This video demonstrates how to face paint a butterfly design:
General Tips: Apply the lighter face paint colors before starting on the darker colors.
How to Use a Face Paint Brush: To load face paint on the brush: dip the brush into a bowl of water and mix it into the face paint to pick up the face paint. Apply the face paint brush in smooth even strokes.
How to Use a Face Paint Sponge: To load face paint onto the sponge: add water to the face paint sponge and dip into the face paint. Make sure that the face paint has a creamy consistency. Remember to try to use the minimum amount of water. First smear the face paint on then dab the face paint with the sponge to get an even opaque coverage.
Step 1: To create butterfly face painting designs, start with a medium brush and outline above and below the eyes with light blue face paint. You are making a butterfly shape. Leave space immediately around the eyes.
Step 2: Over the light blue face paint, add lilac face paint over the eyebrows and cheeks with a medium brush.
Step 3: Using a fine brush and black face paint, outline the nose to make the body of the butterfly. Again, with a fine brush and black face paint add antenna and swirls around the eyes.
Step 4: Using a small brush add dots with black face paint and white face paint. Put white face paint on the eyelids and create eyelash effect with a medium brush.
Step 5: Add white face paint as lip color and white and blue glitter for a finishing touch
To Remove Face Paint: Remove the face paint with mild soap and water with a washcloth, baby wipe or paper towel. Remember to keep the face paint out of the eyes.
To Store Your Face Paint: Store the face paint with the lid closed. The face paint should last 18 months after 1st opening.