The big questions of the morning are: 1) How was your Halloween? 2) What did you dress up as? and 3) How much candy did you eat?
1) I’m happy to say that our Halloween was great. Cupcake and Little Bean are still a bit small for trick-or-treating, but we took them over to my parents’ house to show off their costumes:
The two cutest dinosaurs I’ve ever seen. They’ve even been working on their growling!
2) I got to judge a local costume contest earlier in the week, so that’s when I did my big dressing up. I love the sugar skulls from Dia de los Muertos, and realized that it would be a very easy costume to pull together. It’s all about the makeup – something I have plenty of.
That would be me on the far left, with the other two judges. I wanted to show you how easy it is, so I put together a Day of the Dead sugar skull makeup tutorial at the end of this post.
3) We only had two (!!!) trick or treaters, so we’ve got plenty of candy left over. Fortunately, most of the candy are the ones that Rob likes. But I went through and picked up all the Almond Joys, and I’ll quite happily eat one an hour, all day long.
How was your Halloween? And how much candy did you eat? 🙂
You probably have most of the elements for Day of the Dead makeup in your cosmetics bag already – You’ll need:
- Makeup brushes
- Light colored liquid/creme foundation
- liquid eyeliner pen
- cake eyeliner
- colored eyeliner or eyeshadow pencil
- white face powder (but you can easily get by with translucent powder)
- and white Halloween makeup (it comes in color combinations in little trays for a few dollars during the Halloween season)
Step 1 – Combine a few drops of your liquid or creme foundation with a big dollop of the white Halloween makeup. I combine the two because you don’t want to look like you have a heavy white clown face. This way, you can blend at the edges and it looks prettier. Leave your eye sockets bare, but cover the rest of your face, and your lips.
Step 2 – Take the cake eyeliner and use a makeup brush to color in your eye sockets, and draw a rounded diamond on your nose.
Step 3 – Use a colored eyeshadow or eyeliner pencil and draw petals around your eyes. Mine is a very wide stick, so it’s quick and easy to do. The smaller your pencil, the more time this will take.
Step 4 – Use your liquid eyeliner pen and trace around the petals for definition.
Step 5 – Detail work! I like to draw a spiderweb on my forehead, and then accent the rest of my face with curlicues and hearts. You could also do more flowers, dots, and other embellishments – anything that speaks to you! Trace any colored elements (in my case, the hearts) with liquid eyeliner to define.
Step 6 – Finish with your mouth. Draw a line from the corners of your mouth, out to your cheeks. Then draw little vertical lines for the teeth.
For the rest of my costume, I just wore black clothing, bobby-pinned a black scarf in my hair, and then glue-gunned a bunch of fake flowers to a headband. Super easy, and quite fun to show off your makeup skills!