As promised... here are the step by steps for body painting a Butterfly - Butterfly your way to better Eyeliner and Lip Applications! For those where was at IMATS SYDNEY this weekend and saw my featured speaker spot... you know WHY painting a butterfly is one way to PLAY and PRACTICE your way to better makeup skills... for those who weren't at IMATS... let me give you a brief background about this idea.
I teach artists how to use BODY ART as a TOOL to better your makeup skills. Not only does playing with body art refine your brush skills... it also satisfies our creative side (in a sea of seemingly exclusive smokey eyes and nude lips... or at least it feels that way) and it definitely helps with confidence.
This year at IMATS I demonstrated how to paint a basic butterfly with the INTENTION of it being an exercise that will help you as a makeup artist increase your hand eye coordination... brush control and ultimately make you an artist who always nails liquid liner... confidence going into an elongated eyeliner and someone who does crisp lip liners.
Like a coach who gets their athletes to also do time in the gym to be better athletes... body art should be played with by every makeup artist to be the best version of a makeup artist they can be.
Without further adieu.. here is the step-by-step to painting a butterfly.
Practice butterflies as often as you can! I did this on my own leg so you can't use the excuse that you need a model to practice...
After a while you will start to notice your new found confidence with a liquid liner and applying lipstick... it's crazy it works!
For those who also enquired when my next classes are happening... please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I can let you know when I am next coming to your town! I will also update dates here.
Enjoy your butterfly play xx