Step by Step Christmas Face Painting Ideas
The Cutest Winter and Christmas Face Paint Designs
For a fun way to get into the holiday spirit, why not give Christmas face painting a go? It's the perfect time of year to try out beautiful glittery makeup or even something more outrageous (wait until you see the Snowman face paint!) You can be a Snow Queen, an Ice Princess, or decorate your face with holly, poinsettia or other Christmas flower and leaf designs.
If you are in a Christmas play, try out some fun Winter themed face painting designs such as a penguin or transform yourself or someone you know into Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer!
Use ice blue, silver, and other metallic or sparkle face paints for a little winter magic. Or go for traditional Christmas colors of rich reds and greens.
Most of all, have fun with these Christmas face painting ideas. You could even try coming up with some of your own!
Christmas Face Paint image in introduction shared by The artist (formerly) known as Gene on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.
Snow Queen Face Painting Video - A Cute Face Painting Idea for Kids
This Snow Queen Face Paint is by MichiganFacePainterz and is a lovely face painting design for girls of all ages.
The video shows this face painting speeded up -- but don't worry, I've included a step by step guide below so that you can paint along with the video and simply pause as required.
Little girls everywhere are going to love this design as it has plenty of sparkle. In fact, the more face glitter you add, the better it looks as it gives it that beautiful Ice Queen effect.
Step by Step Face Painting Instructions for Snow Queen
A Guide to this Pretty Snowflake Face Paint Design
Apply silver face paint with a sponge over the entire face. Blend in.
Apply silver face glitter to the cheeks, nose and central forehead.
Apply pale blue face paint with a sponge to the forehead, down the sides of the face to the chin, on upper part of nose and over the eyelids.
Use black face paint on a brush to draw a snowflake in center of forehead. This should have more detail above the eyebrows so watch video carefully to properly copy the design.
With black face paint, create a simpler snowflake on each cheek and a smaller one on each side of the forehead.
Add 3 black teardrop shapes at outer corner of each eye. Line upper eyelid with black face paint and extend down inner edge of nose.
Use white face paint to add accents to the black snowflakes and other detail. Dot down the side of the nose and beneath eyes.
Apply silver face glitter with a squeezy bottle to the snowflakes.
Paint the mouth with the ice-blue face paint and add glitter.
Your Snow Queen or Princess Face Painting is complete!
Ice Princess Makeup for Older Girls / Women - Be an Ice Queen with this beautiful face paint design
When it comes to Christmas face painting ideas, sillyheatherb has plenty of them. Her face paint designs are fun whether for little ones or for older kids or adults.
She also clearly explains each step in her face painting videos, so you'll be able to pick it all up just fine simply from watching.
This Ice Princess design is gorgeous and makes a lovely grown-up version of the previous Snow Queen design. Teens or adults don't necessarily want full face paint but still love to look festive and pretty. And that's just what you get with this Christmas face painting.
It uses the same icy blues and silvers plus glitter for that magical winter wonderland look. Products used are listed at the end.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Face Paint - What a Fun Face Fainting Design for Kids!
Same face painter as above... completely different look! Kids will love this fun festive face paint!
If you think he looks cute below, wait until you see this little boy's finished Rudolph the Reindeer face painting. It is adorable!
Once again, this face painter does a fantastic job of explaining both the design and her face painting techniques. The video quality is not the best but the quality of her instruction makes up for this.
(Note: no need to watch beyond 7:40 -- it's blank!)
Cute and Funny Snowman Face Painting - Be Frosty the Snowman with this fun makeup!
MarvelousMasks has some of the best video face painting tutorials and has created quite a few just for Christmas, featuring his young sister. You might also want to check out some of his other face painting designs with a Christmas theme. I chose this Snowman as it looks so original and I can see it being fun for Christmas plays.
This snowman design looks impressive but is quick and easy. His tip to make it even quicker is to create it as a mask (painting only above the mouth).
Step by step face painting instructions follow for those who like written prompts.
Step by Step Face Painting Guide for Frosty the Snowman
Melt Hearts with this adorable Snowman Face Paint
Sponge white face paint over all of face except eye area.
Add silver face glitter!
Using brush, paint center of nose with orange face paint and add glitter.
With a thick brush and black face paint, create the snowman's hat. Start with thick black line for brim. On top of this, paint shorter red line for hat ribbon. The add the top of the hat.
Paint black circles around the eyes. If painting an older child, fill in the eye area with black face paint on sponge.
Outline carrot nose with black face paint on fine brush.
Add some holly to hat with green and red face paint.
Add silver glitter to hat and paint on highlights with white face paint. Add white highlights also to outer eye area and across carrot nose.
Paint lips with red face paint. Add glitter!
All done! Enjoy your Snowman Face Painting!
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Penguin Face Painting Design - Isn't this Penguin Face Paint just Perfect!
Here you see MarvelousMasks painting a penguin design on himself.
Penguins love winter wonderlands and snow scenes, and are often seen in Christmas plays, so I thought it would be fun to include the Penguin face paint along with Frosty the Snowman.
It's not a difficult design but all those brush strokes add the realistic detail.
Apply white face paint with a circular sponge. Use orange face paint on the nose. Then fill in the rest of the mask with black face paint, feathering the edges with short brush strokes.
Do the same with white face paint around the eye circles. Add some longer strokes with white face paint to the black 'mask'.
Poinsettia Christmas Flower Face Paint - A Lovely Christmas Face Painting Design
If you want a face painting design with a beautiful Christmas theme, you will love this Poinsettia flower face paint. There are some brief written prompts in Dutch at the beginning. These simply tell you the name of the face paint cake being used and that they are using a flat brush.
As you can see, the face paint on the brush uses more than one shade of color. You can sometimes buy these cakes or can make your own. It is this variegated effect that creates the beautifully realistic flower and leaves so it is worth the effort.
This face paint design also uses yellow face paint and some face glitter.