This Makeup Tutorial Completes Your Day of the Dead Costume

Bring your costume to life!

Expect all eyes on you as you strut into the party as a Day of the Dead calavera. Scroll down for our makeup tutorial, and get inspired to create a sugar skull design as unique as you.



  • Day of the Dead makeup kit, or
  • White and black makeup crayons
  • White makeup
  • Black makeup

1) Step One

Clean skin. Use a white makeup crayon or white eyeliner to draw circles around eyes and a jagged tip for the nose.

2) Step Two

Smooth white makeup outside of these lines using a makeup sponge.

3) Step Three

Use black makeup on a brush or a black makeup crayon to color in the circles and tip of nose.

4) Step Four

Use stencils or freehand details for your sugar skull using black makeup or a makeup crayon. Get creative, and don’t forget your mustache!

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