Turn Into a Cat (With Makeup)

cat potion

Meow.

 

Sorry about that, I couldn't resist.

 

I have two looks for you today.  One is more cat-like and the other is just a super simple look.  Bonus!  You get to see my oldest daughter today.

 

I know y'all have said, that looks too complicated or it'll take too long, but truly they really don't take much time at all.  It's about the same as it takes me to put on my regular makeup. Plus 5 more minutes.

 

You can't cheat and say all I put on is moisturizer and lip gloss.  That's not fair for two reasons.  #1 - that's time cheating and #2 - I can't get away with just that; I'll look sick.

 

The first time may take a bit longer, but you really can't mess up a cat face too much.  If you don't like it add something over it.

I actually wish I had used an orange-brown, but I forgot about my other palette that has red and yellow in it.  Red + yellow = orange.  Duh.  So ridiculous.  And not in a good way.

 

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First up.  My cat face.

 

cat materials

Materials

Cake makeup: white

Cream makeup: light, and medium (colors of your choosing)

Brushes

Eyeliners: brown, black, liquid

Red lipstick

Mascara

 

 

cat 1

 

White out your face.  Blend blend blend!  I did this in a couple of layers to ensure it was even as possible.  If you have a translucent powder, use that over it to really smooth it out.

 

cat 2

 

 

Cat eyes.  Make sure your pencil is sharp!

  • Line your upper lashes. At the corner make it thin.
  • Line the inner eye and along the water line on the lower lashes.
  •  Smudge it just a bit down onto the lower lid.
  • Extend the corners down into thin triangles.
  •  Flare the outer corners up.  You can be more dramatic with it if you'd like.

 

cat 3

 

 

This is harder to see.  I used my tan color to add in color patches.

  • The bottom one extends in a triangle shape beginning at the bottom of the cat eye out to my cheek bones.
  • The middle starts at the outer corner of my eye.
  • The top is at my eyebrows.

No need to get all precise.  You can do whatever shapes or areas you'd like.  Today I chose this.

 

cat 4

 

 

  • Add in a dark brown stripe at the eye area.
  • Add in dark brown shading to get a bit more of the face shape of the cat.  It's not exact, just pushes the face to look more cat-like. It should actually be more of an upside-down L. Boo.

 

cat 5

 

 

  • Draw on dark brown stripes over the tan areas.   It really made the tan areas stand out more and feel more cat like.
  • Smudge some brown around my hairline to further shape the face and give it some more cat markings.

 

cat 6

 

 

  • First, I added more brown stripes at the cheeks.
  • Second, I added a line on either side of my nose and extended it above my eyebrows.
  • Last, I followed that line and curved it into my eyelid.

 

cat 7

 

 

  • Add in some tan down the nose in between the two lines, blend it and make sure it fades into the white as it gets onto the forehead.
  • Take your black eyeliner and draw the shape for your nose first. Fill it in.  Get into the nostrils to ensure that you don't have white dots. That'd be weird.
  • Draw a line down to your lips.  Not too wide and not too thin.  If your lips are no longer white, go back over it with some more.  Let it dry.
  • Now, take your black eyeliner and draw the lip in.  I started at my peak, drew down into a long extended angle. As it neared the corner of my lips it was just a thin line.
  • Do both sides.

 

cat 8

 

 

This was a fun part.

  • Take your brown eyeliner and go over the dark brown stripes.
  • Make thinner stripes over, add in more detail at the hairline, forehead, and eyes.

 

cat 9

 

 

Added in more detail.

Cheek details and my favorite, a cat beard.

Do one side at a time and then try to match it up a bit by bit. Don't stress over it!  It'll turn out!

 

cat 10

 

  • I blocked out the end of my eyebrow a bit with paint.
  •  Took my eyebrow pencil and filled in my brow and extended the line up and out at an angle.
  • I wanted that line on my eyelid to be longer, so I made it longer.

 

cat 11

 

 

Let's finish up that lip!

  • Draw the bottom lip with brown eyeliner.
  • Fill it in with red.
  • Then add a bit of white to the center and blend it.  That makes it appear more plump and gives it dimension.
  • You could make this part skinnier to imitate a tongue instead of a lip.  You'll see that with the one I did for my daughter.

 

cat 12

 

 

  • Add in whisker dots.
  • If you had fake whiskers you could glue them on.  I do not.  Therefore, I did not.

 

cat final

 

All done!  Meow!

It'd be awesome if I had a cat suit and maybe something to put on my head to make myself look more like a cat.

If I had a costume on I'd make sure to have the makeup that goes down my neck extend all the way down into the collar of my shirt.

Don't stop at the edge, you have to allow for movement. Go into the shirt collar.

 

Second cat. My daughter.

cat child final

 

Isn't she so cute!?

  1. Start with a cute face.
  2. Cover it with the tan color.  Blend blend blend!
  3. Take dark brown and add in a patch around one eye.  It's hard to see here. Sorry.
  4. Add in the nose details and whisker dots.
  5. Put in the tongue.  You can't see it as well because she's smiling, but hers is narrower on the bottom portion.  The other picture that shows it better her eyes look creepy from blinking.

 

I've done this on her so she can have fun playing pretend.  This would be fun to do if your daughter (or son) has a friend over and they can be cats.  It takes 5 minutes to do this and makes my little girl feel so special.

 

I'll be doing some more fun things and show you how to do a simple fun version for the kiddos if you don't want to spend forever doing a longer version.  That doesn't mean you shouldn't do the longer version!

 

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Mwah

How to Give Yourself a Big Scab

Scabs can be fun...  to pick.  

I know you used to pick your scabs!  You probably still do.  But don't worry, I won't tattle.

 

Making scabs is super easy and you still don't have to get hurt.  There's hardly any work.

 

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Scab Time!

scab 1

 

These are the supplies you need.

  1. Liquid Latex  It's really easy to use and has multiple uses, but it stinks like fish.  Once it dries it stops smelling.  Here is a teeny tiny bottle I have that has a brush built into the lid.  I still use the Q-tip for some of the steps.
  2. Bruise and Cut Wheel
  3. Q-Tips
  4. Coffee I got mine at a hotel I was staying at since I don't drink the stuff. You only need a little bit, depending on the size and amount of scabs you want to create.  Think skinned knee or road rash.
  5. Tea bag  I don't like it much for scabs. It was too big.  It'd be good if you want to look like you have actual gravel embedded in your wound.

 

All you'll need after that is the place for your scab.  Here's my lovely knee.  Have you ever seen something so lovely?  Don't answer that.  Just be happy I shaved (two days ago).  That doesn't happen every day.

 

scab 2

 

  1. Take the brush from the lid of the latex (or Q-Tip if you don't have a brush) and smear a medium-light coat on the area.
  2. Add in the coffee. Push it in a bit.
  3. Let it dry.  It will dry fairly quickly. You don't need it to dry all the way before the next step.
  4. Add another layer of latex. I used my Q-Tip for this so that I wouldn't get the coffee into the latex. Use a different part of the Q-tip each time you dip into the latex.

 

scab 3

 

  1. Add in more coffee.
  2. Let it dry.
  3. Brush off the excess coffee that didn't stick.
  4. Dab more latex carefully on the scab. You just want a light coat to seal the coffee in and to give you a surface for the paint.
  5. With your finger, Q-tip, or a brush put red, purple, and some brown paint over the scab and around it to simulate dried blood and some slight bruising around.

 

scab 4

scab 5

 

Tada!  Super easy, right?

 

This would be fun for Halloween, for practical jokes, a social experiment, or of course, the stage!

 

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Where would you put your scab?

Mwah

 

How to Bruise Yourself With Stage Makeup

Want to look like you got beat up? Got a killer bruise or three?  

Come on!  It's fun!  Bonus: no pain is involved!

 

Let's round up the supplies and get right to it.

 

You'll need a bruise wheel.  I have a bruise and cut wheel from Ben Nye.

You'll also want black eyeliner and white eye shadow.  Lots of brushes!

If you don't have a bruise wheel you can use eye shadows, blush, liners, and red lipstick. Just make sure they aren't shimmery.

 

 

Black Eye

Make sure your face is clean.

Depending on the look you're going for -- gritty and natural or polished, you can choose to put on foundation or skip it.

 

bruise 21

 

  • Add red to your lower lid.
  • Add some red to your waterline, with care.
  • Take the red and outline where your bruise will be.  It should not be a clean line.  Bruises are irregular.  Think about what gave you that bruise.  On me it's a punch to the eye by some big ole creep of a man.  That jerk face.

 

For some reason you can't tell in these pictures, but I am sunburned.  Some of the paint in later pictures gets stuck in that area.  I moisturized it to help prevent it, but as the time went on it just dried out more.  Oh well.

 

bruise 22

 

 

  •  Fill in the whole area with red.  Make sure it's irregular and splotchy.
  • Add in purple to the inner eye and then a small amount along the eyelid.
  • Add it a bit heavier underneath the brow bone.  You want it darker where the blood collects the most.
  • At the points of impact it will swell and will not collect as much blood, so leave those light.
  • I circled around the edge of my cheek bone and brow bone.
  • I filled in more purple.
  • I added in more red because it's a fresh bruise, and when it's fresh it's more red than purple.
  • Blend!  This one is easy.  Blend in all different directions and keep it irregular.

 

bruise 8

 

 

  • I added in a bit of yellow at the bone and then covered it with some white eye shadow.
  • Draw a line with black eyeliner at the corner of the eye, the curve against the nose, not the corner of the tear duct.
  • Smudge it into the purple.
  • As the picture states, add in small amounts of purple and more red.

 

bruise 9

 

 

When you stipple this make it appear as broken blood vessels, which are very important to an authentic bruise.

bruise 10

 

1 - You just got hit about 30 minutes ago.

2 - It's been an hour, pretty fresh and man does it hurt!

3 - It'd been about 5 hours now.  It's a deeper purple.  Because of my sunburn the bruise looks too large here at the black arrow.  The other black arrow is my cute little girl.

4 - Your bruise is a few days old.  The purple is faded and becoming more brown.  The red areas are more yellow and green.  It's more mottled and splotchy.

 

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Kick to the Calf Bruise

When I want to kick somebody it's usually at the leg.  What better than a fleshy calf?

 

In retrospect I would have used someone else's chubby calf and not mine.  Just be kind while you're looking at the pictures and we can still be friends.  A'ight?

 

 bruise 11

 

  • This is the outline of the toe of the shoe or some other round object.  Blend it around.

 

bruise 23

 

  • Add in the purple ring, make sure it's not a clean line and blend it out. I used a brush to put the color on.

 

  • Use your finger to blend it into the skin.  You want it to look like it's in the skin, not on top of the skin.

 

bruise 14

 

  • Add in a ring of dark green into the purple and extend below it.
  • Put splotches of yellow in the green and a bit down under the ring.
  • Add in more red into the purple and fade inwards.

 

bruise 15

 

Stipple in some red, purple and green throughout the bruise.  This is high impact so it breaks capillaries.

 

bruise 24

 

I didn't like the way it looked.  It was too wide at the top of the arc.  I took a makeup remover wipe and took some of it off.

 

I took a tiny bit of purple and red and blended the line so it wasn't so straight and neat.

 

Walking around it looks like a big time owie.

 

Paintball Bruise

So you've been out on a man hunt for your buddies in the woods.  They got you before you got them.  Sorry Charlie.  You're just not quick enough.

 

bruise 18

 

  1. Draw a double ringed circle, about the size of a paintball.  You'll want there to be coagulation at one spot in the rings.
  2. Use your black eyeliner to add in some darker spots at the big blotch.  You've almost broken the skin and so you'll want it to bruise more at the highest point of impact.
  3. Take your purple and make a circle, sort of egg-shaped, out like the rays of the sun.
  4. Blend out.

 

bruise 19

 

  1. Add another ring of purple, just inside the first ring.  I wanted it in closer, plus it added more depth of some good splotch.
  2. I started adding in blue to the outside ring and more purple in the two rings.  Blend Blend Blend!
  3. Yellow is the next layer needed.  Put it inside the purple ring.
  4.  Add red over the yellow blending in, make sure it is irregular.  Smudge the inner ring of red (the smallest circle) outwards, just a smidge.  Stipple red and purple at the same area that the highest impact would be.

 

bruise 20

 

  • I took a small paint brush and added in some yellow dashes throughout the bruise.

 

You are now officially beat up.

 

My kids officially think I've lost my mind and my neighbors might call the cops soon.  I checked the mail, forgetting I had all this stuff on me.  Let's hope they don't try to arrest my husband for battery. At least I have these pictures as proof.

 

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Which bruise was your favorite?  Would you ever paint a bruise on and walk around town or go to the movies or out to eat?

 

Mwah

How to Look Really Old with Stage Makeup

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You wanna look old?  No!?

 

But it's so fun!

 

Okay... I'll be more specific.  Let's put on stage makeup for old age.  I promise, it's a lot of fun.

 

I totally freaked out my kids and husband.  The kids were watching me and saying how creepy I looked and asking me why I was doing this.  My eldest daughter wants me to do this for Halloween.  My youngest son said no to the creepy old lady face.  My husband jumped when I turned around.  So satisfying... I think.

 

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Let's do this.

 

Materials needed:  Highlight, Shadow, brown eye liner, two small/medium flat brushes, and two wide flat brushes.

This kit is the one I used in theatre for college. It's got everything.

Nowadays, if you search for Ben Nye products all you'll see is Banana powder. Stinking Kardashians.

You can get a smaller personal kit if you'd like, instead of the full kit.

 

Not pictured: eyeliner and two wide brushes

 

Here I am.  Yes, that's before the old lady makeup, you dirty rat.  This is me at the end of a long day, okay. So there!  Yes, I did stick out my tongue.  I pulled back my bangs and hair so I could get to work. You should too.

 

pre-makeup face

 

Start with a fresh, clean face.

Put on a good foundation to even out your face for a good base. If your face is notoriously oily, I definitely recommend you put on a good primer first.

Picture Key:  White = Highlight  Black = Shadow

If you see a white arrow that is where you highlight.  If you see a black arrow that is where you shadow, etc.

 

We'll start from the top of the face to the bottom.  It's much easier this way, you won't smudge your makeup as you work.

 

Also, start with the highlights first.  You put in the big area of highlights, then the shading.  Then you add the specific highlights in afterwards.  Don't worry, I'll walk you through it.

 

Forehead

First, we'll age it with some basics.

 

aged forehead

 

Now we'll add in some wrinkles.  To do this:

  1. Raise your eyebrows to wrinkle your forehead up.  Good.
  2. Draw a flat line in each wrinkle.
  3. Let go of your eyebrows.
  4. Go back with your shadow and draw the line a bit darker and then gently drag your shadow straight up.  Not a ton, just a little bit.  See the picture for clarity.
  5. Take your highlight and draw a very precise line just underneath the shadow.  It needs to be crisp.
  6. Take a look and blend where needed.  DON'T blend your crisp highlight line.

 

Don't freak out!  At first it looks like brown lines on your face... it's okay.

 

ONLY do these wrinkles where you actually have them.  I am blessed with few forehead wrinkles.  I have two barely there ones.  I win!

 

forehead wrinkles

 

As you can see, I have also done wrinkles between my brows.  These are the ones that'll turn ugly when I'm older.  Yikes!

Treat them the same way, except DON'T blend the brown line.  Put a highlight line on the underside. If it's pretty vertical, put it on the inside part of the line (the part closest to the other eye).

 

Eyes

 

The best part!

  1. First, highlight lid.
  2. Take your shadow and start from the corner of your eye and get that eye socket shape.  Remember you're old, your eye is going to sink in a bit.
  3. Then do the crease.  I naturally have a droopy lid - it will hang down when I'm an old lady, I'm sure.  This is why I have taken my shadow and drawn it down with the natural crease of my eye lid.
  4. Add shadow at brow bone at a downward angle to get the droop effect.
  5. Later I went back and put more shadow on my lid for it to be more sunken in.

 

eye 1

 

 

Now the eye bag.  Yay!

  1. Add shadow on your lower lid.
  2. Highlight underneath it. The actual bag area.
  3. Take your highlighter and outline the outside edge of the eye bag drawn a line.
  4. Take more highlighter and blend that line out.  It'll look like a U.
  5. Take your shadow, draw the line just above the highlight line.  Blend up and in.  Make sure your bag is heavier at the corner and fades as it nears your eye.  It shouldn't reach your outer eye.

 

eye 2

 

  • Last,  you take your brown eyeliner (or darker shadow) and draw a crisp line at the bottom of the bag (just above the highlight).
  • Take your shading brush and blend slightly (upwards).
  • Add in wrinkles (where they naturally occur) at your eyes.  Crinkle your eyes to find them.
  • Draw in the shadow, then add a highlight underneath!  Easy!

 

eye 3

Nose

 

With old age your nose is bigger.  It's unfortunate, but true.  I'm making my nose wider and my nostrils bigger.

  1. To make wider you highlight down the nose, and the whole front portion of the nose.
  2. To make nostrils bigger, you highlight those as well, all the way to the crease where you nose and cheeks meet.
  3. Add shadow to the sides of your nose, draw a line right up next to the highlight and blend out to the cheeks into your foundation.
  4. For the nostrils, follow the natural curve, but just outside the actual crease to enlarge them.

 

nose 1

 

Yikes! What an angle!

 

 Cheeks

 

  1. Start at your nostril, follow the large crease down (if it's hard to find, smile, then follow the crease) to your mouth.
  2. In the first picture I have a brown line crossed out.  I didn't like the way it looked so I just wiped it off and fixed it.  No sweat.  You can see it fixed in the second picture.  
  3. Draw the line and have it keep going past the mouth.  Your cheeks are going to hang real low as you become geriatric.
  4. Blend that line out, it's a bit thicker than the rest of your wrinkle lines.
  5. Add a highlight inside.
  6. I added some to my whole cheek, blended carefully, no hard edge.

 

cheek 1

 

For an apple cheek - they'll be nice and full.  Probably from all that cake I'll be baking as a sweet ole granny.

  1.  Start at the nostril and sweep out and up.
  2. Blend upwards.
  3. Add highlight to the middle of the cheekbone and the surrounding cheek area.  You just want it more concentrated there.
  4.  Add a light coat underneath the shadow as well.
  5. Add some blush to the apples of your cheek if you'd like.

 

 cheek 2

 

 

Lips

 

In old age your lips become thinner.  Boo.  To do this is simple.

  1. Put foundation or highlighter over your lips.
  2. On your bottom lip add a natural lip color, but just inside your natural lip line.
  3. On the top lip add a darker color also inside the lip line.
  4. Add contouring with some shading and highlighting to the surrounding mouth area.
  5. Add wrinkles to your lips.  Done and done.

 

lips 1

 

 

 

lips 2

 

 

Jaw

 

  • Add highlight in a scallop motion alongside your jawline (above the ridge). It's like a 3, lying on its back, but 3 scallops, instead of 2.

 

jaw 1

 

  • Add triangles of highlight underneath your scallop.  (See the picture below)
  • Take your shadow and start at the top edge of the bottom highlight.  Is that confusing enough?  Make it a hard edge.
  • Then blend the shadow up to meet the top scallop.  You don't want a hard edge where those two meet.

 

jaw 2

 

Before, During, and After

Now, go back and touch up anything you'd like.  Your face may not be perfectly symmetrical, don't worry about it.  Remember, this is stage makeup.  It's best seen at a far distance, not right up close.  It'll still look pretty dang sweet though.

 

before and after old

Meet Granny Rochelle!

 

final

 

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Stage Makeup 101

Ever watched a play or movie and thought, I want to know how they make them look like that (and not with CG)?  Want to know how you can rock the best Halloween makeup ever?  

Why do I need stage makeup?

  • Great Halloween costumes
  • Dress-up for kids
  • Pranks! (think wounds and scary stuff)
  • New hobby
  • Become your favorite movie/book/show character for fun
  • Get involved in local community theatre
  • New profession

 

Let's get started already!

 

To Read and Watch

 

stage makeup book

 

Supplies Needed

 

Ben Nye bruise wheel

 

Makeup

There is creme and cake makeup.

 

Creme you apply directly to the face via fingers, sponge, or brush.  You can mix shades on the back of your hand (a great place!) or in a palette to get the right shade.  You then set lightly with powder.

 

Cake makeup you dampen the sponge. Too little and the color won't come off the sponge onto your surface.  Too damp and it'll run.  You may need to experiment with it.

 

Eye shadow, blush, bronzers, mascara, and lipstick - enough said.

 

Concealers and tattoo covers.  These are heavy duty.  They'll cover up birth marks, 5 o'clock shadows, blemishes, and tattoos.  If you used them in daily life though you'd look funny.  But on stage or in a movie, you're gold.

 

Appliance Makeup

These are used over prosthetics using liquid latex, derma wax, nose putty, and gelatin.  You use a red rubber sponge to stipple or press the paint on, never rub.  It goes on smooth, keeps its color, and doesn't absorb onto the surface.

 

Airbrush paints

They can be used to cover up imperfections, used as body makeup, make thin hair look thick, make tattoos, cover up latex and prosthetic.  I won't be going into airbrushing techniques because, well, I don't have the tools for it.  Sorry!

 

You can use creme and cake together but you have to be careful.  You can do cake then add creme parts on top. Or use creme and then use cake to tone it down.  Or creme highlights and cake shadows.  If you want it really intense, use cake and then cover it all up with creme.

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Get Into Character

 

Disclaimer: #1 The woman in the picture isn't me, #2 This isn't about ugly v beautiful, this is about altering our face to be someone else for fun!

 

face divided

 

 

The face is divided into 3 parts:

  1. from hairline to eye brows
  2. from eyebrows to the bottom of the nose
  3. from the bottom of the nose to the bottom of the chin

 

Highlight and Shading Rule: Light colors reflect light and attract the eye and dark colors absorb light and attract less attention.

 

Forehead

 

You want to make the forehead look lower?  Use a foundation color that is 2-3 shades darker than the face.  Blend it downwards into the face from the hairline so that you can't see where it ends and the normal color begins.

 

Want a higher forehead?  Do the opposite.  Use a lighter color and blend upwards into the hairline.

 

A narrow forehead is made by shadowing the temples and blending it into the forehead.  A wider forehead by highlighting the temples into the hairline.

 

If the forehead is too prominent put shadow of them and then highlight the depressed areas.  No more neanderthal head!

 

 

Left it darker so you can see where it should be placed

 

Nose Goes

 

You want it shorter, shade under the tip and bring it over the tip. You can add a highlight at the top of the nose as well.

 

For a longer nose take the highlight from the top of the nose all the way down and under the tip.  Same principles from above apply.

 

Narrow nose, shade the sides.  Wider nose, highlight the sides.  If it's crooked, do a narrow highlight down the nose and shadow on the crooked looking parts.

 

Remember, in real life you blend!

 

Chin and Jaw

Do the same ideas with this area.  Shade what you don't want people to notice and highlight what you want people to notice more.  Double chin?  Shadow!

 

Wrinkles

Wrinkles can't be hidden completely.  Sorry.  You can highlight the natural shadows and shadow the highlight.  Same idea for bags under the eyes.

 

wrinkles

 

Eye-Spy

 

Want them closer together?  Shade the place where the eye socket and nose meet.  Pencil in the start of the eyebrow more, extend it further into the nose area.  Line the top lid, the inner corner and just a portion of the lower lid, at the corner.

 

Further apart? Pencil in the brow, a bit more at the tip.  Line the top lid and extend it out beyond the lash line.  line the lower lid, outside portion of the lid.

 

To turn the eye up shade up from the outer corner, same with eyeshadow in the crease.  To turn the lid down extend the line down and same with the eyeshadow.   Highlighting around the eye make it smaller.  Shading the eye and darkening it, and extending the brow make it larger.

 

wider set eyes

 

 Cheeks

Want thinner cheeks? The part that is too round should be shaded.  Want round cheeks? Highlight them.   Place blush on the cheekbone.  You can also place it in various locations for additional shaping.  Under cheekbones to hallow them.  Nearer the ears (and away from nose) to widen the face, nearer the nose (and away from ears) to narrow the face.

 

full cheeks

 

Lips

For women you can change lip shape by over-painting.  That means you take your lip pencil and draw the shape and size you want.  Then fill it in.  Only do this to men if it will look natural!  To define your upper lip add a thin highlight above the lip line.

 

Thinner?  Cover with foundation. then use lip color (not deep colors) inside the lip and fade out into foundation.

 

Narrower?  Place lip color in the center of your lips and use foundation on the outer corners.

 

Wider?  This is hard to remedy naturally.  Extend the lip color to the extremes of the lips, especially the upper lip.  Don't turn it into a cartoon (unless that's what you're gong for).

 

 

full lips

 

Put it Into Practice

 

Now we have the foundations down.  You can add these all together to create a different face shape for yourself or for your character.  If you don't have professional makeup, you can still use regular makeup, just make sure you get a good shadow and highlight color.  You don't want shimmery stuff, just a nice matte or regular sheen to it.  Good coverage = no tinted moisturizer!

 

whole face

 

Try These Combos

  • High, wide forehead. Pinched chin. Thin lips, wide eye set eyes. Short thin nose.   Thin cheeks
  • Low, wide forehead. Rounded jawline, cleft chin. Full lower lip, thin upper lip.  Small eyes, large nose.
  • Narrow, medium height forehead.  Square jawline, pointed chin - heart shaped. Full upper lip, normal lower lip.  Large eyes, close together.  Full cheeks. Narrow nose.

 

Did you have fun?

 

 

before and after 2

 

Next week we'll do something fun!  Maybe scabs and wounds, or what we look like old.  If you're already old I didn't just say that.  If you want one over the other, please comment below.  Stay tuned to see which one is picked!