How to Face Paint a Quick and Easy Christmas Tree



Here is a simple design. You can easily paint a very quick version like the one on the right, using only three colors, or if you have a little time, you can add the outline and highlights to give it more detail.  Don’t forget glitter. Glitter never looks quite as good in person than it does in photos, so I usually leave it out in a tutorial so you can see the actual design. However, I use it a lot in the field because people really seem to like it as the final touch!


Medium #4 Round Brush
Small Round #1 (1/16″) Brush

paper towels or cloth
water container
(optional) Fine Mist Spray bottle with water
optional) Baby wipes

Colors used in this picture:

Black Face Paint
White Face Paint
Yellow Face Paint
Red Face Paint
Light Green
Brown Face Paint

try: Amerikan Body Art Cosmetic Glitter – Holographic White (Sheer) or Amerikan Body Art Cosmetic Glitter – Holographic Bubblegum Pink (Sheer)


1. Using the medium round brush and the green face paint, paint three tear drop shapes as pictured below. One in the middle and two on the sides.


2.Continue to add teardrop shapes doing down and expanding out on the sides a little.


3. Continue adding!


4. Next, add red circle ornaments along the tree.


5. Now using the yellow face paint, add a star at the top, and additional ornaments sprinkled throughout the tree.  You can stop here, or continue adding more detail.


6. Using the smaller round brush,  and the white face paint, add highlights and dots to the tree. Add a little bit of snow to the end of the branches.  Use brown to add a little tree trunk.


7. Finally, add a thin black outline to the whole design.



Thank you for reading! I hope this helps you with your array of offerings to your clients!
Please feel free to comment below.

Happy Holidays!


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