So, I’m sure you’ve all seen quite a few of these little masterpieces of makeup:
They are called Día de los Muertos makeup (which in Spanish means Day of the Dead makeup). Sported by celebrities such as Lady Gaga (in her music video for Born This Way) and various alternative models such as Hex Hypoxia and Miss Twisted.
According to Wikipedia:
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a national holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.
Well obviously Día de los Muertos Makeup is a popular on Halloween because it puts a feminine touch to the boring and overdone “Scull” and is, well, pretty. If you’re a lover of all things abstract and of course have a love for makeup, then Día de los Muertos Makeup is a definite must-do, even if you just do it once.
Check out some of these tutorials I’ve found online and let me know what you think: