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Dia de los Muertos

Posted by Kaytlyn

About this Look

This look was created for Halloween ’13. I wanted to take a semi-realistic approach with the structure of the skull, actually using anatomical reference to get the right shapes and shading.

The one thing I had real difficulty with was getting the white base. I’m not aware of any easily accessible product that gives a smooth, bright white finish. I ended up using the standard costume cream, which was terrible! It required multiple layers to be mostly opaque, the next layer removing the pervious. Over time it dried, cracked, and flaked.

I’d really like to try this look again with different colours and embellishments — anyone have suggestions for a substitute for the white base?