Last week Lauren announced the three winners of her annual DIY Halloween Costume contest…another big congrats to Laura, Tess and Erin! While Lauren could only pick three winners, there were so many amazing costumes flooding the LaurenConrad.com inbox that we decided we had to feature a few more of our favorites this week. Today we are spotlighting LaurenConrad.com member Stephanie, who created a gorgeous sugar skull makeup look. Take a peek below!

XO Team LC

Sugar Skull Makeup

Halloween DIY: Sugar Skull Makeup
Here’s what you will need:
Halloween DIY: Sugar Skull MakeupFor the flower headband:

  • artificial flowers (at least 3 big flowers)
  • headband
  • duct tape the color of the headband (preferably smaller size),
  • scissors
  • wire cutters


For the outfit:

  • black dress
  • shawl that matches the flowers in your headband


For the makeup:

  • makeup primer
  • white cream makeup
  • black liquid eyeliner
  • black pencil eyeliner
  • black eye shadow
  • mascara
  • bright colored lipstick


Instructions:

1. Cut flower stems to about 2 inches to glue on to your headband.
Halloween DIY: Sugar Skull Makeup
2. Tape flowers on to headband in the way that pleases you best.
Halloween DIY: Sugar Skull Makeup
3. And…voila! Your headband is ready.
Halloween DIY: Sugar Skull Makeup
4. Now it’s time for the makeup. First, apply makeup primer, then the white cream makeup. It’s easiest to do this with your index finger. You may have to apply two layers, but be sure to wait for each layer to dry before adding more makeup. Also, be sure to leave the area around your eyes and the tip of your nose free of makeup.
Halloween DIY: Sugar Skull Makeup
5. Now, apply black eye shadow on your eyelids and the area around your eyes.
Halloween DIY: Sugar Skull Makeup
7. Next, add black eyeshadow to the tip of your nose in a triangle shape.
Halloween DIY: Sugar Skull Makeup
8.  Use your liquid eyeliner to trace around the areas you painted black to give the black shapes a clean, outlined look.
Halloween DIY: Sugar Skull Makeup
9.  Add flower petals with your lipstick color of choice around the black circles. The easiest way to do this is by using a Q-tip to brush on the lipstick.
Halloween DIY: Sugar Skull Makeup
10. With the pencil eyeliner, outline the flower petals.
Halloween DIY: Sugar Skull Makeup
11.  Almost done! First, make sure everything is properly colored, if not, now is the time to go back and fix anything.
Halloween DIY: Sugar Skull Makeup
12.  And lastly, with the liquid eyeliner, add swirly details to your face. Try to make this as symmetrical as possible. With the same liner, also draw the mouth lines and any other decorations you want.
Halloween DIY: Sugar Skull Makeup
13. Now that your face is ready, it’s time to put on your dress, shawl and headband…
Halloween DIY: Sugar Skull Makeup
14. You are now a gorgeous sugar skull! You may add large earrings to get the full effect.

Best,
Stephanie Gutierrez

Will you give this sugar skull makeup look a try?

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Photo: Stephanie Gutierrez
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