The Ultimate Frozen Face Painting Guide

How to Paint a Frozen Ice Princess

Disney®'s version of the Snow Queen: Disney Frozen® was a smash hit in 2013 and now, after a little Frozen Fever, Disney®'s Frozen 2 is coming out this November! Little kids everywhere are going to want to dress up just like their favorite princesses! Once the little blue dresses show up again, there is no better way to add to the magic then to learn how to paint beautiful frozen face paint designs to match!

In this post you will learn how to make magical Ice Princess transformations to delight children who love Anna and Elsa! You can turn any child into a frozen princess or ice queen!! All you will need are some easy to use face paints, a couple of face paint brushes and sponges, and some sparkly bling to make their dreams come true! If you are planning a Frozen themed birthday party or movie viewing party this blog post is perfect for you!

Marcela Bustamante

Thanks to the generosity of face painters around the world, we have some beautiful ice princess face painting pictures to inspire you. Plus we will give you some detailed product suggestions to help you create spectacular frozen cheek art, crowns and full face designs! We only suggest high quality water based face paints that are FDA compliant for cosmetic use, hypoallergenic, vegan and gluten free. These safe face paints are easy to use and easy to wash off. 

Sweet and Simple Frozen Crowns for Beginners and Pros

1 Stroke Ice Princess Crowns

If you haven't attempted a frozen themed crown, these are some simple designs to get you started. These face painting designs are also great if you need to paint a lot of frozen designs in a short amount of time.  Choose a 1 stroke face painting cake with a mix of blues and teals in it for these frozen makeup looks. The cakes can also have silver, white or even  pink or purple to add a little more color to your designs. 

Some people like a 1 stroke rainbow cake with a really dark edge like Fusion Snow Queen or Frozen Queen. The dark edge is nice because you don't need to outline your 1 strokes, which saves a lot of time. Other people prefer a rainbow cake with softer colors and they outline their strokes with their own teardrops and swirls in white or a dark blue. 

1 Strokes (also know as 30 gram rainbow cakes, split cakes, color blocks, Fun Strokes, and Arty Cakes) are small containers of paint that are long and skinny and have multiple colors inside. They are designed to be used with a 1” flat face paint brush, or 3/4" brush if you want to make thinner strokes. We like to use a flat Jest Paint Bolt Brush 1” Stroke to load up a small rainbow cake and paint beautiful crowns!

 These are a few of our top frozen style 1 stroke cakes from a variety of brands. Choose one that call to you! Please remember that Disney Frozen® and Disney® are registered trade marks of Disney Enterprises, Inc. None of the products below are claimed to be official Disney® products, they are just inspired by the icy theme. Want more options? Click here to see even more blue gradient rainbow cakes!

Bolt Brush 1" Stroke Face Painting
Our Favorite Brush for Ice Princess Crowns Bolt 1" Stroke

Frozen Ice Princess Step by Steps

 To create a 1 Stroke crown, brush it on by creating a series of petal like strokes around the forehead and then add details with a round brush, like swirls, twirls, tear drops and icicles, and even snowflakes and flowers. Stencils help a lot too! Here are some 1 stroke ice princess crown ‘step by steps’ and final designs submitted by Jest Paint face painting fans Linnèa Novak and Mai Park.

Frozen Face Paint Step by Step

Frozen Makeup Step By Step Makeup tutorial  Linnea Novak


Frozen Makeup step by step frozen tutorial ice queen by Mai Park 

Large Rainbow Cakes for Ice Princess Face Paint Designs

We have a nice selection of large rainbow cakes at Jest Paint that are perfect for frozen designs. These beautiful gradients can be sponged across the forehead and over the eyes to create an icy base. You can use a slightly damp Splash Face Painting Sponge to rub back and forth against the cake until you see all of the colors loaded nicely on the sponge. Once loaded, just pat the sponge on to the skin tapping back and forth while spreading out the gradient just where you want it.

Here are some frozen princess designs submitted by professional face painters from around the world. You can see that there are pearly rainbow cakes and matte cakes to choose from. 

Frozen Face Paint Ice Queen Frozen Princess makeup

Frozen Princess Ice Painting by Mai Park

 Once you have the base on you can stencil on snowflakes and add details with a round paint brush. Another option is to sponge on a base and then go over it with a 1 stroke crown like Nadine Davidson did below. 

Here are Splash Sponges, a perfect round brush, and some of our favorite rainbow cakes to create this style of frozen princess!