25 Deathly Stunning Day Of The Dead Makeup Ideas

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Are you looking for Day of The Dead makeup ideas? We got you! We compiled our top picks of absolutely stunning makeup looks you can recreate.

Halloween is technically a few months away, but before you know it, it’ll be here quickly. You have a few months left to plan and prepare your Halloween costume, so allow us to inspire you with this amazing makeup idea that will just blow your mind.

If you enjoy spending time working on extremely detailed makeup looks, then we suggest that you try out Day of The Dead makeup ideas! In more common terms, this makeup look is called the “sugar skull”, and this is what is usually worn on Dia de Los Muertos (which literally translates to Day Of The Dead) typically held on November 1.

Before we dive into the gorgeous makeup looks, it pays to learn the history so we can properly respect and emulate it. 

Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday in line with celebrations of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, held on November 1 & 2, respectively. It has religious roots and it involves family and friends gathering together to pray, remember, and talk about late friends and family members who have passed on. 

Families also gather and eat their late members’ favorite foods while telling stories and memories of that person. Simply put, it’s a celebration of a loved one’s life.

This is a hauntingly beautiful makeup look that is tied with a rich history.

Excited to go through this list? We are too! Let’s get started.

 

Amazing Day Of The Dead Makeup Ideas

1. Renaissance Palette by Lily Martinez

 

Rose gold sugar skull for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @lilylove213

 

2. Green Skull by Ember Grim

 

Green wig and green accents sugar skull for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @embergrim

 

3. Corazon by Jimenez Arts

 

Sugar skull for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @arte_jimenez_studio

 

4. Queen of Hearts by Lily Martinez

 

Sugar skull with hearts for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @lilylove213

 

5. Peonies by Kahlovera

 

Peonies on hair with sugar skull for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @kahlovera

 

6. Bejewelled Skull by BeautyWellnessTribe

 

Bejewelled skull for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @beautywellnesstribe

 

7. Remember Me by Mariel Romero

 

Roses on head with bones for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @marielveganbeauty

 

8. Drenched in Gold by Kahlovera

 

All-gold sugar skull and embellished with rhinestones for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @kahlovera

 

9. Milk Bath by Lily Martinez

 

Milk bath sugar skull for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @lilylove213

 

10. Glitter And Gold By Diana Vitikačová

 

Bejewelled half sugar skull for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @muadiana.v

 

11. Orange Glow by Kahlovera

 

Orange flowers on hair and orange accents on sugar skull for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @kahlovera

 

12. Summer Sirena by Lily Martinez

 

Pink dia de los muertes skull makeup

 

Image via @lilylove213

 

13. Neon Sugar Skull by Astrid Reijners

 

Neon sugar skull for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @funnyfaces_astrid

 

14. Amazonia by Lily Martinez

 

Tiger head sugar skull for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @lilylove213

 

15. Till Death Do Us Part by Kahlovera

 

Couples sugar skull look for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @kahlovera

 

16. Sultry Red by Sarah New

 

Sultry red look for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @sarahnewsfx

 

17. Rainbow Skull by Avery Rose

 

Rainbow skull for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @averyrose1992

 

18. Floral Skull by Vanessa Davis

 

Dainty floral skull for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @the_wigs_and_makeup_manager

 

19. Grunge Corpse by Beserk

 

Grunge sugar skull for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @beserk

 

20. Deadly Beauty by Lora Arellano

 

Glamorous skull makeup for dia de los muertes

 

Image via @lora_arellano

 

21. Pastel by Aurora

 

Pastel sugar skull look for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @auroramakeup

 

22. Glowing Ghost by Ellie

 

Glowing green sugar skull look for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @ellie35x

 

23. Ghastly Barbie by Katie Marble

 

Barbie inspired sugar skull for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @kosmeticsbykatie

 

24. Roses by Jimenez Arts

 

Roses sugar skull for Day of The Dead Makeup Ideas

 

Image via @arte_jimenez_studio

 

25. White Queen by Lily Martinez

 

White glamorous dia de los muertes skull makeup

 

Image via @lilylove213

We hope you got inspired by this list of Day of The Dead makeup looks! If you’re still looking for more makeup ideas, check the posts down below.

 

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