Bought some fairy wings back in August for 3e (they’ve most likely jacked the price up to at least a tenner for Halloween weekend) so I’ve totally changed my mind from being a zombie to a fairy this Halloween (mostly because there are so many cool makeup ideas I can experiment with.
Here’s one I tried out this evening. Its a very pretty, girly fairy look. It completely possible that I could change my mind again tomorrow and do an evil gothic fairy instead. (I feel like Halloween costumes should always be scary or un-dead looking)
I’ll be adding gems all over it and a heap more glitter tomorrow if I go with this makeup. I only tried it on half my face so you’ll use your imagination for the other side.
Facepaints have a tendency to dry out and stain your skin (particularly the red and green pigmented ones).
They can often be a bit nightmarish to clean off a child’s face too (they don’t particularly enjoy that part.)
A couple of years back I went as a vampire and the fake blood didn’t come off my skin entirely for about a week., it was practically tattooed on! (At least I look like I was having a good time :P)
To avoid this problem:
Wash your face with warm soapy water
Use makeup remover on cotton wool to remove any excess paint.
Now, if you’ve had the paint on all day/night your skin is going to be stained somewhere and there’s no amount of soap that’s gonna fix that! The best thing to do is use some kind of body oil.
Apply the body oil generously on your stained skin and leave over night (Its not greasy at all). The oils will moisturise the area much better than a normal moisturiser.
The body oil I’ve been using is from Irish all-natural skincare company called Human + Kind. It leaves a beautiful silky finish and is great for sensitive skin like mine. I use it as instead of moisturiser, but its a pretty good bonus that it gets the paint off my skin too! (It also comes in a pretty cool box)