Halloween: Sugar Skull makeup
Dia de los Muertos –The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that celebrates death and welcomes all the departed spirits home. Starting at midnight of October 31st, it goes on till November 2nd. One of the most important symbols of the Dia de los Muertos are the calaveras (“skulls” in English). From the sugar skulls to jewelry, amusing and colorful skulls are used to adorn the altars for the dead that are set up during this holiday. The sugar skull has become an inspiration for artists all over the world and people started to wear an inspired makeup for Halloween. It is spooky but also beautiful and elaborated. This is my makeup proposal for you today :) It's not very difficult to do this kind of makeup (it takes around 30 minutes). Instead, it will be a lot of fun and everybody will be jealous of your artistic skills.
- Apply a makeup base: moisturizer, primer, foundation, concealer, powder. I used a foundation slightly lighter than my skin tone for a more dramatic look, but this is optional. You can use your usual foundation.
- With a nude/white eye or lips pencil draw circles around your eyes.
- Fill the circles with red eye shadow or makeup watercolor.
- With a detail brush create flower petals along the edges of the eye sockets and fill them in with black color. I used watercolors from Atelier Paris, but you can also use an eye/lips pencil.
- Draw a white little point in the middle of every petal. Ideally would be to draw a little white circle..but is to difficult :)) Any white geometric shape works perfectly fine.
- With a black pencil/watercolor draw the point of your nose.
- Apply black color on your lips and draw a line from the lips all the way along the cheeks. Create the stitches effect.
- Apply glitter everywhere you want :)). I'm a big fan of anything that's shiny. I applied it on my lips and over the red color from the eyes.
- Let your imagination run free and draw flowers on your face.
- In the end add some mascara and you are good to go.
If you don't have makeup watercolors and you don't plan to invest in buying some (one color is around 10 euros), buy an inexpensive palette of watercolors for body drawings. You can find it in party items stores/ art&hobby/ art supplies / craft for kids stores.
If you are not a red lover, you can opt for black ;)
Hope you like it! Hugs and kisses!