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Sugar Skull Makeup Ideas and Tutorials

Sugar Skull Makeup Ideas
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Sugar Skull Makeup Ideas

Sugar Skull Makeup Ideas

Sugar skull makeup is always fun to do, and each time you try it you'll come up with your own unique version. I have another post on sugar skulls so be sure to check it out, too!

A note about purchasing makeup: Supplies are easily found on Amazon, and with free two-day shipping on most items, you can't beat the prices! You can also buy supplies year round at Walgreen's, Walmart, etc – sometimes even with coupons.

My Sugar Skull Makeup Tips

The amount of makeup you use depends on, well, you. You can get fancy and start with a nice primer, follow it up with a very light HD liquid foundation, contour contour contour, and go from there. That's the type of stuff you'd do if you were in a contest of some sort, wanted the makeup to last all day, or you're doing a professional photo shoot of some sort. If you're just doing a simple Halloween costume, or maybe playing dress-up with the kids for fun, simple is fine!

For eyeshadow: I really like Maybelline Color Tattoo, and use it regularly – not just while doing sugar skull makeup. However, e.l.f. brand costs much less and still gets the job done (just rubs off faster).

For mascara: I did a real-life comparison of some popular mascara brands for you here.

For falsies: I don't use falsies, but if you're doing a photo shoot you definitely want them!

For eye liner and lip slashes: Liquid liner works amazingly for most parts of the makeup, but you might need to use a gel liner for “teeth” around your lips.

For white cream makeup: I prefer the Manic Panic, but you can use the cheap white Halloween makeup, too. It just needs to dry first or it will smear.

Sugar Skull Makeup Ideas and Tutorials

I love the rhinestones on this sugar skull.

Sugar Skull Makeup Ideas

This easy sugar skull tutorial does a great job at showing how to do the entire face, start to finish. I especially like how she shows you to “connect the dots” on the eyes. That's how I do mine!

Supplies Needed:

Blue and black cream eyeshadow
White face makeup
Eyeliner
Rhinestones

This next sugar skull looks like she was just dug up from a grave. I think this photo is pretty heavily edited, so you won't get the exact look but the brown powder eye shadow will help.

Sugar Skull Makeup Ideas and Tutorials

Supplies needed:

Purple cream eyeshadow
– Very light foundation
brown eyeshadow
Eyeliner

This look is purple, too, which happens to be my favorite color. :) The rhinestones at the bottom really make it pop!

Sugar Skull MakeupTutorials

Supplies needed:

Purple cream eyeshadow
Eyeliner
Rhinestones
White face makeup

I like this one because it's not so white. It's more of a flesh color, which makes it look less costume-ish.

Sugar Skull Makeup

Supplies needed:

– red cream eye shadow
Eyeliner

More sugar skull inspiration without tutorials:

Sugar Skull Makeup Ideas and Tutorials

 

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