While most girls might prefer fairies, butterflies, and flowers, there are plenty of pirate-y, superhero, dragon-y girls out there too. For them, you still need designs which are quick line-closers at events when it's time to go or for high volume events. This super-quick pirate eye design gets it's speedy boost from using stencils and teardrops. Follow it up with glitter if your pirate-y girl still likes some sparkle, and stop by next week for a more masculine version of this line closer which boys may prefer.
• Pirate stencil
• Kryvaline Glowgaze spit cake
• Scales stencil (BAM mini scales stencil)
• #5 round brush
• TAG pearl white face paint
• Black face paint (Paradise, Diamond FX, or Wolfe)
• White face paint
• Cosmetic-grade glitter (optional)
Begin by sponging Kryvaline Glowgaze over the eye and up onto the temple.
Place your scales stencil around the eye and sponge TAG pearl white over the top. If it doesn't look strong enough, you can mix a little regular white with this as well, but it's supposed to be a background texture, so you don't want it to stand out too much.
Place the TAP pirate stencil just above the outer corner of the eyebrow and sponge black over it.
Add black teardrops on either side of the pirate. If you were in a super-big hurry to end your line, you'd be finished at this point, but if you had a little extra time, you could add the following extras.
Add black dots and stars around the design.
Also add some white highlights to the teardrops and pirate skull to finish it up. Glitter is the final extra here, and again only something you'd use if you had time.
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.