November 1st is Día de Los Muertos or the Day Of The Dead. This traditional holiday from Mexico is celebrated to honor lost loved ones and ancestors. Here is a Day of the Dead calaveras make-up tutorial to replicate the beautiful Mexican sugar skulls.
Here’s what you’ll need:
• Assorted colors of Halloween crème makeup
• Face paint (black and white)
• Face powder (white)
• Eyeshadow (matte black)
• Liquid eyeliner (black, plus any other color your heart desires)
• Assorted brushes/sponges
• Makeup wipes (lots of them)
• Rubbing alcohol (optional: I only used the rubbing alcohol to make the makeup thinner)
Say hello to my gorgeous friend Olivia who agreed to let me cover her face with makeup, and photograph the process.
Step 1: Apply white face paint with a sponge, covering the whole face. For more coverage, add another coat with a white powder.
Step 2: Draw two large circles around the eyes and over the tops of the brows. Outline with a black crème makeup or eyeliner, then fill in with black face paint. I also used a matte black eyeshadow in some areas.
Step 9: To finish up the look, touch up your make-up, add a flower crown, and voilà!
For more inspo, check out some more sugar-skull makeup designs!
Huge thank you to Olivia for being such a gracious model and Bella for snapping these photos!