"Next year, I'm going to have my Halloween costume planned out so I'm not rushing last minute again."
Does that statement sound familiar? I find myself saying it every year and I think I procrastinate that much more the following year!
I love the endless creative possibilities that you can do for a sugar skull make up look but I couldn't commit to a whole face of make up at the time, so I opted for a simple half mask look. I did a very basic look that can definitely be amped up and be very intricate (I only took about 30 mins to finish my look). The best part is, it costs close to nothing to achieve because chances are you own everything already!
**I apologize in advance for the quality of the photos. I didn't plant to actually post about this so all of them were taken on a
shitty phone and filters had been added to most of them.**
What you'll need:
White face paint (I purchased the cream kind in a tube at Rite Aid for 99 cents!)
Concealer or Foundation in a color several shades lighter than your skin tone. The lighter, the better!
Black liquid liner
Black gel liner
Optional: Setting Spray
Optional: White or Translucent setting powder
Optional: Rhinestones & Lash Glue (I just placed a rhinestone at each end of my eye for a touch of sparkle but you can incorporate them into your mask as well)
Tip: I tried applying the white face paint by itself and it was awful! If you decide to use a cheap brand like I did, make sure to mix in some concealer or foundation. This will make it apply much smoother and I found it applied best with a foundation brush.
I used the gel liner for my nose, the line that goes from my mouth to ear, and the scallop detailing on the tops of my cheeks. I used the liquid liner for all the other line detailing and lower lashes that I drew below my lower lash line.
The pictures blur out the detail but I also used black eyeshadow to contour over the gel liner on the sides of my cheeks.
*I did apply a translucent powder over the mask portion of my face and also used a setting spray all over my face. Everything stayed in tact for the 7 hours that I had this on.*
For the flower crown, I just went to the dollar tree and picked up some fake roses. I simply pulled off the flowers and hot glued them to a black elastic headband. You could also glue them to a ribbon if you have a larger head or for more secure wear.
Actual Products Used for the half mask:
Rite Aid brand White Cream Makeup
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