Fairy Face Paint -- Enchanting Fantasy Makeup Ideas
Magical Fairy Makeup Designs for Girls and Women
Fairies are of course a favorite of little girls everywhere, with their magical, glittering beauty.
No need to let the kids have all the fun though. There are also some enchanting faerie designs that are perfect for teens and women, as you will discover here.
The beauty of these fairy-inspired examples is that, unlike many face painting designs, the color and detail is on the upper face. This makes it very wearable compared to full-face makeup, and ideal for parties and celebrations when you want to look glam, not childish.
The step by step examples here are suitable for both girls and women, although the Tinkerbell design will especially appeal to kids and the green fairy makeup at the end is a more grown-up look (in the spirit of the Moulin Rouge character).
Purple and Pink Fairy Face Paint - A fairy princess or mermaid design for girls
xMIMICKSx3 always has clear, easy-to-follow face painting tutorials so I was delighted to discover her fairy face paint example.
This design uses pink and purple face paint -- perfect for a fairy princess or a flower fairy. You will also need white face paint, silver glitter (or the color of your choice), some brushes, and a sponge.
This is a great design to learn for painting on a little girl. It's excellent for newer make up artists as although the final result is impressive you are shown how to create each effect and detail -- including those white teardrop shapes that appear in many face painting examples.
Snazaroo 16 color Face Painting Wheel - All the colors you need for all the designs you love!
The is perfect if you want to try fairy face paint designs in a range of colors, or if you have other kids to paint and want to try a whole range of designs. Snazaroo is a trusted brand name that is suitable for everyone and ideal for kids -- it simply washes off with soap and water. Snazaroo 16 Color Face Painting Wheel
Amazon reviewers on the whole have been impressed with this face painting kit with 16 different colors. They give full marks to the ease of application, how easy they are to remove at the end of the day, the fact that Snazaroo paints are kind to kids' skin, and their staying power. A couple of buyers felt the paint size was rather small, though it should be noted that they are high-quality.
Blue Fairy Face Painting Design - A butterfly inspired fairy face paint tutorial
We struck lucky with these face paint tutorials! xMIMICKSx has another lovely step by step video, this time for a blue fairy.
She teaches you the face painting techniques you will need at each stage so again this is a tutorial even a beginner could follow. If you already know how to do a butterfly face this one should give you a lovely variation on this theme.
As she says in her video, she chose a wintery blue and green but you can use whatever colors you or your client prefers.
It is a very pretty look, either for a faerie or simply as a butterfly.
Fantasy Fairy Makeup Design - A slightly tribal look for a fairy or for an elf princess
Here's a CinemaSecrets face painting tutorial for a fantasy fairy look. This one is quick but the steps are explained in the narration.
It uses blue and white face paint. The dots and black swirls give it a tribal look that is great for a teen or grown-up fairy. This captivating fairy makeup is concentrated in the eye area and adds a little drama without grabbing all the attention from your costume. Perfect for Halloween or for cosplay / conventions.
Tinkerbell Face Makeup for Girls - Disney Fairy Design
This is a beautiful face paint design for a girl who wants to be Tinkerbell, the mischievous green fairy from Disney's Peter Pan.
You will notice that the writing over the video preview for this fairy face painting demonstration is in German. There is no speaking in the video but there are some written instructions and these only appear in German. I've included step by step face painting instructions for this design below the video.
Of course, if you use different colors of face paint you can create a lovely fairy face painting to suit any costume or dress.
Step by Step Face Painting Instructions for Tinkerbell
How to paint a Tinkerbell themed fairy design
The original Tinkerbell fairy face paint tutorial is titled "Tinkerbell in 3 Steps". I'm going to break this face painting down into some extra steps to make it easier to follow. This is not a word for word translation. If you prefer, I have an illustrated step by step Tinkerbell face painting tutorial that shows you each step.
Apply a bright or lime green over the eyes, up above the eyebrows and to upper cheek using a sponge.
Apply a pearlescent green powder over the green face paint.
Use a brush to paint on the white decorative lines. Paint the first one from inner nose up onto forehead and end in a scroll. Add the second white line just below the eyebrow, and the third flicking up from the outer corner of the eye.
Add 3 petal shaped curves just beneath this lowest line, as though creating a flower shape around the eye. Add 2 more of the petal shapes between the line on forehead and the line beneath the eyebrow.
Create a teardrop shape between the eyebrows, with a smaller teardrop on each side of it. Add 3 white dots directly beneath this decoration. (The correct placement for these fairy face painting details is shown in the video.)
Using a darker green (a pearlescent one is used in the video), add definition to the white decorative lines by tracing their inner edges and adding additional curves. Add dark green line above white petals in centre of brow.
Paint the lips with a pearlescent red face paint.
Add glitter to central decoration and around outer edges. In the face painting video both silver face glitter and green glitter are applied using a fine brush.
Your Tinkerbell fairy mask paint is complete!
Amazing Woodland Themed Eyelashes
These would be perfect paired with the below fairy look. These fantasy eyelashes feature deer and butterflies.
Beautiful Green Fairy Makeup - An enchanting woodland faerie look
This gorgeous green fairy make up from MissChievous is perfect for a fantasy look -- whether wood nymph, Poison Ivy, the absinthe 'green fairy', or even a mermaid.
I've featured several makeup videos by MissChievous and believe she is one of the best make up artists sharing her videos online. This fairy makeup tutorial is no exception. She explains each step clearly and always lets you know what product she has used. She also shares her makeup techniques and tricks.
At the beginning you see Misschievous with red lipstick but she also shows you an alternative deep green lipstick at the end of the video which you might prefer for your own faerie makeup.
© 2010 Indigo Janson