By Iam Jaebi

White makeup has been used as a face paint for centuries, including by Japanese Geisha since the 1700s. It's also useful for dressing up as a vampire, clown, zombie or ghost. Rather than go out and buy costume makeup with questionable ingredients, make your own using flour and other food-based ingredients that are likely already in your kitchen. The same white makeup made from flour is also an ideal base for making other colors of face paint.

Flour is a key ingredient in formulating non-toxic makeup.

Step 1

Dump all of the flour into the bowl, followed by all of the cornstarch. Blend the flour and cornstarch with the spoon.

Step 2

Drop the white shortening into the bowl and mix until all ingredients become a stiff cream.

Step 3

Continue mixing the cream while you add the drops of glycerin. Mix until all ingredients are well blended. This makes the cream smooth and greasy.