Halloween party face paint and body paint can take your costume to the next level. Here is a homemade face paint recipe and face painting ideas to inspire you.
Homemade Halloween Party Face Paint Recipe
As a mom, one of my favorite parts of Halloween is dressing my little guy up. Though I’m biased, I think he always looks super adorable. Like spontaneous “AWWW!” adorable. 🙂 In order to achieve this level of cuteness, I often need more than just a simple costume. Yep, usually, something like Halloween party face paint is need.
However, I’m not super keen on putting store-bought paint on my kiddo’s face. First off, it tends to be chock full of unpronounceable ingredients. These ingredients can cause irritation like itchiness and redness. Plus, there’s also the risk that he’ll ingest some. Seriously…it seems like every time I turn my back he’s putting something in his mouth. That’s why I prefer to use homemade Halloween face and body paint.
Like homemade bath and beauty products, homemade face paint is more natural and (generally) gentler on skin. In addition, with this Halloween face paint recipe you have a lot more control over the colors you get. It seems like whenever I look at Halloween party face paint at the store the color selection is pretty limited.
As a mom, I trust this homemade face paint recipe to help us have a spook-tacular Halloween!
5 tablespoons cornstarch
5 tablespoons facial lotion
1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil
Washable nontoxic paints, natural food coloring, homemade dyes, or cosmetic grade mica powder
5 small containers
Face sponges or brushes to apply face paint with
1. Add equal parts cornstarch and facial lotion to a small bowl. Mix well until the homemade face paint is no longer clumpy.
2. Add in vegetable oil.
3. Divide your Halloween party face paint into 5 containers.
4. Add coloring to each container.
Tip: Before applying this Halloween face and body paint, do a small skin test to ensure no irritation occurs.
Ready to put this Halloween party face paint to good use? Here are some fun face painting ideas for Halloween.
What colors were you able to create with this Halloween face and body paint? Share your results in the comments!