Combining "White Henna" and White Temptu

White Henna

"White henna" is not henna.
One method of creating 'white henna' uses Temptu
temporary tattoo paint with Becoming Moonlight®
materials and techniques.

Temptu is an FDA-approved resin-based body paint
which becomes waterproof and durable when brushed
with mica gilding powder or talcum powder. For
'white henna' work, use a gilding powder made of mica,
because the 'white henna' pastes will become gummy with
talcum powder.

Temptu and other materials

Temptu is resin-based waterproof body paint. It is
absolutely safe for use on skin, and lasts from three days
to one week. Apply Temptu with a brush as you would
apply body paint.

This group of materials can be used to create 'white henna'.
They are is formulated to work together and extend the
range of colors and applications available to henna artists.

Materials include:

  • Temptu Temporary Tattoo Paint
  • Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste
  • Becoming Moonlight® Gems
  • Mehron Precious Gems Powder
  • Brushes


Temptu tends to separate, with the pigment settling at
the bottom of the bottle, so shake the bottle vigorously
each time before you pour out a few drops.

drops of Temptu

Put a few drops of Temptu temporary tattoo paint on a
plate. Apply Temptu with a brush. Allow the drops to
dry for a moment, to make the paint thicker. If your
brush becomes sticky, clean it with isopropyl alcohol.

apply Temptu to create 'white henna'

Apply Temptu on clean, dry skin with a brush.

Temtpu will last longer on areas of skin that are not oily,
sweaty, or which bend (joints). Temptu will last longer
where clothing and work does not rub it away.

painting white Temptu on skin

Temptu temporary tattoo paint dries in a few minutes
but remains slightly sticky. Clean your brushes with
isopropyl alcohol.

add gilding powder to Temptu to create 'white henna'

When you have finished painting the Temptu on the skin,
brush Becoming Moonlight® pearl gilding powder over
the white Temptu.

powder the Temptu

Brush gilding powder over all of the painted design to
seal the Temptu and make it durable and waterproof.

brush away excess powder

When you have applied gilding powder to all of the
Temptu painting, brush way the excess. If the gilding
powder clings to the skin and is difficult to brush away,
you can rinse away the excess powder with water.

add a gem to Temptu

Would you like to put gems in your pattern? Flatback
rhinestones can be applied to the surface of the skin with
Pros-Aide or Becoming Moonlight® 'white henna' adhesive.

Apply dots of 'white henna' paste to the skin in the places
where you would like to apply a gem.

add the gems to Temptu white henna

Press a birthday candle onto the domed top of a rhinestone, then pick up the rhinestone with the candle. Place the gem on the spot of 'white henna' gilding paste.

White Henna

You may swim or shower with Temptu on your skin.
If skin becomes oily or sweaty, Temptu will come off the skin.

Do not apply lotion or oil on skin painted with Temptu until you want to remove the Temptu.