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How to Make Homemade Face Paint with Crisco

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Written by Darlene Michaud   

How to Make Homemade Face Paint with Crisco

If you like face painting, you can save money by making your own face paint.  The paint recipe below makes a wonderful homemade face paint and body paint using shortening like Crisco.  This face paint is very similar ot store bought grease based face paint makeup.

Look below for awesome face paint designs!  I love the dog one!

Step 1:  Gather your supplies.  To make your face paint, you will need solid shortening like Crisco, cornstarch and liquid food coloring.  You can buy all these ingredients in the baking aisle of your local grocery store.

Step 2:  Mix 2 tablespoons of shortening with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a small bowl or in a small measuring cup (a
measuring cup is easy to hold because it has a handle).  Mix until smooth.

Step 3:  Add a few drops of the food coloring of your choice and mix until the color is evenly blended.

Step 4:  Apply the face paint as you would any face paint.  You can use a small makeup brush for fine details or a makeup sponge to fill in large areas.

Harlequin Face Painting Design

Tiger Face Painting Design

Tribal Face Painting Design

Wild Cat Face Painting Design

Flower Child Face Painting Design

Pirate Face Painting Design

Skeleton Face Painting Design

Dog Face Painting Design

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Margie Lynn said:

Margie Lynn
This would be great for Halloween. Thanks for sharing.
September 04, 2010
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