Holiday Planning & Ideas Halloween Halloween Projects & Crafts Adult Halloween Costumes Mummy Makeup How-To The perfect addition to your mummy costume? This ancient skin crafted from ingredients found in your kitchen. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on June 15, 2020 Share Tweet Pin Email A simple way to add that something extra to your mummy Halloween costume is by creating ancient skin. Our easy DIY uses ingredients from your kitchen. A day ahead, dip paper towels in cold coffee; without wringing, let them air-dry. When you're ready to apply the makeup, mix paste: two tablespoons of flour and one tablespoon plus one teaspoon of corn syrup. Then tint with brown cream makeup. You may need to mix more as you work—but the final look is worth the effort. What You'll Need Materials Paper towels Cold coffee Flour Corn syrup Brown and black cream makeup Wooden spatula Makeup brushes No-color powder Cheesecloth Spirit gum Paintbrush Earth-toned powder Instructions A day ahead, dip paper towels in cold coffee; without wringing, let air-dry. When ready to apply makeup, mix a paste made from two tablespoons flour and one tablespoon plus one teaspoon corn syrup; tint with brown cream makeup. You may need to mix more as you work. Use wooden spatula to spread paste thickly on small area of face. Tear a piece of paper towel and press over paste, tapping and wrinkling the paper. Cover entire face, including ears and eyebrows, overlapping as necessary. Paint brown and black cream makeup around eyes, and on lips and all exposed areas. Dab makeup on bandages as well, accenting wrinkles and shading hollows of eyes and cheeks; blend. Set with powder. Wrap head and neck with cheesecloth strips. Glue loose ends to face with spirit gum. Using a paintbrush, pat bandages with brown cream makeup for an aged look. Apply earth-toned powder to lend a dusty appearance.