Celebrate Día de los Muertos With This Sugar Skull Look

One of the first things I truly appreciate about this tutorial by Jessica Quila is the fact that she explains the cultural significance of Día de los Muertos and what both the holiday and the face painting mean in Mexico and to those who celebrate. She really honors that tradition with that look, while also putting her own colorful spin on it that is sure to leave jaws on the floor.

After moisturizing and priming, she uses a Colourpop Creme Gel Liner in white to line out the circles around her eyes that will serve as the boundaries for the makeup. She follows around the curve of her own bones to make the circles look accurate to a skull, and then goes over them again with some MAC gel liner in Blacktrack using a flat foundation brush. Then she packs some black matte Morphe shadow over the black, before taking a Colourpop shadow in a purple shade (#143) and starts adding color into the mix.  She stresses the importance of blending the colors to give a good gradient effect before using a metallic purple from the Huda Beauty Gemstones Obsessions palette on the eyelid and blending it outward through the whole eye area. Then a metallic pink shade from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Novena palette goes on the lid for a really amazing pop of brightness. She then blends everything well and cleans up the edges before doing her lashes and moving on to the face.

She attempted to use a white face paint but didn’t like the look, so instead used a super light foundation from Colourpop’s No Filter line. She blends it all across her face with a beauty blender, and then uses a flat sided brush to get it cleanly along the lines of her eye makeup. Some Kat Von D setting powder keeps it all in place, and then she starts on some of the detail. Using a Marc Jacobs pencil she sketches out her nose lines and then fills it in with the gel liner. She uses the white liner pen again to sketch out the lines of the mouth, and then goes over it with the black gel liner and a detail brush to solidify it. The same black liner is used to make the teeth, and then she takes the matte purple shadow from the eyes and places it on her lips as an accent. She then takes the matte black color to shade around the mouth lines, and then blends more purple into it too. More black and purple is used to contour around the face, and this look is really coming together. She goes over her lips with Anastasia Beverly Hills loose glitter and then going back over the teeth lines with more black liner.

She ends things off with the final accents by taking some craft store rhinestones and lash glue, and stoning around her eyes and on her chin to really make this look become something amazing and special!






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Setting Powder – Kat Von D Lock It Setting Powder
Eyeshadows – Colourpop’s Individual Eyeshadow in #143 | Huda Beauty Gemstones Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette | Morphe Copper Spice Palette
Foundation – Colourpop’s No Filter Foundation #05
Highlight – Morphe High Impact Highlighter in Spark
Eyeliner – Mac Cosmetics’ Blacktrack Gel Liner | Colourpop Creme Gel Liner in Exit
Mascara – L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
Lashes – Ardell Double Up Wispies
Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Glitter in Party
Rhinestones are from Michael’s


Track: Julius Dreisig & Zeus X Crona – Invisible [NCS Release]
Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
Watch: https://youtu.be/QglaLzo_aPk
Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/InvisibleYO

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