How to Use Baby Powder to Create a Skull Face Halloween Look

Baby powder is ideal for the pasty, washed out and spooky look. It's simple to spread it across your face and create a skull, skeleton ghoul or other ghostly, pale Halloween character.


  1. 1
    Wash your face to remove all traces of makeup and daily grime. Dry your face completely. It must be dry to avoid turning the baby powder into a paste when applied.
  2. 2
    Apply a pale foundation. Use one that is almost white.
  3. 3
    Add whatever details you want. Do this with an eyeliner or face paint, drawing features that help it to look more skeleton like.
  4. 4
    Add the baby powder. With a foundation brush, brush the white baby powder all over your face and neck or whatever part that will be seen.
    • As you're brushing, keep your mouth closed and do not breathe in the powder, as it's not healthy for your lungs.
  5. 5
    Consider adding blood. If you want to look creepy, add some fake blood around the nose and mouth.
  6. 6
    Jazz it up. If you want to look more day of the dead like, add flowers with color over the baby powder and add gems or glitter for the Day of the Dead appearance.
  7. 7
    Finished. Your skull face Halloween look is now complete.


  • Try paint powder, it is for the face and stays on longer. It also works well for adding details.


  • If the powder gets wet, it will start getting gloppy and will look a bit like paste.

Things You'll Need

  • Very light colored foundation
  • Baby powder
  • Foundation brush
  • Fake blood (optional)
  • Flowers, body glitter and gems for the Day of the Dead look (optional)

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