90 Quick & Easy Face Paint Ideas

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Not sure what to face paint anymore? If you're looking for face paint ideas, you've come to the right place! Whether you're a professional face painter looking to add some ideas to your repertoire, a mom who likes to face paint her kids, or a beginner face painter, we've got something for everyone.

We've compiled 90 quick and easy face paint ideas that we believe are great for kids, teens, and adults! Below, you'll find find a breakdown of three different face paint ideas: for kids, for teens, and for adults! Each one of these face paint designs was made by one of our talented face painters, so if you have any questions about any of them, please let a comment!

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90 Face Paint Ideas For Kids, Teens, and Adults

Face Paint Ideas

30 Face Paint Ideas for Kids

These face paint ideas are easy to replicate and follow along to, thanks to our very talented and knowledgeable face painters. Whether you're looking for new ideas, or want to perfect that cat face paint, you've come to the right place! Below, we've compiled 30 of our best, easiest, and quickest face paint ideas for kids so that no matter how skilled (or not) you are, you CAN pull these off!

Easy Face Paint Ideas for Kids

#1.Tiger Face Paint Idea

Tiger Face Paint Design

We'll start off with the tiger face paint tutorial, because believe it or not, it's one of  the most popular face paint designs. It's easy, fun, and kids seem to love it! For this design, we recommend you use a split cake, which makes face painting that much easier and more impressive! See the full tutorial here!

#2. Unicorn Face Paint Idea

Unicorn Face Paint Tutorial

Unicorns are probably the most popular face paint design for girls, and this particular unicorn face paint idea is perfect! Bright colors is what makes this design pop! See the full tutorial here!

#3. Rainbow Skull Face Paint Idea

Rainbow Skull Face Paint Tutorial

The skeleton is always a popular face paint idea, but the rainbow skull is even MORE impressive! This skeleton face paint design can be tailored to suit the child's color preferences. So even though this particular skeleton is bright and colorful, you can swap out the colors and make it black and white, blue and green, or whicheve colors you choose! See the full tutorial here!

#4. Butterfly Face Paint Idea

Butterfly Face Paint Tutorial

Butterflies are one of the fastest and easiest face paint designs you can make, and there can literally be thousands of different variations! Great for girls, boys, and adults alike, a butterfly face paint design is always a winner! See the full tutorial here!

#5. Spiderman Face Paint Idea - Video Tutorial

Super popular amongst boys, this Spiderman face paint video tutorial is super easy to do and kids will absolutely love it! All you need are three colors: red, black, and white to create this awesome face paint design! See the full tutorial here!

#6. Fast Animal Face Paint Ideas

Split Cake Animal Designs

These fast and fun split cake animal designs are super fast and easy to make, which make them perfect for long lines and/or beginner face painters! For most of these designs, you only need one split cake and they can be created in mere minutes! See the full tutorial here!

#7. Comic Zombie Face Paint Idea

Comic Zombie Face Paint

For a different spin on a zombie, try this combic zombie face paint tutorial! Use bright colors to achieve this design, and kids will be absolutely wowed! See the full tutorial here!

#8. Hello Kitty Face Paint Idea

Hello Kitty Face Paint Tutorial

This cute and fun Hello Kitty face paint tutorial is easy to replicate and can be changed up according to the child's preference! This is a fun spin on a Hello Kitty design because it's also a skull, and therefore perfect for Halloween! See the full tutorial here!

#9. Angry Birds Face Paint Idea

Angry Birds Face Paint Design

Commemorate the new Angry Birds movie with this fun Angry Birds face paint tutorial! Red, black, white, and yellow face paint are all you need to recreate this adorable face paint design! See the full tutorial here!

#10. Lion Face Paint Idea

Lion Face Paint

If your kids love the Lion King, they're going to love this lion face paint tutorial! With only a few different colored face paints (yellow, brown, white, and pink), you too can create this adorable design! See the full tutorial here!

#11. Dragonfly Face Paint Idea

Dragonfly Face Paint

Not everything has to be about butterflies - dragonflies can be cute as well! This dragonfly face paint tutorial is super easy to follow along to and can be create in just minutes! Plus, you can customize the colors to your child's preference! See the full tutorial here!

#12. The Grinch Face Paint Idea

The Grinch Face Paint

Great for Christmas and Halloween, this Grinch face paint tutorial is really easy to create and kids will go crazy for it! All you need to create this design is green, black, and white face paint! See the full tutorial here!

#13. Candy Corn Face Paint Idea

For a different spin on a Halloween face paint design, check out this candy corn face paint video tutorial! It's fun, it's easy to create, and it's definitely unique! Why should pumpkins and witches have all the fun?! See the full tutorial here!

#14. Frozen Inspired Face Paint Idea

Frozen Face Paint

Kids are obsessed with the Frozen movie, so why not give them what they really want? This Frozen inspired face paint tutorial is very fun to create and girls especially will love the sparkles! See the full tutorial here!

#15. Puppy Face Paint Idea

This video tutorial will show you exactly how to face paint a puppy dog! Kids of all ages will love this design, but especially the younger ones because it's such a quick design - they won't have to sit still for long! See the full tutorial here!

#16. Santa Face Paint Idea

Santa Face Paint

This Santa face paint tutorial is a great idea for all those kids that really love Santa! Especially around the holidays, this is a really fun thing to do with your kids, plus it's an easy design you can recreate using just a few different face paints! See the full tutorial here!

#17. Fish Face Paint Idea

This fish face paint tutorial is a really fun idea for kids of all ages, because as they move their mouth, the fish also moves! We love this design because it's super easy to create and it's interactive as well! See the full tutorial here! 

#18. Cat Face Paint Idea

Kids love cats, so it's no wonder that a cat face paint is a must-have for any child that loves to be face painted! We have three different cat face paint tutorials for you, so your child can choose which one they like best! See the full tutorials here!

#19. Snowman Face Paint Idea

Snowman Face Paint

For for the winter season, this snowman face paint tutorial is a really fun design to do on kids and adults as well! Create your own unique snowman by adding different elements and switching up paint colors! See the full tutorial here!

#20. Superhero Face Paint Idea

Superhero Face Paint

This superhero face paint design is great because it can be tailored to match a range of different superheroes. Although this design is blue, you could make it black for Batman, red for the Flash, or green for the Hulk or the Ninja Turtles - the possibilities are endless! See the full tutorial here!

#21. Bat Face Paint Idea

Bat Face Paint

Bats don't always have to be scary! Take for instance this bat face paint design, that's actually cute and fun to create! Perfect for Halloween and kids of all ages, this crazy, funny bat face paint will be a hit! See the full tutorial here! 

#22. Floral Face Paint Idea

Floral Face Paint

This patriotic version of a floral face paint design is really easy to replicate and can be done in a varity of different colors to suit every child's preference! This floral face paint mask is great for Halloween, birthday parties, the 4th of July, and everything in beween! See the full tutorial here!

#23. Mummy Face Paint Idea

 Mummy Face Paint

This Hotel Transylvania inspired face paint design is of a mummy and is the perfect design for Halloween or a themed birthday party! See the full tutorial here!

#24. Clown Face Paint Idea

Clown Face Paint

Not all kids are scared of clowns, and they shouldn't be either! Clowns bring joy and are generally silly, like this clown face paint design! See the full tutorial here!

#25. Princess Face Paint Idea

Princess Face Paint

For the princess in your life, recreate this princess face paint design and feel free to use different colors as well! This is an emerald princess design, but you can also do blue, pink, or any other colors! See the full tutorial here!

#26. Octopus Face Paint Idea

Octopus Face Paint

For those kids that love sea creatures, this octopus face paint design is right up their alley! Personalize this octopus design with different colors and faces! See the full tutorial here! 

#27. Candy Cane Face Paint Idea

Candy Cane Face Paint

This holiday themed candy cane face paint design is great for kids of all ages! A fun, colorful, and sparkly design that is easy to create and will appeal to everyone. See the full tutorial here! 

#28. Apple Face Paint Idea

Apple Face Paint

This apple face paint design is a tribute to teachers and a great face paint idea for middle school kids! Easy to replicate and something entirely unique! See the full tutorial here! 

#29. Wrestling Mask Face Paint Idea

Wrestling Mask Face Paint

For those wrestling fans, we have this wrestling mask face paint design that can be create in any color and pattern! Perfect for boys, girls, and even adults! See the full tutorial here!

#30. Easter Bunny Face Paint Idea

Easter Bunny Face Paint

Last but certainly not least, we have this quick and easy Easter bunny face paint design! Great not only for Easter, but for other events as well such as birthday parties and Halloween! See the full tutorial here!

30 Face Paint Ideas for Teens

Face painting isn't just for small kids, teenagers love them too! If you're looking for some quick & easy face paint ideas for teens, you've come to the right place! We've compiled 30 of our most popular face paint designs that are perfect for teens and adults alike!

Easy Face Paint Ideas for Teens

#1. Personalized Steampunk Arm Design

Steampunk Arm Design

Teens love anything that's personalized for them, so this steampunk arm design is just perfect, especially for boys! See the full tutorial here!

#2. Glow in the Dark Skull Face Paint Design

This glow in the dark face paint design is easy to make, but it's so much fun, and teens will absolutely fall in love with this design! It'll take a little longer to do than most designs, but if you have a smaller line or some extra time, we highly recommend it! See the full tutorial here!

#3. Kittycorn With Bling Centerpiece Design

Kittycorn With Bling Centerpiece Design

This blinged out cat face paint design is great for tween and twin girls as it's colorful and sparkly all in one! A quick design to do, and for an extra added bonus, don't forget to add the horn! See the full tutorial here! 

#4. Floral Dreamcatcher Face Paint Design

This is another design that teen girls will absolutely love and it's a floral dreamcatcher face paint design! It features lots of colors and it's the perfect spring design! See the full tutorial here!

#5. Minecraft Face Paint Design

Minecraft Face Paint Design

For the Minecraft lovers, we have this awesome Minecraft face paint designs that's great for teenage boys and girls alike - basically anyone that's a fan of the game! See the full tutorial here!

#6. Lace Mask With Gems 

For the more sophisticated teen girl, this pretty little lace mask with gems is just right! Perfect for Halloween, or a birthday party! See the full tutorial here!

#7. Shark Face Paint

Shark Face Paint Design

For the teens that love sea creatures, this hammerhead shark face paint design is a really great one! It's fast and easy to do, and teens will love it! See the full tutorial here!

#8. Graffiti Skull Design

Great for Halloween, this graffiti skull design was made for teens! Works for both boys and girls! See the full tutorial here!

#9. Coral Flaming Face Paint Design

Coral Flamingo Face Paint Design

Who doesn't love an amazing flamingo face paint design?! This easy to replicate flamingo design is fun and colorful, and perfect for teen girls! See the full tutorial here! 

#10. Frozen Butterfly Face Paint Design

Frozen Butterfly Face Paint Design

This is an absolutely amazing design for teenage girls and adult women alike! Perfect for the holidays or just winter in general! See the full tutorial here! 

#11. Devil Emoji Face Paint Design

Devil Emoji Face Paint Design

It's no secret that teens love to text, and in doing so, also use emojis...a LOT! So why not take inspiration from this devil emoji face paint design and give your teen clientele an emoji of their choice? There are hundreds to choose from! See the full tutorial here!

#12. Simple Rose Skull Face Paint Design

Simple Rose Skull Face Paint Design

A skull face paint design is always a hit, with not only teens, but kids and adults alike! It's quick and easy to do, and can be modified to your client's preferences! See the full tutorial here!

#13. Halloween Zombie Unicorn Face Paint Design

Halloween Zombie Unicorn Face Paint Design

Perfect for Hallowee, this zombie unicorn mashup is super original and teens and adults will line up for this design! See the full tutorial here! 

#14. Dragon Arm Design

Dragon Arm Design

For teenage boys, this dragon arm design is always a hit! It's quick and easy to paint, and best of all, can be modified to fit your client's needs! See the full tutorial here! 

#15. One Eyed Unicorn Face Paint Design

This fun and colorful face paint design is the perfect one for teenage girls! It's got a unicorn, lots of color, and of course, stars! See the full tutorial here!

#16. Ant-Man Face Paint Design

Ant-Man Face Paint Design

For the Marvel fans, we have this amazing Ant-Man face paint design that's great for kids, teens, and adults alike! See the full tutorial here!

#17. Tribal Flames Face Paint Design

This tribal flames arm tattoo face paint design is very popular with teenage boys, and it's actually easy to do as well! See the full tutorial here!

#18. Flaming Skull Face Paint Design

Flaming Skull Face Paint Design

This flaming skull design is great because it can be done on the face, the arms, or even the legs! See the full tutorial here!

#19. Futurama's Bender Face Paint Tutorial

Bender Face Paint Design

Sick of face painting the same designs over and over again? Why not offer your clients something different, like this Bender design? Better yet, learn how to face paint other cartoon characters as well such as Bart Simpson, Family Guy, or whatever teens are into at the time! See the full tutorial here!

#20. Alien Eye Face Paint Design

This space alien face paint design is a great alternative to masks and characters! For the teens that love anything space or alien related, this is the perfect design! See the full tutorial here!

#21. Arm Mandala Face Paint Design

Arm Mandala Face Paint Design

This arm mandala face paint design is great for both boys and girls, as well as adults! See the full tutorial here!

#22. Full Face Mermaid Face Paint Design

Full Face Mermaid Face Paint Design

If you've got the time for this design, this full face mermaid face paint design will appeal to teen girls. See the full tutorial here!

#23. Cute Witch Face Paint Design

Cute Witch Face Paint Design

A great choice for teenager girls, this cute witch face paint design is super fast and easy to do, and will surely impress your clients! See the full tutorial here!

#24. Personalized Graffiti Arm Design

Personalized Graffiti Arm Design

Here we have another personalized design, and this time it's a graffiti design, which is great for both boys and girls alike! See the full tutorial here!

#25. Freehand Glitter Tattoo Design

Freehand glitter tattoos are SUPER impressive, especially for teens! You can make any design you want and then add the glitter on top. The best part? A freehand glitter tattoo will last for a few days, and therefore clients will pay more. See the full tutorial here!

#26. Broken Heart Face Paint Design

Broken Heart Face Paint Design

For the love torn teens, we have this broken heart design that will look great on arms and faces! See the full tutorial here!

#27. Butterfly Mask Face Paint Design

Butterfly Mask Face Paint Design

This adult version of a butterfly mask is perfect for teens, and can also be customized to your client's needs. See the full tutorial here!

#28. Guitar Face Paint Design

Guitar Face Paint Design

For the teen rockers, we have this super cool rockin' guitar face paint design which can go either on the arm, leg, or face! See the full tutorial here!

#29. Musical Rainbow Face Paint Design

Musical Rainbow Face Paint Design

In keeping with our music theme, this musical rainbow design is great for teens and adults. Customize this design with different colors according to your client's needs! See the full tutorial here!

#30. Christmas Ornaments Face Paint Design

If the holidays are near, this Christmas ornament face paint design is a unique and different spin from the usual Christmas trees and snowmen designs! Easy to do, colorful, and great for teens! See the full tutorial here!

30 Face Paint Designs for Adults

Face painting doesn't have to be only for kids and teens - adults can also enjoy some amazing face paint designs! Below, we've compiled 30 of our favorite face paint ideas for adults.

Easy Face Paint Ideas for Adults

#1. Roaring Cheetah Face Paint Design

Roaring Cheetah Face Paint Design

Animals are always a great option for face paint, and pretty much everyone can agree that cheetahs are some of the most gorgeous big cats. See the full tutorial here!

#2. Warrior Woman Face Paint Design

Perfect for adults, this warrior woman face paint design is easy to do and will look great at a Halloween party or a themed party. See the full tutorial here!

#3. Ice Cream Skull Design

Ice Cream Skull Design

If you really want to impress, this ice cream skull design will take the cake! Super colorful and unique, this design will win any prize! See the full tutorial here!

#4. Realistic Dreamcatcher Arm Design

Realistic Dreamcatcher Arm Design

For an arm design, we suggest this amazingly realistic dreamcatcher design that looks just like a tattoo. This design is great because it works for any day, not just Halloween. See the full tutorial here!

#5. Corset Body Paint Design

Make jaws drop at your next costume or Halloween party with this fun and adult body paint design. This super girly corset design is truly unique! See the full tutorial here!

#6. Wonder Woman Belly Body Paint

Belly Body Paint Design

For those that are expecting, this Wonder Woman body paint design is just perfect! See the full tutorial here!

#7. Chiquita Banana Face Paint Design

This super fun and colorful Chiquita Banana face paint design is perfect for an adult party! Easy to replicate and a hit every time! See the full tutorial here!

#8. Feathered Sugar Skull Face Paint Design

Feathered Sugar Skull Face Paint Design

For those that love sugar skulls, this feathered sugar skull face paint design is just right! Full of color and some feather detail, this design can be customized to your liking! See the full tutorial here! 

#9. Neon New Year's Eve Fireworks Face Paint Design

Looking for the perfect New Year's Eve face paint design? This fireworks design is not only easy to do, but it'll also glow in the dark. See the full tutorial here! 

#10. Half Face Zombie Face Paint Design

Half Face Zombie Face Paint Design

Impress everyone at your next Halloween party with this bright and colorful half face zombie face paint design! See the full tutorial here!

#11. Intensive Care Face Paint Design

Intensive Care Face Paint Design

If you really wanna take things up a notch, show up in this intensive care face paint design that will make everyone go "wow!". See the full tutorial here!

#12. Ursula Face Paint Design

Ursula Face Paint Design

If you're a Little Mermaid fan, this Ursula face paint design is perfect for you! Easy to replicate and great at any Halloween party. See the full tutorial here!

#13. Tribal Arm Design

Tribal Arm Design

This tribal arm design is great for both men and women and it's an easy design to do! Bonus: it looks like a tattoo as well! See the full tutorial here!

#14. Maleficent Face Paint Design

Maleficent Face Paint Design

You're never too old to be a Disney fan! This Maleficent face paint design is perfect for adults and also easy to replicate! See the full tutorial here!

#15. Floral Skull Face Paint Design

This beautiful floral skull face paint design is great for anyone who loves flowers and wants something a little less Halloweenish! See the full tutorial here!

#16. Emerald Necklace Body Paint

Emerald Necklace Body Paint

This emerald necklace body paint design is a really unique spin from other designs and will appeal to all adult women! See the full tutorial here!

#17. Coral Flamingo Mask Design

This fun and colorful flamingo mask is great for Halloween and masked parties alike! Customize this design to suit your needs. See the full tutorial here!

#18. Peacock Face Paint Design

Peacock Face Paint Design

In continuing with the bird theme, this colorful peacock design is a fun and easy face paint design you can replicate. See the full tutorial here!

#19. Hibiscus Eye Design

Hibiscus Eye Design

This hibiscus eye design is great for a luau or any summer or spring party! It's also easy to recreate and will appeal to everyone. See the full tutorial here!

#20. Spider Eyes Design

Perfect for Halloween, this spider eye design is a great for a Halloween party, and doesn't require much painting either. See the full tutorial here!

#21. Sparkling Skull Face Paint Design

Sparkling Skull Face Paint Design

This gorgeous sparkling skull face paint design is perfect for a Halloween party or any themed party! See the full tutorial here!

#22. Juicy Fruit Mask Face Paint Design

Juicy Fruit Mask Face Paint Design

If you're looking for something fun, colorful, and simple to paint, this Juicy Fruit mask is the right way to go! See the full tutorial here!

#23. Mistletoe Eye Design

For the holidays, we love this adorable mistletoe eye design! It's festive, easy to do, and will work for any holiday party! See the full tutorial here!

#24. Pop Art Zombie Face Paint Design

Pop Art Zombie Face Paint Design

This is a fun and different take on a zombie! Impress everyone with this colorful pop art zombie face paint design! See the full tutorial here!

#25. Angry Pineapple Face Paint Design

Try something unique this Halloween and replicate this angry pineapple face paint design! See the full tutorial here!

#26. Rainbow Flowers Arm Design

These cute little rainbow flowers are SUPER quick and easy to do, and they're a fun addition to a Hawaiian Halloween costume! See the full tutorial here!

#27. Cyborg Face Paint Design

Cyborg Face Paint Design

This is a great face paint design that works for both men and women! Perfect for a Halloween party or any themed party. See the full tutorial here!

#28. Rainbow Skull Face Paint

Rainbow Skull Face Paint Design

Rainbow skulls are always a great option for face paint designs, and this particular one is no exception! See the full tutorial here!

#29. Half Face Pumpkin Face Paint Design

This half pumpkin face paint design is a fun mashup that's great not only for adults, but teens and kids alike. See the full tutorial here!

#30. Camo Butterfly Face Paint Design

Camo Butterfly Face Paint Design

Love butterflies AND camo? This unique camo butterfly face paint design combines the best of both worlds. See the full tutorial here!

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