Halloween How-To: Dia De Los Muertos Makeup to Die For

By  October 31, 2013

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Halloween is finally here, and many are putting the last touches on their costumes. While some lean towards fashion to make their spooky statement, the holiday also provides a chance for makeup mavens to strut their stuff. We’re providing step-by-step instructions on to create one of the most coveted looks: the sugar skull. It is normally associated with Día de los Muertos (celebrated through All Saints Day, Nov. 1st, and toasts those who’ve passed on.) Since it uses vibrant colors, it is sure to be liked and shared for months to come:

On a palette, mix Inglot’s Cream Concealer 37 with 2 to 3 drops of Duraline (to liquefy) and apply to the entire face and neck. Set with the brand’s Mattifying Powder 31 to prevent creasing. Next, mix Body Pigment 126 with Duraline and draw a solid heart in the middle of the forehead and an inverted on the chin with the 23T brush. Feel free to mix assorted pigments with Duraline for the circle décor and swirls on the face, keeping symmetry when adding the smaller details. Then outline the hearts and circles with the AMC Eyeliner Gel 77 with the 23T brush, and draw a triangle on the nose area.

For the eye, draw a large circle around each eye with the liner and fill in with the 63 Eye Shadow, using the 16PP brush. Mix Pure Pigment 70 with Duraline to draw the semicircle pattern around the eye, and outline the eye décor with the eyeliner gel.

Fill in the lip with the AMC Matte Lip Pencil 20 before outlining them with the Kohl Pencil 01, using the AMC Matte Lip Pencil 21 to blend out the black line towards the center of the lips. Use the eyeliner gel to draw a line from the outer corners of the lips to elongate the smile. Finally, breathe a little life into your skull with a swipe of the Blush 48 using the 15BJF brush to complete the look.