Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Craft Roundup: Face Painting

Working on a Halloween costume? Don't forget the face paint! Face paint is specifically designed to stick around for a while (the look shown here lingered into the next day, when I pounced on our little pirate and removed it with cold cream.

Our face painting was done at Disney World, but if you are crafty, you can create fun, costume enhancing images of your own with face paints. A few tips:
  • Unless you already paint well, get the face paints that look like a crayon--they are easier to control, and cover large areas of design well. 
  • Use a regular eyebrow or liner pencil to outline your design, again, it is easier to control than a brush, and gives a nice, fine line for details.
  • Only use paint that is skin safe--regular artist paints may irritate and stain skin.
Do a test run before Halloween to make sure you are happy with the look you have chosen, then give yourself as much time as you need to get ready on the big day. Paining under pressure is no fun--and not necessary, as your design will last for hours 

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