Skull Halloween Tutorial by Caroline Healy

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Follow these easy step by steps to create a realistic skull make-up  this Halloween.

Products used

Round Sponge

Diamond FX Black

Diamond FX White

Round Brushes # 5, # 6 and Fine Tip # 1


Begin by using a round sponge and apply a white base to the face. For this I used Snazaroo face paint.

Caroline Healy Skull 1


Next using the other side of the round sponge, apply black Diamond FX paint around eyes, under cheekbones, temple area, nose, neck and chest.

Caroline Healy Skull 2


Then using Loew Cornell round no 6 paint the edges of the areas sponged in black. Again using Diamond FX black.

Caroline Healy Skull 3a      --->      Caroline Healy Skull 3b


Highlight the cheekbones, forehead and around the eye sockets using Diamond FX white and a Loew Cornell round no 5 brush. Then using the same brush, Paint the teeth and jaw.

Caroline Healy Skull 4


To complete the look, outline the teeth and paint in some fine cracks using Diamond FX Black and using the tip of a # 1 brush.

Caroline Healy Skull Final 1

Caroline Healy Skull Final 2

Caroline Healy Skull Final 3

Thank you for reading this tutorial, I hope that you find it helpful.


My name is Caroline Healy I set up Carolines facepainting in Essex, UK around three years ago, and since then it has gone from strength to strength! My favourite make-up styles is gory, so I was really excited to be asked to do some blogs for

Instagram: @carolines_face_painting/


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