How to Use and Erase Face Paint | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

ACNH - How to Use and Erase Face Paint

This is a guide using face paint in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This guide will cover both how to use face paint and how to erase face paint, as well as an introduction to custom designs. Read on to learn more.

How to Use Face Paint

Wear Face Paint from the Custom Designs App

Face Paint

1 Press ZL to open your Nook Phone.
2 Select the Custom Designs App.
3 Select the design you'd like to use and apply as Face Paint.

You can choose face paint from the Custom Designs app, available on your NookPhone.

Top Custom Designs

Custom Desings can be shared with other users around the world. Check out our top designs for Face Paint created by fellow players. You can submit yours too!
Top Custom Design Patterns for Face Paint

Wear Face Paint by Using the Mirror

Face Paint 2

1 Use a mirror or vanity, and choose to change up your look.
2 Select the Custom Designs tab on the rightmost part.
3 Select the design you'd like to wear.

Face Paint can also be selected when changing your hair and face by using the “Change it Up” function at home. It is found on the the rightmost option on the tabs, which you can cycle through using the L and R buttons.

How to Change Your Face and Hair

Face Paint is Applied on the Forehead and Cheeks

Top Face Paint Canvas
Preview - Top.png Preview - Face Paint.png Preview - Canvas.png

Unlike most custom designs that wrap around the item, designs worn as face paint will only cover the forehead and cheeks.

With this, you can create facial features like eyebrows, moles, and more! To learn about creating custom designs, check out our guide!
How to Create Custom Designs & Use the Custom Design Pro Editor

How to Erase Face Paint

Erase by Selecting It from the Clothing Tab in Your Pockets

Erase 1

1 Press X to open your pocket/inventory.
2 Select the clothing tab (beside your Bells).
3 Select the custom design to remove it.

You can erase face paint by simply opening up your pockets and finding the clothing tab. From there, select the face paint, and choose to erase it. This can be done anywhere where you can open up your inventory!

Can Also be Done by Choosing to “Change it Up”

Erase 2

You can also erase face paint by going to a mirror/dresser, and using the “change it up” function. If you were planning on changing up some other features of your character, such as hair and face, use this method to take care of several physical appearance changes in one go!

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