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How To Halloween Face Paint

Bruise Injury Makeup Example


This is by far the easiest of the examples we will show you.

Scars and injuries should have some bruising around them, but bruises look great by themselves like the ones shown on the forearm in the picture. We did these by smearing Bruised Red from our Creature Stack Cream Makeup on our hands and then pressing our fingers onto the the arm leaving fingerprints.

For the scars on the underarm we used Bruised Red and Corpse Yellow from our Creature Stack Cream Makeup with a makeup sponge. The yellow was used closer to the prosthetic scar, applied with a small piece of a black stipple sponge and then the red with a makeup sponge around the edges and up the arm. Finally we used a cotton swab to fill in the scar prosthetic with some blood gel and ended up with some realistic looking "man-handled" injuries.

Scar Face Makeup Example


Cuts and Scars

For this scar faced prisoner look we used a piece from our Don Post Medium Cuts.

First we cleaned the area where we wanted to place the prosthetic with alcohol and a cotton ball. The skin should be makeup free for the best effect. Next, we trimmed the edge of the prosthetic to fit the space. We dabbed the area with spirit gum adhesive and then applied a thin layer of adhesive to the back of the scar piece. Using our finger we tapped the adhesive until it became tacky and then placed it onto the face.

To blend the scar into the face we used flesh colored makeup around the edges. Next we added a little Corpse Yellow and Undead Purple, from our Creature Stack Cream Makeup, with a small piece of black stipple sponge, working from inside to outside the wound. Finally we added a little blood gel to the scar center using a cotton swab. And wa-la, we ended up with one mean looking hombre, shank you very much!

Skull Face Makeup Example

Skull Face

Most kids hate masks! They get hot and sweaty under the latex and usually end up taking them off before the evenings end. Most schools won't allow masks anyway, so face painting is the answer. Create this easy skull face with our Black and White Makeup Kit.

First we covered the face with the white makeup applied with a makeup sponge ,creating the base for our skull face. Next we added black makeup with a different makeup sponge to the back of the jaws to narrow the face.

With the black makeup crayon we drew our face with large circles around the eyes and "hollow" areas around the mouth and the tip of the nose. Next we created the illusion of teeth on the lips by outlining the lips and adding lines. We then filled in the larger areas with the black makeup including the eyelids. Finally we dusted the face with baby powder to seal the makeup and give it a matte finish. 

Spider Face Maekup Example

Spider Face

Face painting doesn't always have to be a character, like in this example of a spider web design. Using our Black and White Makeup Kit, and some craft items from our local craft store, we created this unique look.

Begin with a white makeup pencil and outline your spider web. Start with the outside shape and then connect lines randomly. Draw curved lines rather than straight.

Next make your spider. Draw a thick outline with a black makeup pencil around your eye, and then two circles on top of it, each one a bit smaller than the first. Fill in the circles with black smudge-fee make up.

You can create spider eyes with a dab of white smudge-free makeup and dots of the black makeup pencil or you can use our Glow In the Dark Paste On Eyes, like we did. We used some tiny clear rhinestones to create the illusion of water beads on our web, and you can find these at any craft store. The craft items were applied using eyelash glue and stayed on quite well.

Vampire Face Makeup Example

Vampire Face

Creating an undead look such as the pale "bluish" look of a vampire is a blending technique that can be used for a number of immortal characters.

Start with a clean face and apply a base of Undead Purple from our Creature Stack Cream Makeup. Be sure to cover the eyelids, ears, and neck. Blend the makeup into the skin using a makeup sponge. Next create sunken eyes with Bruised Red from our Creature Stack Cream Makeup by dabbing a small amount under the eyes and along the top of the nose bridge. Blend into skin with finger or small piece of a makeup sponge. Outline the eyes with a black eyeliner to make them stand out.

Finally to complete this blood-thirsty look add a few drops of blood to the corner of the mouth allowing it to run a little. Finish off with a set of costume teeth or try our Dracula Fangs for a realistic look.

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