When I was little my mother used to tell me a story about a creepy doll that haunted her owners every night, so I imagined the doll to look somewhat like this broken doll makeup design. So if you're looking for a cute and creepy broken doll face paint design, here's an easy tutorial!
Broken Doll Face Paint Design
Always start makeup on a clean face, go first with a primer to hold the base and only then apply a concealer so that you can conceal any blemishes, spots, zits or dark circle marks around the eyes in a proper manner. Take a one tone lighter foundation on your face and neck. Feel free to apply foundation makeup a little thicker than you would normally, as the doll look features a porcelain or plastic face that is unlike natural skin. Use a pink hued blush at the base of your cheeks using a blush brush or your fingers. Keep the blush purposely heavy, or in a distinct circle shape, for a more dramatic doll look. Add a highlighter to the top outer edge of your cheekbones to make them more rounded and full-looking.
Use a white eyeliner and apply it on your waterline and a bit below to make your eyes look much bigger. Outline the bottom edge with the black eyeliner. For the eyebrows, use a violet shadow and create a hairlike effect along your brows with the help of an angle brush.
Apply a purple eyeshadow to your crease and below the waterline black line drawn before, using a fluffy blending brush. Apply a blue eyeshadow, focusing the color just on the outer corners and extend it past your crease for a smoky effect. Once that's done, drag the black eyeliner across your upper lash line and give it a nice flick on the corner. Accurately, draw the lower lashes above the black line and complete your eye look with a heavy coat of mascara or false eyelashes for a more dramatic look and a purple lip color.
To create the broken doll cracks, use Cameleon Baseline Black and a thin brush. Start drawing little squiggly lines on your forehead. Its good to think of a spot where the crack will originate from and start drawing lines spreading from it. If you don't want the crack to look too deep then you can use a grey face paint instead. The crack on the side of your cheek is going to be missing a chunk, so paint a small triangle and then draw coming out the edges. To make your cracks look more realistic, apply a white or a gold eyeliner on the sides of the black lines.
Francesca Marchietelli is a professional face painter from Italy. A self-taught artist, Francesca loves the arts, and everything to do with face painting!
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