If money is tight, don’t head to the craft store to pick up fancy Halloween make-up. Why bother when you can make your own at home, for free! Check out the recipes below:
Halloween Make-Up Recipe
1 tablespoons shortening (like Crisco, should be nice and soft)
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
Food coloring (whatever color you need)
Place ingredients in a bowl and mix together well with a spoon until well incorporated. Should be smooth yet thick enough to stick to skin. Then add your desired food coloring for color. For white make-up, leave as is. Wash your face and thoroughly dry well before applying with fingertips. Don’t get it in your eyes though!
You can also take a cotton ball and dull the effect by applying some additional cornstarch over the top.
Fake Blood Make-Up Recipe
16 oz. corn syrup (the clear kind)1 oz. red food coloring
1 drop blue food coloring
Apply to face or wherever you want to look bloody! Clean up with soap and hot water.
Fake Wound Make-Up Recipe
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 oz gelatin
Microwave the water in a Pyrex measuring cup for a little less than a minute to boiling. Then add gelatin and stir well. Pour onto wax paper or a silpat. Let sit for a few minutes until partially firm. Then mold into the shape of the wounds or other shapes. Apply to your face or body with plain corn syrup.And there you have it! Awesome Halloween make-up recipes made from ingredients that just about everybody has in their own kitchen or pantry these days!