I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR SUGAR SKULL MAKEUP IDEAS
I’m on the hunt for sugar skull makeup ideas for me and the fam. This year we’re planning on attending a Día de Los Muertos event in Detroit so we’re going to do our own sugar skull makeup.
Correction– I will be doing everyone’s makeup. LOL! Because Travis isn’t all that good with makeup haha! Below are a few photos of a sugar skull face painting I created for Zhen.
WHAT IS EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS?
El Día De Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican holiday that is celebrated in Mexico, the United States, and all over the world. Many people confuse El Día De Los Muertos with Halloween because the holiday falls on the same date as Halloween.
It is also a tradition to wear skull-themed face paintings (sugar skulls) and dress up so this may be another reason why people confuse Día de Los Muertos with Halloween.
“This year in the United States, the Day of the Dead is seemingly everywhere with colorful sugar skulls and skeletons being sold by major retailers, and a new animated Pixar movie, “Coco,” that prominently features the holiday.
Although it may appear similar to Halloween, these holidays are vastly different. Instead of focusing on fears and frights, the Day of the Dead is a celebration of life that centers on families gathering together to remember their dead, and inviting them briefly back into their lives.”Quote from “What is the Day of the Dead?” from the National Council on Family Relations
The Day of the Dead holiday begins on October 31st and ends on November 2nd. According to National Geographic, El Día De Los Muertos was first celebrated with the Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people several thousand years ago. Now the cherished holiday is celebrated around the world!
The below sugar skull makeup photographs are images I collected from Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. All makeup artists and content creators are credited in the image if their information was available.
Check out these beautiful sugar skull makeup ideas for Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)! Which look is your favorite?
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