Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sugar Skull Makeup ; DIY

Hey everyone, since halloween is just around the corner and some of you have been wondering how i got my sugar skull makeup done, so here it is! the moment of truth. This would be my first time blogging about a tutorial on how to DIY sugar skull make up. Feel free, or do let me know, if i missed anything out. Happy reading!

Now, first, before we start, obviously we need to know what we need? In my case, i was just using the things that i have at home which we're not entirely based on just make up.

Things you need:

1. Maybelline Color Tattoo : Blue, grey and turquoise
2. Johsons Baby Powder ( since i didn't want to use white face paint ) haha
3. Maybelline Sharp Eyeliner
4. Silkygirl Lip liner
5. Gem Stickers.

Now, once you have all that in your list, you can start on painting you face into a beautiful skull. First off lets start with pre-preparation. If you have long hair like mine, i would suggest that you tie it up into a bun to make sure your hair doesn't distract you from applying makeup. What i did was i tied my hair up into a bun, cause i like my hair to be all tied so that it stays neat.

My hair let down

Tied hair into bun
Next is the fun part, what i did was i lined a circle around my eyes with baby powder (cause i wasn't confident enough to draw directly using an eyeliner), or you could just directly use eyeliner to draw your circle around your eyes. Once you're done with that, you can just colour your nose partly like how i did or they're also different ways to do it, depending on your nose structure.

Draw a circle around your eyes

Colour your nose black.

When that is done, you would roughly know where to apply white to your face. This is optional if you don't have white face paint or if you prefer not applying white, would be fine to. You can skip this part if you want your look to be more natural. Im suppose to use white paint, but i didn't exactly prefer to have a sticky feel on my face as white face paint leave a sticky feeling to it, i decided to use baby powder. haha

The next one would be applying the Maybelline colour tattoo to the inner part of the circle, in my case, i mixed blue and turquoise. But any colour would be fine depending on the clothes you wear. If you don't have colour tattoo, eyeshadow works the same way as well.

All white around the face.

Apply colour in the inner circle of your eyes.
Almost there, just the final touch ups, would be drawing some patterns on your forehead and also around your lips. I used maybelline colour tattoo in grey to my eyes to create a more dramatic look, and also applied some eyeliner like how you would usually apply it to your eyes.

I applied some lip liner on the inner part of the lips to create a certain to, but you can apply it any way you want it, be confident! Adding red lipstick would be fine too, but since i made my eyes dramatic, it would preferably be better if you let just one part of your face gets the attention. And since i had these diamond stickers lying around at home, i decided to apply it around my circle to create a more dramatic look.

And wallah, let your hair down and your look is done! To give it a complete look to it, add flowers to your hair and wear the perfect outfit to be looking hauntingly beautiful.

I hope this was clear enough for you to understand, and feel free to ask me any questions or maybe some tips on how to improve my tutorial writing skills. Have a good day! and also...


Much love, 
Aliza Sara xx


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    1. Aww, you're welcome babe! Thanks for dropping by Sherry :)


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