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This year our Halloween plans were up in the air. The weatherman forecasted rain the entire week leading up to Halloween. The Friday before and all day Saturday it was rain, rain and more rain. Flashflood warnings were in affect and people were asked not to be on the roads due to high water. Our kids were heartbroken. They wanted to go trick or treating and help pass out candy. Sorry kids, mother nature said “Nope, not going to happen.”
With evening time rolling around the kids were disappointed not to be able to wear their costumes or their make-up. After seeing their little disappointed faces, I decided, why not!! Just because we wouldn’t be trick or treating doesn’t mean they can’t still dress up.
The kids didn’t want to wear their full costumes though, they just wanted their make-up done. Hey, I could live with that. So we proceeded to put on their faces!
Since their Halloween costumes were going to be Jack & Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas, I searched the internet for pictures to do their make-up. This is the picture I used to duplicate the make-up for the kids.
Luckily I still had my tackle boxes full of stage make-up from when my older kids use to participate in community theater productions. I used fine tip paint brushes and make-up sponges to apply the make-up.
I started with Bubba first. His make-up was easier to do since it was only two colors – White & Black. However, as you can tell I didn’t do the nose exactly like Jack. Bubba was too fidgety to allow me to do the make-up the way it is in the example photo. This is as close as I could get to being pretty exact.
Next, I started working on Bell’s make-up. I used the Snazaroo make-up kit to apply her make-up. Luckily this kit had all the colors I needed to transform her into Sally.
I used the light blue for her overall face color. I then used the purple for her eyelids and under her eyes. Next I used the hot pink for her lips and finished with the Ben Nye in Black for her stitches.
I had planned to use white and red hair spray to color their hair but I didn’t want to use it if we were just hanging out at home watching Hocus Pocus and the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Besides, I really didn’t want to take a chance that they would fall asleep before we could wash it out of their hair.
The make-up lasted a few hours and removal was easy with the Ben Nye Make-up remover. All in all, our Halloween turned out pretty good even if we didn’t get to go trick or treating.
Hope you all enjoyed this mini Halloween Make-up tutorial. Doing make-up doesn’t have to be perfect as long as the kids love it!