How to Do Clown Face Painting at Home

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How to Do Clown Face Painting at Home
Clown make-up is easy to put on at home. (la fête du clown image by Francis Lempérière from

Designing clown make-up at home is just as easy as getting it done at a fair or carnival. Anyone can conjure up an idea of what a clown's face looks like; it is therefore easy to access your imagination at home and put make-up sponge to face. Clown make-up designs require a rainbow of colours that create contrasts of colour and overly emphasise the face into a caricature.

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Things you need

  • Make-up sponges
  • Skin moisturiser
  • Powder puff
  • White cream make-up base
  • White make-up pencil
  • Cream based make-up kit
  • Clear setting powder
  • Cream-based make-up
  • Paint brush
  • Tissues

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  1. 1

    Wash and dry your face thoroughly. Moisturise your skin so the make-up adheres to it and so it doesn't irritate your skin. Draw a line around your face with the white make-up pencil. This forms the border of the make-up. Run the pencil adjacent to your hairline, around where your chin meets your neck and back over again to the hairline on the opposite side of the face. Apply the white pencil to your eye line as if you were applying eyeliner. You will apply the clown make-up within this border.

  2. 2

    Dab a make-up sponge into the white base and fill in the border with the white cream base. Apply a thin coat over the face until your border is filled in; cover your eyebrows too. If the coat doesn't look even, dab the sponge over the face until it looks even. Apply the setting powder to the face by applying a small amount to a powder puff. Massage the powder into the puff and then gently fluff the puff onto your skin until you've covered your face in setting powder.

  3. 3

    Dab your paintbrush into the red make-up from your cream-based make-up set. Draw circles at the corners of the mouth and outline the border of the lips with the brush. Fill in the red border with the red cream-based make-up with a make-up sponge.

  4. 4

    Dab the paintbrush into the blue make-up from your cream-based make-up set. Draw raised eyebrows on your forehead, right above your natural eyebrows. Fill in the blue border with the blue make-up. Dab your make-up sponge into the red make-up in your cream-based make-up kit. Apply the sponge onto the tip of your nose, making the stereotypical clown nose.

  5. 5

    Apply the setting powder to your face to seal in the coloured cream-based make-up.

Tips and warnings

  • Keep your hair out of your face with hair ties.

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