Happy Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos!
Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout
and around the world to celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed on
and it is in connection with the Catholic holidays All Saints' Day which is Nov
Since a lot of people dress up and do their makeup like sugar skulls I thought it would be fun to show some of my favorite Day of the Dead/sugar skull makeup looks and also give those of you who what to try it at home a little tutorial.
Step 1: apply white or grey cake makeup (you also don’t have to do this and can leave your face as is, it just give it more of the look/effect if you do).
Step 2: either apply a cream eye shadow or you can use a face paint in any color you like in and around the whole eye socket area.
Step 3: you can then set your makeup in your eye socket area with a powder eye shadow or shimmer shadow, you can also leave it as is, just be careful not to touch that area too much.
Step 4: outline your eye sockets with either eyeliner or face paint with dots or any other design you like. Also feel free to do any other designs on your face with the eyeliner/face paint, you could even glue on rhinestones, sparkles or sequins. You can dust yourself with a translucent powder to make sure you don’t sweat off the makeup and so it stays in place. I would also suggest lining your eyes with a black eyeliner to make them pop.
Step 5: have fun and try a couple of different looks, there are really no rules. Also don’t forget to throw some flowers in your hair.
You can buy any or these supplies at MAC, Sephora or your local Halloween costume store.