The Foolproof Guide To A Halloween Sugar Skull Look

It’s here, you guys. Halloween is tomorrow so we’ve reached the last tutorial in my Halloween series. I’ve shown you how to be a rockstar, a cowgirl, a cat and a vampire.

Today, I’m showing you how to get a sugar skull look. Sugar skulls originate from Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) and the Catholic All Souls’ Day, both celebrated on November 2nd. Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico and many other countries and cultures; the celebration starts on October 31 and goes through November 2nd. It coincides with the Christian holidays, All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. These holidays are to celebrate the lives and souls of the deceased and to honor them at their resting places with food, gifts, marigolds and sugar skulls.

Let’s be clear that Halloween is NOT Day of the Dead! Please do not get these holidays confused. Halloween is also known as All Hallows’ Eve and Dia de los Inocentes where the souls of departed children are honored.

Sugar skulls are beautiful works of art, and people often celebrate these holidays by painting their own faces. They can range from extremely elaborate to very simple. No matter what style, it’s a gorgeous look. I’ve seen a lot of sugar skull tutorials for Halloween this year, but haven’t seen a lot using just products you have at home. Many of them involve face paint and have a lot of bells and whistles.

Well, today I have your foolproof guide to a sugar skull look using makeup products you already have! Check it out:

What are you doing for Halloween? Are you using any of our tutorials? Tell us in the comments!

Here are some other makeup tutorial to try for a last-minute costume

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  • Christina

    I did a sugar skull makeup on my face for a halloween dance. It took three hours to do. But hey, I won best makeup, so I’m happy about that. :)