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Face Painting Designs: Easy Ghost -- Getting Started
Face Painting Designs: Easy Ghost
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Start by painting the whole face, including the lips, with a pale color, such as white, a light grey, or a light blue. To emphasise the ghostliness, you ideally want it to be a cool color, not a warm one, so stay away from pale oranges and reds.

Then paint a very dark color, such as black, around the eye, filling the eye-socket area (from the top of the cheek to the eyebrow). There's no need for the two to be identical. You can use the same dark color for the rest of the face, which makes life simple.

At this stage the ghost will look like someone gave it two black eyes...

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