This rainbow paint-drip makeup look is a colorful head-turner

For a creative costume that’s sure to stop people in their tracks, look no farther than this rainbow paint-drip makeup design. The look gives the impression that the makeup is splitting open to reveal your true colors within. Red, orange, yellow, green and blue paint immediately draw the eye and pop against your skin. It’s a head-turning look that works well for Halloween or even a night out dancing at the club.
This look is a fun challenge for makeup artists of any experience level, beginner and advanced alike. The “split skin” effect cleverly uses tissue paper and liquid latex, which naturally sticks to your face and easily breaks open. Then, simply paint on the colors of the rainbow to symbolize the beauty that always lies beneath. Thin the paint with a bit of water before applying to effortlessly recreate the colorful tears.
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Materials
- Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil
- Spoolie
- Milani Instant Touch-Up Blur Stick
- Juvia’s Place Foundation
- Foundation brush
- Tarte Shape Tape
- Blending sponge
- Black Radiance Foundation Stick
- Black Radiance True Complexion Loose Setting Powder
- Powder brush
- Morphe Bronzer in “Debutante”
- Bronzer brush
- Large eye shadow brush
- Juvia’s Place The Saharan Eyeshadow Palette in “Katsina” and “Senegal”
- Fluffy eye shadow brush
- False eyelashes
- Lash glue
- Morphe Lip Liner in “Clingy”
- MAC Lipstick in “Chili”
- Toilet paper
- Liquid latex
- Nail file or craft stick
- Large, flat paintbrush
- Anastasia Beverly Hills x Amrezy Highlight
- Highlighter brush
- Tweezers
- Suva Beauty Body Paint in red, orange, yellow, green and blue
- Small paintbrush
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Instructions
1. With a brow pencil, outline and fill in your brows. Shape and tame your brows with a spoolie.
2. Apply a primer to extend the life of your makeup. If using a Milani Instant Touch-Up Blur Stick, rub it across your cheeks, nose and forehead.
3. Blend in foundation across your entire face with a foundation brush,using sweeping motions.
4. Apply a few lines of Tarte Shape Tape or concealer to the tops of your cheeks, between your brows, along the bridge of your nose and above your Cupid’s bow. Blend it in with the tapered end of a slightly damp blending sponge.
5. With a contouring stick, accent your cheekbones and the edges of your forehead. Blend it in with a clean, dry foundation brush.
6. Load powder onto your cheeks with a blending sponge. Spread the powder more evenly across the rest of your face with a few sweeps of a powder brush.
7. Swirl bronzer along your cheekbones and on your temples with a bronzer brush.
8. Prime your eyes by dabbing Tart Shape Tape or eye shadow primer to your eyelids. Blend in the product up to your brow bone with a large eye shadow brush.
9. Use a fluffy eye shadow brush to sweep “Katsina” or a matte tan eye shadow along your crease, then down and along your lower lash line.
10. Load “Senegal” or a shimmery bronze shadow onto your eyelid with a fluffy eye shadow brush.
11. Apply false eyelashes, and allow the glue to set.
12. Line your lips with a bright red lip liner. Apply a matching red lipstick.
13. Drip a bit of liquid latex onto a square of toilet paper. Use a nail file or craft stick to mix the latex and paper together to make a paste. Apply it to one cheek until most of your cheek is covered. Use a large paintbrush to evenly spread the paste. Allow the paste to dry.
14. Gently blend in the foundation on top of the plaster until it resembles the rest of your skin using a foundation brush and blending sponge.
15. Sweep a touch of highlighter onto the tops of your cheeks, including over the plaster, using a highlighter brush.
16. Cut the plaster halfway open with a pair of tweezers, then fold the edges of the plaster back to give the impression of skin splitting open. Touch up the skin revealed by the broken plaster with foundation.
17. Carefully hold the cut plaster open and paint a rainbow onto the revealed skin with red, orange, yellow, green and blue body paint. This will make it look as though a rainbow lies under the makeup beneath your eye.
18. Thin the body paint with a bit of water and dab it to the top of your cheek to give the appearance that you’re crying rainbow tears. The thinned paint with naturally slide down the rest of your cheek. With that, your rainbow makeup look is complete!
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