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How To Face Paint Using Glitters, Brushes And Stencils?

By Hollie Copeland

Face painting is the creative application of cosmetic paint on the face of a person. You can find several water-based cosmetic paints, made especially for face painting. Face painting has been in fashion since olden days. It is considered as a frequent entertainment activity during festivals, family gatherings, wedding functions and even corporate events. It brings success and joy to birthday parties, class plays and circuses. Face painting requires imagination, insight, patience, a box of face paints, brushes, glitters, stencils and of course a suitable theme.

Brushes are an important part of the session. You must have a lot of brushes of all sizes. Also, make sure that brushes are soft enough to apply on skin. Use synthetic brushes for face paints. Use a thin brush for making the outline and detailed work, a wider brush is used for even more details, and a big brush is used for painting large area of the face.

There are special brushes that you can use once you get expert and want to create special effects. An angled flat brush may be supportive when blending two colours. A fan-shaped brush can help you to generate a feathered look to the edges of the designs. A sponge tipped brush can help with adding dots or for eradicating mistakes. Brushes work great for creating fine lines, details, and for applying powder and glitter.

Glitter can add a new twist to your face painting design. The shine created by glitter gives your finished product a rounded effect. It can be used to highlight a certain spot on the face such as the nose or the eyes. Glitter is also ideal for fantastical themes like fairy and dragon designs.

Metallic and shimmer glitters are also used for moist skin. Gels glitters are also applied for drawing fine lines of your design. It is a transparent glue type glitter and is also handier and also gives a fine result.

There are also powder glitters available in the market. It has a powder like texture. It easily sticks on moist skin. It is better to use powder glitter on large areas of the face for a glowing effect. In order to get an amazing glowing effect, just dip the moist sponge in glitter and apply gently over the face. With the gentle comprehensive motions, you will achieve an even glittery effect.

Powder glitter is powder-like in texture. These grains tend to stick easily on moist skin. It is best to use powder glitter on huge areas of the face for pearly effect. In order to achieve an even and an overall glittery effect, simply dip a moist sponge in some glitter and apply over the face with gentle, sweeping motion.

Finally you can use glitter to glamorize your face painting. It adds an extra shimmer to the design. Make sure that you do not get carried away and also use the glitter where required. It works best with fairy, butterfly and flower themes. Face painting is a fun activity. So use your imagination; play around with colours; and do not forget to experiment.

You can buy a wide range of face painting kits and other Face Paint supplies online.

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Copeland, Hollie "How To Face Paint Using Glitters, Brushes And Stencils?." How To Face Paint Using Glitters, Brushes And Stencils?. 26 Jun. 2010. 5 Sep 2014 <>.

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Copeland, Hollie "How To Face Paint Using Glitters, Brushes And Stencils?"

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