Day of the Dead Makeup Tutorial

Get a sugar skull look

Create a scary (and fun) Day of the Dead or Sugar Skull look that’s the living end. Read below for great makeup tips guaranteed to make you the hit of any Halloween fright night.

Woman with eyes outlined in black

Step 1:

Start by pulling your hair away from your face —then draw two ovals around your eyes with black makeup.

Woman with black eye makeup

Step 2: 

Color in the ovals with black cream makeup. Cover your eyelids and bottom of your eyes.

Woman with black eye make up and white face paint

Step 3: 

Take the white cream makeup and cover your face including your lips.

Woman with black eye make up outlined in blue cream and white face paint

Step 4: 

Outline the black over the eyes with the blue cream makeup and make black lines every .25 inch.

Woman with black eye make up outlined in blue cream and white face paint with an upside-down red heart

Step 5: 

In the middle of your forehead, draw an upside-down red heart and outline it in black.

Woman with black eye makeup outlined in blue and a black flame in the middle of the nose

Step 6: 

With the black makeup, draw a black flame in the middle of your nose.

Woman with black eye makeup outlined in blue and black lines on her lips

Step 7: 

Use the black makeup to draw lines over your lips vertically. Then continue the lines horizontally on each side of your mouth, adding vertical lines to those.

Woman with black eye makeup outlined in blue and black lines on her lips and black design on her chin

Step 8: 

Draw two S’s following the shape of your chin. In between the S’s add a red teardrop rhinestone. On the red heart on the forehead, add the other teardrop rhinestone. Add the clear round rhinestones to the blue part of your eyes.

Woman with sugar skull makeup and flower crown

Step 9: 

Add earrings and a floral bouquet to your headpiece for the final touch in your spooky transformation.

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