Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Mexican Sugar Skull!

I’ve never filmed a Halloween Makeup tutorial before but this year I’ve been feeling quite creative and decided to jump on the bandwagon!  The Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ Sugar Skull look is one that I have done many times as a fancy dress costume and as it’s one of my favourites it seemed to be the obvious one to film!
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Halloween Tutorial: Sugar Skull!

Products Used:
White Face Cream (from Asda)
Illamasqua Concealer in White
Rimmel True Match Translucent Powder
Rimmel Scandaleyes Liqiud Liner
Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow in Neptune
Barry M Dazzle Dust in #98 Petrol Black
Rimmel Scandaleyes EyeShadow Stick Crayon in Black
Sleek LipLiner in Moulin Rouge #307
17 Cosmetics Liquid Liner

This look is super easy to do but very striking and you can change it up as much as you want adding your own mark on it, for example some people add cobwebs or roses to their chin and foreheads (instead I prefer a few squiggles and a heart between my brows).

I really hope you enjoy the video tutorial and do let me know if you would like to see any more tutorials from me!

What will you be dressing as this Halloween?



  1. October 20, 2013 / 8:21 pm

    Love this! my little cousin wants me to do her face like this now for halloween :') I'm dressing up as a zombie, I'm going to make rips in a T-shirt, stain it with red ink and where it over a cami x


  2. October 20, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    In my country we don't celebrate Halloween, but I like your Sugar Skull mask very much 🙂


  3. October 20, 2013 / 8:50 pm

    That looks so good! I don't think I could recreate it though. I love Sugar Skulls

  4. Elijah Holland
    October 20, 2013 / 9:06 pm

    Love the tutorial! I'll definitely be keeping this idea in mind for future Halloween costumes.
    This year I'm going to be dressing up as a 60's girl!

  5. October 20, 2013 / 9:24 pm

    This looks great! Your eyes look so striking x

  6. October 20, 2013 / 9:43 pm

    This looks amazing! You did a fantastic job! 😀


  7. October 20, 2013 / 10:27 pm

    This is actually so cool! I've always wanted to try something like this for halloween 🙂

  8. October 20, 2013 / 10:43 pm

    Love this! 🙂


  9. October 21, 2013 / 8:27 am

    Nice, I like the twist you've added to the ordinary skull look.


  10. October 21, 2013 / 8:51 am

    Im not planning on dressing up for Halloween, but i do think this is a great thing to do as it's doable with makeup! A standby 'costume' so to speak, just incase I get invited to a last min party!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  11. October 21, 2013 / 9:11 am

    My friend is coming to my Halloween party as the 'Mexican day of the dead skull' I'll have to send her the link to your tutorial!

    Jen xx

  12. October 21, 2013 / 9:28 am

    This looks amazing, I may have to copy your idea! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  13. October 21, 2013 / 11:23 am

    Wow this looks amazing 😀 I love mexican sugar skulls, they are always so colourful 🙂


  14. October 21, 2013 / 11:36 am

    Very nice tutorial for halloween makeup!

  15. October 21, 2013 / 3:25 pm

    this looks great, and so easy to re create!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

  16. October 21, 2013 / 4:06 pm

    aww I love this!! Such a pretty look

    Emma from http://www.masqueradebelle.co.uk

  17. October 21, 2013 / 6:33 pm

    This must have taken you forever! No way I would have the patience to do this! I'm going to be going as a cat this year, but I have no idea what to do for the eyes, any ideas? 🙂


  18. October 21, 2013 / 7:38 pm

    Amazing! I might even do this for Halloween myself! 🙂

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

  19. October 21, 2013 / 8:56 pm

    This looks awesome!


  20. October 21, 2013 / 9:36 pm

    This looks so so good! What do you wear as a costume to go with it? x

    Robyn from RobynCaitlin

  21. October 22, 2013 / 10:37 am

    This is actually so awesome! I've always wanted to try something like this for Halloween 🙂 Thank you so much.
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  22. October 22, 2013 / 3:30 pm

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  23. October 22, 2013 / 7:26 pm

    So gorgeous! I'm obsessed with sugar skulls. Did you use a primer before applying the white base?


  24. October 22, 2013 / 7:26 pm

    So gorgeous! I'm obsessed with sugar skulls. Did you use a primer before applying the white base?


  25. October 22, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    You did an awesome job! 🙂

    Just a little prettier

  26. October 23, 2013 / 10:32 am

    It looks amazing 🙂

  27. October 23, 2013 / 1:27 pm

    Looking for any awesome, scary, funny or weird Halloween Makeup ideas that me and my friends could try this year. Just in time, I found your blog which is very interesting. Thanks for sharing and I do hope I could pin some nice photos on my Pinterest boards. Good day! 😀

  28. October 24, 2013 / 4:21 pm

    Wow, it looks incredible!! Great tutorial! Xx

  29. October 27, 2013 / 11:47 am

    I love the look of the sugar skulls, came very close to getting one tattooed on me when I was out in Mexico – Great look!


  30. November 18, 2015 / 4:20 am

    Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes that make the largest changes. Thanks for sharing!
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