Halloween Tutorial Series: Day of the Dead Sugar Skull

Happy #beauty….Thursday? I know it is SUPER out of character for me to post anything beauty related on a Thursday but Halloween tutorials are in FULL swing and if I only did one a week, we’d only have FIVE makeup tutorials for Halloween and that’s unacceptable. So. I plan on having at least ten if not more. Anyways — I know what you’re thinking: Taylor .. you already DID a Sugar Skull tutorial LAAAST year. Well, to that I say: TOO BAD. I’ve grown and so has my makeup skill and I wanted to try my hand at one of my best looks — this time, with new skill and better equipment. I’m glad I did because I’m VERY happy with how this turned out. Let’s dive into this. 


Halloween Tutorial Series: Day of the Dead Sugar Skull

For reference — here is last years sugar skull compared to this years:

Halloween Tutorial Series: Day of the Dead Sugar Skull

I’m really proud of how far I’ve come makeup-wise in the last 365 days. I feel excited for the future and the opportunities that come with it! I see quite a difference and I can’t wait until next year when I can compare again to see another year’s growth.

Halloween Tutorial Series: Day of the Dead Sugar Skull

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Halloween Tutorial Series: Day of the Dead Sugar Skull

Did you enjoy this look? I loved filming it for you guys and branching out from my neutral everyday looks into something beautiful for Halloween! I wish it was October every month!

Halloween Tutorial Series: Day of the Dead Sugar Skull

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and what look you’d like to see next!! Have a wonderful Thursday!

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  1. Elise Cohen Ho | 28th Sep 17

    One year my daughter did my makeup in a similar fashion. I felt awesome and totally in character.

  2. Ashley Stephenson | 28th Sep 17

    Wow you are so talented!! I know you have to start somewhere but I don’t think I would ever be able to achieve something like this no matter how much I practiced!

    • Taylor Mobley | 28th Sep 17

      I totally think you could!!! Just takes time and a LOT of practice (and lots of messing up — luckily it’s just makeup, and it wipes right off 😉 )

  3. Krystin | 28th Sep 17

    Wow, you’re so talented! I could never do this, props to you!

  4. Sam | 28th Sep 17

    Oooh, so pretty!

  5. Anali Martinez | 28th Sep 17

    HOW NEAT! I loved your tutorial! I celebrate Dia de los Muertos and love to go all out with my makeup. You made it look super easy to do! Thank you!

    • Taylor Mobley | 28th Sep 17

      I’m SO glad you loved it Anali! <3 Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Erin | 28th Sep 17

    I can see your improvement, although both looks are beautiful. Great job!

  7. Carley | 28th Sep 17

    Your growth is totally evident in your comparison photo. I love this year’s look.

    • Taylor Mobley | 28th Sep 17

      Thanks so much Carley!! I definitely feel like I’ve improved!!

  8. Jenny | 28th Sep 17

    Wow, this looks amazing! You have improved so much in the past year.

  9. Kristen | 28th Sep 17

    This is such a neat idea! I want to give it a try for Halloween 🙂

  10. Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook | 28th Sep 17

    OMG I love this! You did such a great job and the flower crown is the perfect touch.

  11. Michelle Joy | 28th Sep 17

    Wow that looks so good! I like that it has a softness about it. Scary but pretty at the same time!

  12. Kallie | But First, Coffee | 29th Sep 17

    Love this one you did the soft pinks are so pretty.

  13. Cameron - Diary of a Southern Millennial | 29th Sep 17

    It looks SO GOOD! The one from last year is amazing, but the new one is even better! So cool to see how you’ve grown!

  14. Erica @ Coming Up Roses | 29th Sep 17

    Insanely epic. INSANE. I am obsessed with this look too. And you. Lovelovelove all of the above.

    Coming Up Roses

  15. courtney | 29th Sep 17

    That look is SO insanely good! You really have grown so much and I love seeing how you explore your talents! Can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.

  16. Lauren | 30th Sep 17

    So cool! I love your earlier and now shots, makes it not seem overwhelming. I’ll definitely be pinning this for later!

  17. Halloween Tutorial Series: VooDoo Doll | Blonde & Ambitious Blog | 2nd Oct 17

    […] the THIRD installment of my Halloween Tutorial Series (see my previous two: Spooky Glam Scarecrow + Day of the Dead Sugar Skull): VOODOO DOLL. I have to say — this is my favorite spooky Halloween tutorial I’ve done […]

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