Sugar Skull Halloween Make-Up Tutorial: From Dull To Skull In 15 Minutes

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  • Nail that beautiful sugar skull look this Halloween

    It’s October. So that means – aside from anything else like autumnal leaves and the slow descent into Christmas – that Halloween is upon us. Actually we should be more upbeat about that – HALLOWEEN IS UPON US. And, it’s only the most exciting time of the year. 

    That’s why, in this Basic Training Halloween Spooktacular Special, we’ve got a series of videos coming up showing you how to create the most badass Halloween looks for any parties you’re going to. Because you don’t want to end up as a cat or a witch in a room full of people dressed the same now, do you? Do you?
    We’ve enlisted the help of Alice Bizarre a special FX make-up artist who had helped us to (as simply as possible) create an easy-to-follow Sugar Skull look that’s both scary and chic!

    So what kit do you need? 

    White Grease Paint

    You need this as the basis of your look – don’t worry, you’ll add colour on top. 

    TRY: Kryolan Aquacolour White, £9.75 

    Cream Or Grease Paints

    You can get these from professional make-up stores like PAM, Charles Fox, Screen Face. Brands like Ben Nye and Kryolan are a great choice. 
    TRY: Kryolan Supracolor Make-Up Palette 12. £29.95 
    Duo Lash Glue

    This is undeniably the best lash glue. Don’t use the free stuff you get with the lashes – it sucks.

    TRY: Duo Striplash Adhesive White. £4.99 

    Go high end (Make Up For Ever, MAC) or go high-street – but whatever you do, go bold! Eyelure do some great Halloween ones. 
TRY: Eyelure Carnival Lashes, £6.95

Any brands will work – use the kinds of colours you like! 
    TRY: Sleek IDivine Eyeshadow Palettes, £7.99 
    Black Eyeliner

    To create definition on the face and basically draw your skull on with.
    TRY: Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner. £5.99
    A Setting Powder

    Though translucent powder will do, this stuff is more hardcore if you’re parting all night!
    TRY: Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Powder. £3.94
    Try places like Charles Fox, PAM and Screenface for your Halloween bounty – they’re the best.
    Liked this? Drop Alice Bizarre a line @alicebizarremua and me, Senior Beauty Ed @itsmeanitab if you give it a go! #basictraining 

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