How to Do Joker Makeup

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How to Do Joker Makeup
(bat colony alarm 10 image by mdb from

The Joker, one of Batman's many enemies, covers his face with white make-up and draws a smile on his face. The make-up aids in hiding his identity. Two popular Joker make-up styles come from the comic books and the 2008 movie "The Dark Knight." The Joker uses a bright, vibrant make-up design; where as The Joker in "The Dark Knight" uses a grungier, dirty look. Cream-style make-up works well drawing the design on someone's face.

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Things you need

  • White cream make-up
  • Triangular make-up sponges
  • Eye shadow brushes
  • Black cream eyeshadow
  • Red lipstick
  • Green hairspray
  • Purple trousers
  • White button up dress shirt
  • Purple suit jacket
  • Black or brown dress shoes
  • Black gloves

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  1. 1

    Spread white cream make-up onto your finger tips. Rub the cream onto your entire face; forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. If you are basing the look off of the cartoon and comic character, the white cream needs to be thick. If you are using the "Dark Knight" version of The Joker, patches of your skin can show through the white make-up.

    How to Do Joker Makeup
    The white make-up should cover the entre face, like clown make-up. (kinder spielen clown image by Lucky Dragon from
  2. 2

    Dip the eye shadow brush into the black make-up. Close one eye. Swipe the eye shadow brush over the entire lid. Apply more eye shadow to the brush. Swipe the brush over the area between the lid and the eyebrow.

    How to Do Joker Makeup
    Spread the eye make-up over the eye like the picture. (green eye image by asiana from
  3. 3

    Apply lipstick on the lips. When applying the lipstick, extend the line past the lips about two inches. Draw the line with a slight upward curve to make a slight smile. Repeat on the other side. It looks like wide clown smile.

    How to Do Joker Makeup
    Extend the smile like the gold on in the picture. (joker image by Lovrencg from
  4. 4

    Close your eyes tightly. Spray all of the hair with the green hairspray. Use as much spray as desired. The more spray you use, the brighter the green colour will be.

  5. 5

    Put on a pair of purple trousers, white dress shirt and purple suit jacket. Wear a pair of brown or black dress shoes and black gloves.

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