Sep 16, 2011

Tutorial: Royal Sugar Skull

It's here, it's done!

Personally, I think this might be the best mask/makeup I have ever done, I L-O-V-E how it came out.
It's such a shame I did it quite late at night, so the lighting wasn't the best, and pics didn't turn out as stunning as they could have, but you can't always win :P





Start with the white / light base. I know I should've done it much whiter myself, but of well:
Still sick, that's why the tired look
 Then I made line from the corner of my mouth almost to ear (I used basic black pencil):

Then some more depth to cheeks, I used MUFE flash colors black, and some blue and turquoise:

Continue the shading, find your own bone structure, and apply more dark to it:

Then the nose. There lots of different ways to do the "skull nose" (or noseless)I chose this one. I used again MUFE black flash color, which I then finished with matte black eyeshadow to make it appear deeper and less shiny:

Then eyes. Again, find where your bone are, go with them. I wanted to make them also bigger, so I extended the color higher. I used MAC greasepaint stick Slick Black, because I didn't want it to smudge:

Then I used blue base (MUFE blue & turquoise flash color) on the edger of black on eyes, and then applied Sugarpill Royal Sugar over the blue base:

I also applied Royal Sugar to cheeks, so they would go well with the eyes and look deeper too:

Then I applied some sequins to the look (and I used basic lash glue to attach them):

..and same for the other side:

I then just drew black thin line to my lips, so they would look kinda like teeth (I used black liquid eyeliner, because I didn't find my thin brush at that moment :D):

Next I did both the web-thing to the forehead, as well as the chin- thingie. On forehead I just drew the lines with black pencil, and on chin I used again black, and blue&turquoise for "blending", and added sequins in the shape of a flower in the middle of it:


Then I applied MAC Reflects Transparent Teal on the web- thingie, and again put sequins in the shape of a flower:

Finally I added small black rhinestones in the middle of the "flowers", applied black liner to my waterline, added some mascara, and some random falsies (FE129 from kkcenter HK). Then I put on a wig and attached some flowers to it, and the look was done.

If you're planning to do this look for halloween (or any other event) remember to also add white to your ears (if they are showing) and neck... I didn't, because I did this just for fun.






PS.
Guess what (or WHO) was on Illamasqua's newsletter?

I almost went nuts, that's how honered and happy I was! <3

57 comments:

  1. Yeah I have to agree with you, the best mask makeup! Sooo gorgeous, I love sugar skulls!!!

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  2. This is absolutely amazing! I love how it turned out. And thanks for the tutorial too.

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  3. OMG THIS IS AWESOME!!! It looks so evil and scary but cool and sweet. I love how you did the lips it really give the illusion that you don't have a mouth. The way you did the blush reminded me of the Elvira tutorial

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  4. Wow that is simply amazing! I love it, especially in the blue tones as opposed to reds.

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  5. Fantástica!! Your makes are absolutelly fantastics!!! Thanks for the tutorial. One kiss from Brazil!! Bye!

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  6. Incredible. Absolutely love it.

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  7. Absolutly wow!! This is by far the best sugar skull I've ever seen!

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  8. this is PHENOMENAL. wow wow wow.

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  9. So freaking awesome!!! Looks amazing!

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  10. Stunning and scary at the same time!!! :O :D Good job!!

    http://dashantilife.blogspot.com

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  11. i love it! cant wait to see more halloween looks :D

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  12. Congratulations :X love it ♥♥♥

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  13. wow, this is probably my favourite post of ou (but i also love your other looks ;) ), i love sugerskulls and you've done a really good job.

    it's not the same version that everyone does, i like that you used blue for a change.

    btw: you look so different. it shouldn't come as a surprise, i know.. but still. like ariel said: cool, sweet, evil, scary.. all muddled up :D

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  14. WOW, this is fantastic!!! It could be the "Catrina" as well! :)

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  15. With a costume : http://i44.servimg.com/u/f44/15/44/21/94/uni20162.jpg

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  16. OMFG!!!!
    Can't get over how GREAT this looks!!
    You've outdone yourself lady, gorgeous!!!!

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  17. Oh my goodness. Definite Wow-effect!

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  18. Utterly amazing! And congrats on being on their newsletter :)!

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  19. You are amazing!!! Congratulations on being in the newsletter you more than deserve it! xxx

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  20. i absolutely love this look. dont know if iv the guts to try it out though except for fun.
    Congrats on the Illamsqua mention. Id tell the whole world and everyone who didnt care to hear, lol. Im happy for u.

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  21. I saw it and I instantly recognised you. Well done...you're so talented. X

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  22. This is beautiful! I love it and gorgeous color choices! :)

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  23. Brb, DYING over how utterly perfect this is.

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  24. I want to be you!!! This was beyond amazing!!! And you're so worthy of being on the Illamasqua's newsletter, never think anything less!

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  25. You should submit this to www.skulladay.com!

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  26. This is so beautiful, I've seen a lot of sugar skulls and this blows them all away by far. Well done!

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  27. OMG! You have magic in your hands!! I take your idea for Halloween!!

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  28. OK I L.O.V.E. this look! Where did you get that Awesome Hair to go with it? Also, maybe I missed it, do you have to set this with powder to prevent later smearing? Thank you for your expertise!!

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  29. todella hieno :) mitä kulmakynää muuten käytät (esimerkiksi arkena yms.) ? :)

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  30. This is freaking awesome, just came across your blog through another blog link and glad I did. Definitely, gonna try this out.

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  31. Wow! What a great look and the tutorial is very helpful.

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  32. WOW it's fantastic! really scary :D

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  33. I did this for Halloween! Everyone thought it was so amazing and was surprised I did it myself. Thanks so much for the tutorial :o)

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  34. simply amazing! i totally love it! <3 <3

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  35. A friend has asked me to do this for Halloween for her, and I remembered that you had done it already. I am so using your pattern for her, since yours is perfect!!

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  36. This is beautiful! I also did a sugar skull look but the next one I do I will try and go all out like you did. Thanks for the tutorial!

    prettysquared.blogspot.com

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  37. I'm doing this for Halloween, I can't wait!

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  38. Moi! Käytin sun kuvaa mun tämän päivän Parhaat halloween-maskeeraukset -postauksessa. Toivottavasti ei haittaa :) http://nude.costume.fi/2012/10/26/helppoja-halloween-maskeerauksia/

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  39. Totally awesome! Yes! You nailed this. Loved the tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Amazing! I did this make up using your tutorial, if you'd like you can check it on my blog.. :) http://www.cherrycolors.com/2012/10/hallowen-pretty-skull-make-up.html

    But I am IN LOVE with your version!

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  41. I was inspired by this one, and today I won a prize with it! So thank you ^^

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  42. love this look … will need to try out soon!

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  43. That's such a great idea! I've never seen a tutorial like this one before, but if I ever want to try something similar, I know where to look!..

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  44. Wonderful tutorial. Love this look.
    Just forund you and I'm now exploring the rest of your work!
    Love from Australia

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  45. Wow, this is pretty awesome!
    amazing and awesome halloween makeup! You look so cool!
    thanks for sharing

    - Cristine

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