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Topic: Make up - Day of the dead! (With Finished Costume!)  (Read 10786 times)
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« on: October 24, 2011 10:51:10 AM »

Here is the Final product! I built a lot of floral pieces for the hair including several small painted sugar skulls that I made for the hair.  I used three large curly hair extension claw thingys to make my hair that huge and that long. The hair took me an hour and the make up for myself an hour and then for my husband as well which was another hour! So I didn't end up wearing my fake eyelashes at all because I didn't have time to put them on! We were running a little late for the party by the time I got everything together!

My husband - the romantic genius - came up with the rose between the teeth.  I was really impressed. We also had planned a top hat, but we lost it somewhere in our house.. which is ridiculous! I am sure we will find it tomorrow!

The Corset I got for 30$ from UK Corsets ( a steal!) and the skirt I got for 6 bucks from good will.

So that's what it turned out like! Thank you SO MUCH for all of the advice!

So this is my practice run for Halloween, however, I am not really satisfied! I don't know what to do on my forehead! I was thinking another rose, or a skull? I have these HUGE red roses I am putting in my hair, so that's why I went with that on the chin. When I did this trial run, I wasn't sure what to do on the forehead, and I am not a total fan of the spiderweb that I have seen so often used in this design, so I kind of just did lines.. but they don't cut it for me... Hence why they really aren't totally finished...

Also If I use fake eyelashes - Do I need to put them on before I put the black around the eyes or after? no clue here.

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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011 11:00:57 AM »

I think it looks awesome already!  Really, really impressive.

I don't have any suggestions for the forehead, but I know something about false eyelashes (I belly dance and wear them with ridiculous amounts of black eyeliner).  A lot of people say that you should put them on before makeup because supposedly they adhere better. However, I always put them on after... I've never had a problem with them staying on, but in case I do I would rather have makeup on underneath them.  That way if one should fall off I won't have a big makeup-less line where it was.  I usually put a bit of extra eyeliner on top of them too, just to hide any glue smudges.  And yes, I have spent too much time considering false eyelash application!  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011 11:26:22 AM »

hmmm... Okay thank you... about the fake lashes... I think I like the idea of afterwards as well, because that is an excellent point about having just bare skin if they fall off.

Also,  I do like the idea of the heart, and I too spent a good deal of time watching make-up tutorials on You-tube last night! It was fun though, I kind of want halloween to be here NOW.. I just love this holiday. 

« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011 12:02:45 PM »

Some people also do crowns, crosses, or swirls. Or you could do an eyeball.. whatever you want really.

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011 01:46:30 PM »

in typical sugar skull form, you can do anything you're interested in!

heart/sacred heart (with wings, flames, etc)
flower petals

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011 02:42:02 PM »

I love how this looks! I'd like to do it some time myself. Good job!  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011 04:06:31 PM »

google search images for "catrina posada" that is the typical mexican skull! or just search for catrina, the third picture has a nice makeup or... look for "calaverita" those are the typical mexican sugar skulls!
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2011 07:05:34 PM »

Thanks for the tips, I looked everything up! I feel ashamed that I didn't know the actual terms for everything, but that's what you get for being a canadian... we don't learn spanish as a second language we learn french, so thanks so much for educating my ignorant self!  Merci Beaucoup!  Also the threadbangers tutorial was very cool, and creepy... Good times...


« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2011 06:52:34 AM »

I think this looks really good!

« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2011 02:37:41 PM »

I am also going as a sugar skull for Halloween and can't wait to see your finished costume.

As for the eyelashes, I would suggest using some black eye liner first, then face paint, then eyelashes. If you are using grease paint I fear that the glue may not stick very well, so if you use eyeliner around the area where the falsies will be it will still be black but will probably stay put better.

I like the idea of color on the forehead, but what you have is so straight compared to all the other more organic shapes. I would put something there with curvier lines to kind of match everything else.

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