Day of The Dead Makeup

Halloween Makeup

Hello guys and ghouls….

Welcome to the first of many Halloween posts you will see from me over the next couple of weeks. Today I have focused on a quick and easy, but on trend, makeup look for this years All Hallows Eve.

Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos as it’s originally known as a Mexican holiday. Has been so huge this year. We have seen a huge influx of these beautiful, decorative and vibrant skulls recently. I decided to show you how to get the look this Halloween.

I started by making my whole base foundation lighter. I did this by using a concealer lighter than my own skin tone and sealing it with translucent powder. However, you could just do your normal foundation routine and this look would still work.


Next, I added a white base colour but this isn’t a necessity. Make sure it is one that will stay put as mine was rubbish. I just used a child’s face paint set but if I was to do this look again I would use a better quality product for sure.
I finished all this off with a really orangey, brown contour look just to bring some definition to it. I went really exaggerated with it as well, I mean it is Halloween. You could always do with this bright coloured makeup and I think that could also look fab.

Now you have your base there are three main areas to focus on. Eyes, nose and mouth but you could also add flower designs to your chin and forehead. I went with the main three as I wanted something quick and easy.

For the nose simply follow the shape around your nose and colour this black. I used a liquid liner for this. The felt pen style ones. I found this worked well because of the way they dry. Meaning longer lasting.


I went very simple with the lip and added a nice pop of colour. I lined them with an eyeliner and extended the lines with curls at the end. Adding a few flicks and wisps for detail. Then I added this gorgeous deep maroon lipstick but a red or even a blue would great.


The eyes were the hardest part by far. I started by using my eyebrows to help me shape it using black eyeshadow. Once I had the black circles in place I needed to add the small loops around the edge. I tried to do this with liquid liner again but it wasn’t great so I opted for a good ol’ pencil liner instead and it did the trick.
I used coloured eyeliner, in green and red, to colour the loops in. But if you don’t have that why not use some brightly coloured lipstick or eyeshadow instead.



Finish off by adding eyeliner to the top and bottom waterlines, mascara or some lashes and you’re done. There you have it a simple, quick and easy makeup style. Using things you may already have in your makeup bag.


What are you dressing up this Halloween? Let me know in the comments below and please follow my social media pages to keep up to date with all the Halloween goodness to come!

Lots of Love,
Tahnee xxx

20 Comments Add yours

  1. joniamac says:

    This was a very popular this Halloween! I was also a sugar skull/ Day of the Dead!

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  2. megan beaver says:

    I love this makeup. It looks like something anyone could do with this tutorial.

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    1. Yes that’s what I was aiming for x


  3. Very cooooool! I will definitely try it!

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  4. Very true impressive makeup artistry! It’s so good that I feel like I could even try it too!

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  5. Matt says:

    That looks amazing, great advice, I ghosted up my face for Halloween a few years back, it was a lot of fun but I made a massive mess!

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  6. Niki says:

    Your creativity is just beyond words!! I mean you make it look so easy while I can barely put eyeliner! haha I LOVE IT!

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    1. Aw thank you so much! It’s all about practice xx


  7. This is so cool. Make up is always hard for me to do. This is indeed easy.

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    1. I like to keep it simple xx


  8. Lisa K says:

    How ghoulishly gorgeous!! My daughter wants me to be a black cat like her this year, so I’ll be one;) You’ve shown such a great way to use make-up already around for Halloween, thanks:)

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  9. Sarah says:

    I think this is the coolest makeup tutorial I ever read! Haha. Might give it a try this Halloween

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  10. Kelly Jean says:

    May be using similar techniques for Halloween!

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  11. Creativity. love the colours of your eyes..funny but impressive

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