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Step by step easy skeleton face paint for Halloween

On the lookout for easy face painting ideas for Halloween? Then why not give this simple skeleton design a go! In this video, Party Delights shows you how to face paint a skeleton and we've broken down the tutorial into easy to follow steps. 

How to face paint a skeleton

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Step 1

Wet a make-up sponge a tiny bit and then dip this into white face paint before starting from the center of the face and working outwards, making most of the face white but leaving the sockets.

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Step 2

Using the flat side of a sponge, use black face paint to gently apply to the eyelids and inner part of the socket, also covering the eyebrow and underneath the eye. 

skeleton face paint

Step 3

Still using the black face paint, use the pointed side of the sponge to work down the middle of the nose. Next, dab the black face paint on your hand to get any excess off and in the temples, dab a bit of face paint on each side of the head. Add a small V shape in the middle of the forehead. Using the pointy edge of the make-up brush, lightly create lines either side of the V. Just under the cheekbone, add a faint line on either side of the face.

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Step 4

Using a thin make-up brush, tidy up the linework by going around the eye sockets and nose, making the outline sharper. Add thin 'cracks' going up the forehead and away from the eyes. 

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Step 5

Using the flat side of your thin make-up brush, start in the middle of the top lip and draw teeth with a point at the top pointing upwards. Repeat with the bottom lip, but make the tip of the teeth point downwards. Draw cracks from each side of the 'teeth', working outwards and splitting off. Add a final crack leading off from the nose cavity. 

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Halloween face paint essentials to buy

Suitable for sensitive skin, these face paints are friendly to delicate skin as well as being fragrance free. The face paints are all water based, making them as easy to get off as they are to put on.

Containing two long lasting sponges for smooth paint application, this set is ideal for birthday parties, themed parties and of course halloween!

 
  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having worked for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news and product pages, features and  interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith, Fearne Cotton and Alex Jones, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online.

A fondness for travel, chocolate and her sausage dog Luna, in her spare time. Emily also runs the lifestyle blog, Musings & More.

 

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