Application Techniques




Brush- This is the most common method of applying paint when facepainting. It provides fine detail work for most of the designs and is very flexible. Working with a brush gives you a very unique design every time!

Sponges- When facepainting, sponges are most commonly used to cover large areas of the face quickly. This is used in the Spiderman design. (as shown on left) They are also used to blend two or more colors and soften lines. This method is used when painting a butterfly design. Sponges can also be used for special effects such as beards.

Special Effects-To add some sparkle to my facepainting designs I like to use glitter. This adds a beautiful look to all of the different characters that can be painted on the face. The glitter sticks to the skin and wet paint very easily.