You will need the following:
Face paints or Face Colours, I chose Stargazer Face and Body Paint Crayons from Vicious Malicious.
Step 1 – A popular hair style for Dia De Los Muertos is to tie your hair into a very high messy pony tail. Get a bit of a poof in the front and try to get as much volume as you can in the hair it should be wild yet sexy.
Step 3 – Draw an outline around your eye with the black colour, this is supposed to be your eye socket so it should be in a rectangle/ovalish shape with rounded edges. I like to draw it around my eyebrows to make it easier but you can also choose to color your eyebrows with the white paint and draw a smaller eye socket. It’s okay to botch it a little like I did because you will be filling it in.
Step 6 – Choose another color to draw the “Petals” around the eyes. I chose Blue. Try not to draw the petals too big or they will be difficult to draw around the nose area and may end up making the eyes appear close to each other.
Step 7 – Using the black colour draw the nose like you would see on a skull, I keep a thin space for the bone but many people fill that in, if you find that easier you can fill it in and it will look fine.
Step 9 – Draw a line on each side of your mouth and begin drawing lines on your lips and past. These are the teeth, many people forget that and draw them either too close or too far. They should resemble the teeth on a skull.
If you use face colours similar to the ones I used DO NOT make my mistake and try to wash it off with soap and water! This will smear and smudge it all over your face!! Instead use the cotton balls to remove it Zoolander style, it works much better and is much less messy.
Thank you for taking the time to read my tutorial! 🙂 – L.O
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