|The head to toe sugar skull look was on point for a Dia de los Muertos themed event last weekend, but I also recently wore the embroidered sugar skull boots with a floral knit dress and a dinosaur bone necklace for a more casual, everyday look. Sugar skull dress (Banned Apparel, Modcloth); Infinity Scarf (gift); Floral knit dress (Zulilly); Dinosaur Skeleton Necklace (Tatty Devine); Boots (Old Gringo)|
My favorite cowboy boots from Old Gringo feature embroidered candy colored sugar skulls. I wear them year round (even at the beach), but the design clearly lends itself well to a Day of the Dead Halloween look.
|I don't like heavy cream makeup that feels like it's going to come off if you touch it, so I "painted" my face white using powdered eyeshadow. The green around my eyes is water-based metallic green body paint from Wolfe applied with a small artist's brush, which I then topped with a layer of iridescent teal powdered eyeshadow. The addition of the powdered eyeshadow added more depth to the color and also "set" the look. I finished with a setting spray from Urban Decay. The makeup stayed on all night, and looked just as polished after an evening of eating, drinking, talking, and hugging friends as it did when I left the house. In fact, it was actually challenging to remove.|
|The $30 Reborn Collection floral dress from Zulilly is a super-comfy knit fabric. I ordered it in hopes it would coordinate with my favorite boots, but I was actually shocked at how perfect they are together.|
I did a sugar skull face for the first time last year. I'd never done such elaborate makeup, so my friend Kelly Oswalt, a remarkable professional makeup artist, helped me out. When we were invited to a Day of the Dead themed outing downtown this year, I couldn't resist doing it again, especially since I already had the dress and boots in my closet.
I did my own makeup this time around, using a mixture of professional face paints from Amazon applied with artist's brushes (also from Amazon); temporary tattoos from Walgreens, and regular makeup. Though perhaps not as dramatic as last year's look, which also included killer contacts in a patchwork design, I was really happy with my first attempt at the theatrical look. In fact, it inspired me to get more adventurous with my own makeup for a different Halloween celebration last night (to be featured in an upcoming post).
|I love the sugar skull fabric of this Banned Apparel dress from ModCloth, but it's harder to pull off as an everyday look.|
In fact, I had so much fun with it, I can't wait to do it again because there are more looks and color schemes I want to try. I may even have to cajole some friends to let me paint their faces next year so I can let my inner artist go wild!
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