Anytime I look at the Halloween makeup that lines the holiday aisle at Target or Walmart around Halloween I can’t help but think, “What’s in this stuff?” I just don’t trust cheap makeup that’s made in China with who knows what for ingredients. That’s why I decided to start making my own. It’s simple and easy, and you know exactly what’s inside.
Here are two recipes that are sure to help you save money and protect your kids from the horrible toxins found in cheap makeup.
- White Base Makeup -
Often referred to as a clown base, white makeup provides the perfect base for other colored face paint. Just mix up the following ingredients:
2 tsp. white shortening
5 tsp. corn starch
1 tsp. white all purpose flour (if you are gluten intolerant use tapioca flour).
The glycerin is added after the first three ingredients are well blended. It creates the creamy makeup texture that we’ve come to expect from a base coat.
- Homemade Face Paint -
Mix the following ingredients to create a perfect face paint for all of your Halloween makeup needs.
1 tsp. corn starch
1/2 tsp. water
1/2 tsp. cold cream or white shortening like Crisco or Coconut Oil
2 drops food coloring