Hello there! Welcome to this tutorial on how to do a simple full face tiger paint. I hope you enjoy! If you like what you see and don't mind dropping a vote my way, that would be awesome too!
Step 1: Supplies
Here's a list of some suggested products.
- Face Primer
- Face Paint in White, Orange, and Black
- Makeup Sponge
- Brushes in Various Size
I only used the Nyx Angel Veil because it was what I had on hand and what I've been using under my daily makeup as of late. I do, however, recommend the Wolfe Brothers face paint. It goes on nicely and washes off easily as well. It's a bit of an investment, but if you plan on doing face painting on any sort of regular basis it might be nice to have.
As for the brushes, a wide flat brush is nice for the white and orange and I suggest a #3 round for all the work in black.
Step 2: Primer and White
Start off with clean skin and spread primer all over your face.
Then move on to the white. I suggest outlining the white with a brush and then filling it in with a sponge. Fill in the chin area and then up from the eyes. Try and keep it all as symmetrical as possible.
Step 3: Add Orange and Blend
Next fill in the orange. I suggest a wide, flat brush and fairly thinned out paint, if you're using the wolfe paints. Then blend out the lines so they're not quite so harsh. I used a little white paint on a sponge and dabbed it along the edges, trying to maintain symmetry.
Step 4: Give the Tiger Its Stripes
This part is much easier to picture than to describe, so I suggest looking through the pictures and then using them as inspiration for your own look. As I said before, maintain as much symmetry as you can. It's a lot harder than it seems to manage that, especially if you're doing your own makeup.
To get the thin-to-thick lines to work, start with very light pressure on your round brush and increase pressure to make the line thicker, then lighten up pressure again to make the line thin.
Step 5: That's It!
That's all you have to do to get a nice tiger look for Halloween, on stage, or whatever else you have in mind.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Have a fantastic day!