Homemade Face Paint
This project is perfect for any time of the year but especially for Halloween! Dress up your little ghoulish goblins with homemade face paint.
1-tbsp. of Lip Balm Base
5-8 mini-scoops Pigment/Oxide of your choice
1 mini scoops of Titanium Dioxide
1 drop of Liquid Glycerin
1 drop of Cyclomethicone
Melt Lip Balm Base. You can do it all at once or a tbsp at a time. Because of the high beeswax content, it takes 3 to 5 minutes to melt. Stir every minute to ensure no major hot spots exist and there is no part of the heat-safe-glass that is getting too warm.
Mix in colorant. It looks like a lot but it’s not that much considering that you want the balm to really color well. Stir so that there are no stray clumps.
Add Liquid Glycerin & Cyclomethicone and stir in well. These two products help the face paint to spread evenly and easily on the face. If you skip the Cyclomethicone (trying to stay all natural), the product will just be a tinch more sticky and ‘grabby’ on the face.
Hints for working with the Face Paint:
Use a cotton swab or cotton ball to put of face for large, easy swipes. For more detailed looks (if you’re a better artist than we are!), a paint brush would work great.
The good news is that this is super easy to clean up. You just wipe it away with a dry, soft cloth. You don’t need (or want water) since this is an oil and wax based product.
Package these little guys in a lip balm pot (or a teensy jar; I like these clear non-stackableones so you can clearly see the color) and you’re all done.