How to Put on Witch Face Paint

by Kerry O'Donnell, Demand Media

    Witches are one of the most popular costumes at Halloween time -- for both children and adults. There are many options and looks that can be used, from drawing warts and spider webs on your face to applying glitter to make your green skin sparkle. The most fun of applying makeup for the transformation can be the unique creations you come up with when deciding whether you're a "good witch" or a "bad witch."

    Step 1

    Apply green face makeup all over the face, using one of the makeup sponges, being careful to avoid the eyes and mouth areas. Using another sponge, dab either black or gray makeup along the cheekbones, blending it so it creates a hollowed-out effect to the area. Add the black or gray around the temple areas, blend so it creates a shadowed appearance.

    Step 2

    Draw V-shaped lines in the middle of the forehead and lines around the mouth area with the black eyeliner, creating a wrinkled look to the face. Use a cotton swab to blend and soften the lines so that they are not pronounced.

    Step 3

    Apply the translucent loose face powder all over the face with the large makeup brush, using light sweeping strokes. The powder seals the makeup on the face and helps tone down the greasy look. The powder also helps control smudging of the makeup or rubbing off on clothes and hands.

    Step 4

    Add black or gray eyeshadow under the eyes and across the eyelid area. Use either eyeshadow applicators or cotton swabs. Darken a wide area under the eyes, blending the shadow in with the other makeup.

    Step 5

    Create wrinkles on the lips using the lip liner by drawing vertical lines right above and below them. Dab the lines with the sponge to soften. Apply black lipstick onto the lips.

    Step 6

    Apply warts if desired to add to the creepiness of the look. Choose either an area on the chin or nose and, using the eyeliner pencil, draw a circle. Take a few strands of hair from a paintbrush and glue them to the middle of the wart using the eyelash glue.

    About the Author

    Kerry O'Donnell has been writing professionally since 2008, when she began freelancing for the online magazine NewEnglandFilm.com. She later became the website's associate editor. She also serves as an associate editor of books for The Independent online magazine. O'Donnell holds an associate degree in criminal justice.

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