Horizon Forbidden West: How to Use Face Paint

Aloy sans face paint, clearly.
Aloy sans face paint, clearly. / Image courtesy of Guerrilla Games/Screenshot: Alexandra Hobbs

Want to give Aloy a new look? Here's how to use face paint in Horizon Forbidden West.

Horizon Forbidden West features a wide range of upgradable outfits for Aloy to adorn herself with, each with their own perks and effectiveness out in the wilds. But, the customization doesn't halt there, with face paints available in order to ensure your Aloy is presented as the fearless huntress she is.

Face paints in Horizon Forbidden West are unlockable cosmetics, often given to Aloy once she completes certain side quests. Face paints are also dished out pretty early on though without much guidance on how to wear them.

Fortunately, we've broken down exactly what you need to do in order to use your collected face paints.

Horizon Forbidden West: How to Use Face Paint

To use the face paints that you've collected over the course of the game, you'll need to locate a Painter merchant. Like most merchants, they can be found in settlements, but only in some very specific ones.

Painters can be found in the three major Tenakth settlements:

  • Scalding Spear
  • The Bulwark
  • Thornmarsh

Speaking to a Painter will open up the option of applying face paints to Aloy for the low price of 10 Metal Shards.

Alternatively, face paints can also be applied in the game's Photo Mode. If you just want to use face paints just to add some flair to your game photography, then this method requires little-to-no effort. But, if you want to wear them during actual gameplay, you'll need to visit a Painter.