Halloween Looks: Sugar Skull

Sunday, October 18, 2015
Halloween Looks: Sugar Skull
I created this look at the end of August, that's how excited I am for Halloween! I created series of halloween looks last year and it was SO fun and I love being able to be more creative and use products/shades that I wouldn't normally. This is the second halloween look I created which is a sugar skull inspired look with a difference, I hope you like this look!

- Barry M White Creme Foundation
- Colorsport Rapid Gro Black Liquid Liner
- Eye of Horus Teal Malachite Goddess Pencil
- Eye of Horus Smokey Black Goddess Pencil 
- Eye of Horus Dynasty Dual Brow Perfect 
- HD Brows Eye and Brow Palette in Vamp
- Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette 
- Max Factor Smooth Effect Foundation in 40
- Glo and Ray Velvet Two Way Cake Powder in N00
- Benefit Roller Lash Mascara 
- Essence Fixing Powder
- Brushes from Spectrum and Fancy Witch (at Beauty Crowd)

First up, the base - I used my regular foundation and powder for the top half of my face and the white foundation (mixed with a tiny amount of grey/black eyeshadow) for the lower half of my face to create a half normal, half sugar skull look. I used the amazing Fancy Witch foundation brush to blend the white as it leaves a gorgeous soft focus finish and it blended the edges of the white foundation perfectly so there wasn't a harsh line. I set the white foundation with the Essence fixing powder so it wouldn't effect the colour of the white foundation. This white foundation isn't as pigmented as I would like, it can be very streaky and it does highlight all of my damn peach fuss so maybe face paint or another brand would be better.

Using a liquid liner, I created a 'cavity' on the nose, I filled in my lips (a black lipstick would work so much better) and I used the liquid liner to make a 'smile' extending from the sides of the lips up towards the ears - you can extend the line as far as you want. I also used the liquid liner to create a flower or leaf design on the chin and along the lines of the white foundation on my cheeks for an extra detail. I added dots and colourful accents to these areas with the Eye of Horus liner pencils which came in so handy for this look. 

I filled in my brows as usual with the amazing Eye of Horus pencil and gel as well as the HD Brows Palette in Vamp. I then created a more unusual black smokey eye with the new Too Faced semi sweet chocolate bar palette and created a winged out shape and blended more towards the outer corner of my eye rather than the rounded shape I usually go for. I lined my upper and lower waterline with the same Eye of Horus black pencil and applied mascara. 

That is the finished look, of course you don't have to use the exact products I did and you can switch up the colours to suit your costume. I love the way this halloween look turned out first time round and I can't wait to publish all of my other halloween makeup looks, so stay tuned!

What do you think of my halloween sugar skull inspired makeup look? Have you tried any of the products I've used?


  1. LOVE this !!
    Im being a sugar skull this year and I have been practising my make up. I may copy this one :D
    Alex oxox

  2. such a great look! I am definitely going to have a go at a sugar skull look this year, seems so fun!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

  3. the makeup looks so cool
    keep in touch ,

  4. You're very talented, this is a really cool look! I actually accidentally brought a near black lipstick last year (how I managed that I don't know) but I think it would work well with reproducing a similar look :)

    Velvet Blush

  5. I'm so glad I came across this, this look has given me lots of inspiration! I still have no idea what I want to be for Halloween but a Sugar Skull is now on the cards. Love it!

    Charlotte ~ http://allthingsmakeupbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk/

  6. This is fab! I'm pretty boring and never create any looks for halloween even though I love it. I'm usually a dark make up, dark lips and some fake blood kinda girl haha xx

    Alice Anne // Annie Writes Beauty

    1. This look is actually really quick and easy x

  7. That's really artistic - can't believe it's quick and easy! Hope you have a great Halloween x

    The Fairytale Pretty Picture

  8. I absolutely love this! It's pretty but spooky at the same time. I so want to recreate this look for Halloween. Thank you so much for the tutorial/post. You are so Talented! x

  9. Wow well done! Great job!

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  10. I personally don't like Halloween but your look is amazing. You're really skilful.


  11. Love this! And it seems quite easy to recreate it too which is always a plus :) I have just created today my Haloween look and it was so much fun, my boys were so scared, bless them :) Will be sharing it on Friday :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  12. This is amazing hun, you are so talented. xx


  13. This look is adorable. Tempted to recreate for its LA debut. I will send you a photo.
    (I'm sure my California clientele will be happy to get a facial from a sugar skull.)


  14. Great job, it looks great!! I'm so bad at doing this kind of looks, so I'm really envious of your skills!! haha :) xx


  15. Love this look that you've done - I like how different it is from the usual skull designs! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  16. I'm so slow with my Halloween looks this year so fair play to you for creating this in August. Love the finished look, it's so good x

    Beauty with charm

  17. Because of the makeup placement, it looks like like a mask that could be removed from the jaw. Very cool
    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


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