Calavera "Sugar Skull" Face Paint Tutorial by Bengal Queen

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Calaveras (Sugar Skulls) are decorative skulls typically made from either sugar or clay, and are an integral part of the Mexican celebration of "Dia de los Muertos" (The Day of the Dead). Sugar Skull makeup and face paint are popular elements of the celebration to honor the passing of loved ones once a year on November 1st and 2nd. Learn how to create your own beautiful Sugar Skull in this tutorial! 💜💀

I also wanted to honor this look and my heritage by recording the music for this video, with the help of my Dad! We’re not professional singers by any means, but really enjoyed recording this! He also created an original guitar piece you can hear throughout the tutorial. This was a fun personal project to me and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 😊💜🎶


Products 🎨

⚪️ Wolfe FX White Face Paint or Diamond FX White

⚫️ Wolfe FX Black Face Paint or Diamond FX Black

💜 Light Purple Eyeshadow

💜 Dark Purple Eyeshadow 

Light Glittery Eyeshadow or Loose Glitter

⬛️ Black Eyeshadow

🏳️‍🌈 TAG 1-Stroke Split Cake "Black Iris"


Tools 🛠

🐡 Mini Disposable Sponge (These are great for when you are painting a line of people at an event - If you are just painting yourself a Standard Sponge will work great too!)

🖌 Fluffy Eyeshadow Brush

🖌 Round Oval Brush

🖌 Large Angle Brush

🖌 Fine Tip Round #4 Brush

🖌 Liner Brush

🖌 Small Brush (For blending the black eyeshadow under the petals, spiderweb, etc.)

🌹🌹🌹Headpiece: Create by using individual faux roses from your local craft store. Cut stems and and use bobby pins to keep them in place.

Sugar Skull Face Paint by Bengal Queen


🎶Music Credits:

Song: "Corazón Espinado"
Artist: Santana
Songwriters: Jose Fernando Emilio Olvera Sierra
Corazon Espinado lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Cover vocals provided by: Joe Quesada and Alicia Quesada

Main video music provided by: Joe Quesada, Acoustic Guitar (an original piece) ©2015


Alicia Quesada has been actively working in the beauty industry for more than twelve years. From training with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, to independently working with models, photographers, and stylists, she is well versed in the fast paced environment of the makeup world.

She has won numerous face painting competitions, been published in body painting magazines, and has a YouTube channel that has amassed over 1.5 million views and counting. You can almost always find her in her studio creating, running her business, and loving art!


See more of her work and interact with her here! 😃❤️🎨





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