Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Look: Sugar Skull ♥

Hello my lovelies!

How are you all today? ♥

I've been doing some school stuff, and I got into doing another Halloween look (sneak peek on Instagram as we speak, check out @silvertigo for that). But before I talk more about that, let's see the first Halloween post - which is a pictorial for a Sugar Skull makeup, if that is something you would like to do for a Halloween party.

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Finished look is somewhat like this, but let's start from the bare face, okay?

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So, start off with clean (moisturized) face. I prefer wearing clothes that are comfy and can get messed up while doing this kind of costume looks. This one contains face paint, so it's better if you don't have to worry about the clothes so much. Hence, the oversized black hoodie.

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I started with setting my eye brows. I used the glue method, where you take a glue stick, and glide that over your brows. Then, before the glue dries, you take loose powder and try to settle the brows as flat (and as invisible) as possible.

Then, take white face paint, or white foundation, and make your face completely white. You can, of course, do any color you desire, but I felt the white base was a good one.

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Take black eyeliner, and draw a "nose hole". Set it with black eye shadow to make it less likely to smudge. (Or, be wiser than me and actually do the eyes first, haha.)

You can also take any color you like to do a little bit of contouring around the edges of your face. I used blue, but it doesn't show up too much in the pictures.

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Now, choose a color to put around your eyes (mine was obviously pink), and draw a circle around each eye. You can go as big as you wish, because with this look, you can play a lot. Color the circles entirely.

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Line the circles with an eye liner, or a thin brush and eye shadow. I chose a bit of a metallic bright blue for this, as I thought it gives a nice contrast to the pink.

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Plan a design around the circles, like flower petals, or anything you wish. As it was my first time trying this, I went for a pretty simple design. It's the coolest when you can make the design identical on both sides, but I pretty much failed in that. But hey, practice makes perfect, right?

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Next, draw the mouth. Simply take a black eye liner (pencil!) and draw the corners of your mouth way longer than they really go. That can be all the way to the jawline (especially if you like Jack Skellington), or just to your cheeks. After that, draw vertical stripes to create the teeth. You can then color the inner sides of your lips a bit darker (black) for more dimension.

Use the eyeliner - or any thin tool - to create patterns and designs all over your face. You can do as little or as lot as you like. You can also add glitter, rhinestones or any other glam to make it more dressy. I simply lined my eyes and added mascara. False eyelashes would be cool as well, but I don't get along with those too well so I let them out. (I should practice more, I know.)

Now, just add a wig, floral crown or any other fun element you want, and you're done!

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Tutorial for the floral crown here.

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So that's my first (ever?) Halloween tutorial for you. I wish that some day, I will have enough room for proper lights and stuff to make these into videos, but before that, I hope this is enough. More will be coming soon!

I would love to know what you think about this post and this look, so let me know in the comments below! Also, you can suggest looks you'd like to see - if I can't make them happen this Halloween, I'll keep them in mind for the future.

Now, I need to go get something to eat, and then practice for my Russian test tomorrow. I'll talk to you very, very soon with more Halloween stuff!

Have a fantastic week ♥

6 comments:

  1. This is AMAZING! Like beyond amazing! Seriously girl...you need to be a makeup artist!!

    xx

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    1. Thank you doll! That would be a fun, yet demanding profession, but I don't think one can make a living out of that in my country unless they're the very best. but hey, you never know what the future brings ♥

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  2. This was just what I was looking for! I wanted sugar skull make up for a halloween party I'm having, but I didn't know where to start! Thank you so much for the inspiration :)

    Sam

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    1. Yay, I'm so happy! I was thinking that if at least one of my looks would be a help/inspiration to anyone, I would be more than happy. Thanks for making my day ♥

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  3. This is what I was seeking for. I saw it on FB and I didn't had the time to look up for this post. This is the most amazing make up that I have ever seen. Your very talented!

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    1. Thank you darling, I still need a lot of practice though! ♥

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