How To Do Cat Costume Makeup
How To Do Cat Costume Makeup
This is a video that will explain in detail how to do lion makeup. Face painting is just not as easy as it looks. You have to know the exact shades in order to get the desired look. Follow the steps and just use the right colors to get the perfect look.
Today, I am going to show you how to do cat costume makeup. So, if you have a lion suit or something like that, then this face would work very well. We start with the basic, all three colors on one sponge.
Keep your head down, that's fine. So, start with the center, the boys there are quite sensitive on their face, so it's a good idea not to go straight for the eyes, but work across the nose, sweep under the eyes, and if you can get as much paint on the face in a shorter time as possible. Just around those eyes, you can just stroke it in with the sponge.
Just add again bit of cat looking streaks, can look a bit stripy or a bit lion-ish. Right, I am going to add the white around the muzzle, so round the muzzle and down onto the chin. Lions tend to have white chins as well, white hairy chins.
Head up, close your eyes very gently, and over the eye, start with the nose, do a brown nose, over the nostrils and down to the front, not over the whole thing, just around the front and then down into the center line to make the split lip. So, a very thin line down the center and then turn it into an A, quite near the lip. And what I do with lines, I don't make the top lip brown, what I tend to do is to make the mouth kind of droopy which is what lions have, I take it, I put a droopy line there and there and then I go up with the muzzle.
Just finish off with a light flick and then to make the whisker spots, can just very lightly tap the brush, the tip of it just around like that, just lightly tipping. And then just the middle of the lip, kind of makes the whole mouth look droopy which works on the lion, what I will do is just a little tip I will recommend if you are doing eyes on children so that they can open their eyes soon, I get a tissue and just lay it across the eye, a dry tissue, lift off to the other side. So, the stripes I got underneath will be cat-like and then I put some curls as well, just twiddle the brush around anywhere really, make it curly and then on the side as well, we will put some curly mane here.
We need the whiskers, try and plant them actually in the whisker spots. On lions, they are long and nice and droopy quite often and do a few different angles, make it far more real as well. There we are.
So, that's how to do lion makeup. As you can see, I have done a sort of lighter base yellow base mixed with some oranges, some light brown. Then I have added brown on the nose, brown on the eyes, around the muzzle.
I have done these droopy bits, that's quite important to make it look more lion-y and a curly mane. .