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Valentine's Day Face Paint Ideas

Updated on September 6, 2014
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Romantic Valentines Makeup Ideas for Kids and Adults

This selection of Valentine's face paint ideas is a fun way to try a new Valentine's Day craft that everyone can get involved in. We know that this is the holiday of romance and true love, but nobody loves a celebration quite as much as children, and face painting gives the kids an opportunity to be part of the fun. It's an ideal activity for a Valentine's party to keep younger guests amused.

But before you dismiss face painting as only for children, think again! If you take a look at the Valentine's face paint ideas on this page, you will see beautiful designs for teens and for ladies, where the focus is on attractive eye designs with a romantic theme. You will also find a body paint design modelled by a famous face painter.

What about people who hate Valentine's Day or find all these hearts and flowers a bit too much? Never fear, there is an anti-Valentine's face painting design here too!

Valentines Face Paint for Small Kids - A Cute Valentines Day Puppy Face!

I have featured this first one, a Valentine's Day puppy, because it is about as cute as you can get for little ones. Small children love being transformed with face paint and it is a fun way to give them a part to play and to transform Valentine's Day into a family occasion.

The puppy face paint design works for both girls and for boys. If you have a little boy and he's not keen on the pink, try red. It still fits with the Valentine's theme but without being girly!

Step by Step Face Painting Instructions for Valentine's Puppy

How to Face Paint this Fun Valentine's Day Design

Step 1:

Sponge on white face paint down the center of the face, from forehead to chin, and in the eye sockets. To make this central stripe look like a puppy dog face, try to form an hourglass shape that is narrow at the top of the nose, widening as it extends down the cheeks, and in again towards the chin. (TIP: Pause the video at 48 seconds to get a good view of this shape)

Step 2:

Using your sponge, add the pink face paint to the sides of the face.

Step 3:

For a puppy with sparkle (and children love to sparkle!) add some face glitter gel on top of the face paint.

Step 4:

With a dark pink face paint and a brush, paint the outline of a heart over one eye, where a puppy would normally have a 'patch'. Begin to fill it in, but there is no need to paint right up to the eye if the child is young or doesn't like the brush near their eyes. You can optionally add some glitter too.

Step 5:

Use the same color on your brush to paint on the tip of the nose to make a puppy nose. Add face glitter.

Step 6: (Hard to see in video)

With the same dark pink (or red) paint on a heart or two on the cheek on side of face that does not have the heart around the eye. Add face glitter.

Step 7:

Using black face paint on the brush, draw curves from corners of mouth up and in towards the side of the nose. Also outline the white area on the chin. Add line from nose to top of lip.

Step 8:

With black face paint, create outline of the mask. This forms a butterfly wing shape starting from the inner end of the eyebrow, sweeping up onto forehead and down side of face. Keep it soft by making small curves as you paint. Add a 'fur' effect to white patch on forehead with short vertical strokes.

Step 9:

With the red/dark pink face paint create a puppy tongue on one side of chin and lower lip. Outline with black and add a central black line.

Step 10:

Paint the rest of the lower lip and the upper lip black too. Dot on some black whisker holes on upper lip to complete this pink Valentine's puppy face painting design!

Get Started with Face Painting Designs for Kids - Choose a Fun Face Painting Kit for Children

Snazaroo face painting kits are designed with children in mind. They are safe and easy to use, and wash off well too!

A face painting kit is a great gift for a girl or boy who wants to paint their own face. The one here has been created for girls and has pretty pastel color face paints. Also available in a boys' version.

Heart Princess -- Romantic Valentines Makeup - Princess Eye Face Paint Design for Valentines Day

Isn't this Heart Princess face painting design a gorgeous look? This Valentines makeup is romantic and pretty but because it only covers the eye area it can be worn by adults, teens and younger girls alike.

Little girls will adore the whole romantic princess theme. For older girls and women this face paint design gives you a chance to dress up for Valentine's Day without looking childish. In fact the beauty of this face painting example is in the lace effect created by the white detail. It makes it look like a pretty masquerade mask.

This face painting tutorial was put together by ambahbodypainter.

Beautiful Valentines Day Face Paint Mask - Romantic Pink and White Valentines Makeup

For girls and teens, this is a lovely pink face painting design that will make her as pretty as a picture! Take a look at the end photos and the last part of the video to see how beautiful the end result is with this makeup. To be honest, I think plenty of grown women too would be proud to be seen in this Valentine's Day makeup design!

The romantic Valentine's mask tutorial is brought to you by Ashlea, known as xMIMICKSx, who provides you with very clear step by step face painting instructions. She doesn't miss anything out so all you need to do is listen, watch, and pause as you paint along with her!

Ashlea uses Grimas face paints. If you don't have those you can use a different brand, but for the best effect you will need a light and a darker pink, a pearlescent pink, a dark red, and white. Be sure to add glitter if you want added sparkle -- a must if painting it on a little girl!

Face Painting Book of Eye Designs - The Prettiest Eye Face Paint Ideas

You've just seen this book's author, Marcela Murad, being painted on above. Normally she is the one doing the painting and has got together with Heather and other face painting artists to produce Face Painting Book of Eye Designs.

Just as the title suggests, this fantastic book is full of eye face paint designs. These are for boys as well as girls, with dragons, spiders and more. Of course, there are plenty of pretty floral eye designs too.

Valentines Heart Eye Makeup Design and Face Paint Necklace - Unique Valentines Day Makeup for Face and Body!

Face painting artist and author sillyheatherb takes her username from her face painting company Silly Farm. In this video you not only get to see Heather's wonderful work but also see her aunt and Silly Farm founder Marcela Murad acting as Heather's model. If you haven't heard of them, Silly Farm are one of the biggest names in the business.

If that's not reason enough to watch Heather's face painting tutorial, this Valentine's Day design has something extra -- body art! Heather shows you how to create a romantic angel necklace. I love the look of the winged heart on its own, but you have the choice to add the necklace effect too and it looks fun with the rainbow face paint cake.

The pink eye makeup features delicate hearts, swirls and dots. It's a look that is both fun and stylish, definitely sophisticated enough for an adult but just as pretty on a younger girl too.

Face Painting Butterflies - Silly Farm Butterfly Face Painting Designs

For even more pretty pink designs and a rainbow of other colors too, take a look at The Face Painting Book of Butterflies.

Butterflies are always popular with girls and you won't run out of butterfly face paint ideas any time armed with a copy of this book, also from Marcela and her Silly Farm team. Please note that these books are small and are best suited to those with some experience of face painting, however.

Anti-Valentines Day Face Painting Idea - Step by Step Face Painting: Valentines Demon

I'm again featuring MarvelousMasks, not only because I find his designs so inspiring but also because he has given us here the perfect antidote to too much Valentine's Day sweetness.

For the boys or for anyone who wants to add a bit of attitude to their Valentine's outfit, this demon will let you greet the holiday with a snarl!

Think You Might Give a Valentine's Face Paint Idea Here a Try? - Or know a youngster who would have fun with face paint?

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  • julescorriere profile image

    Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

    I bet the kids love this. Neat ideas. Congratualtsion on making the Top 40 Valentine Craft Lenses!

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    WindyWintersHubs 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

    Sweet! The puppy face is adorable! Blessed! Happy Valentine's Day!

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    JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

    Clever ideas ... had never thought of face painting for Valentine's Day, or of painting a heart necklace.

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    ohcaroline 5 years ago

    I never would have thought about doing face painting for Valentine's Day...but you did! Great idea and lens.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I think my favorite is the face paint necklace, what a sweet way to celebrate Valentine's Day and you do it to perfection!

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    Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

    As always, this is a fabulous face painting tutorial! What a unique way to celebrate Valentines day and something anyone can enjoy.

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    christinsword 6 years ago

    great new things to try! thanks for taking the time

  • Dianne Loomos profile image

    Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

    Beautiful face painting designs!

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Looks like there is new makeup from what I am used to....good! And I love those butterfly face painting designs, as well as the heart necklace...never saw that before, pretty cool Thanks for bringing these here.

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    justholidays 6 years ago

    Once again you selected the most beautiful face paint designs for Valentine's Day! You're definitely the face painting queen!