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Sugar Skull Makeup

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I absolutely love sugar skulls and this year for halloween I decided to make my face into one. Easy tutorial on how to make sugar skull makeup!
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Tools:
*Black liquid and pencil eyeliner
*Eyeshadow brush/blush brush
*Black and white eyeshadow
*White halloween makeup or white shimmer powder
*Mascara (black or brown)
*Bright eyeshadow (any color will do, I used gold and teal)
*Large stand mirror

Step 2: Face Prep

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Once your face is completely cleared of makeup, take a sponge or makeup brush and lightly cover your entire face with the white face paint or shimmer powder. Make sure your entire face is completely white (including eyelids and lips), this will give you a good skull effect. If you'd like, you can also cover your neck with the paint, it's up to you. I just did my face. Now, with a small blush brush and black eyeshadow, brush the upper portion of each side of your cheekbones (as if you are putting on regular blush). You now have a starting base to work with!

Step 3: Eye Shadow

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Directions:
1. With the gold eyeshadow, take your eyeshadow brush and beginning from the inner corner gently brush in the inner crease and lower portion of your eye. 
2. The goal is to create a contrasting effect with the teal color, so just a little on top and bottom is fine. 
3. Repeat with other eye.
4. With the teal eyeshadow, brush upper lid and lower portion of the eye in a circular fashion, going about 2 inches of the way down. You can stop about 1/4 inch away from where your eyebrow starts. 
5. Repeat with other eye.
6. With the white eyeshadow, make a 1/2 inch ring around the teal eyeshadow. Blend together a little with your brush.
7. Repeat other eye.

NOTE: Doing my own makeup, I used MAC brand because they have brilliant colors and it stays on for a long time. I also put the eyeshadow on quite heavy to show the dramatic look of the sugar skull. 
Vicki-dubb5 months ago
Great job!!! Love sugar skulls.
Laynie (author)  Vicki-dubb5 months ago
Thank you!
Laynie (author)  Vicki-dubb5 months ago
thank you !
sokiboi785 months ago
Nice job.!!.check out mine what u think? out card boards and tape lol Vote if you like ;-)
Laynie (author)  sokiboi785 months ago
Thanks, i'll check it out :)
BigPapaPedro5 months ago
Awesome! My daughter will love this.
Laynie (author)  BigPapaPedro5 months ago
thank you !
grangerknives5 months ago
Very, very cool!
Laynie (author)  grangerknives5 months ago
thank you
Mr.Sanchez5 months ago
Thanks for share. Feliz Día de los muertos.!!
Laynie (author)  Mr.Sanchez5 months ago
Thank you
786Ayesha5 months ago
Very nice ..Voted
Laynie (author)  786Ayesha5 months ago
Thank you :)
EmcySquare5 months ago
WONDERFUL !!
Laynie (author)  EmcySquare5 months ago
Thanks!
Scruffy775 months ago
biriful makeup job
Laynie (author)  Scruffy775 months ago
Thank you! :)
br34s7h0nk3r5 months ago
im goin to try this out on my kids
samalert5 months ago
That's so FREAKING awesome ! Cheers to close up detail shots.
Laynie (author)  samalert5 months ago
Thank you!!
kyluddy5 months ago
Awesome!
Laynie (author)  kyluddy5 months ago
Thanks!
jessyratfink5 months ago
That looks great! I've always wanted to do this. :D
Laynie (author)  jessyratfink5 months ago
Thank you, it's fun!
lolz18885 months ago
How do you make your cheeks look deeper ?
Laynie (author)  lolz18885 months ago
Basically, using your makeup brush and black eyeshadow, focus on brushing in a upward motion on the top area of your cheek bones. My cheekbones are very pronounced so that may be why it is noticeable.
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