On the Job Butterfly by Belén te Pinta

This one eye butterfly design is perfect for doing on the job and as a line booster since it only takes two minutes, but it is still effective.

I only used one sponge and three brushes to make it as simple as possible… so… Let’s get started!

Step 1

Take a sponge and fill in the eye area painting the base of the butterfly wings with pearl blue. Two triangular shapes for the upper wings (a big and a small one) and another for the lower wing. Leave a blank space in the corner of the eye.

Step 2

Sponge over the blue with pearl white and cover with glitter dust while the painting is still damp.

Step 3

Outline the design with white and a round brush, painting teardrops that divide the wings in sections. Two small sections and then a bigger one in the upper wing and two sections in the lower. These teardrops should all point to the focal point of the corner of the eye.

Step 4

While the paint is still damp, drag some white with a filbert brush, always directing the brushstrokes to the corner of the eye.

With the round brush paint a dot and a teardrop as the head and body of the butterfly. Now take a liner brush and paint the antennae, some stars and teardrops in the corner of the eye

Of course, painting the model’s lips is always a plus


Fab Ziva Blue

Fab White Shimmer

Diamond FX White

Filbert Brush #8

Script Liner Brush

Silly farm Paint Pal Swirl # 6

White Polyester Glitter


Belén Canosa is the owner of Belén te Pinta and has been working as a professional face painter since 2011 when she discovered a passion for painting on a live canvas.

She loves belly painting and teaching and her works have been featured in several face and body painting magazines like Skin Markz Magazine, Illusion Magazine, Pintamos? and Qmagazine

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