How Do You Make Homemade Face Paint?

How Do You Make Homemade Face Paint?

How Do You Make Homemade Face Paint?

Make your own face paint to avoid exposing your skin to chemicals and allergens found in commercial products. A simple non-toxic recipe requires solid white shortening, cornstarch, white flour, glycerin and food coloring or fruit juice; you also need a paintbrush, tissue, soap and water. Simply blend the ingredients together until a creamy mixture is formed, add color and apply it to your face.

  1. Combine the ingredients

    Gather together solid white shortening, cornstarch, white flour and glycerin. Mix together 5 teaspoons of cornstarch and 1 teaspoon of white flour until well-blended. Add 2 tablespoons of solid white shortening. Blend the shortening in with a fork.

  2. Mix in the glycerin

    Add three to five drops of glycerin to the shortening, cornstarch and flour mixture. Mix until you get a creamy texture.

  3. Add color

    If you want colored face paint, add a few drops of food coloring. Another way to color the paint is to use fruit juice. However, there is then a possibility that the colored face paint will stain your skin.

  4. Apply or remove the face paint

    Carefully apply the face paint using a paintbrush. Make sure to keep it away from the eyes. Remove the face paint using tissue and warm, soapy water.