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Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial

Today Amanda and Vincia are going to share with you 2 different ways to do sugar skull Halloween makeup! Taking you step by step of their makeup process on getting their costumes to come come back from the DEAD!

Corpse Sugar Skull Bride




First step, Vincia applied Maybelline Fit Me Dewy+Smooth Foundation in the shade ‘Natural Beige’ to give a dewy finish.



Using the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in the shade ‘Light’ under her eyes and T-zoned highlighted places.


Setting Powder:

Using Catrice Cosmetics Light Illusion Brightening Loose Setting Powder in the shade ‘Yellow Matt’ to set her foundation and concealer with a powder brush.



Using Wet & Wild Megaglo Duo Contouring Palette in the shade ‘Dulce De Leche’ to contour her face to define features, then using the setting powder and used it to bake her contour.


Blush & Highlight:

Using BH Costmetic’s Blushing in Bali Blush and Highlighting Palette using ‘Lychee’ and ‘Coral’ mixed together.

Highlighter shade ‘Glisten’ on her chosen highlighted places such as her brow bones, cheekbones and cupids bow.


Face Paint:

Using face paint from Spirit Halloween to create skull features, taking black paint with a small brush to create skull lips and detailed lines for more deadly features. Here is another great Face Painting Kit option on Amazon.



  1. First using the BH Cosmetics Back To Brazil Eyeshadow Palette, taking the matte red shade first as the base color all over the eyelid and under the eye for a round skull eye effect.
  2. Next, she used the BH Cosmetics Aurora Lights Palette and used the shade ‘Fluorescent’  and placed all over the matte red eye shadow she already has placed on her eyelid and underneath her waterline.
  3. Next she mixed the shades ‘Kaleidoscope’ and ‘Ombre’ together placed on top of her chosen highlighted places for a bold and colorful highlight.


For eyeliner, she used the Ulta Beauty Black Liquid Eyeliner for a thin winged line on her top lash line.



For mascara, she used the Benefit They’re Real Mascara in black and applied two coats to her top and bottom lashes.


Lip Liner:

To line her lips she used NYX Slide on, Glide on in the shade ‘Sugar Glass’ and used the liner to line her lips.

Lip Gloss:

For lip gloss, she used NYX Butter Gloss in the shade ‘Praline’.


Amanda’s Glam Sugar Skull

The Base


Amanda first applied the Smash Box Photo Finish foundation primer on her face, making sure stay in place. After that, she then placed her Pore Professionals Pearl Primer in just her t-zones where she tends to get super oily.


Using the Cover Girl Clean Matte foundation, in the shade 525 buff beige, she lightly taps that into her skin with a damp beauty blender.


After blending in the foundation, she then takes her Cover Girl Ready Gorgeous concealer and just highlights under her eyes, t-zone and her chin and blends.

Setting Powder:

Amanda takes her CoverGirl Clean Matte face powder and sets her face with it.


In this step, she carves out her cheekbones, nose, and forehead using her Hoola Benefit bronzer. She is really focusing on making it look super snatched and sculpted. Then she goes back in with her setting powder, and really carves out the bronzer.


While the powder is setting, Amanda goes ahead and does her eyebrows using the Rimmel Brow This Way Sculpting Kit, and setting that with her Brow Drama eyebrow product by Maybelline.


For eyes, Amanda is just using her Morphe 9 Shade Palette and creates a intense black smoky eye.


After doing the eyes, she gets started on the actual skull face then by using a black cream, she carves out the bones and cheek bones, using different colors to get a in dept look.


Once she is done with most of the Skull, shes going to start adding small details with the Black Cream she used earlier.

Finishing Touches:

Shes almost done! After adding Highlight, Blush, and mascara,  she is Finished!


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