"You may hear a voice inside, and if the voice starts to whisper to follow the farthest star, Moana, that voice inside is who you are."
played. on. repeat.
Her persistence, her strength, her faith in following her heart...just a few of the qualities that made this little family fall in love with Moana. That's why I had my heart absolutely set on mother-daughter Te Fiti and Moana costumes this past Halloween.
The problem? Te Fiti is green. Like top to bottom, lips to fingertips GREEN. Knowing what I know about standard face paint I couldn't bring myself to slather it across my face and body. But go big or go home, right?
I did a quick google search to see what other people had done, then tweaked it a bit to get exactly what I was looking for in a natural face paint!
Natural Face Paint:
- 2.5 tablespoons of organic cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon of Acure Organics unscented lotion
- 1 tablespoon of filtered water
- Natural food coloring
Combine the cornstarch, lotion, and water and mix until it becomes smooth. You can add more lotion for a thinner paint, or more starch for a thicker paint. Carefully add the food coloring, using one drop at a time to get the desired color.
I used green and a bit of blue to achieve my earthy green color. I purchased Color Garden food coloring but found it hard to control the number of drops. They are stored in packets instead of bottles, so I think the India Tree colors may work better!
I think this paint would work really well for small designs or images on the face and hands. I found that the natural quality meant that it peeled and fell off throughout the day, as shown below. The parts of my face and neck that moved the most (like around my smile) were affected the most.
I'm also wondering if adding an oil, like coconut, could help to keep it wet and stop the cracking...I guess we'll see next Halloween! ;]
to conscious costumes,