Since most of us clowns do our eyes first when we are putting on our make-up (not necessary, but it is something I noticed that folks do), the make-up sits on your eyelids the longest before it is powdered. It will have a tendency to separate and crease from the warmth of your skin.
TIP: Be sure to check the areas around your eyes BEFORE you powder and give that area on your eyelids one last pat! If you don’t, then you will powder in a crease. Once powdered, it is impossible to correct without taking your make-up off and starting over. Who has the time for that!!!???
What about your eyebrows? Many clowns — whiteface, auguste, and tramp alike — are concerned about covering their eyebrows COMPLETELY with make-up. Don’t worry. This is not necessary, no matter how thick or dark your eyebrows are. Rub the make-up into your eyebrows to cover the hairs, then pat smooth. They will appear whitish gray, but will never completely disappear. Don’t stress about it. Do NOT spread enough white on to cover them — that will look gunky and eventually flake off. Yuck!
Remember: Make-up is just an illusion and enhancement. Imperfections are to be expected. Don’t stress over a wobbly line. As my first make-up teacher Master Ringling Clown Bobby Kaye used to say “If they can see that, you are moving too slow!”
Clown White Lite works great around the eye area of a clown make-up design. Whether you use your finger tips or a sponge for application, be sure to pat the make-up smoothly. Because of the creamy consistency of Clown White Lite, you want to make sure to pat it and remove any streaks or finger prints. Pat firmly until the make-up is evenly applied to the desired area. Clown White Lite goes on quickly and smoothly.
There is a difference between Clown White and Clown White Lite. CLICK HERE to read my article about those two great products. And here’s a hint: The difference is NOT less calories!!
Here are some clown faces we think give a wide range of examples of different areas of white around your eyes, and how to incorporate or disguise your natural eyebrows:
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Helpful “how-to” makeup clown education articles:
- 4 steps to washing brushes
- When it is time to throw away or replace your makeup
- How to wash off your makeup properly
- Powder puff versus powder sock
- 5 ways to keep your clown face fresh in the heat
- Makeup tip: Pat your eyes again before powdering
- What’s the difference between Clown White and Clown White Lite?
- Don’t let your clown nose glue freeze!
- How to design a Christmas elf face makeup
- 5 things you need to do before the year ends
- How do you keep track of your clown supplies?
- 10 Clown “must have” items
- Forget a clown nose? Make an instant nose tip in 10 seconds!
- Quick reminders on how to spruce up your clown supplies
- It’s time to clean and organize your makeup kit