Ah, that old-time song: “Jeepers, creepers, where’d you get those peepers? Where’d you get those eyes?”
…They got ’em from modern science, that’s where!!
Cosmetics have come a long way since Cleopatra first smeared lead and lard on her face.
I sure am thankful for the modern scientific advancements which have given us the range of colors and safe products available today. I knew science was good for something! 😉
Clown makeup is beautiful because it is so diverse.
With all the amazing colors and blending techniques at our disposal, it’s a shame when you see “cookie-cutter” clowns. You know what I’m talking about — when all the clowns from the same alley have the same face design, or when you see identical clown faces walking out of a make-up class at a convention.
Exposure to different application methods, styles, and cultural expressions helps to broaden our view of clown makeup.
For example, take a look at the lovely blending done by clowns from Central America and South America.
And those EYES! What a brilliant pop of color achieved by powder eye shadow.
Do you wish you could try it yourself? Now you can!
The EYES have it!
A clown’s eyes are meant to express the full range of emotions. You rely on them to convey your feelings in a split-second.
How do you bring attention to your eyes?
The Latinos have been using these brightly colored eye makeup for years. Look at these great examples from payasos y payasitas south of the border!
- AFTER you are done powdering your grease paint make-up, use the INtense Pro Pressed Powder Pigment.
- You can use a foam eye-shadow applicator or small cosmetic brush (easy to find at a mega mart, drug store, or dollar store). Dab it onto your lid near the lash line first, and blend upwards. There is no need to powder your face again.
- Use a black eyeliner or Black Detailz to outline the corners and rims of your eyelids. This will add definition and help your eyes stand out from far away.
- Add some glitter (we like the Opal GlitterDust) to really make them shimmer.
- If you wear false eyelashes, we recommend you wait to apply them after you have brushed on the INtense Eyeshadow.
Watch a video of DJ the Clown applying INtense Pro Pressed Powder Pigment Eyeshadow
- Electric Green
- Hot Pink
- Ignite Blue
- Inferno Orange
- Ocean Breeze
- Pure Lightening
- Purple Heat
- Yellow Spark
Here is my Ringling circus girl, Julia, wearing the color “Ocean Breeze”
Even after performing a back-breaking 9-pack (that’s three shows every day for three days straight), her clown makeup still looks flawless and the INtense Eyeshadow is crease-free. She loves how easy it is to apply after powdering. Swipe left eye, swipe right eye, and she’s ready to go!
I just hope she remembered to wash her face off before she got some much-deserved sleep…
Be inspired! Read more “how-to” blog posts about clowning around:
- Stay Cool – 5 Ways to keep your clown makeup fresh
- Clean Your Brushes – 4 Steps to washing and preserving your makeup and face paint brushes
- Facebook for Clowns – Protect your brand, build your clown business, and secure your online privacy
- Balloon Bag – Bring pre-inflated balloons to the event
- Ice Breakers – How do you break the ice with little kids?
- Limber Up – Take care of your clown body — it’s the only one you have!
- Clown on Board – How well does your clown travel?
- Shoe Care – Clown shoes are a big investment; here’s how to take care of them
- Washing Off Greasepaint – Here’s the best way to remove clown make-up
- Fabric Content – Buying material for sewing your clown costume
- Styling Clown Wigs – Great ideas and photos for giving your ‘do some clowny life!
- Striped Extenders – Make your shoes fit better, or give yourself sleeve inserts
- Make-up Tip – Pat the grease-paint around your eyes