♥ 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 makeup look last year, but I used blue colors and I think this one came out a LOT better given that I actually had proper Halloween makeup this time. I’m really happy with how it came out 🙂 I tried to keep it fairly simple while also making it my own as I’ve seen SO many sugar skull makeup looks out there that either A. all look the same or B. are really difficult to achieve if you’re not a makeup artist. Which I’m not. I just enjoy doing makeup for fun and creating unique makeup looks that I think you guys might like. I have a great time creating them so I hope you do enjoy them!
How to Get the Look:
Anyhow, to get this look, I used a few different products. I actually purchased some MAC Pro Acrylic Paint Pots from Ebay because as far as I could see, 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. That being said, 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 as 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, avoiding the inner eye cavity as I knew that would all be black. I then used an angled eyeliner brush with the MAC Acrylic Paint in Black to do the spiderweb on my forehead, create guidelines for where to fill in my eyes with black, 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 I can make 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.
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.
Some Ideas for What to Wear with This Makeup Look:
- Black Dress + Tights + Combat Boots
- Pink Shirt + Black Skirt
- Pink Shirt + Black Shorts + 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, but I personally think sugar skull and skeleton makeup looks have a bit of edge to them which I find looks best with boots of any kind, 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?
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