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Home made Face Paint Recipe
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Home made Face Paint Recipe

This fun recipe is courtesy of Soap Queen.  This Tutorial on Soap Queen is to make your own face paint using powdered Oxides and Ultramarines.  Do ensure the coloured pigments you select are cosmetic grade (all our colours are).

UPDATE:  2020 - I am confident you can sub in micas for the heavier pigments, but do make a small experiment to ensure they give the same results as you require.

Recipe:
1-tbsp. of Lip Balm Base
1 mini scoops of Titanium Dioxide
1 drop of Liquid Glycerin
1 drop of Cyclomethicone

Instructions:
  • Melt Lip Balm Base. You can do it all at once or a tbsp at a time. Because of the high beeswax content, it takes 3 to 5 minutes to melt. Stir every minute to ensure no major hot spots exist and there is no part of the heat-safe-glass that is getting too warm.
  • Mix in colorant. It looks like a lot but it’s not that much considering that you want the balm to really color well. Stir so that there are no stray clumps.
  • Add Liquid Glycerin & Cyclomethicone and stir in well. These two products help the face paint to spread evenly and easily on the face. If you skip the Cyclomethicone (trying to stay all natural), the product will just be a tinch more sticky and ‘grabby’ on the face.

Hints for working with the Face Paint:

Use a cotton swab or cotton ball to put of face for large, easy swipes. For more detailed looks (if you’re a better artist than we are!), a paint brush would work great.
The good news is that this is super easy to clean up. You just wipe it away with a dry, soft cloth. You don’t need (or want water) since this is an oil and wax based product.
Package these little guys in a lip balm pot (or a teensy jar; I like these clear non-stackable ones so you can clearly see the color) and you’re all done.

Have fun!

 

Please note: Anne-Marie's program is made in the USA, so measurements are not in metric, but imperial, and some regulatory information details will be a little different in Australia. Some colours may also be slightly different, but we stock similar colours which give the same results. Techniques are, of course, exactly the same!

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