Ilse Kusters

Skills & Skulls: Essential tips and techniques for creating realistic and sugar skulls

A Class by Ilse Kusters (BELGIUM, MyLumen Art)

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About this Class

Do you love painting Skulls on your customer’s faces? Or is it, in all honestly, your worst nightmare? Either way... this class is absolutely for YOU!

Raise your future Skull designs to the next level. Combining high-pigmented makeup powders and water-based face paint, we will tackle the do’s and don’ts of creating a realistic Skull and an embellished Sugar Skull design.

Step-by-step, you will be guided in the creative building process. We focus on the 3D effect, realism, combining techniques, and functionality. Numerous “tips & tricks” will come in handy to improve your all around face painting skills and will no doubt inspire you to get creative.


Materials used:

Skull Design

  • Elisa Griffith *Color Me Pro Palette (Brown/Dark Brown/Black)
  • (Paper)Towel
  • Makeup Puffer/ Empty Glitter Puffer Bottle (to remove/blow away fall-out)
  • Smoothie Blender/Lolly-Pop Applicator *Round Shaped

Face Paint:

  • Kryolan Aqua Color White n°070
  • Superstar Dark Brown n°025
  • PXP Professional Colours White

Brushes:

  • Round Brush n°2 or n°3 (Loew Cornell)
  • Filbert Brush n°6 (FacePaintShop.eu)

Makeup Brushes:

  • Essence *Kabuki Brush (Full Size)
  • FacePaintShop.eu *Short Angular (Eyeliner/Eyebrow) Brush n° ¼
  • FacePaintShop.eu *Chisel Brush n°12


Sugar Skull Design (Autumn themed)

  • Elisa Griffith *Color Me Pro Palette (Orange & Brown)
  • Ben Nye Lumière *Grande Colour Palette (Orange Shimmer)
  • (Paper)Towel
  • Makeup Puffer/ Empty Glitter Puffer Bottle (to remove/blow away fall-out)
  • Smoothie Blender/Lolly-Pop Applicator *Round Shaped
  • Lip/Lip Gloss Applicator (One Use Only)

Face Paint:

  • Kryolan Aqua Color White n°070
  • Superstar Tiger Orange Shimmer n°136
  • Superstar Rusty Shimmer n°059
  • Global Pearl Merlot
  • PXP Professional Colours White
  • OneStroke Cake PXP by Ilse Kusters (Fairy Tale pallet) *Pumpkin Carriage

Stencils:

  • BAM n°1410 (Peacock Texture)

Brushes:

  • Round Brush n°2 or n°3 (Loew Cornell)
  • Filbert Brush n°6 (FacePaintShop.eu)
  • Angular Flat Brush Size: 5/8 (FacePaintShop.eu) -> for applying OneStroke Cake

Makeup Brushes:

  • Essence *Kabuki Brush (Full Size)
  • FacePaintShop.eu *Chisel Brush n°12
  • FacePaintShop.eu *Short Angular (Eyeliner/Eyebrow) Brush n° ¼

Glitter:

  • Mama Clown Glitter by Silly Farm *Fruit Punch
  • Individual Stick-On Gem Stones of various sizes

15 September 2023, 04:00 PM

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

About The Instructors

Ilse Kusters

Ilse Kusters

BELGIUM, MyLumen Art

Instructor at Fabaic (USA) 2019; Instructor at Ace (USA) 2019; Instructor at JamVention (Belgium) 2021; Creator/Designer of the “Fairy Tale” One-stroke Pallet in cooperation with PartyXplosion 2023; Instructor at Online Summits 2022 & 2023 hosted by International Face Painting School.