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Face Painting On-the-Job

It has always been my aim to produce high quality designs in a short amount of time. I absolutely adore the gorgeous, intricate full face or detailed illustration-based designs you see all over the internet, but for me, face painting is about producing on-the-job designs that are quick but still look impressive.

I have been lucky enough to face paint at Treetop Adventure Golf in Leicester city centre over the summer holidays and October half term, which has given me the opportunity to do A LOT of face painting and create some new designs. It’s incredibly dark in there and I can’t really see what I’m painting very well, so anything I do paint that I’m happy with is a double bonus!

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This little tiger, as always, is inspired by the incredible Mark Reid. He is absolutely the MASTER of tigers and all things face painting! Until really recently, I hadn’t noticed that his tigers weren’t white in the middle. (I’m not quite sure how I missed that!) So I’ve since adapted my tigers and now omit the white down the nose, replacing it with yellow. Consequently I am now so much happier with my on-the-job tigers, and this little cutie models my updated design perfectly.

On the quieter days at Treetop Golf I have been able to do some more detailed illustrative cheek art. Whilst this still qualifies as ‘on-the-job’ face painting, it definitely takes me much longer to do, with an estimated time of 5-10 minutes per design. I just love this happy little toucan I painted a few weeks back!

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Whilst I face paint less and less at parties and move more and more into face painting training, I do still do the odd booking! My go-to rainbow butterfly uses a homemade rainbow split cake for sponging round the eyes, then outlining with the same colour combination one stroke. Once I paint one of these, most of the girls at the party all want the same!

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Want to learn how to face paint? My next face painting workshop is on Saturday 2nd November, 10am-4.30pm. More info can be found on the event page, or please feel free to message me at livilollipopfairy@gmail.com.

Big love as always,

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Face Painting ‘On-The-Job’

One of my greatest personal challenges is achieving a high standard of face painting whilst ‘on-the-job’, as it’s one thing being able to paint beautifully in the comfort of my own home at a speed I’m comfortable with, and another being able to paint quickly and impeccably whilst there’s a big queue of children hanging off your shoulder!

For me, like anything, it’s all about practise practise practise. I can only get better at speed face painting by doing speed face painting. I aim to complete a face in 3-5 minutes, however, it’s always lovely when there’s a not a huge queue and I can spend up to 10 minutes on a face. Most of these below were painted on-the-job in under 5 minutes.

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On-the-job face painting butterfly using TAG unicorn

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On-the job 2-3 min half butterfly

I love playing with this colour palette (TAG unicorn), and in addition to painting countless one stroke butterflies and rainbow butterflies with it, it can be used for so many different looks. Combine TAG unicorn one stroke with Lea Selley’s Graffiti eye stencils and you can make something super funky.

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On-the-job Graffiti eye design

It’s always a pleasure when I have a few extra minutes on a job and can do a quick little cheek illustration. Whilst working at Treetop Adventure Golf this summer, toucan’s were frequently requested and I had lots of fun playing with this design!

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On-the-job toucan cheek design with ‘one-stroke’ leaves

One stroke face painting, as you guys know, is my favourite type of on-the-job painting and the possibilities are just endless. Not only can you paint beautiful florals with one strokes, but they can be used for superheroes and villains too. Here’s a recent hulk face painting I did with a green one stroke palette.

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Tigers are amongst my most requested face painting design. Mark Reid is the ultimate master of tigers and his work is always my go to for inspiration. Achieving the perfect tiger stripe is again all about practise and finding the perfect brush for you. My trusty Loew Cornell enables me to create tiger stripes like those below.

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On-the-job tiger at a recent birthday party

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On-the-job mummy and me tiger face paint

Sometimes the painting isn’t particularly spectacular but the kid is just so damn cute I can’t resist taking a photo. This little Mario was just so adorable and whilst not the best advert for my face painting skills, it shows the sheer joy of face painting so job done!

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Super quick on-the-job Mario face paint

Until next time,

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