Halloween is in the air and there is no shortage of Halloween makeup tips for children. Getting ready for Halloween means candy, spooky decorations, and (our personal favorite) creative costume hair and makeup! Do you have a scary “Sally” from The Nightmare Before Christmas at your house? A classic vintage Minnie Mouse cutie? Or how about a brave and elegant Rapunzel from Tangled living under your roof? No matter what awesome character your daughter has chosen for this October 31st, Townleygirl has your costume hair and makeup needs covered. But here’s the hard part: how do you get your mini-me to sit still during that all-important Halloween makeover process? These tested and true tips for Halloween makeup application will ensure your little one’s session will be fidget-free.
1. Involve their sense of style
Whether your little one is a budding fashionista or not, moms know that letting their kids give input (and then really listening to it) is a great way to get them on board for whatever project they’re doing. This is an essential tip for Halloween makeup sessions. And sneaky moms also know that tricking their kids a little into thinking something is their idea, can really help both participants get to the treat part of the day faster.
2. Do your styling first
Try doing a little Halloween-y on yourself first, with your daughter watching. Ask for her help! Let her spritz your hairspray. The idea behind this tip for your kid’s Halloween makeup is that she’ll get excited for her turn coming up next and might be more willing to sit still during her costume transformation.
3. Use wet nails to your advantage
As long as your daughter is a bit past the untameably wiggly toddler stage, you can use that awkward wet nails wait-time after a mani-pedi to convince your girl to just chill while her tips dry out, and you work on transforming her look. We love using the new Townleygirl Fun Nail Kit which comes with everything you need for a salon-style kids’ mani-pedi at home, complete with a little nail dryer that actually works! Your daughter will be happy to stay still for the full treatment.
4. Allow a special kind of screen time
We all try to keep our kids’ screen time to a reasonable minimum, but sometimes it’s just the best trick to use. Rather than let your girl zone out to whatever old app or show, keep her excited and engaged in the getting-ready process, by throwing on something that relates to her costume. Is she a Disney princess? Easy. Is she a crazy-haired Troll? You know what to do. Plus, you can watch at the same time, and get ideas.
Both kids and adults alike love dressing up for Halloween. A chance to be someone totally different for just one night? To be a princess or a ghost, and scare or delight your friends? Yes, please! Keep things festive by remembering that dressing up for the occasion is supposed to be fun, and you don’t need to strive for perfection. So, if all else fails, just hand over the reins and let your dear daughter do the whole makeover herself!
What are your top tips for children’s Halloween makeup application? Let us know your tips in the comments!