Introduction: Cleopatra Facepaint
Looking to dress up as Cleopatra for Halloween or a cosplay event? Look no further, because I am going to show you step by step how to recreate this look for yourself.
For this tutorial, we used Graftobian ProPaint in:
- Aztec Turquoise
- Catalina Blue
- Clockwork Copper
- Fuzzy Bear Brown
- Gilded Gold
- Pearl Frost
- Raven Black
- White Swan
- chisel brush
- #1 round brush
- #2 round brush
- #6 round brush
Step 1: Gild With Gold...
Use Gilded Gold and a sponge to cover the entire face with a thin layer of facepaint.
Step 2: Frost With Pearl...
Use Pearl Frost to overlay the gold base.
Step 3: Paint the Eyes
Use Gilded Gold again, this time to sponge over the eyelids and around the eye area, then switch back to Frosted Pearl and overlay. We're going for a layered, shimmery effect here.
Once that's dry, outline the eyes with Aztec Turquoise and the #6 round brush.
Step 4: Detail the Eyes
Go back to the Gilded Gold and use a wide chisel brush to overlay the turquoise outline. Let that dry, then use a #6 brush and the Catalina Blue to outline the eyes once more, then blend with a chisel brush.
Step 5: Paint Egyptian Decorations
Now we're going to switch to our Raven Black paint with a #1 brush and draw the classic egyptian-style outline and decorations around the eyes. Feel free to be creative here, you don't have to follow exactly what we did.
Make the eyebrows bold and black, with a slight arch.
Once the black paint has dried, outline it again with the Gilded Gold.
Step 6: Lip Color
Use a #6 round brush and Clockwork Copper to paint the lips.
Step 7: Forehead Gem
Next we're going to add a crown to the forehead, starting with a turquoise gem.
We'll use the #6 round brush for these steps..
- Start with a simple circle in Aztec Turquoise
- Add shading with Catalina Blue
- Add a highlight with White Swan
Step 8: Finish the Crown
Okay, now we're going to finish up the headpiece.
Again, we're going to use the #6 round brush for these steps.
- draw the headpiece with gilded gold
- outline with clockwork copper
- highlight with white swan
- add some shading with fuzzy bear brown
Step 9: Finished!
Revel in your awesomeness.