31 Days of Halloween Makeup – Day 21: Day of the Dead YouTube Makeup Tutorials

Sugar Skull image from http://www.mexicansugarskull.com

Day 21: Day of the Dead YouTube Makeup Tutorials
I don’t know much about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), so I poked around online to see what I could find.   From what I understand, Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday to honor and celebrate loved ones who have passed on. It is a festive, joyous time of celebration. Usually celebrated from midnight on October 31, to November 2, during which time the spirits of the deceased are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. Find out more about Día de los Muertos

The Día de los Muertos makeup looks I found were marvelous and inspiring. My understanding is that people decorate their faces like calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), which are tasty treats used to adorn altars during Día de los Muertos. The makeup represents the beautifully stylized, smiling skulls, brilliant colors, flowers, intricate swirling decorations and sometimes tears.

Here are three Youtubers with interesting and beautiful Día de los Muertos makeup tutorials. If they inspire you, be sure and let the creator of the video know with a thumbs up and/or a comment on YouTube.

Lost love… Día de los Muertos (day of the dead) makeup tutorial, by venusocean.
I love her use of color, shading and rhinestones. Venusocean has a few different Day of the Dead makeup tutorials to choose from, so check out her channel venusocean to see more.

Tutorial: Candy skull, sugar skull, dia de los muertos, calaca, catrina, by 
I really like that she gives detailed instruction. There is a hair tutorial at the end. Plus, she suggest that you try variations on her look to find your own style.

Sugar Skull Tutorial by 007candytrojan
Warning! This youtuber does curse a bit, so if that offends you, don’t watch it. She is a bit rough around the edges but entertaining and she demos a beautiful Día de los Muertos look in spite of her allergies & tourettes.

Please feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think. If you have a makeup or special fx website, I would love to hear about it.

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