When it comes to dressing up there are costumes, props and, of course, makeup and face paint to complete the full look. It could be a birthday, Halloween, or just for fun. A popular thing around my home is a pirate, so I’m sharing my black-eyed pirate face-paint tutorial using the best Snazaroo.
It doesn’t matter if it’s for short time or all day. When I’m going to face-paint I want quality products to put on the kids face; meaning paraben and fragrance free, suitable for sensitive skin, non-toxic and of course washable. I found all of this with Snazaroo and it’s available through Amazon so it’s perfect.
To create my pirate look I chose an 11 piece kit. It has 8 different colors, a sponge, paint brush and booklet with inspiration and ideas.
To start I always make sure I have my supplies ready to go. Since the kit has everything needed I just make sure to keep a small bowl of water, a wet paper towel, and dry paper towel at the ready. (Never know when you’re going to make a mistake!) I also make sure the kids have a clean face. Once that is set it’s time to get to work.
The Beard: In order to make the beard I use the black and a sponge. Dip the sponge into a small bit of water and then the black and dab all around the chin of your pirate. Make sure you blend it in. (If you want to give a goatee look you can also dab above the lip.)
The Black-eye: Add a touch of black, red and blue onto the sponge at once. Then have the person close the eye, and you dab around the eye. Blend with a paper towel and remove anything not wanted. (Clean the sponge)
The Scar: Use the brush and wet the tip then dip in the red. Draw a small line on the cheek or above the eyebrow. (Clean the brush)
The Eyebrows: Use the brush to add black thick black lines above the eyebrows.
The Mustache: Use the brush to add 2 lines on each side (Clean the brush)
What I love about this is it’s a quick, easy and fun way to add some smiles for everyone. It was fun to talk with my son about what we were going to do. I also can’t wait to try some of the glitter and stencils sets for some birthday party fun.
Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Snazaroo. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.