Easy Fairy Makeup
These easy fairy makeup ideas use basic supplies and techniques!
And you can do them too. Easy fairy makeup ideas are something I have been asked about several times. It seems that plays, fairy parties, fairy festivals, etc. are very popular with mortals. And fairy makeup is an essential part of your fairy costume ideas.
One of our readers, Rachel, asked about easy makeup for her fairy play. And her question inspired this page. You can see her original question and my answer at: Fairy Makeup Looks.
I am including here a couple of fairy makeup photos and explanations about how you can do your own easy fairy makeup. I’m also including sketches for you to use as guidelines – you can see the sketches further below. These designs are basic, of course, since this is a page about easy fairy makeup. Remember, you can always use stencils too. Just “paint” them in with makeup. Using stencils may give you more ideas of your own! But in case you have zero ideas (which I would be very surprised about, being familiar with human imagination) this page should help.
First decide on what types of fairies you like. A woodland fairy adores greens, earth colors, fall colors. Garden fairies love bright colors. Or is this for a particular season? Or element (earth, air, fire, water)? Will you be a fire fairy perhaps? A water sprite or mermaid? (I have great tips for growing nice, full tails with glittery golden scales, but that may be difficult for you).
When you know your favorite types of fairies, you can then decide on the color scheme – it makes for easier easy fairy makeup. Blues, greens, purples. Or maybe reds, oranges, yellows, pinks. And if you are using face paint, try using two colors together on the brush. One side of the brush gets dipped into a color such as blue. The other side of the brush gets loaded with white. Then make a paint stroke, and you will get a nice two-tone line - like the feathery looking sample to the right.
And, of course, the hair. You can let the hair hang naturally as in the photos, or do a bun, upsweep, etc. I’d suggest planting ferns or heather in your hair, but I know it wouldn’t seed and sprout on the human head. At any rate, leaves and flowers are always in style, so go ahead and use artificial if you must. Or perhaps you’re royalty and need a crown. Or from the sea and need pearls and shells. You’ll get ideas after you pick your theme.
Fairy Makeup Basics
Easy fairy makeup is only easy if you can get it to go on nicely. And stay on. And since humans have human skin and no magic wands, here are some helpful hints provided by Mary the Mortal. Years back she took training in makeup artistry and application, was a consultant, and also a makeup artist for college theater. She didn’t have a wand either. Poor thing. Anyway, this is how you start. And if you want to use the basic designs for these, scroll further down to the sketches.
Makeup Up Application
Take a look at our page on Fairy Makeup Supplies to get an overall idea of what you may need. Hint: We love sparkle and shimmer – similar to fairy dust.
So get plenty.
Always begin by cleansing the human skin thoroughly so it’s free of oil and soil.
Also get rid of puffy eyes if you can. Fairies don’t have big eye puffs.
As any artist knows, you must first properly prepare your canvas. Which in this case is your face. To make the skin smooth and even, and the makeup stay on well, do these three steps:
Fairy Eye Makeup
- Apply a makeup primer
- Apply concealer to any left-over eye puffs, blemishes, etc.
- Next, smooth on your favorite foundation. (Fairies like natural, such as minerals)
- Mineral foundation is also better for your skin. And if you or any of your group get spots, this will be best for you.
Supplies to have ready:
The Green Woodland Fairy Makeup
- Special eye makeup primer (if you haven’t already primed yourself)
- You can use white also, or
- White cream or opaque eye shadow
- Colored eyeliners, gels, and pencils (the more colorful the better)
- Eyes shadows in brilliant colors (creamy kinds, opaques, & shimmers are nice)
- Body jewels
- Removable temporary tattoos, such as flowers, leaves, butterflies, etc.
Here are the basic steps for this easy fairy makeup.
First you do the primer, concealer and foundation. After that, I added a little green shimmer between the eye area. I also did shimmering blush on the cheeks, with green shimmer around the cheek areas also. I did all of this first, because some of the fairy makeup designs trail down around the cheeks, and it needed to have a finished surface first.
Fairies always start with the eyes when doing their own fairy makeup, and then they go from there. You can keep it simple or go wild. These easy fairy makeup examples are rather normal. I did have one side fancier than the other. I like the asymmetrical look. And feel free to change the order in which you put on the different types of makeup. These are only suggestions.
The colors I used for this easy fairy makeup sample were green eye shadow, green and bright pink pencils, and green body jewels. You could also adhere a removable tattoo near the eye for extra pizzaz.
First I applied some white creamy eye shadow under the eye brow. I then used eyebrow pencil on the brows to enhance them.
Next, on goes the green glittery eye shadow. After that, I “painted” on the leaf shapes at the corners of the eyes, and by the brows, with green eye shadow, followed by a dusting of shimmer. The two sides don’t have to be matchy-matchy. And you can get as elaborate as you want. After the eyes were done, I put eyeliner on the upper lid. (Mascara went on later.)
I drew on some small, bright pink flowers with pencil. Also a pink dot at the inner part of the eyebrow. Curvy lines were drawn over the brows, under the eyes, and at the sides. On the left side, long vines were drawn down the cheek, with one pink dot.
If the hairdo is off the face and neck, do add decorations to the neck area too. Just extend your design downwards. It can even flow over the collarbone area and shoulder.
After all that I adhered the body jewels above the brows and under the eyes. Make sure to carefully follow the directions about attaching them, so they stay on. Most jewels can be removed and re-used when you’re done.
Mascara was put on at the end (or perhaps you want to use false eyelashes). Then lipstick and gloss. Using a lip shimmer is also excellent. Put a final dusting of powder over everything to set it. You can also very lightly mist your face with distilled water. The Blue Flower Fairy Makeup
Begin the process for this easy fairy makeup as above.
One of the main differences is the use of the white eye shadow. It is creamy and put on more heavily under the eyebrow and lower corner of the eye. Before eye liner was applied, a sweeping line of bright pink was use on the eye lid and around the eye. Bright pink pencil was used to draw the line designs.
Again, shimmer and sparkles were used too. The blue designs were done in face paint, but you can also use rich eye shadow. Notice the color on the ears as well. Face paint stays on ears much better. You could also extend the design farther down the cheek. Body jewels were again attached later. Artificial flowers (with vines) are included in the overall look, and faux opal earrings match the colors in the face designs.
As before, I put on mascara at the end, as well as lipstick and gloss. And a final swish of fairy dust. I mean powder. And your easy fairy makeup is done!
Here are some more pictures for easy makeup. You can get an idea of the designs used. Then see how you can change them to fit your own needs and the makeup you have on hand.
1. The top picture is a version of the fire fairy.
2. The next makes a nice butterfly fairy.
3. The third picture is basic gothic black.
4. These two pictures show easy stripes and lines for an interesting nature look. Very simple to do.
Fairy Makeup Sketches
You can right-click on these images of easy fairy makeup to copy them to your computer and enlarge them later if you’d like a bigger version. These are just basic sketches for you to use for your own ideas. Make them simpler or fancier -- and change the colors to whatever you want!Please Note: All images hold a Copyright
They are for your personal use only, and may not be put on another web site, as they are unique to this web site. Thank you.
Want to try your own easy fairy makeup? Here is a simple sketch to print out and use to draw in your own designs as practice, before you do your final makeup. (This is for your personal use only, and not to put on another web site).
Be sure to also read:
Frivolous Fairy Makeup Supplies -- Special fairy makeup supplies are a must for getting the right look. Although if you’re not a fairy and don’t have a wand, it’s a lot harder. Learn what fairies do and get ideas.
All About Types of Fairies -- The types of fairies who dwell in the Land of Faerie are many. You may be surprised. So learn all about them from someone who lives there – me, Ophelia Fey, fairy.
Real Gothic Fairies -- Real gothic fairies, who dwell in the Kingdom of Faerie, may not be what you expect. Mortals have their own version of gothic. There is a very powerful band of fae that your gothic fairy is based on. Learn the fairies’ secrets.
Glamorous Gothic Fairy Wings -- Real gothic fairy wings created by those who dwell in the Kingdom of Faerie, can be plain to simply stunning. Find out what real gothic fairies' wings look like here, and how we make them. Could you do it?
And if you happen to be having a party for kids, check out this web site for creative ideas, especially Princess Party Ideas.
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