The Grinch Halloween Makeup by Zuri FX

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The character "The Grinch" from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is one of the most popular characters for this holiday. He is grumpy and goofy, but eventually finds his heart and is full of love. The look I created was definitely inspired, as I mixed in some makeup and face paint. Here is a step by step tutorial on how I applied this Grinch Halloween makeup. Get ready to be green! 

Products Used: 

Green Face Paint 
Light Green Face Paint 

Green Eyeshadow 
Black Eyeshadow 
Black Face Paint 

Yellow Face Paint 
1/2 Flat Brush 
Detailing Brush 


1. Load your brush with your choice of green face paint. Swipe across leaving your eyes and upper cheek clear. Paint your upper lip green and leave the bottom lip unpainted.

2. Adding a lighter color green face paint to lighten up the paint areas, give more detail by adding yellow face paint in C shapes and lighten the nose and muzzle of the Grinch. Add onto the forehead and the neck.


3.Then, use green eyeshadow in between the lines of the muzzle you created. 

4. I darkened the cheek area with black eyeshadow to look more realistic. By carefully shading in and blending. 

5. Using black face paint, outline with the smallest detail brush and outline the lines you created, right on the outside. The final touches are adding pink eye shadow to the nose and lower lip.


Zuri Fx Johnson, Makeup and Fx Artist, Kids Face painter, Theater Makeup artist.  All levels of makeup she enjoys! Zuri has been a professional makeup artist for ten years. She always wants to enhance your beauty but also turn you into something you couldn't even imagine.

Thank you for watching and viewing. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. More to come!

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