Little girls love princess crowns, and this one has and incredible realistic golden look, thanks to Mehron’s gold powder. Follow the simple tutorial below and enjoy using it at your next event.
• Paradise gold face paint
• Mehron gold powder
• Diamond FX black, Wolfe black, or Global Strong black
• Wolfe white or Diamond FX white
• TAG pearl lilac face paint
• TAG pearl purple face paint
• #5 round brush
• #1 round brush
• Cosmetic glitter
Begin by sponging TAG pearl lilac over the eye lids and away toward the temples, ending in a point. Go over the outer edge of the eye with the darker TAG pearl purple, and use your fingertip to place cosmetic glitter gently on the eyelid area.
Spritz your Paradise gold face paint with water, and then tap a small amount of Mehron gold powder into it. Stir this in with your #5 round brush until they are mixed together, and make a center shape for your tiara on the forehead.
Add scallops to the left and right above the eyebrows. Above these, add swirls to create the filigree look of the rest of the crown. Finally, add scallop shapes along the top of the crown as well to give it an enclosed, finished look.
Using your #5 round brush and TAG pearl lilac, fill in the oval at the top center of the crown to create a jewel. You could also use a real gem for this, if you prefer.
Load your #1 round brush with Diamond FX black (or Wolfe black or Global strong black) and add a slender outline to the bottom edge of the gold designs. You don’t want to outline it completely. The black looks like more of a shadow, so is only meant for the bottom areas.
Add white highlights to the gem, and dots and starbursts to the rest of your design with Wolfe white or Diamond FX white. Now enjoy the happy smiles of the little girl who was face painted with her beautiful princess tiara.
Beth MacKinney is the owner of and primary face painter for Face Paint Pizzazz in the NW Chicago suburbs. Stop by Facepaint.com to see her other blog posts and tutorials for face painting. Beth also writes articles for Examiner.com as the Chicago Face Painting Examiner.