How-Tuesday: Halloween Makeup

Dias de los Muertos 

Similar to the origins of Halloween, Dias de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) is a Mexican tradition that celebrates and remembers friends and family members who have died. The Holiday is observed on November 1 and 2nd. 


 A sugar skull I bought on a trip to Cancun, Mexico

A sugar skull I bought on a trip to Cancun, Mexico

Imagery often associated with the Day of the Dead are calacas (skulls or skeletons). They are often shown with marigolds, flowers, and foliage. They are generally depicted as joyous rather than mournful figures, often shown wearing festive clothing, dancing, and playing musical instruments to indicate a happy afterlife. 

So this year if you're looking for a new way to celebrate Halloween or a new costume, try a "sugar skull" look. Watch the MTV tutorial video below for a brief overview of how to put on the makeup. This look is not only for girls either. Guys, you can do a "sugar skull" look too! Pair the full face makeup with a top hat and, shirt, and slacks and you've got yourself a costume!



Lauren R.