If your kid's Halloween costume calls for a painted face this year, take caution when considering the stock at your local Halloween store that's likely loaded with toxic ingredients. Instead make your own Halloween face paint, using two simple ingredients that will neither harm the planet or your precious little goblin. What's more, you probably have both of these ingredients in your cosmetic bag already. Read on to learn how to make a fun selection of face paints for fright night.
What you will need:
- organic lotion
- organic pigments
- paintbrush or cosmetic brush
Step 1: Mix Your Ingredients
Using nothing more than organic lotion and natural pigments [I used organic eye shadows], you can make all different colors of face paint. We were going for an Avatar look so we stuck to blues, purples and golds.
Step 2: Create a Color Palette
Place all of your colors on a plate so you have easy access to all of them while you paint.
Step 3: Get Painting
Using your finger, a sponge or a paint brush, start painting your child’s face.
Step 4: Breathe Easy
Once the face paint dries, it stays in place well, but it’s also easy to remove with water and a wash cloth. There’s no need to worry about the health of your child or the environment when using homemade face paint.
Step 5: Show Time
Amaze your friends and family with your child’s homemade face paint. Everyone will want the recipe.
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