|Creating a CATS style of makeup can be a lot of fun, but it can also become frustrating if it's your first time and you’re not sure what you are doing. Below are my tips for helping to solve that problem.
*NOTE* There are lots of different types of makeup/face paint that you can use. I haven't tried them all so I can't tell you which you should or should not use. But you should always experiment with different options before you decide on what is best for you.
Well I hope these tips help you, good luck and happy painting.
|What you will need:
Something to pull you hair back and out of you face.
Your choice of face paint
Power & powder puff
Big fluffy brush to wipe away extra powder
2 containers of water (1 each for dark & light colors)
|Makeup sponges (preferably one for each color) & one for blending
Towel or something to drape over you while you're applying the make-up and powder.
A picture of the cat you are trying to recreate. It can be one of the cast members or one that you have drawn yourself.
|1) Gather up all of the materials you will be needing and find a comfortable place for you to work. If you have pets make sure that they can not jump up on you because that will only cause mistakes. (I speak from experience)
2) Always start with a clean face so that the makeup will go on smoothly and make sure that your hair is out of the way. If you are using a wig put your wig cap on now. *SEE WIG PAGE*
3) Apply the base color with a damp sponge. Make sure that the sponge is not too wet because this will cause a streaking effect. And always be careful when applying makeup around the eyes.
4) If you would like a deeper color allow the first coat to dry and then apply the second coat. For designs which have a variety of light & dark colors always apply the lightest color first.
5) Take it slow. This is not a race it's art. Put on some music and relax if you make a mistake start again. Or try to fix it, who knows, that mistake could be the "something extra" you were looking for.
6)Remember to always keep your picture near you so that if your not sure of you next step you can refer to it. If you are doing a character like Pouncival, Tumblebrutus and you’re not sure which way the makeup should be applied hold the picture up to the mirror. (It worked wonders for me)
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