This Is What Happens When Your Older Brother Is a Cat


You beg your mom to put purple sequined cat ears on you, and then you wear them 24/7. 😸

And here is what happens when you watch your mom painting her face all the time and find out that there’s a face painting booth at the preschool BBQ, LOL!

This was last weekend. Connor didn’t want anything to do with it at first, but then El Hub said, “Do you want to wear makeup just like mommy?” and her eyes widened with amazement and she sprinted at full speed over to the booth. Then she refused to leave the BBQ until it was her turn to get her face done.

See the subtle blue gradient around the butterfly wings? I peeked inside the face painter’s kit, and she had a cool-looking box of colorful striped blocks called the Paradise Makeup AQ Prisma BlendSet Palette. It’s by a pro makeup line called Mehron. They do a lot of colorful makeup for body painting and performers.

The striped blocks look like bars of soap, and each one has a different combination of colors. You can wet a brush with water, run it along one of the blocks, and brush it on your skin for an instant gradient.

After these dry, they stay put, but they’re easy to wash off with water.

You can also get the blocks separately for $16.95 each… I think I’m gonna order one or two for Halloween so I can paint Connor’s face to match her butterfly costume.

I’ve never painted a butterfly on a human being before, but it can’t be any harder than walking a cat on a leash. 🙂

Have you ever done any theatrical face painting or body art?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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