Happy St. Patrick's Day! EOTD + Clover!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! To compliment my St. Patty's Day EOTD, here is a tutorial on face-painting clovers or really any shape. A really fun, easy way to stencil cute shapes for you or kids on your face.
Tools for your stencil. Put scotch tape, overlapping the panels, onto a piece of wax paper. This will make it easy to peel off.
Draw your desired shape on the tape. I drew a series of clovers, but you could really draw anything. You can make them bigger for your cheeks.
Cut out your shapes.
Here are the products I used. See the step by step for details.
Peel the tape off the wax paper.
Apply the stencil to the face (cheek, eye, lip, whatever).
Once the stencil is on, make sure it's adhered to skin without any gaps or lifts. Paint on your base color. I am using MAC Fluidline Ivy, a bright kelly green with no shimmer. Fill in the shapes. Don't worry about staying within the lines. The stencil helps protect the rest of your face and eye makeup.
After you've filled in the base color, tap on your pigments and glitter. Have fun with this part! Try mixing different shades. I used Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow in Tipsy and MAC Antique Green. Then I dusted Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder on top. The stencil helps prevent fallout.
Peel away and viola! A pretty painted shape. You could do this freehand without the stencil, but the stencil helps with fallout and keeps the edges clean. Also you can really have fun shading your shape. Look at the color variation on the four leaf clover!
Now you're ready for a St. Patty's Celebration!
What are you doing for St. Patrick's Day?
Try this technique with kids! They will love the face painting and using "grown-up" makeup.