How to Paint a Witch's Face for Halloween
No Halloween witch costume is complete without painting on a witch's face. A popular face paint design for Halloween, a witch's face can be glamorously fun or wickedly scary and hag-like, depending on your spin on the traditional costume. With a little creativity, and a lot of green face paint, you'll cast a spell on everyone you meet on All Hallows Eve.
Apply a thin layer of sparkly white paint over your face with a makeup sponge. Apply a thin layer of a light, electric shade of green on the outside of your face and over your nose, blending it into the white so that your face has a greenish-white tint.
Fill in your lips with face paint using a medium brush. Use a dark color, such as black or a dark shade of green.
Paint in eyebrows with black paint, using a medium paint brush. Starting at the top of the nose, paint a thick black line over your eyebrow, and curve the brush upward at mid-eyebrow to create a "wing" with a tapered, or thinned out, tip. Repeat over the rest of your eyebrow, adding one or two more wings. Using black paint and a thinner paint brush, and starting at the middle of your lower eyelid, add a wing underneath the eye that tapers and curves upward just past the outer corner of your eye.
Add eye makeup to play up a fun, glamorous witch face on children or to create a seductive witch face on women. For children, apply dark green eyeshadow to the upper eyelids and smudge a little on the lower lids. For teens and adults, add gray eyeshadow and blend into the outer corners of your eyelids and out into wings for sultry, smoky eyes. You can also create wings at the outer corners of your eyelids by applying black pencil or liquid eyeliner along your upper and/or lower lash lines and curving upward past the corners of your eyelids. Finish off your eye makeup with black mascara or false eyelashes.
Get creative by adding detail to the eyebrows and face! Accent the wings on your eyebrows with sparkly white paint. Turn the wings on your lower eyelids into spider webs accented with a spider and white, gold or any other paint color of your choice. Paint a couple of black moles here and there, or add some sparkle by sprinkling green or silver glitter over your cheekbones.
Tips & Warnings
Pull your hair back and out of your face with a headband before applying face paint.
When applying face paint on children, avoid painting too close to the eyes.
Practice a few days before the big night, especially if you've never painted a witch's face before, to avoid any last-minute mistakes. Experimenting with witch face designs in advance will also help you decide between a glamorous witch face or a wicked witch face, as well as which shades of green and other details look best.