Homemade facepaint

If you cannot get anything like snazaroo or PAX did you know you can make your own facepaint?yup, you can. And it’s completely organic depending on how you make it that is. *nods*

Face Paint and Halloween Makeup

To avoid heavy metals and other potentially harmful unknown ingredients in traditional face paint, try making your own using food-based ingredients. Remember, foods can cause allergies in some people: always test your concoctions on a small patch of skin and read up on natural food colorings before sending your self out for a night or day of painted fun. And don’t forget that some foods can stain skin and clothes.

Face Paint Made with Natural Food Coloring

Natural food coloring is available at health food stores and typically derived from foods and spices. You should read about natural food colorings and potential allergies first. Do not substitute conventional food coloring, which may contain synthetic chemical ingredients.

Ingredients:
-Base of safe, unscented lotion (search Skin Deep for safe options) OR pure cocoa butter (available at health food stores) OR safe, fluoride-free toothpaste (search Skin Deep; avoid mint flavors, as they can make skin tingly)
-Natural food coloring

Instructions:
Mix a few drops of natural food coloring into the base ingredient of your choice. Test on a small patch of skin before applying to face or body.

Face Paint Made with Food

Make sure young children understand they can’t eat these paints unless you make them without the base. Test a small patch of skin first to make sure your child isn’t allergic to the food you’re using.

Ingredients:
-Base of safe, unscented lotion (search Skin Deep for safe options) OR pure cocoa butter (available at health food stores) OR safe, fluoride-free toothpaste (search Skin Deep; avoid mint flavors, as they can make skin tingly)
-Turmeric, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, beets, avocado, spirulina, cocoa, chocolate sauce, squid ink or other colorful foods, juices, herbs and spices

Instructions:
Yellow: Add 1/4 tsp. and a large pinch of stale turmeric to base.

Pink: Using a sieve, mash the juice from 3 fresh or thawed frozen raspberries, blackberries or beets directly into the base. Or, use a deeply colored berry juice or puree.

Mint green: With a fork, mash 1/4 of a small avocado until creamy. Mix this into your base.

Emerald green: Add small amount spirulina or bright green chlorophyll to base.

Purple: Using a sieve, mash the juice from several fresh or frozen blueberries into the base. Or, use blueberry juice.

Brown: Add cocoa powder or chocolate sauce to base.

Black: Use a small amount of squid ink in base for true black.

White: Mix powdered sugar and water.

AND if your not bothers about all the organic stuffs ,I found some links with a different method you can use.
http://voices.yahoo.com/diy-face-paint-5-easy-steps-7000936.html
http://www.kinderinfo.com/face-paint-recipe/
http://celebrategreen.net/blog/activities/face-paints

… So yeah, I hope this helps anyone who cannot buy facepaint. If anyone has any other methods save buying actual facepaint they are welcome ^^

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