Halloween is almost here and it's time to perfect your costumes! Whether you're going the store-bought route or DIY-ing it this year, there’s one aspect of a killer costume you can’t do without: makeup! There’s just one issue with going full faced into our best Halloween costume- who even knows what traditional Halloween makeup is made up of anyway? If you’re hesitant to use Halloween makeup on your own skin or your children’s skin because you’re nervous about breakouts or rashes- you’re in the right place! You can absolutely make it yourself and have complete control of the ingredients!
Depending on how often you already DIY for your own skincare needs, you might already have a lot of these ingredients lying around. If not, no worries, as they can be all easily purchased off of Amazon from reputable sellers.
Below you’ll find the general recipe for making a wax/oil “infusion” makeup stick, plus a list of potential colorants. Think: activated charcoal for black, zinc oxide for white, turmeric for yellow, etc.
You’ll first need to decide what sort of container you want to store your handcrafted Halloween makeup in. We tried both chapstick tubes and mini deodorant tubes- and both worked great. These twist up tubes make it not only super easy to apply, but if you aren’t quite satisfied with the final color of your makeup, you can easily twist it out, re-melt, and start again.
Ready? Let’s do this!