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Spooktacular Tween Halloween:

Step by step face painting ideas for tweens
By Expert Tips - For review
Date: October 17 2016
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It's Halloween season again and we all know what that means for our tweens... costume parties!

Is your tween thinking of painting her face and doing a spooktacular hairdo for her Halloween party? Here are some tips on how to prepare your tween's face and hair:

1. Prep the hair by brushing through with hair detangle (which can be used on wet or dry hair) and pulling out of your daughters face! Add some sparkle shine hair conditioning treatment for a special Halloween shimmer!

2. Cleanse the face to naturally dissolve all impurities, leaving the skin soft, supple and super clean. Use a gentle oil-based face wash, or if you’re on the go, cleanse with super handy cleansing wipes.

3. Use a light cover of moisturiser as a primer to prevent the skin from drying from the face paints. You may like to use a tinted moisturiser for those smaller face paint design so your daughter feels natural and fresh for Halloween!

4. Start with non-oil based paints and no cheap, acrylic paints as they are bad for the skin! You may also like to look for paints coloured by natural pigments from fruit, vegetables, and flowers to eliminate the risk of your child's skin exposed to heavy metal contaminants and carcinogens.

Now, onto face painting ideas!

Flower Crown

1. Start by sponging white at the top of the T-zone of the face. Use a sponge to add white glitter over the top of the white paint.

2. With a brush draw yellow polka dots spaced evenly above the brow line.

3. Paint on pink petals around each yellow polka dot.

4. Highlight with top of the crown with white lines. Outline with a thin brush in black the petals and white at the top of the crown.

5. If you make a mistake throughout your painting, use gentle cleansing wipes to remove and start again!

Butterfly Wing

1. Start by painting with a brush blue around the right eye in the shape of a butterfly wing. Then go over the top with a purple to create a beautiful blend of the two colours.

2. Using white draw lines with a paint brush to highlight the shape of the wine. Add white sparkle stars to the top and side of the butterfly wing for that princess look!

3. Outline the shape in black, adding in black wisps to the body of the wing. Also add in the body of the butterfly.

Halloween Rabbit

1. With a brush, start by drawing white above the upper lip and on the forehead to create a mouth and ears.

2. Outline in black around the ears and lips. Also add in a black nose and detailing between the eyes.

3. Smudge pink to the cheeks!

Day of the Dead

1. Start by outline the eyes in white with a brush and using a sponge to cover the face in white outside of the circles around the eyes.

2. Using a brush colour the eyes in turquoise, draw in pink a love heart in the middle of the forehead and colour in the lips. Add some glitter to the turquoise and pink heart!

3. Outline the eyes in black to the nose and a spider web on the forehead.

4. Finish the costume with a suitable Day of the Dead hat!


  • DO: Get longer lasting spooktacular looks by applying a moisture-locking hydration mist to the painted face. This helps set the paint or make-up to ensure your Halloween face will outlast the spookiest party or trick-or-treat campaign!
  • DON’T: Go to bed without removing your face paint! Keeping paint or make-up on is the equivalent to not washing your face for a month!! Remove face paint with a gentle cleansing wipe (stretch out first to activate the cleansing properties) and use a gentle oil-based face wash to deeply cleanse and calm any redness.
  • DO: Apply a night time moisturiser to regenerate skin whilst you sleep.
  • DON’T: Forget to treat the rest of your body with the same TLC if you are applying body paint for an extravagantly spooky look! A gentle body wash and moisturising body lotion are essentials to keep the rest of your skin clean and hydrated on Halloween and every other day!

Girl Lane is Australia’s favourite tween skincare brand.

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