Pink Sugar Skull Makeup Look: Perfect for Halloween and Day of the Dead!

Last Modified: September 26, 2017 at 5:26 pm by Tianna | Leave a comment


♥ Sugar Skull Makeup Look: Perfect for Halloween or Dia de Los Muertos ♥

I’m so excited to share this year’s sugar skull makeup look with you all today!

I did a sugar skull look last year, but I used blue colors. I think this one came out a LOT better this time. I’m really happy with how it came out. SO many sugar skull makeup looks are out there that either look the same or are really difficult to achieve. I’m not a makeup artist. I just enjoy doing makeup for fun.


How to Get the Look:

To get this look, I purchased some MAC Pro Acrylic Paint Pots from Ebay. That’s the only place you can still purchase them. They were created a year or two ago as a part of a MAC collaboration with the amazing Rick Baker. I actually discovered that Make Up Forever carries a line of products that are quite similar to these and nearly half the price (see those products at the bottom of this post!). My loss is your gain; I made the discovery after I’d already purchased the MAC ones.

The products I used were the MAC Acrylic Paint in White all over my face, but avoiding the eye cavities. Using an angled eyeliner brush with the MAC Acrylic Paint in Black to do the spiderweb on my forehead, I created guidelines for where to fill in my eyes with black. I also created designs across my cheeks, filled in the lower part of my nose, and then I did the skull teeth across my mouth and up my cheekbones.

One recommendation for the teeth and other detail work is to use a SUPER fine liner brush. I used an angled eyeliner brush which worked okay, but I think the result would have been even better had I used a finer brush. Real Techniques carries a pointed silicone liner brush that I think would be great for detailed work and it’s only $5 at Ulta so I might look into picking that up for future looks.


For the Flower Details:

Continuing on, I did simple flower details around my eyes using OCC Lip Tar in Memento and I also used the same color to do a pretty rose on my chin and add accent to my cheek designs. And that’s it!

I tried to keep this look simple enough that other people could do it, too, if they wanted to recreate it for themselves this Halloween or Dia de Los Muertos. I think this look is really fun and simple and I love that the colors are kind of unexpected. A lot of sugar skull makeup looks that I’ve seen are usually done with purple, all black and white, blues, and even reds, but I haven’t seen light pink done all that much so I thought it would be cool to do.

I paired this look with black leggings that have a rose pattern embossed into them and this fun pink and white striped polo t-shirt, but you could wear anything.


What to Wear with this Makeup Look:

  • Black Dress + Tights + Combat Boots
  • Pink Shirt + Black Skirt
  • Black Shorts + Pink Top + Pink/Purple/Fishnet Tights
  • Black Jumpsuit or Romper
  • Striped Top (any color) + Black or Dark Jeans

You could pair the costume with any kind of shoe. I personally think sugar skull and skeleton makeup looks have a bit of edge to them which looks best with boots, especially mid-calf combat boots.

Stay Tuned on My Instagram @StorybookBeauty if you want to see more sugar skull makeup looks and other fun Halloween makeup looks!

What Are Your Favorite Colors for Sugar Skull Makeup Looks?

♥ Tianna

Get this Sugar Skull Makeup Look With These Products:


*affiliate links in post; not all links are affiliate.

Share Button
Opt In Image
Gain Access to Exclusive Content!

What up green beauty rebels!

Are you new to green beauty and sustainable living? Tired of living a life of conformity? Want access to my FREE green resource library filled with TONS of helpful content including a massive list of my favorite, most effective green beauty brands and shops, non-toxic Halloween ideas, and more? 

Get FREE lifetime access to my Green Resource Library, exclusive monthly newsletters, access to sales and coupon codes, early access to giveaways, and weekly roundups so you never miss a post again! 

20 thoughts on “Pink Sugar Skull Makeup Look: Perfect for Halloween and Day of the Dead!

  1. October 8, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    Love this look, I’m considering playing with some sugar skull ideas this weekend, although I’m also toying with one other idea if I can figure out how to do it!

    1. October 8, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      thank you! Oh cool – they are really fun to experiment with! I really enjoy trying different colors and things. Excited to see more Halloween makeup looks from you 🙂

  2. Pingback: Shop My Closet & Links à la Mode - À LA MODEST :: Conservative Indie Fashion Style Blogger
  3. Pingback: Links à la Mode: WHAT PIXIES WEAR x IFB
  4. Pingback: 6 Super Cute and Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas | Storybook Apothecary
  5. Pingback: Most Popular Halloween Costumes 2015 | Storybook Apothecary
  6. October 23, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    You did an amazing job with the skull makeup! I have never tried really elaborate makeup for Halloween, but this would make for a fabulous costume!


    1. October 28, 2016 at 8:06 AM

      thanks so much Katie! It takes so long to do sugar skull or skeleton makeup, but the effect is really cool and it kind of eliminates the need for an elaborate costume which saves you money 🙂 hope you try one of the makeup looks this year! have a great Halloween 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge