Happy Day of the Dead! In Mexico, November 1st is a day in which loved ones who have passed away are commemorated. My Mom is from Mexico and I always thought the sugar skulls and figurines were cute and the decorations and festivities were beautiful. I think remembering our loved ones is a wonderful idea and I had so much fun doing the sugar skull makeup above.
I tried twice, and would like to keep trying, jusy because I think the more practice you have, the better the makeup will turn out. I don’t think it would ve socially acceptable if I walk around like this on a daily basis. So instead, I’m practicing more wearable daily looks right now.
This was my first attempt. Honestly, this look is so easy! I know it doesn’t seem like it, and I’m not going to lie, you need at least 45 mins – 1 hr, but thr actual application is very doable. Here’s what I used;
- Wet n Wild’s Halloween Fantasy Makers Painter’s Palette in Mesmerizing Mermaid
- Italia Matte Waterproof Black liquid eyeliner. (Any liquid eyeliner of this type will do).
- Elf artistry palette
I know a lot of bloggers & vloggers have dissed this palette, and it’s not the best I’ve ever tried, but for the price, and for this look and a lot of simple everyday looks, it works.
- Elf’s blush brush, crease brush, eyeshadow brush, and one that came wih their Artistry Palette.
- Wet n Wild’s MegaSlicks Balm Stain in A Stiff Pink (only used in second look; first pic)
- Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Best Red (only used in 1st look; pic below)
- Flower headband by Sidecca
Start by applying foundation and concealer as you normally would. I used Physicians Formula BB cream as a moisturizer, Elf’s Under Eye Concealer and Highlighter, and NYX’s Matte Not Flat foundation. Then, begin pouncing the white grease paint into your skin and apply until you have an allover ghostly shade.
Next, apply concealer on your eyes as primer. I really like the white side of Elf’s Under Eye Concealer and Highlighter for this, as well as to highlight any other white part of your face.
Next, outline your hollow skull eyes witb the eyeliner. Use your eyebrow as a guide and draw a straight line from the inner part of the brow towards the inner corner of the eye. Do the same on the outer part dragging the line out as you normally would with a wing, except connect it to your brow. Next, fill in the entire lid and shape you made with the black face paint. Go over it with a black eyeshadow. I used the shimmery one in the Artistry Palette, but any will do.
Proceed by contouring as you normally would with a creamy contouring makeup or bronzer, except use black, grey, or purple, as shown above by Brianna Fox. Check out her channel! The goal is to provide shading under your cheekbones, around your forehead, and anywhere else you think a skull would be hollow.
Dulce Candy’s makeup, inspired by the character La Muerte in The Book of Life movie, also features purple contouring. Check her out too, if you haven’t already! She’s amazing.
Outline your lips and extend the line of the outer corners to create a sinister smile. You can exaggerate your lips as I did as well, for a more impactful effect. Fill in your lips with the black face paint. You can use a black lipstick if you you have one. I applied the black shimmery eyeshadow on top for a matte effect. Add teeth along the smile by drawing lines. 3-4 will do.
Then, add floral designs for the finishing touch, anywhere you want. Pinterest has so much inspo for this part.
Obviously the ladies whose makeup I showed above, outdid me, but I’m not a make up artist, I just love makeup, dressing up for Halloween, and having fun. You can take your look as far as you want. I did mine for a party and for handing out candy. I also was in a rush on both occasions.
Love you all and hope you had a safe and amazing Halloween! 🎃💀👻🍭
Feliz Dia de loa Muertos! 🌹🌹🌹