A simple and cute Minnie Mouse face paint design that will be loved by every girl. Follow along to the end to get the best professional results with all our top tips and those special finishing touches.
- Fusion Body Art White
- Fusion Body Art Black
- Homemade Pink Split Cake
- Pearl Pink Global Colours
- Loew Cornell round brushes #1, #2
- Sparkling Faces Liner brush #1, Filbert brush #8, Flower brush #6
- Tag Face Paint Brush Flat #8
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Step 1: The bow
I start to draw Minnie with a bow. I place it in the middle of the child’s forehead. Its upper part should be larger than the lower part. For the bow, I use a pink split cake to achieve easy shading and dimension (you can use any split cake you want) and a flat brush for split cake #8 (3/4). I paint the light color of the brush outside and round the lines to make the bow look more voluminous.
To fill in the middle of the bow, if it’s left empty, I use the dark side of the same brush.
Step 2: Outlining and contour
For this step I use a round brush #1 and a black paint of creamy consistency. I circle the bow and form the outline of the Minnie Mouse ears.
Put a dot between the eyebrows and at the same level on the sides of the eyebrows to know where the lines will end (see a scheme at the end).
I draw round ears just below the bow.
Step 3: Filling in the ears
Using a filbert brush #8 well loaded in black paint, I fill in the shape of the ears.
With the same brush, I draw the oval nose of Minnie Mouse.
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Step 4: Eyelashes
If you have an older girl, you can draw eyeliner. For this I use liner brush #1, black creamy paint and draw the eyeliner from the inner corner of the eye, press in the middle for a thicker line and then bring back into a thin line to end in a sharp tip. The end of the eyeliner should point towards the end of the eyebrow. From the middle of the eyeliner I bring out two more lashes.
If you have a little girl, you can draw three eyelashes near the outer corner of the eye.
Step 5: Highlighting
Next step I will draw dots on the bow. For this, I use a round brush #2 (you can use any round brush), well loaded with white paint. I place the dots at the same distance from each other.
With the same brush and colour, I add highlights on the top of the ears and nose. If the black paint still shows through, repeat this step twice, reloading the brush with white paint very well.
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Step 6: Cheeks and lips
For the last step, I add pink cheeks and lips to our Minnie Mouse. For this, I use pearl pink paint (it is a glycerin-based paint, so it will be easy to layer and blend to achieve a subtle look) and a round sponge (mine has a smoothed edge). If you don’t have a round sponge, you can paint with the convex (rounded) side of a half sponge.
I want to get soft pink cheeks without a clear edge. So I load the sponge with paint of semi-dry consistency. If the paint on your sponge is too wet, dab the sponge several times on your hand or a dry napkin. With circular and slightly tapping movements of the sponge, I draw Minnie’s round cheeks.
For the lips I use the same colour and the flower brush #6. You can use any round brush (#5,6) or filbert brush for this. You can also use disposable applicators if you’re OTJ for an easy sanitary option. Pearl paints are perfect for lips, they apply very easily and have a nice shine.
The scheme of design.
Our Minnie Mouse is finished!
I hope this tutorial will be useful for you.
If you have any questions you can contact me on my Instagram @natalistabodyart.
Also, you can tag me in your post, I will be happy to see your recreation of this design.
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