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Halloween Face Paint Ideas

Halloween is fast approaching, so I thought I’d put together another holiday themed design roundup! Here are some of the Halloween designs I’ve done in the past.

Are you a parent looking for cheap but safe makeup to paint your own kids? Check out this blog post!

Happy painting and happy Halloween!

Check out the step by step of this design in one of our free e-newsletters, here!
Check out the step by step of this design in one of our free e-newsletters, here!
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Masquerade Masks!

I’ve had a couple requests in the past to paint groups of women before heading out for a masquerade themed bachelorette party.  Unfortunately none of them have panned out so I haven’t had the opportunity yet!  But, today I was inspired while browsing through a Google image search of Venetian masquerade masks and had to give it a try on myself…

This was really my first attempt at a mask, and boy am I ever blind when painting myself without my glasses on!  (And afterwards looking at photos, I’m always kicking myself for not putting on any makeup, pretty earrings, or something nicer looking than a sweatshirt, but oh well! It’s just practice!) I always have to literally paint in super slow motion when painting myself like this, so this one took about a half hour.  But, it turned out pretty cool in the end.  I had a lot of fun with my interferenz gold paint, metallic silver, and adding sparkly details with my Liquid Bling and also adhering some acrylic rhinestones with eyelash adhesive!

Once I get some more time to edit my other photos, maybe I’ll share the step by step process of this one too, if not here than on my free e-newsletter!

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Private Session: Father Frost & Mother Frost

I had the pleasure of painting “Father Frost” and “Mother Frost” on their way to a Halloween costume party last night!

Working on Mother Frost

For “Mother Frost” I used a mix of the regular Aquacolor paints (white & blues), and interferenz paints.  I used a little snowflake stencil which was pretty slick, and had fun adding details with a bottle of Mehron white Detailz paint and some Amerikan Body Art Liquid Bling in silver. She brought her own sparkly blue eyelashes which were very cool, and also put on some pretty blue & aqua eyeshadow and lips!

 For “Father Frost” I first covered his face and head in a base coat of Interferenz Silver mixed with a little bit of Aquacolor white, which gave him that frosty, pale look with some shimmer.  Then I used more interferenz blues around his eyes to add some drama with the frosty cracks and icicles around his eyes.  Aquacolor white made a nice snowflake on his cheek, but I added some blue around it to make it really pop!  The blue sparkly dots done with Amerikan Body Art Liquid Bling really added a lot when the light hit it as well! I also brushed a little interferenz blue in his beard too which worked well.  I’m kicking myself because I forgot to spritz his beard with a little Glitter Spray!  But, it all came out looking pretty cool! (pardon the pun!)

I have the joy of painting at Christmas parties each year for “Father Frost” when he plays Santa Carlucci.  “Mother Frost” plays a great “Cheryl Claus” at Christmas time and also made their incredible costumes.  Turns out they ended up winning first place in the costume contest at the party they attended, which was very cool and well earned as they put so much time and attention to detail into their costumes! Congrats, “Father & Mother Frost!”



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Dramatic Celebrity Face Paint Ideas for Halloween Costumes

Nobody wants to show up for a Halloween party and be asked, “so who are YOU supposed to be?!”  Choosing a Halloween persona that incorporates face painting is a great way to achieve the full effect and really look like who you’re trying to look like!

There are many movie characters, musicians & celebrities that can easily be mirrored with a little face paint! Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking this Halloween…

 Lady Gaga – Pretty much anything goes, but the above looks can be achieved with Aquacolor paints in the color of your choosing using brushes, paired up with some glitter, glitter spray, or go all out with some acrylic rhinestones attached with eyelash adhesive or spirit gum!

The Mad Hatter from Alice – Use some clown white or aquacolor white for a base, applied with a round or wedge sponge.  Then feather on the pink/red around the cheeks and eyes using Aquacolor paint with a wide brush or a sponge. (Don’t forget the makeup remover if you use the clown white or other Supracolor paint as it is not water based)

The Queen of Hearts from Alice – Use some clown white or aquacolor white for a base, applied with a round or wedge sponge.    Then add the blue eyelids and red heart shape over the lips using blue and red Aquacolor paint or supracolor paint and a brush.  Use a fine brush and black Supracolor or Aquacolor black for the little mole and black eyebrows.  OR, try a black Pro pencil or a bottle of Detailz!  You could even achieve this whole look using one 6-color Supracolor palette. (Don’t forget the makeup remover if you use the clown white or other Supracolor paint as it is not water based)

Captain Jack Sparrow – Use a brush with some Aquacolor white, black, and green to paint his extra eyes!

The Joker – Try wrinkling up your face while blotting on some Aquacolor white paint with a sponge.  This will help achieve those “cracks” of no paint where the wrinkles are.  Then get some red for the mouth and apply with a brush, and do a mix of black and green around the eyes.  Put a little extra water in the black and red to allow it to bleed into the cracks and you’ve got yourself one creepy looking Joker face!

KISS – Try some clown white or aquacolor white for a base applied with a round or wedge sponge.  Then add the black details with a brush and black Aquacolor paint.  Use metallic silver around the eyes if that’s the face you choose!

Blue Man Group – That’s an easy one!  Get an all black outfit and paint your head blue with Aquacolor paint! Use a round or wedge sponge to get quick coverage. (Pick up a skull cap if you’re not bald, or go all out and shave your head!)

Be sure to sign up for our FREE e-newsletter too if you haven’t already…the next one will be coming out in just days and will include a cute step-by-step Halloween bat cheek art design, as well as some really cool “sugar skull” designs!

Got something awesome planned for this Halloween involving face paint?  We’d love to see how it turns out and post your photos!  Contact me if you’d like to share your costume ideas, past or present!

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How to Paint an Avatar Face for Halloween

Interested in dressing up like an Avatar character for Halloween but not sure where to start with painting your face?  You’ve come to the right place!  I just did a quick Avatar face painting on myself and photographed the process so you can see how to do it, step-by-step!

Please excuse the sloppiness of my painting…I am nearly blind without my glasses, so it was extremely hard for me to paint my eyes! (hence my blank stare)  But, hopefully this will give you the general idea!  Click on the images to see them blown up.

Step 1:  Obtain a face.  This is usually the easiest part. Tie your hair back if it’s long.
Step 2: Cover your face with a light blue paint.  I used a light blue that I mix myself from my Kryolan Aquacolor blue and white, and applied it with a natural sponge for quick coverage.  Stop at this step if you change your mind and want to be a member of Blue Man Group instead.
Step 3: Using a brush and a darker blue to begin painting stripes.  I started from the center of my face, forehead down to my nose, and added more working out from there.  To get the tapered look, I used a wide, flat #12 brush, starting with the bristles in a horizontal position and slowly rotating the bristles vertical as I brushed down.

Step 4: Continue adding stripes across your forehead and to your cheeks.
Step 5:  Add more stripes across your cheeks and chin, all the time starting from the edges of your face and working inward to get the tapered look.  At this point I took a brush with the lighter blue again and filled in a little more around my eyes.
Step 6:  Paint your lips purple  (or if you have purple lipstick, that would probably stay on better)

Step 7:  Closing one eyelid at a time (unless of course you have x-ray vision), paint the corners of each eyelid white.  You can leave the center empty because you’ll paint pupils there.
Step 8:  Paint yellow circles for the iris in the center of each eyelid.  You’ll get a nice, realistic effect if you also outline them with a little green, and blend to yellow in the center.
Step 9:  Paint black circles on the iris for the pupils.

Step 10:  Put a dot of white off-center, so that it overlaps both the iris and pupil.  (These will make your fake eyes look shiny and wet like real eyes.)  If you can keep your eyelids closed long enough to dry between steps, it’ll help prevent smearing.
Step 11:  Add some small white dots around the nose, across your eyebrows, cheek bones, etc.  (Google Image search a photo of an Avatar character for reference.) I also added some Blue-violet ultra-fine glitter, which looks great.
Step 12:  Accessorize!  Okay, I didn’t buy any accessories…I just photoshopped myself onto an image.  But, if you have long hair, make a bunch of braids, or check out these wigs and ear accessories on Amazon:
Rubie's Costume Co Avatar Costume Accessory, NeytiriRubie?s Costume Co Avatar Neytiri Deluxe Wig, Black, One Size Rubie?s Costume Co Avatar Jake Sully Wig, Black, One SizeAvatar Child's Costume, Neytiri CostumeRubie's Costume Co Avatar Costume Accessory, Jake Sully Ears

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I am hoping there are a lot of happily painted faces out there today, as I know I’ve sent out several rushed overnight paint orders through my site this past week!

I enjoyed volunteering my face painting services again this year for my church’s “pumpkin party” last night…here are a few pics!

I even got to paint a mustache and curly chest hairs on “Wesley” from the Princess Bride:

Here’s a shot of my little 22 month old dinosaur, checking out Mommy’s paints! He was the first painting of the day, with snoopy on his hand!

It’s been a long 2 months since I ended my frenzy of summer face painting gigs, so I was surprised to be reminded how hard it is to paint while 6 months pregnant, especially when I set my paints on my rapidly disappearing lap! I am due in January…hopefully I’ll make it through my upcoming December gigs! I did take advantage of my big belly today though, and painted it up like a jack-o-lantern! 🙂

Hope you all had a great Halloween!

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New Halloween Face Paint Package Deal!


Now available: a new package deal for Halloween!
This exclusive Paintertainment package deal is available only on this website. I have put together this package for those of you who are going to be face painting at a local Halloween event! Since you will most likely be using a lot of orange and black, you get a large cake of each of those colors, as well as glitter to match!

This Package includes:

• 0.5 oz Orange Ultrafine Glitter
• 0.5 oz Black Ultrafine Glitter
• 2.5 oz Orange Kryolan Aquacolor Makeup
• 2.5 oz Black Kryolan Aquacolor Makeup
• 8.5″ x 11″ Full-color, heavily laminated page of 24 Halloween designs

Over a $36 Value for only $29.00!
$29.00
YOU SAVE OVER $7.00!

To avoid giving you more than you may need depending on the type of event, I have included just the basics. If you are going to be painting a variety of designs, to complement these essentials, I would recommend also purchasing at least one of the Aquacolor Palettes (6 or 12 color Aquacolor palettes) for the other colors, and if you don’t already have them, some quality brushes. Other items that you may enjoy using for Halloween would be the neon yellow glitter (#385U), or even some of the UV-DayGlow fluorescent paints that glow under black light! You can have a lot of fun with face paints at Halloween, whether you’re painting cheek art on kids at an event, or painting your own kids’ faces as part of their costumes. Be sure to get your Halloween makeup early so you have plenty of time to play around with it, experiment, and get the hang of it in time for the big night!

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New Halloween Face Paint Package Deal!


Now available: a new package deal for Halloween!
This exclusive Paintertainment package deal is available only on this website. I have put together this package for those of you who are going to be face painting at a local Halloween event! Since you will most likely be using a lot of orange and black, you get a large cake of each of those colors, as well as glitter to match!

This Package includes:

• 0.5 oz Orange Ultrafine Glitter
• 0.5 oz Black Ultrafine Glitter
• 2.5 oz Orange Kryolan Aquacolor Makeup
• 2.5 oz Black Kryolan Aquacolor Makeup
• 8.5″ x 11″ Full-color, heavily laminated page of 24 Halloween designs

Over a $36 Value for only $29.00!
$29.00
YOU SAVE OVER $7.00!

To avoid giving you more than you may need depending on the type of event, I have included just the basics. If you are going to be painting a variety of designs, to complement these essentials, I would recommend also purchasing at least one of the Aquacolor Palettes (6 or 12 color Aquacolor palettes) for the other colors, and if you don’t already have them, some quality brushes. Other items that you may enjoy using for Halloween would be the neon yellow glitter (#385U), or even some of the UV-DayGlow fluorescent paints that glow under black light! You can have a lot of fun with face paints at Halloween, whether you’re painting cheek art on kids at an event, or painting your own kids’ faces as part of their costumes. Be sure to get your Halloween makeup early so you have plenty of time to play around with it, experiment, and get the hang of it in time for the big night!