Introduction: War Paint Ideas

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Indian war paint has been around for a long time, dating back to the native American tribes. In this tutorial, I am planning to demonstrate how to do 5 easy tribal face paint designs that you can use for your next Native American inspired costume!

Step 1: Solange Knowles' Fish Tail Eye

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For my first design, I have decided to go for something simple, yet sophisticated. In comes Beyonce's younger sister, Solange Knowles and her tribal-inspired fish tail eye design!

Watch the video here or on YouTube using this link:

Step 2: Mel Gibson Braveheart

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For my next design, I wanted to travel back to 1995, where the movie "Braveheart" stars the iconic Mel Gibson who played the role of 13th century Scottish warrior William Wallace!

You can watch the video here or use the following link to watch on YouTube:

Step 3: Khloe Kardashian

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For the third design, it's a little bit more simple, but has a sophisticated feel to it, in terms of color. This is a breezy take on Khloe Kardashian's GNO styled war paint!

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Step 4: Alicia Keys

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The fourth design was actually inspired by Alicia Keys' husband Swizz Beatz who painted her up while in South Africa.

You can see the video here and also on YouTube with this link:

Step 5: Adam Ant

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The last design dedicates itself to a true New Romantic classic: Adam Ant and the Ants.

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Now, decide which War Paint you like to do on your face for your next Native American costume!


Blowgun master (author)2016-02-04

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