Day of the Dead Makeup Tutorial

One of the most popular makeup looks in the whole world is the Sugar Skull, the traditional makeup to the Day of the Dead. We have prepared a really diamond sugar skull look for you. This is not classic, but very easy and impressive way to intersperse this makeup. All you need is to follow this step-by-step tutorial.

Step 1

First, apply a moisturizer on the face to help prepare the skin. We used Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, Face & Body Moisturizer.

To begin, prepare the skin with a moisturizer.  We used Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, Face & Body Moisturizer.

Step 2

Next, you want to apply foundation, avoiding the area around your eyes. It’s best to use a foundation lighter than your natural skin tone so that you get the pale skull effect. Set the foundation with a powder or a white eye shadow. 

We used BECCA Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation. Another foundation that we like is L'Oreal Paris Makeup True Match Super-Blendable Liquid Foundation, they have a wider range of shades available and the affordability is a plus. 

Then, apply a lightest foundation you have over the face, to make the skin look pale, not absolutely white. We used BECCA. Avoid the area around eyes.  Set in the foundation with powder or white eyeshadow.

Step 3

Once the foundation is set, draw circles around your eyes with an eyeliner pencil. This will be a guideline to create the deepened eye skull effect. We drew the circles from a little above the eyebrow to the top of the cheekbone. Don’t worry about drawing the perfect shape, you can blend it in later. 

The next step you should do is to draw circles around eyes. You can use pencil because it is easy to remove in case of mistake. The idea is to outline the whole area of eyes which you want to emphasize. Don’t worry about making a perfect shape. You can blend it in the later steps.

Step 4

Now it’s time to prime your eyes with a base cream or eyeshadow. This will help the color stick better to the eyelids. After applying the primer, the eyeshadow fun begins! We recommend using three different shades (light, medium, dark) of one color. We used INGLOT Freedom System Rainbow Eyeshadow. First, take the lightest shade and apply from the inner corner to the outer area of the eye. Second, take the medium shade and apply, blending it in from outside of the lightest shade. Lastly, fill in the existing area with the darkest shade, blending it in from the outside of the medium shade. 

After step 3, it is better to prime your eyes with a base or cream eyeshadow to let the next colour stick to eyelids better. Then, you need only choose the colour of your makeup and take three shades of it (light, medium, dark) We use INGLOT Freedom System Rainbow Three Color Eye Shadow. Apply the eyeshadow from the inner corner (the lightest shade) to the outer (medium). Fill in the last area of circles with the darkest colour.

Step 5