara or cluster
• 3/4-inch or 1-inch flat brush
• #5 round brush
• Skin-safe adhesive
Put the skin-safe adhesive on the tiara or cluster before you begin and set it aside so it can dry and become tacky by the time you need it. Load your large flat brush from the small split cake. Place the brush along the edge of the inner eyelid and turn the brush as you sweep it over the eyelid and up toward the hairline. Add glitter if desired before it dries.
Create five teardrop shapes with the large flat brush coming down from the center of the forehead at the hairline. Again, add glitter before it dries.
Sweep curved shapes down from the temple and in toward the inner corner of each eye. Watch out for the hair at the edge of the hairline, because as you can see in the photo, it's difficult to get the paint on the skin when you go over hair. On the cheekbone, also add two scallops.
Carefully center and place the tiara on the center of the forehead, just below the large teardrops.
Use a #4 or #5 round brush and white to add swirls and teardrops to the design. At the ends of the tiara, add small white dots leading into the hairline so that the tiara looks connected to the rest of the design.
Finish by adding small dots and starbursts to any empty spaces.
Beth MacKinney is the owner of and primary face painter for Face Paint Pizzazz in Elgin, Illinois, and her artwork has appeared in The Colored Palette and SkinMarkz magazines. She services Elgin, Illinois, the NW Chicago suburbs, and northern Chicago, as well as the eastern suburbs of Rockford. Stop by Facepaint.com to check out her other face painting blog posts and tutorials.