Make Up Tips The base or canvas to any serious costume makeup, this Spirit Exclusive1-ounce tube of professionalblack cream is a must-have. From Clown to Vampire this product's range of applications is as limitless as the imagination. Face Painting 101: Begin with a clean face and pin a towel around neck. Apply the base with a sponge. Add the extra color details with a brush or small end of sponge. Outline and emphasize colored areas with crayons or makeup sticks. Complete the look with any accessories or wig.