This video demonstrates how to face paint an elephant cheek art 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: On the cheek and using a medium brush and white face paint, outline the body of the elephant: start with an egg shape for the face, make the trunk, make the ears on both sides of the egg shape and then the body.
Step 2: Take a medium brush and color in the ears, trunk and body with grey face paint. Add two eyes and a mouth with white face paint.
Step 3: Use pink face paint to color in the inside of the ears. Use small brush and outline the elephant with black lines. Add a black mouth and add a little hair, and a final black face paint dot in the eyes. Outline the inside of the ears in black face paint. Add a little opal glitter for the ears.
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.