Easy Halloween skull makeup
Use face paint to create this effective Halloween skull look for your little monster this year. Watch this one-minute video to see how to do it, and follow our written instructions below.
10 steps to easy Halloween skull makeup
- Using a sponge, create a white base over the face and lips – leaving a hole around the eye sockets, and a jawbone-shaped gap around the cheek that has a more feathered edge.
- Fill in the eye sockets with black – again using a sponge.
- Sponge black into the hole you left on the cheek, leaving a smudgy edge.
- Add hints of black onto the forehead, temples and mouth area, using a sponge.
- With a brush, print white teeth shapes onto the top and bottom lips, spreading over onto the skin above and below the mouth.
- Fill in the eye sockets with a more solid black, using a brush. Then paint a handful of delicate crack lines branching out of the sockets.
- Paint a black diamond shape (with a missing centre and missing top point) on the top/tip of the nose.
- Add black licks of paint coming off the corners of the jawbone area, and on top of the hints of black that you sponged on to the forehead.
- Loosely paint in between and around the white teeth shapes with fine black lines.
- Top it all off by painting a black spider on the forehead.
Tips for safe and effective Halloween makeup
- Always create your designs using paint specifically for faces.
- Use a sponge for the base and larger areas, and paint for detail or solid areas.
- Make sure your child closes their eyes when you paint near them – but without scrunching them up tightly, otherwise the design will be skewed.
- To remove the makeup, use tepid water and a clean cloth or sponge. Do not use wet wipes or makeup lotions to remove the face paint, as this can cause skin reactions.
- Don’t apply face paint to a child if they are aged under three, suffer from eczema or a have contagious infection.
Thank you to the talented Lucid Arts for this brilliantly painted design.