A favoured tradition among hardcore football fans, face painting is the ultimate show of true fandom. So if you’ve got spirit, why not let everybody see it?

 

For a full-face design, you’ll need: A makeup sponge; white, orange and black face paint; a small or medium flat-tip brush; loose powder; a powder puff; and a fine-mist spray bottle of water.

 

For a cheek art design, you’ll need: Extra-small and medium-sized point-tipped brushes; orange and black face paint; and glitter, if desired — but NOT glitter made of metal particles!

 

Catch Allyson Grant during selected hours at the Nissan Family Tent during the Grey Cup festivities this weekend. For more information, visit gossamerdesigns.ca or email allyson@gossamerdesigns.ca.

 

Models: Briana Rayner and Josh Blacker

All photos by: Phylicia Torrevillas/Metro


Full-face design




Step 1

Prep skin with a light moisturizer and lightly map a vertical line directly down the centre of the face with white paint.



Step 2


Sponge white paint all over one side of the face and orange paint on the other. Use a dabbing motion rather than a dragging one to create an even distribution of paint.



Step 3


Using a brush, paint a black line down the centre of the face over top of where the orange and white paint meet.



Step 4


To add lasting power to your look, you can set it by dusting the whole design with loose powder and then spritzing it very lightly with water.



Step 5


Complete the look with a growl.


Cheek art design




Step 1


Block out the shape of the logo in orange paint with the larger brush, paying attention to the proportions.



Step 2


Using the small brush, outline the entire design. Try to keep the line as even as possible.



Step 3


Paint and fill in the letters with the small brush.



Step 4


If desired, lightly dab glitter on to design using finger while paint is still a little bit damp.



Step 5


Get your cheer face on.