Sweet Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial
October 6, 2017
Halfpint Design - party makeup, costume makeup, dia de los muertos

If you've ever wondered how to do cool sugar skull makeup for a day of the dead or Halloween party this tutorial is for YOU! SUPER easy, anyone can do it. Step 1-Sweet Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial | Halfpint Design - party makeup, costume makeup, dia de los muertos,

Feature Friday: Sweet Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial

I am thrilled to kick off our Halloween posts by introducing you to my incredibly talented niece, Grace Thueson. I asked her to create a tutorial for you for simple sugar skull makeup for your Day of the Dead party or Halloween costume.

She used her beautiful sister as a model and breaks it down into easy steps that ALL of us can follow. People hire Grace as a makeup artist, and did I mention that she’s 15 years old! I’m so blown away with with her talent.

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Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial

If you've ever wondered how to do cool sugar skull makeup for a day of the dead or Halloween party this tutorial is for YOU! SUPER easy, anyone can do it. Step 1 is an all over white base. Sweet Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial | Halfpint Design - party makeup, costume makeup, dia de los muertos

Step 1: Base

Apply a white cream face paint all over your face, I used the NYX jumbo eye pencil in “milk” and blended it out with a dense brush.

If you've ever wondered how to do cool sugar skull makeup for a day of the dead or Halloween party this tutorial is for YOU! SUPER easy, anyone can do it. Step 2 is to add color around the eyes. Sweet Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial | Halfpint Design - party makeup, costume makeup, dia de los muertos

Step 2: Eyes

Use pink eyeshadow or cream paint to create two circles around the eyes with a small brush and fill it in with the same pink. Add black eyeshadow on the lid for depth and dimension. Then use a light blue paint the add a half circle border all around the pink circles you created.

If you've ever wondered how to do cool sugar skull makeup for a day of the dead or Halloween party this tutorial is for YOU! SUPER easy, anyone can do it. Step 3 is creating flower petals on your forehead and chin then outlining everything with pencil. Sweet Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial | Halfpint Design - party makeup, costume makeup, dia de los muertos

Step 3: Petals & Outline

Use a dark blue makeup pencil to outline the half circles and the big circle around your eyes. Then use a hot pink paint to add three flower petals on the chin and several on the forehead, and outline them in dark blue or black pencil again.

If you've ever wondered how to do cool sugar skull makeup for a day of the dead or Halloween party this tutorial is for YOU! SUPER easy, anyone can do it. Step 4 is the finishing touch. Add hot pink lipstick. Create a skull mouth and nose. Sweet Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial | Halfpint Design - party makeup, costume makeup, dia de los muertos

Step 4: 

Apply hot pink lipstick and draw one with a black pencil line extending from each side of your mouth, then add vertical lines across them and your lips to create a skull-like mouth. Add an upside down heart for the skull nose, rhinestones at the tips of the flower petals, and you’re done!!

Ready to go

Now that you’re ready for the party have a great time! I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial. We’ll be having Grace back soon with a “wound” tutorial for a more gory Halloween option for all you Walking Dead zombie lovers out there! For more great Halloween makeup tips check out Grace’s Instagram feed at Amazing_Grace_Makeup and give her a follow! I told you she was talented!

 

 

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Until next time,

Halfpint Design, personal headshot, Bri Adams

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Gingerbread houses in a row as table runner centerpiece for a Christmas Cookie Exchange PartyI’m Bri of Parties With A Cause. I’m a mother to three crazy awesome kids, interior designer, & party planning junky. I love reading, globe trotting, and frozen yogurt. And I’m elevating the party experience one cause at a time! Read More

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