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DIY: How to Make Homemade Face Paint

DIY: How to Make Homemade Face Paint | Live Colorful

Last Friday I went to a small Halloween party with some friends. Since it was something super casual, I used a few things I had at home and created my own version of a flower fairy or at least that was the idea. I even dared to paint a couple of little flowers on my face using a trick I learned from a friend a while ago.

This homemade face paint is great if you forget to buy the Halloween face paint kits from a store, or if you really just need a little bit.

How to make your own face paint this Halloween?


  • Eye shadow
  • Vaseline
  • A swab and/or small brush
  • A bowl or plastic container

DIY: How to Make Homemade Face Paint | Live Colorful


1. Use the swab to add a small amount of Vaseline in the plastic container. I used a tupperware lid and it worked perfectly.

2. Scrape the eye shadow little by little using a small brush. Pour it on top of the vaseline and mix them together until you create the color you are looking for.

3. Start painting your face! It’s that easy.

DIY: How to Make Homemade Face Paint | Live Colorful

This homemade face paint is easy to clean with makeup remover wipes or soap and water. It also does not irritate the skin and is durable.

I have seen other versions of homemade face paint, I just love this one because it’s easier and I already have the materials around the house, just two ingredients and you are done.

One more week! Do you know what you’re going to be for Halloween? 

11 Responses

  1. Tayler says:

    This is so cool!!!!

  2. Jeanine says:

    This is great and simple! I have been looking for an alternative for the the kids to play with during dress up times & not store bought–Vaseline is the perfect ingredient because it won’t hurt the kids skin!

  3. vicki says:

    For white use 1 tsp cornstarch and 1/2 tsp zinc oxide (diaper rash cream or sunscreen for the nose) and a drop of water. For ghosts and skulls.

  4. Emily feher says:


  5. Andi says:

    cool idea ! Just be careful that vaseline may clog your pores. An A&D ointment might be a better base

    • Thanks for sharing that tip, Andi. I have never used A&D, but I have to try it. I would never recommend using this technique in all the face, but it definitely works as an emergency face paint for small details 😉

  6. Robbie says:

    But do u need to add a lot of eye shadow for complete coverage

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