Mummy makeup for halloween

Halloween is coming and here are some makeup ideas you can try at home. Try these brilliant mummy makeup ideas and scare your neighborhood on this Halloween.

If you’re looking for a way to scare your friends and family this Halloween, then mummy makeup is the look for you. Here’s how to get it:

  1. You’ll need black face paint and white face paint. If you don’t have any laying around, check out your local dollar store!
  2. Apply the black paint with a sponge or brush all over your face, including your neck and chest if you want to be really convincing! This can be messy, so make sure that all of your hair is tied back, and it will help if you have a friend helping you out by holding up a mirror so that they can see exactly where they need to apply the makeup.
  3. Once all of the black paint has been applied in an even layer over your face and neck, use the white paint to create a thick line just underneath your eyes. This will give the appearance of sunken eye sockets—the hallmark of a real mummy!

Mummy makeup for halloween

Mummy Makeup

The perfect addition to your mummy costume? This ancient skin crafted from ingredients found in your kitchen.

A simple way to add that something extra to your mummy Halloween costume is by creating ancient skin. Our easy DIY uses ingredients from your kitchen. A day ahead, dip paper towels in cold coffee; without wringing, let them air-dry. When you’re ready to apply the makeup, mix paste: two tablespoons of flour and one tablespoon plus one teaspoon of corn syrup. Then tint with brown cream makeup. You may need to mix more as you work—but the final look is worth the effort. 

What you need


  • Paper towels
  • Cold coffee
  • Flour
  • Corn syrup
  • Brown and black cream makeup
  • Wooden spatula ($4.99,
  • Makeup brushes
  • No-color powder
  • Cheesecloth ($2.99,
  • Spirit gum
  • Paintbrush
  • Earth-toned powder

How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

A day ahead, dip paper towels in cold coffee; without wringing, let air-dry. When ready to apply makeup, mix a paste made from two tablespoons flour and one tablespoon plus one teaspoon corn syrup; tint with brown cream makeup. You may need to mix more as you work.

Step 2

Use wooden spatula to spread paste thickly on small area of face.

Step 3

Tear a piece of paper towel and press over paste, tapping and wrinkling the paper. Cover entire face, including ears and eyebrows, overlapping as necessary. Paint brown and black cream makeup around eyes, and on lips and all exposed areas.

Step 4

Dab makeup on bandages as well, accenting wrinkles and shading hollows of eyes and cheeks; blend.

Step 5

Set with powder.

Step 6

Wrap head and neck with cheesecloth strips.

Step 7

Glue loose ends to face with spirit gum.

Step 8

Using a paintbrush, pat bandages with brown cream makeup for an aged look.

Step 9

Apply earth-toned powder to lend a dusty appearance.

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