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How to Successfully Remove Face & Body Paints After Halloween

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As fun as face painting is for Halloween, it’s never as easy coming off as it is going on. We’ve all been there - turning up to work or sending the kids to school with the remnants of blue Smurf make-up still lingering in our eyebrows. Avoid being the joke of the 9am meeting with these tried and tested face and body paint removal tips:

Kids Face Paints & Water Based Make-Up


Soap & Water: Good old fashioned soap, warm water and a cloth will work best to remove most water-based face and body paints, although it may not work on thicker make-up and those that offer full coverage.

Baby Wipes: Don’t waste all your expensive make-up removing wipes trying to scrub off face paint. High quality baby wipes will do just as good a job on kids face paints without being too harsh on their delicate skin.

Gentle Moisturiser: Before you touch the make-up with water or a cloth, rub some gentle moisturiser into your face paint to blend it all together (if it looks a mess you’re doing it right!). Once you’ve lifted and blended it all together with the moisturiser start rinsing off gently with water and a soft cloth.

Oil Based Face/Body Paints

Baby oil or Coconut Oil: Oil adheres to oil so it tends to be the most effective way to get greasy make-up off your skin. Rub it straight onto the make up or use a generous layer on a cotton wool pad. Remember to rinse thoroughly once you’re finished to avoid oily skin.

Vaseline: Vaseline and similar products work wonders on oil based make-up. Apply it straight onto the skin and rub in circular motions. Using a cloth or gentle exfoliating glove will help lift suborn colours from pores and eyebrows!

Baking Powder & Water: To remove tough colour stains a mixture of baking powder and a little warm water to the area. Let it sit for a minute and gently rinse off. Baking powder can leave your skin pretty dry so if you use it remember to keep a hydrating moisturiser on hand for afterwards.

Liquid Latex & Glue


Peel it Off: Gently peel the latex off your skin - if it doesn’t budge or hurts in any way then stop and try one of the methods below.

Soapy Water: Most liquid latex products have been designed to come off easily with nothing more than soap and water. Use lukewarm water and a textured cloth to scrub gently at tough areas.

Baby Oil or Coconut Oil: Apply a layer of oil to the make up and let it sit for a minute or two to soak in. Rub gently with warm soapy water and pat dry with a towel. Repeat this step until the latex is completely removed.

Clothing Stains


Talcum Powder: If you get oily face paints or make up on your costume or clothing then sprinkle some talc onto the stain to help soak up the extra moisture before washing.

Pre-Wash Satin Removers: Spray the stain as soon as possible with some pre-wash stain remover and pop in the wash. It might take a couple of cycles to fully remove the residue.

Warm Water: Soak the costume or clothing item in warm water for an hour before popping in the washing machine. You could try adding some liquid soap.

Colour-Free Toothpaste or Shaving Foam: Apparently these two household items are great for getting tough stains out of fabrics! If nothing else works they could always be worth a shot. 


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