Happy Heart Valentine Cheek Art Tutorial


While I do plenty of heart designs all year round (because pink is undeniably popular, primarily with little girls), this time of year I may end up with a few more requests for them than normal. To prepare for the holiday of hearts in February, it’s a good idea to have a few extra Valentine’s Day designs ready for children. I like this one because it incorporates cartooning into this heart design.


Paradise dark pink
TAG pearl pink
Wolfe or Diamond FX white
Wolfe or Diamond FX black
Paradise light pink
TAG royal blue
TAG green
#5 round brush
#2 round brush
#1 round brush
Petal brush
Cosmetic glitter (optional)


Place two round white eyes on the cheek bone, and create your heart shape around them with a #5 round brush by combining TAG pearl pink and Paradise dark pink. (I love this pink combo and use it constantly for events.)


Fill in the heart around the eyes with your dark pink.


Using light pink, create the eyelids for your cartoon.


Load your petal brush with white, and then dip the tip in the dark pink. Add press petals above and below the design.


Use your #2 round brush dipped in white to add white dots and starbursts to fill in empty spaces in your design. (You can also add a highlight to the heart if you wish.) Using the #2 round brush again, add blue eyes (or whatever color you prefer) to your cartoon.


If you feel the #2 is too large to control easily, use your #1 round brush and black to add the eyelashes, eyebrows, and mouth to the design.


The last small details to add are a white highlight in each of the eyes and pink lips if you would like them. The pink lips are totally unnecessary, but I wanted my heart to have them to finish up her glam look.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Beth MacKinney is the owner of and primary face painter for Face Paint Pizzazz, and 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.

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