As Halloween is fast approaching, I’m trying to squeeze in as many Halloween Looks as I can! This is my 5th Halloween tutorial for 2014, and I think this year I created the most Halloween tutorials compared to previous years! Anyways, for the 5th tutorial, I wanted to do a Sugar Skull makeup, but I wanted to create something different than the usual sugar skull. I’ve done a sugar skull makeup before on models using colors and black lines. So, while I was browsing for inspiration, I found this video on youtube by one of my favorite youtube gurus, Samantha from Batalash. I loved how she did hers using white and mainly brown colors. I decided to use her video as my inspiration and create this look.
I was running out of white pencil eyeliner while I was doing this look, so I switched to a white water-activated face paint by Snazaroo. Due to this, you might see some part of the makeup looks whiter than the others, that’s because of the change in medium (pencil to paint).
What you need for this look:
- Setting powder
- Eyeshadows – light brown, dark brown, black
- White pencil eyeliner or face paint
- Contact lens – optional
For a list of all the brands that I’ve used in this tutorial, please check it at the end of the tutorial.
1. I applied foundation all over my face, and set it using a setting powder.
2. Using the tip of a very firm flat eyeshadow brush, I applied a light brown eyeshadow around my eye socket.
3. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I filled my eye area using the same brown eyeshadow as step 2.
4. Again, using the tip of a firm flat eyeshadow brush, I applied a darker brown eyeshadow, lightly blending it towards the center of my eyes.
5. Using an angled eyeliner brush, I applied a black eyeshadow as an outline of my eyesocket. I lightly blend it inwards.
6. Again, I outlined my eye socket using a white pencil eyeliner. You want to sharpen this eyeliner and clean the tip every now and then to prevent the color from getting muddy.
7. Using the same white pencil eyeliner, I created the outline and spider web design on my face.
- I created a wide spider web on my forehead.
- I outlined where I’d like the hollow of my nose going to be.
- I also created a line on the hollow of my cheeks towards the corner of my mouth.
- I created vertical lines over my mouth to outline where my teeth are going to be.
8. Next, I used the brown eyeshadow to filled in my nose and create some shadows in between my teeth, as well as the hollows of my cheeks.
9. On the nose, I also lightly applied a black eyeshadow just at the edge where the white and the brown meets to create depth.
10. Using a white face paint, I created some dots on my face.
11. I also created flower petals around the eye socket, and lighten up the teeth to make it stand out even more.
- Foundation – Diorskin Star foundation
- Setting powder – Cinema Secret Loose powder (Transparent)
- Eyeshadows – The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude
- Light brown – Matt Rosen
- Dark brown – Matt Garcia
- Black eyeshadow – MAC Carbon
- White pencil eyeliner – Revlon Carbon Cleopatra photoready eyeliner
- White face paint – Snazaroo classic white