Put On Violent J’S Face Paint

Violent J Makeup Template Filled In

The emergence of rap icons Insane Clown Posse (ICP) had a profound effect on not only who listened to rap, but what rap actually was. For years now people have been emulating the rap duo from Detroit. Known as Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, the duo has been rapping since the release of their debut album “Carnival of Carnage” in 1992 as Insane Clown Posse and were known as Inner City Posse prior to that, according to Wikipedia. The group has such a following it is still common to see people with their makeup at Halloween or at their concerts. And it isn’t that difficult to put on face paint like Violent J or Shaggy 2 Dope.

Instructions

1. Draw the outline of the eyebrows using the eyeshadow brush and black grease paint. They should start at the inner corners of your existing eyebrows and go up and out and arch almost to your hairline, circling around to end at the same point. See the Violent J makeup template for an example of what they should look like.

2. Fill in the outlined eyebrows using using your paintbrush and black grease paint. Keep a crisp edge to the black.

3. Draw the outline of a crescent shape using the eyeshadow brush and black grease paint. It should start just below the nose, with the points of the crescent ending roughly at the tops of the ears. The base of the crescent should be just below your bottom lip, and the curve should point to the chin. See the Violent J template for an example of what the crescent shape should look like.

4. Outline a small half-circle that meets the center, bottom of the crescent so it extends into your chin. See the template for an example.

5. Fill in both the crescent and half-circle with black grease paint using your paint brush. Keep crisp lines on the edges. The two shapes should now be one that makes up Violent J’s smile.

6. Outline four small rectangles, one above and below each eye, using the eyeshadow brush and black grease paint. Each rectangle should be about an inch long by half an inch wide and point outward from the center of the eye. See the Violent J template for reference.

7. Fill in the rectangles above and below each of your eyes using your paintbrush and black grease paint. Your makeup should now look like the filled-in version of the Violent J template.

8. Fill the rest of your face in using white grease paint and your makeup sponges. Keep your edges crisp and clean so the makeup doesn’t look like it is melting.

9. Wash all brushes and sponges in warm water and soap.