Sugar Skull – Death Mask for Halloween

Sugar Skull – Death Mask for Halloween

Today is the day, Halloween has just arrived. Everyone has a busy schedule for tonight visiting Halloween parties, doing a pub tour with friends or just lazing on your couch watching your favourite horror movies. When it comes to the decision of Halloween outfits, I like to give my creativity free rein. I got a lot ideas that I would love to try, but when trying to make them it becomes always a little tricky situation. Every year around Halloween I want to get some new and crazy makeups done. This year I decided for a sugar skull mask and did a makeup tutorial for it. If you’re still asking yourself what you are going to wear for Halloween this year, this makeup tutorial might be the right thing for you. Using the right “ingredients” combined with some video instruction will help you getting ready until midnight.

Sugar Skull – Bright and Colourful

The sugar skull mask isn’t new to the Halloween scene but just a few people know the real story behind it. Also known as the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) it is a festival to commemorate the deceased. The event takes part from the 31st of October until the 2nd of November. Basically the sugar skull is a bright and colourful miniature of a skull that is  made of sugar. They are used to array burial sites. The sugar skull mask that is part of Halloween, is the result of a mexican rite.

How To & Tutorial

How to make up your own sugar skull mask? I made a video tutorial for you, that will guide you step by step. Unfortunately the video was made in german language. You can find the instructions and the products that I used for my version of sugar skull mask below.Of course you have plenty of scope to create your own sugar skull mask. As you wish ;)



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1. Whiten your face with a white foundation or clown white

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2. Draw circles with your gel eyeliner.

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3. Start drawing your design

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4. Fill in the forms with some blue and turquoise eyeshadow. To fill in the heart use a pink eyeliner.

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5. For the area around the eyes use a mix of purple and pink eyeshadow. For more smokey eyes use a black colour to blend it out. To draw the perfect nose apply with a black gel eyeliner and a eyeliner brush. Use a sponge to refresh your lips.

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6. To finish your lips use your black eyeliner again. Voila you’re done!


The products you are going to need for:

  • Make Up Forever – Clown White
  • MAC Prep+Prime Transparent Powder
  • Make Up Forever Aqua Cream Matte Black
  • Urban Electric Palette Color Chaos, Urban, Savage
  • Inglot Matte Collection AMC Eyeliner Gel 84
  • Inglot Matte Collection AMC Eyeliner Gel 71
  • Make Up Studio Eyeshadow Aquamarine
  • Yves Saint Laurent Eyeliner Stick “Shocking”
  • BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette

I’m sure Instagram is stuffed with a lot of creative and colourful Halloween looks. I hope I could give you some makeup inspiration for Halloween. Let me know what kind of sugar skull masks you have created by using the hashtag #wearaskull
Can’t wait to see your results ;)

Fashion pen behind the Wearabelle Journal │Fitness junkie who lives by the Wine Not Wednesday rule and cheese.


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