Hello again everyone! I thought I would talk about adult designs this week, especially with Halloween, Christmas and New Year all now coming up. I’ve chosen designs that I think are all really versatile and work in different settings. When I did my first adult party, I got to about 2 weeks before the party before it occurred to me that they wouldn’t want the same thing as kids. I ended up doing mostly flowers and festival glitter, and I kind of got away without really knowing what I was doing. But I’ve got a lot more experience now, and hope this will help anyone that finds themselves in the same position I was in!
Full Face One Stroke Design
I love this design. I love the versatility of each stage of it. I often used this as a Child’s princess design, but I find it can be very easily be adapted for adults too. I’ve shown 2 different versions in the picture so you can get an idea of this, and how it can work just as well as a stand alone eye design. Depending on what else you do with this, you can also use it as the base of a sugar skull.
Last week I talked about how much I loved using a toothbrush, and this is one of the reasons why! You don’t have to contain the design to one eye, it works great as a mask over both eyes , over a sponged on base, or even as a full body paint. You can tailor the colours to the natural contours and highlights of the face and body to add definition. I personally like using UV colours for this designs, and you can top it off with glitter to make it even more awesome.
This is another one of my favourite designs. It works really well in a variety of settings, and I often get children choosing this design as well as adults. You can also cut out things like the base colour and the glitter to save time if you have a big queue.
Butterfly Eye Design
This design is really simple but it always goes down well, and also works nicely when the child wants someone they’re with to have their face painted but they're a bit reluctant. You can also add loads of petals and twiddly bits, and whatever else you fancy!
This is always really popular, especially with men, and works so well with glitter on top! I often get kids asking for this design as well, even if they don’t really know who David Bowie is.
Animal Eye Design
This is another design that works really well for a variety of settings, and for when children want someone they’re with to have a matching design.
Stars (in their multitudes…sorry I couldn’t help it)
This is very similar to the animal eye design, but instead of spongeing on 2 seperate colours, I’ve used a rainbow cake, and instead of linework I’ve used a stencil. I put this in because I wanted to show the versatility of a very simple idea, and demonstrate as with most of these designs, how easily they can all be adapted to create different designs.
Thankyou all for reading again! If you have any questions or anything you would like me to write about, please let me know!