How to Face Paint a Christmas Snowglobe

Hello everyone! Winter is coming, so today I'm going to show you how to face paint a snowglobe in this step by step tutorial. It seems very detailed, but it's actually not, and once you follow the steps, you'll see how easy it is!

Take a look to the tutorial, don't forget to tag me on social media if you recreate it, and most importantly, have fun! 

Step 1:

Paint the shape of the snowglobe with white paint and a #2 round brush.  You can use some round object to help you make the shape of the sphere, but don't worry about the lines, they don't have to be perfect! These lines are only a guide. 

Step 2:

Use the Snake rainbow cake from TAG and a small flat brush to paint a Christmas tree in the middle.

Step 3:

With brown paintand a #3 round brush, paint the trunk. Then, with the white paint and the same brush, paint some snow at the bottom of the tree. Smudge the edges with a short blending brush. Then, with the small flat brush and the teal and white colors of the Neon Angel Fish rainbowcake, paint the edges of the sphere. 

Step 4:

Fill the shape of the bottom of the snowglobe with red paint and the small flat brush. Then, with white and teal colors, fill in sphere shape as shown in the picture.

Step 5

Now it's time to add some details. Paint the yellow star with the #2 round brush and yellow paint. Then, paint some silver and red balls on the tree with the same brush. With the short blending brush and the white paint, paint some snow on the leaves of the tree with small touches of the brush, and blur some white around it to simulate snow blizzard. Then, with the #2 round brush, add some snow falling around the tree. 

Now, add some lights and shadows to the Christmas tree balls with the #2 round brush and white and black paint, mixed with the background colors. 

Step 6:

Outline the tree and the balls with the #2 round brush and the black paint and, with white paint and the same brush, paint more snow on the leaves of the tree.

Add more relief to the elements by applying darker shadows with black paint and the short blending brush. Use dark blue to add the shadows on the bottom edges of the sphere.

Use orange and the #2 round brush to add more shadows to the star. With the same brush, paint some hightlights to the silver balls with white. 

Paint the projected shadow of the snowglobe with the #3 round brush and with mixed black and brown paint. 

You can stop painting right here if you want! But if not, these are some additional steps to add the latest details!

Optional Steps:

Use Frozen Queen Rainbow Cake and an angle brush to paint these blue one strokes around the snowglobe. Then, use a snowflakes stenciland paint three of them as shown in the picture with the white paint and a dauber sponge

Now, add some teardrops, sparkles and dots with the #3 round brush and the white paint. 

Products Used:


Snake Rainbow Cake 
Neon Angel Fish Rainbowcake 


Dark blue 

Frozen Queen Rainbow Cake 

Brushes & Tools: 

#2 Round Brush
Small Fllat Brush 

#3 Round Brush
Short Blending Brush
Angle Brush
Snowflakes Stencil
Dauber Sponge

Snowglobe Face Paint Design


Marta Ortega is a makeup artist, face painting instructor, theatre makeup instructor and a profesional face painter located in Seville (Spain). She is the owner of Purpurina (@maquillajespurpurina) as a face painter, and she is also known as Marta O Makeup (@martaomakeup) as a makeup artist. She has won several face painting contests since she started to learn face paint in 2016, and you can almost always find her creating and designing at her studio, and learning new artistic techniques of all kind (photography, draw, fx makeup, and whatever she likes).