Skull Makeup Tips and Tutorials. The designs are actually simple, it's the makeup itself that will mean success or mess. Choose a good foundation with solid reviews on pro sites. Beware of cheap greasepaint from Halloween stores. If you choose the wrong white base it will either crack or go patchy - and the brushes/applicators used, and lastly, choosing the right stuff for the spiderweb/teeth lines. A grease pencil will smear and bleed and liquid eyeliner will crack.