In the spirit of documentation, I've also decided to compile all the times I've painted faces for an event. Nothing quite finishes an outfit like face paint.
My first mask was for the masquerade-themed birthday party of one of my best college girls. Another friend and I decided that real masks were boring, so we took a night off to try and see what we could come up with. Ahh, first year and photobooth. I drew the first one with white eyeliner and eyeshadow. The next three were a combination of cut-up stickers that Audrey found and more make up.
We were a huge hit, and I started helping other friends with their masks as well. The lovely Kathy at the Paul's Formal in 2009..
I've always loved masks and I love masquerade-themes. But I'm not a huge fan of bringing masks to a masquerade party. I mean they are just so troublesome. First you have to wear them everywhere because it's the theme. Then they block your vision or rub off your make up in specific areas and it starts to look silly.. so you take them off and have to carry them around with your tote for the rest of the night without smashing it. At the end of the night however, chances are you will lose them at some point at the party.. Thus I decided to bejewel my face for the formal as well.
Why stop at masks, I asked myself. I'd thought I'd slip in the last time I painted my face for a party. Yup, Cowboy and Indians. I am Little Paw.