Butterfly Fairy Face Paint Tutorial
Author: Dana McGorlick-Appelman Date Posted:27 October 2021
Looking for a kid-friendly last-minute Halloween look for spooky season?
We asked our resident professional makeup artist and art shed team member Kate to create an easy-to-follow Butterfly Fairy face painting look that is perfect for Halloween, kids parties and more!
You will need:
Step 1. Using the purple from the Face n Body palette in Neon, create the first shape in the butterfly wing, and repeat on the other side of face.
Step 2. Using the magenta/pink colour from the Kids Face Painting Crayons in Neon, go directly onto the face and create the second shape of a butterfly wing. Repeat on the other side of the face.
Step 3. Using the pink from the Face n Body palette in Neon, go in with the next portion of the butterfly wing design. Repeat on the other side of the face.
Step 4. Using orange from the Face n Body palette in Neon, create the next shape of the butterfly wing. Repeat on the other side of the face.
Step 5. Mix yellow and white from the Kids Face Painting palette in Neon to create the next shape of a butterfly wing. This is forming a gradient of colours. Repeat on the other side of your face.
Using the yellow on its own from the Kids Face Painting palette in Neon to create the shape underneath the previous shape. Repeat on the other side.
You can blend these cream colours using the warmth from your finger by tapping into the skin.
Step 6. Add antenna details between the two wings using the black from the Face n Body palette in Neon.
Step 7. Go around the butterfly wing design adding details using black from the Face n Body palette in Neon. Repeat on the other side.
Step 8. Taking the purple pen from the Mont Marte Face n Body pens, add shimmery dots around the design. Repeat on the other side
Step 9. Take the magenta/pink shade from the Kids Face Painting crayons in Neon and apply it to the outer portion of the lips.
Step 10. Use the orange from the Kids Face Painting crayons in Neon and apply it to the inner portion of the lips.
Step 11. Apply glitter adhesive, clear lip gloss or Vaseline to face on parts of butterfly wings design. This is where we will apply our glitter.
Step 12. Apply purple glitter using a brush or your finger to the purple part of the wings.
Step 13. Apply pink glitter using a brush or your finger to the pink part of the wings.
Now you have your finished look!
Want to see the tutorial in action? Watch the Tiktok video here.
About the Artist:
Kate Ryan is a makeup artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Kate has a unique flair, honed with an attention to detail that strives her to consistently enhance beauty and create something original.
She has experience working on films, music videos, editorial, bridal and event makeups. She’s highly driven and passionate about the makeup and hair industry which shows in her work.
Through her taught skills and gained experience she also has knowledge in SFX makeup, wigs & hair.
Kate sees makeup for what it is, an art form. You can find Kate:
On Instagram - @kateryanmua
Through her website - www.kateryanmua.com
Or on TikTok - @bambiandpixie
A massive thank you to Kate for creating this stunning look and tutorial!
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Happy creating, and have a spooky Halloween!