Sunday, 13 October 2013

FOTD - The Halloween Edition - Sugar Skull

So if you follow me on Instagram you may have seen I posted this pic last night! 
(If you don't follow me and want to my username is @biggins89)

I decided to have a bit of fun with some facepaint! 
as you do on a Saturday night...

Sugar skulls seem to be everywhere right now 
They are actually associated with a Mexican holiday to celebrate the lives of friends and family that have passed away, but due to the intricate designs and bright colours they have become a popular costume idea!

You can have so much fun with these 
Using whichever colours you want and coming up with different designs 
You can also add glitter or jewels to make the design even more elaborate.

As you can see I went for a pink theme for mine and here's what I used and how I acheived this look 

As a base I used 
White Face paint - Snazaroo 
I applied it with a stippling brush and as it is quite thick I only needed one layer. Go over this with a white or translucent face powder to ensure it lasts all night.

For all the black areas around the eyes, on the nose, and to create the teeth and cobwebs, I used
Collection Lasting Colour Gel Eyeliner
I applied this with a really thin eyeshadow brush
You could also use black face paint to achieve this look but I think the eyeliner would have far better staying power if you are on a night out! 

For the petal details around the eyes and the hearts on the chin I used
MUA Lipstick in Shade 3
This is a really bright pink lipstick, I applied it using a lip brush for these areas 
but I then put some on my cheek bones and temples to create some contouring.

My pink bow is from American Apparel 
but I think this would look really great with one of the flowery crowns that were at all the festivals this year! 
It would also look really good with a coloured wig! 

I hope you liked this look! 
Let me know if you would like to see some other posts like this in the run up to Halloween!
What are you all dressing up as this year?

Jen <3


  1. OH MY GOSH, this is amazing! I love it super cool idea ^^ xx

  2. this looks amazing!!!

  3. Awh babe this is amazing! Actually love it xox

  4. Ah this is amazing! I tired to do a zombie face last year & it was a disaster! I wish I had Halloween make up skills :) xx