Easy Day of The Dead Makeup and DIY Floral Crowns

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Looking for some great ideas for Halloween? Look no further than these DIY floral crowns and easy Day of the Dead Makeup!

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I’m always the last person in my house to figure out my Halloween costume! This year, Erin of White Fig Designs mentioned she had made a floral crown for a Day of The Dead-inspired makeup look.

It inspired me for a Halloween party we’re going to, so I asked Erin and makeup artist Samantha Singer to share their magic with us! The makeup steps are for inspiration, if you have similar products, improvise and use what you have! Read more and get the how-to below!

Erin is such an inspiring floral designer and I’ve worked with her on several special projects for Sugar and Charm. Below is her super easy way to make a fun floral crown for Halloween!

Also, below makeup artist Samantha Singer of Veil of Grace is sharing her tips on creating that awesome Day of The Dead makeup!! The makeup was gorgeous and I’m looking forward to trying it out on myself! Below are Samantha’s tips and some of the products she used.

model wearing easy day of the dead makeup

How To Make These DIY Floral Crowns and Day of The Dead Makeup – Step by Step

  1. Measure the hemp wire around your head and create a perfect circle, fastening it securely
  2. Choose colorful flowers for the crown
  3. Cut the floral stems down to about 1 to 1 1/2 inches
  4. Push the floral wire through the top of the stem (all the way through to the other side) and fold it over
  5. Use floral tape to wrap from the top of the stem all the way down the wire to secure it and make it one piece
  6. Take the wire piece you measured around the head and attach a flower with floral tape
  7. Continue around the wire headpiece layering the flowers until the crown is complete

Easy Day of The Dead-Inspired Makeup 

  1. Match skin tone or one shade lighter with foundation. (Makeup Designory foundation used)
  2. Cover eyelid and eyebrows with Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study 
  3. Place turquoise color all over the eyelid up to the eyebrow and below the eyelid. Create a circular shape. Eyelid color shadow is Ben Nye turquoise4.
  4. Create definition around by adding shape Ben Nye eye shadow color Celestial blue around the outside of the turquoise circle 
  5. Line inside of the lash line with black eyeliner (Mac Pro long eyeliner graphite)
  6. Line top of eyes with black eyeliner (Mac superslick eyeliner in black)
  7. Take black eyeshadow powder and blend around the eyeliner to make it look smokey.
  8. Make a creative design around the eye with Mac superslick liquid liner in green. It looks like a long skinny sharpie. You can draw with it! So much fun!
  9. Continue to draw designs on the face with Mac superslick liner in black and green. Be creative! 
  10. Shadow in areas with the same eyeshadow color you used on the eyelid.

Use the same steps for the pink tone look. Except Samantha used Ben Nye fuchsia and royal purple shadows and superslick liner in purple and black.

Huge thanks to my beautiful models!

collage of easy day of the dead makeup being applied to model

DIY Floral Crowns – Simple and Gorgeous!

You only need 5 items to make these DIY Floral crowns and they are perfect for Halloween, they are colorful, easy to put together and have a touch of class to them! Thanks Erin!

It’s a quick and fun craft project that takes less then 20 mins to do and you can get really creative!

Mini carnations are awesome because the miniature ones have the look of roses but are less expensive and much more hardy than roses. You can look around your yard for vines, tree branches or bushes that can be used as greenery and filler for the base of our flower crowns.

equipment for floral crown

Easy Day of The Dead Makeup

Samantha has done such a awesome job of creating a tutorial that’s beautiful and straightforward.

It’s also a chance to get really creative, you can go as simple or as intricate as you like! This easy day of the dead makeup allows you to make Halloween looks which go perfectly with the floral crowns too, spooky and elegant!

floral crown on model

Origins of The Day of The Dead Makeup

calaca is a skeleton, a calavera is a skull, and a calavera de azucar is a sugar skull (which is a frosted, skull-shaped treat made from sugar paste and decorated with colorful patterns).

The most popular calavera of all is “La Calavera Catrina,” a high-society skeleton lady dressed in a fancy floral hat, from a 1910 etching by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada.

The print was meant as political satire, showing that the tailored European clothes and snooty attitudes favored by upper-class indigenous Mexicans at the time didn’t matter—we’re all equal in death. She has become the most iconic symbol of Dia de los Muertos.

model with makeup and floral crown

Top Tips For Easy Day of The Dead Makeup and Floral DIY Crowns

  • For the easy day of the dead makeup, match your skin tone or one shade lighter.
  • Use the superstick liners to get creative!
  • Measure your head with the hemp wire for the perfect fit.
  • Opt for colorful flowers for your floral crown.

Check Out Some Other Great Halloween Ideas

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Halloween Dirt Cups

Purple Gin and Tonics

Our Favorite Halloween Decor

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Top 20 Creepy Spooky Homemade Halloween Props by Savvy Homemade

model looking down, wearing a floral crown and easy day of the dead makeup

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Easy Dead of The Dead Makeup and DIY Floral Crowns

Looking for some great ideas for Halloween? Look no further than these DIY floral crowns and easy Day of the Dead Makeup!

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 crown/makeup
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DIY Floral Crowns for Halloween

  • Measure the hemp wire around your head and create a perfect circle, fastening it securely
  • Choose colorful flowers for the crown
  • Cut the floral stems down to about 1 to 1 1/2 inches
  • Push the floral wire through the top of the stem (all the way through to the other sidand fold it over
  • Use floral tape to wrap from the top of the stem all the way down the wire to secure it and make it one piece
  • Take the wire piece you measured around the head and attach a flower with floral tape
  • Continue around the wire headpiece layering the flowers until the crown is complete

Day of The Dead-Inspired Makeup

  • Match skin tone or one shade lighter with foundation. (Makeup Designory foundation used)
  • Cover eyelid and eyebrows with Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study
  • Place turquoise color all over the eyelid up to the eyebrow and below the eyelid. Create a circular shape. Eyelid color shadow is Ben Nye turquoise.
  • Create definition around by adding shape Ben Nye eye shadow color Celestial blue around the outside of the turquoise circle
  • Line inside of the lash line with black eyeliner (Mac Pro long eyeliner graphite)
  • Line top of eyes with black eyeliner (Mac superslick eyeliner in black)
  • Take black eyeshadow powder and blend around the eyeliner to make it look smokey.
  • Make a creative design around the eye with Mac superslick liquid liner in green. It looks like a long skinny sharpie. You can draw with it! So much fun!
  • Continue to draw designs on the face with Mac superslick liner in black and green. Be creative!
  • Shadow in areas with the same eyeshadow color you used on the eyelid.

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