Halloween face painting: a step-by-step guide

Snazaroo vampire face paint
You don't have to be an artist to face paint! Make your child's Halloween costume stand out by following these easy steps.

Face paint makers Snazaroo show you how easy it is to add the perfect touch to your child's costume. You don't have to be a whiz at drawing to make fun shapes with face paint, and the step-by-steps below will help you set off a Halloween outfit in a spooktacular way! Buy enough paint to do a practice run before 31 October to make sure both you and your child are happy with the result.

Ghost

Draw this simple, spooky ghost shape onto your child's face to accompany any costume. 

Step 1
Use a brush and white face paint to outline the ghost shape, then fill in the outline while avoiding lips and eyes.
Step 2
Take some green face paint, and use the tip of a brush to paint two eyes in the ghost’s head.
Step 3
Use a brush to outline the body and eyes in black. Add eyebrows, pupils, a nose and a mouth.

Vampire

This fangtastic face paint design will look a treat with black top and trousers, and a red or black cape!

Step 1
Use a sponge and white face paint to cover the entire face, avoiding the lips and eyes.
Step 2
Once it has dried, take grey face paint and gently shade the eye sockets and below the cheek bones with the edge of the sponge. Do the same on the forehead, making a ‘V’ shape that meets in the middle of the eyebrows. 
Step 3
Using a brush and black face paint, add some hairy, scary eyebrows, a widow’s peak hairline and cobwebs under the eyes. Finally, add a line to each cheek bone and some pointy teeth.