Day of the Dead – Book of Life La Muerte Make-up Tutorial

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I’ve been looking forward the Day of the Dead since August. Seriously, months. I knew I wanted to focus on it and visit the celebration that they have at the Atlanta History Center that they put on each year. Then I saw that The Book of Life is coming out and I fell in love with the La Muerte character. The beautiful features she has were something I wanted to focus on. So I used Tulip® Body Art® to create this amazing look. Here is a step by step tutorial on how to do her make up. If you want to see the full process you can watch the video at the bottom of this post. Whether you’re going for cute or creepy, complete your Halloween look with Tulip® Body Art®!

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I used Tulip® Body Art® Face and Body paint and the Glitter Tattoos with stencils. Along with some brushes from the Real Techniques Nic’s Picks Holiday Exclusive Set. Particularly the eye liner brush. 
Day of the Dead - Book of Life La Muerte Make-up Tutorial

First start by outlining the eye sockets with black leaving the eyelids and a small portion under the eye untouched. You are going to paint this section blue. I used the light blue all over the eye and then blinded in the darker blue. I think filled in the rest of the black and starting covering the rest of my face in white. 
Day of the Dead - Book of Life La Muerte Make-up Tutorial

The eyes have petals around them. The outline is in red and the inside I used the neon yellow to make it stand out. There are red dots that go around the outer rim of the eye socket and inside each flower petal. Day of the Dead - Book of Life La Muerte Make-up Tutorial

I then painted a red heart with flames coming out of the top of it. There is a small cross under the heart. with a line of dots that goes down the nose. The nose is black with points at the top. Day of the Dead - Book of Life La Muerte Make-up Tutorial

I then filled in the dimple above my lip with black. I used a deep red lipstick for the for the lips and I used a super slim black eye liner marker to make the stitches in the mouth. Day of the Dead - Book of Life La Muerte Make-up Tutorial

To make the swirls I used the glitter tattoos and the stencils with the orange glitter. Not good at freehand? No problem! Stock up on Body Art Stencils and brushes that make it easy to create artful designs. I liked this Tulip® Body Art® because it went on smoothly with water and it washed off super easy afterwards without and residue. I wouldn’t want to be caught in the rain though on Halloween! Book of Life La Muerte Make Up Tutorial

There you have the wonderful La Muerte from the Book of Life. You can pair it with a big red hat or do what I did with the Mexican marigolds and make a flower headpiece

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  1. So cool – I love all things Day of the Dead – so I was super excited about this face painting! We chose to do a similar design. Such a fun project working with Tulip – I can’t wait to paint again on Halloween.

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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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