Friday, November 1, 2013

Día de los Muertos

I took Spanish for enough years to be well-versed in this holiday, so I didn't feel shy about using it as inspiration for my Halloween costume. I mentioned yesterday that I can't dress up at work, so this was the perfect opportunity to do something fun while passing out candy. Sugar skull makeup seems to be all the rage this year and with a plethora of Pinspiration, it wasn't hard to find a few ideas. I already had a few of my own, but that didn't stop me from admiring the work of some very talented makeup artists.

While I was a little pressed for time and not entirely prepared in the makeup department, I made do with what I had and I was grateful I recently ordered a makeup that is far to fair for my current skin tone because I was able to use it to make me all the more pale for such an occasion.

Not too shabby for being rushed and ill-prepared.

So, I swiped on two coats of über light foundation and topping it off heavily with a white finishing powder. I used black eyeshadow around my eyes and a teal gel eyeliner for the accents around it. I didn't have any black gel liner, so I used a liquid Mary Kay liner that has been taking up space in my makeup case and figured this would be the prime time to use it for details. I also made sure to use the ChapStick Hydration that I received in my October Birchbox since I knew I'd need it before applying foundation to my lips. If I had had more time before the sun went down, I would have added a more intricate design to my forehead, but I could hear the children running down the street and I still needed to put my dress on. So, I threw it on, pulled up my hair with a clip and called it good, but not before snapping a few photos of the final product.

Ultimately, I had a blast. It was the most fun I've had passing out candy ever. The children seemed to appreciate it too since I got more than a few compliments on both my makeup and the full ensemble. One little girl even recognized that it was Day of the Dead inspired. I did feel sorta bad for the small children I scared. Especially, the adorable Batman. He let out a little "Ahh!" when he looked up. It was ridiculously adorable though.

One last look before the makeup came off. 

I hope everyone had a fabulous Halloween and if you do celebrate El Día de los Muertos, I hope you made some sugar skulls and are remembering your loved ones who have passed. 


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