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Day Of The Dead Halloween Makeup — Expert Costume Tutorial

Mon, October 19, 2015 5:15pm EDT by Dory Larrabee 1 Comment
Day Of The Dead Makeup
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Day of the Dead is a popular Halloween costume previously worn by celebs like Kate Hudson, Kate Moss, Miley Cyrus and Sandra Bullock. Get a makeup tutorial right here!

Halloween is the perfect time to rock a dramatic makeup look, and what look is better than Day Of The Dead? The popular costume is loved by celebs and an expert makeup artist is breaking it down for you below!

Jessica Scantlin, Director of Artistry at Blushington, explains the drop dead gorgeous look. Here are the products she recommends:

“Skin: Eve Lom tinted moisturizer mixed with Becca Opal shimmering skin perfector.

Highlight: Jouer Cream in Camilla or Becca Opal shimmering skin perfector (pressed).

Contour: Cafe, Bamboo by Becca face powder with Brunette shadow by Julie Hewett and the mauve color in the body palette as well (it’s the lower right color).

Eyes: Jouer Avant Garde cream shadow or Julie Hewett newsprint blue all over to cover whole lid and brows. Outline in cobalt and midnight blue by Stila.

Lid: I used the Body Palette’s bright blue and teal over the navy shadow.

Liner: Stingray eyeliner. I went over with black shadow in either Ebony by Stila or Noir by Julie Hewett. Waterline is Onyx by Stila.

Lower Lash Line/lower shadow:  Use midnight blue liner by Stila under lower lash line to smudge out to a fade into a light blue. I used the blue in the color wheel and white faced paint. The little circles are done with the black smudgepot by Stila or the black face paint.

Lips: Kate by Jouer mixed with concealer.”

Day Of The Dead Makeup — Get The Look

Jessica explains how to get the look: “Eyes: Use the blue cream shadow all over to cover the whole lid and brow area. Outline the edge in a bright blue or cobalt colored liner and use midnight blue or navy under the lower lash line. For shadow, use a bright blue or teal to make the cream set and to make the eyes pop and also to start the fade. Smudge black liner on the top with black shadow for a very sultry look and line the waterline with black. Make sure you are doing a fade with a pale blue to white on the bottom part of the eye. Draw black circles or flowers around the eye.

For contour, use a darker brown for intense contour — I used a brown shadow to even give it more depth. Finish with a highlighter on the top of cheekbones for a really pigmented pop of sheen. For lips we kept it a soft matte peach to make it less intense.”

See the finished look here and if you can’t DIY, head to Blushington!

Would you wear this Halloween costume?

— Dory Larrabee-Zayas