Face off!

by Rong Xin Choy


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. 

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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..

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Lou's sea-green mask

Lou's sea-green mask

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. 

Rhinestoned Cheeks

Rhinestoned Cheeks

The impracticality of carry a mask- point proven!

The impracticality of carry a mask- point proven!

The stunning Lou with liquid eyeliner all over her face. I was amazed at her patience and the variety of materials she allowed me to use to get the desired effect- I even added puff-paint for creating dimension and texture. I went all out on this one and it was CRAZY fun (short of actually gluing feathers to her face..)

The stunning Lou with liquid eyeliner all over her face. I was amazed at her patience and the variety of materials she allowed me to use to get the desired effect- I even added puff-paint for creating dimension and texture. I went all out on this one and it was CRAZY fun (short of actually gluing feathers to her face..)

Cowboys and Indians Party

Cowboys and Indians Party

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.

Paw prints everywhere! And a fake painted cardboard feather in my hair.

Paw prints everywhere! And a fake painted cardboard feather in my hair.