Scary Clown Makeup How-To

Take a front row seat to a freaky makeup tutorial

Cirque du Freaky! Be the maniacal clown nightmares are made of with our scary clown makeup how-to! You'll be the main attraction in the carnEVIL with a freaky transformation featuring creepy costume makeup and a big black nose. See the step-by-step photos to create your own terrifying twist on a Big Top clown. (Follow package instructions for safe makeup use around eyes and mouth.)

Scary Clown Makeup



  • White grease makeup
  • Clown makeup kit
  • Red lipstick
  • Black makeup crayon
  • Setting powder
  • Makeup sponges
Apply white grease paint

1) Apply white grease paint

Using a makeup sponge, apply white grease paint to your face. Follow the pic to see how to "outline" your large clown mouth and space for freakish eyes. Keep dabbing to blend until desired look is achieved.

Add black eye outline

2) Add black eye outline

With the black color from the spooky clown makeup kit, outline the eye sockets and fade them out. If you add lines from the eyebrows, your clown face will look positively carnEVIL. Be sure to keep the white and black makeup separate to keep the colors pure — purely freaky!

Fill in the black

3) Fill in the black

Cover the rest of the eye socket skin in black, and add more faded detail where desired. Be sure to follow package instructions for applying black near the eyes. You're almost looking freaky enough for the freak show!

Add red lips and contours

4) Add red lips and contours

Use red lipstick to create a creeped-out grin! Accent jawline and chin with black pencil, and draw laugh lines to look extra maniacal! Tip: Use a translucent powder, applied sparingly, to set the makeup.

t's time to start the show!

5) t's time to start the show!

You're just about ready to clown around! Slip on a wig cap and clown wig, so it completely covers the makeup lines, then put on your nose. You're ready to be the freakiest clown this side of the carnEVIL!

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