Dia De Los Muertos Makeup Tutorial: MUA Noris Hiciano Tips To Look Like A Sugar Skull [VIDEO]

The calavera has become a popular symbol in art, beauty and fashion in the United States. Sugar skulls -as they're commonly known - don't originate from Halloween celebrations at all, but rather are a traditional part of Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebrations in Mexico. 

Halloween is associated with horror and fear, but "Dia de los Muertos" is to honor deceased relatives and friends, and is a bright, cheerful celebration even though it involves hanging out in a graveyard all night. 

Decorating sugar skulls is a joyous activity that includes vibrant colors, rhinestones, flowers, crosses and all sorts of patterns. To show appreciation for the vibrancy of Mexican culture, Latin Times partnered with Dominican Beauty Vlogger and Makeup Artist, Noris Hiciano, to recreate two looks to join this year's "Dia de los Muertos" celebrations. 

Noris Hiciano To show appreciation for the vibrancy of Mexican culture, Latin Times partnered with Dominican Beauty Vlogger and Makeup Artist, Noris Hiciano, to recreate two looks to join this year "Dia de los Muertos" celebrations.  Latin Times

Hiciano also took this opportunity to remember her late grandmother. “This makeup look is dedicated to my abuela Paula, who used to bring joy to other people lives, who always motivated me to pursue my dreams and who supported me in my decisions. She has always been an example of a hard-working and empowered woman. Thank you abuela. I love you. ”

  • Traditional Sugar Skull

Sugar Skull MUA Noris Hiciano Teaches How To Look Like A Sugar Skull Latin Times

For this makeup Noris Hiciano used:

  1. Urban Decay: De-Slick Complexion Primer, Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat in Regulate, and Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Quickie and Bittersweet
  2. Reina Rebelde: 4 Play Wet Dry Eye Color in Tapatia, Rebel Eye Definer Liquid in Zapatista, and Bold Lip Color Stick in Rosa Salvaje
  3. Sleek Makeup: E10 Eyeshadow Palette
  4. L'oreal Paris: Infallible Liquid Eyeliner- 302 Electric Blue
  5. Ardell Beauty: Wispies Fiber Building Mascara and Ardell Professional Double Up False Lashes
  6. Pencil eyeliner in Black
  7. Gel Eyeliner in Black
  8. Clown Paint in White
  • Black Ink Skull​

Sugar Skull MUA Noris Hiciano Teaches How To Look Like A Sugar Skull Latin Times

For this makeup Noris Hiciano used:

  1. Urban Decay: De-Slick Complexion Primer, Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat In 3rd Degree, Naked Palette, Eyeshadow Primer Potion, All Nighter Liquid Foundation, and All Nighter Setting Spray.
  2. Reina Rebelde: 4 Play Wet Dry Eye Color in Tapatia, Rebel Eye Definer Liquid in Zapatista, and Rebel Eye Paint for Brows+Eyes in Frida.
  3. L'oreal Paris: Infallible Pro Glow Concealer.
  4. Sleek MAkeUp: Major Matte Lip Cream in Fired Up and Rioja Red.
  5. Ardell Beauty: Fame Chaser Liquid Eyeliner in Black, Top+Bottom Dual Ended Mascara, and Ardell Professional Mega Volume False Lashes.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.

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