Coming up with a great Halloween makeup idea certainly does not have to be hard, but you really want to have fun with it, and that is the most important thing of all. You want your kids to be involved and you want them to turn out looking the way they want, so make sure that you take their opinions into stride.

There are a few steps that you are going to want to take to make sure that this is not something that just turns into a big mess, and to have your Halloween makeup idea turn out just right.

Choose the Costume

So the first step, before you even come up with any Halloween makeup idea at all, will be for you to choose the proper costume. Talk to your child and figure out exactly what it is that they want to be. Only when they have decided on a costume are you going to be able to get started on the Halloween makeup idea.

Buy the Makeup

Now you can go out and buy the makeup. Make sure that you buy makeup that is specifically for kids, so it will not hurt if they happen to get a bit in their eye or mouth and so it will be easily washable afterwards and you will not be left to scrub their face for hours on end to get the makeup off.

You can find this sort of makeup at almost any Halloween supplies store and kids Halloween makeup is always readily available so you will never have to worry about that.

Sketch it Out

Now to make sure that your Halloween makeup idea comes out just right you are going to want to start off by sketching the design out. Use a light colored eyeliner or other makeup utensil to sketch on the child`s face, so that you can get a better idea of what sort of design you are going to go with before you actually start painting on their face.

Make sure that you have a lot of different colors readily available, and if you need to make scars or warts on their face, you are going to need to have the ingredients for this on hand. This is definitely going to be a messy job so at least if you have everything on hand near where you are working, it will not turn out to be a disaster.