Looking for a glam and spooky look for Halloween? Get ready to Face Your Fierce as makeup maven Sylvina Lopez teaches you how to do a simple and fabulous Sugar Skull (Dia de los Muertos) Makeup look.
A short history lesson on this look
“With roots in ancient Aztec rituals, Dia de los Muertos starts on the first of November (corresponding with All Saints Day, when the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead is believed to be thinnest). But the holiday has nothing to do with scares or hauntings—it’s a joyful statement of death acceptance and a moment to honor loved ones who have died.
A calaca is a skeleton, a calavera is a skull, and a calavera de azucar is a sugar skull (which is a frosted, skull-shaped treat made from sugar paste and decorated with colorful patterns). The most popular calavera of all is “La Calavera Catrina,” a high-society skeleton lady dressed in a fancy floral hat, from a 1910 etching by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada. The print was meant as political satire, showing that the tailored European clothes and snooty attitudes favored by upper-class indigenous Mexicans at the time didn’t matter—we’re all equal in death. She has become the most iconic symbol of Dia de los Muertos. (Odds are you’re not doing sugar skull makeup; you’re actually painting your face like a Catrina.)” – Source
Watch the full tutorial here!
-Add pops of color for a more festive feel.
-Contact lenses really transform the look.
– Set cream products with powder or eyeshadow for more pigment and lasting power.
-Use the white cream makeup to refine details and fix any mistakes.
Conceal and Contour:
Sugar Skull Side
Kryolan Clown White Cream Makeup set with Ben Nye Super White Powder
Vanilla Eyes Anime Contact Lens
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