Rock your Halloween costume this year with super pigmented DIY Halloween grease paint makeup!
Halloween is right around the corner. If you’re considering face paint as part of your Halloween costume this year, but have been disappointed with both the quality and ingredients found in store bought Halloween cream or grease face paints, then you may want to consider making your own Halloween grease paint makeup!
My DIY Halloween grease paint makeup doesn’t contain less than desirable ingredients like paraffin, petroleum or mineral oil. Instead, it offers natural ingredients commonly found in quality skin care products, in addition to its bold and richly pigmented color. Not only does my Halloween grease paint makeup cover skin with just one coat, but it also blends beautifully.
Below, you will find my recipe for making your own Halloween grease paint makeup in both black and white. However, don’t feel limited simply by these two color choices. You can easily swap out the pigments I used for this recipe with another oxide or ultramarine pigment powder of your choice for a completely custom look.
So whether you’re using my Halloween grease paint in lip balm tubes for quick color sticks or in lip balm tins you can use with a brush, your Halloween makeup is sure to be as frightfully amazing as you want it to be!
HALLOWEEN GREASE PAINT MAKEUP RECIPE
Using a measuring spoon, add 1/4 teaspoon of candelilla wax to a microwave-safe glass measuring cup.
Next, use a digital scale to weigh out the cera bellina wax, kokum butter and fractionated coconut oil. Combine in the glass dish with the candelilla wax.
Heat the ingredients in the microwave at 30% power until they have completely melted. (You can also use a double boiler.) Then carefully remove from the heat source taking care not to burn your hands.
In a separate container, weigh out the pigment powder. If you’d like to make black Halloween grease paint makeup, use 1.5 oz. of matte black oxide pigment powder. For white Halloween grease paint makeup, use 1.5 oz. of white oil soluble titanium dioxide. (Alternately, you can choose another lip/eye safe oxide or ultramarine pigment powder in your color of choice.)
Slowly add the colorant to the glass dish with the melted waxes, oil and butter, mixing with a skewer or chopstick as you go until the pigment is evenly combined and the grease paint makeup is smooth and creamy.
Carefully pour the grease paint makeup into your container(s) of choice, mixing well between each pour. Allow your makeup to cool completely before capping or screwing on the lids.
(It is important to note that I do not recommend any substitutions for the waxes called for in this recipe. These ingredients were carefully chosen based on their specific properties to give your Halloween grease paints glide and allow them to blend easily.)
Tips for Using Your Halloween Grease Paint Makeup:
To use your Halloween grease paint makeup, simply apply to skin as desired. Then set your makeup with a translucent finishing powder (here’s my homemade face powder recipe). Optionally, you can also dust glitter onto your grease paint once applied.
Use a waterproof makeup remover or a carrier oil to remove makeup from skin.
Be aware that grease paints may stain clothing so use caution during application. Should staining occur, simply apply dish soap to the material, rub in and let set overnight prior to washing.
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