Monday, October 29, 2012

Dia de los Muertos: Sugar Skulls, Calaveras, Catrinas


Hola amigos! Recognize this skeletora? It's me, your girl Maryam, disguised as a Mexican Catrina and painted as a sugar skull for Dia de los Muertos aka Day of the Dead! This haunting, yet vibrant Mexican holiday follows Halloween ("All Hallows Eve") and precedes All Saints Day (or "All Hallows Day"), in a tradition to commemorate friends and loved ones who have passed. In Mexican and South American cultures, the Day of the Dead is celebrated in color with decorated skulls (las calaveras catrinas), bright flowers and edible sugar skulls adorning the altars that host the festivities. It is my dream to eat sugar skulls and drink tequila in Mexico for Dia de los Muertos, and one day I'll make it a reality! For now, I'm celebrating in spirit and in full makeup in stormin' NYC... MUA-Ha-Ha!!!


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Spooktacular Catrinas!
*image found on Google
Sugar Skulls and Catrinas are popular Halloween costumes enjoyed by enthusiasts from all over the world, and can be replicated using cosmetic or stage makeup, as well as professional-grade face paint. For my look, I'm using all three types of makeup!
FACE:


FEATURES (eyes, nose, cheekbones) :



DECORATION:

LIPS: Lime Crime Carousel Gloss in Cherry On Top

I don't typically match my nails to my maquillage, but this time, I decided to go all out and complete this look with sugar skulls nail art! here is my inspiration (image from Google*) and the finished product:
 
I wanted to stay true to the decorative skulls of Dia de los Muertos, but I also wanted to add a Halloween touch with a few themed skulls: the pumpkin skull (orange), the spiderweb skull, the alien skull (green) and the robot skull (white / blue).
I used various polishes and nail art pens for the bases of the designs, plus dotting tools and rhinestones of varying sizes and shapes for decoration. Most of my tools came from BornPrettyStore.com (10% off coupon: MARYAM5W21)

My long curly black wig was purchased at a local beauty supply store. You can find a similar one here, at KKcenterHK.com (10% off coupon: MARYAM)
 
 Feliz!
 Dia de Muertos!
This month has been a roller-coaster and I'm happy to conclude it on a festive and spooktacular note! October 2012 has been awesomely busy for "Maryam Maquillage" -- not only was my nail art featured in Cosmo for Latinas, but I also celebrated my birthday and have used my bday blessings to help set up my video recording studio to transition to YouTube. I hosted a mini giveaway -- Congrats to winner Kelly Brown of Michigan -- and I'm planning a few more in the upcoming months. Stay tuned for more news in makeup, beauty & nail art from moi, Maryam Maquillage!


Happy Halloween & Feliz Dia De Los Muertos!


MUA-Ha-Ha :D


bisous,


Maryam Maquillage




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76 comments:

  1. Olala ma chérie, tu es doué. C'est incroyable. Gros bisous.

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  2. One of the best, if not THE best sugar skull I've ever seen! Way to go Maryam, this is amazing and the nails are to die for! I've said it before and I'll say it again, you're incredibly talented, I really admire you ^^ xx

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    1. Thank you so much sweetheart :)) you are the best!! xx

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  3. Wow Doll this is stunning!!!:d
    And ur nails... Awwwwwwww how much time did u spend on doing them ?? ;p
    I love ur works! <3

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    1. Thanks darling :)) my nails took about an hour, maybe a little over. I love doing nails, it's so relaxing to me :))

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  4. wow you're sooo amazing honey!!! I love this from head to toe!

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  5. awesome! I did something similar for Halloween too. Check out the look on my blog! :)

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  6. Wow this is amazing!

    http://aimerose.blogspot.com/

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  7. I did this look too, I'm in love with skulls :D
    Girl, your nails are amazing!

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  8. Love it!! Meant to do one too for halloween :)

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  9. This is gorgeous!!! I am Mexican, so El Dia de los Muertos is very familiar to me. Unfortunately, the holiday is not as prominent here in the US. To get the full experience, you have to be in Mexico or in a town that REALLY celebrates it. The last time I had sugar skulls was when I was in Mexico for wonderful day! I definitely want to go back again for this holiday :D

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    1. I would absolutely loooooove to be in Mexico for El Dia de los Muertos!! That would be a dream :D So glad you like it! Means a lot :))

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  10. Your beauty and makeup skills always amaze me! This sugar skull is probably the best I've seen. Love it! XO ~Emily

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  11. oh my gosh this is amazing!! and your nails! tooo much goodnes

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  12. So many different interpretations of the sugar skulls during this time of the year, but I honestly think your nail art takes the cake!

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  13. OMG.. :) IT IS SO SO SO GREAT!
    Love it <3

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  14. Wonderful! I love the nails :) xx

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  15. omg that contouring to make the skull outline on your jaw looks amazing and your nails are super adorable!

    http://www.redlipstickandchampagnedreams.com/

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  16. This looks really life like, if that makes sense? Great work :) x


    www.myblondeaddiction.blogspot.com

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  17. Fantastic work, i love your nails too,
    xoxo

    www.descontraidas.com

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  18. wow!! so amazing!! the make-up and nails are both wonderful. you're such an artist Maryam, i love your creativity so much <3

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  19. this was amazing! Wish I had done that for Halloween parties!

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  20. So amazingly talented! Everything you did was perfect and the intricate nails..so talented!!

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  21. AMAZING! you are incredible woahhhhh I love the make up <3

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  22. Beautiful nail art! You are so talented and creative. I've been meaning to do this sugar skull look but I don't think I'm brave enough to. Lol.

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  23. I love them all! I like the shirt specifically, in Hungary (where I live) derived from these patterns :)

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    1. Thanks!! My top is authentic Mexican, hand stitched and all :)) I got in Tijuana years ago

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  24. wow! awesome makeup! I'm totally smitten!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  25. WOW AMAZING AND I LOVE YOUR NAILS! I was just thinking I wanted to try a nail design like that for halloween next year you did an amazing job, your like the QUEEN OF NAIL ART :) !!!

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    1. omg what an amazing compliment!! Thank you Kayla :))

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  26. Wow you look awesome! the face...the nails,, everything looks so nicely done!:) xX

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  27. love the nails and wig! great touch

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  28. I am totally smitten with your nails, they're flawless! I love this look. Great job as always Maryam!

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  29. this post was great!! I really loved it! and your nails are amazing!! *o*
    Bisous

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  30. You did such an amazing job girl! Love it!!! -xoxo-

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  31. Amazing!

    Those nails are simply incredible!

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  32. Jeez you're talented!!!! I loves it! And your nails are cute!

    ~Sherine
    Confessions Of A City Girl

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  33. gorgeous...i totally love that makeup.
    Very creative :)

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  34. Wow sweetie this makeup is so wonderful your always inpire me! Beautiful makeup about Dia de los Muertes! Thanks for sharing your art with us!

    Xoxo

    Sakuranko Blog
    My Facebook Fan Page

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  35. That is absolutely stunning. You did an amazing job.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

    P.S. I'm having a Giveaway for Crystal Stud Earrings.

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  36. Great job!!! You're the best. HAppy Halloween. Xoxo V.V.

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  37. You did an amazing job on the make up! I've seen many Sugar Skulls & yours is definitely one of my favorites. I love the nail art too. ^_^

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  38. bravo!! you have a great talent ;)

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  39. im loving the make up! :)

    www.myladyboudoir.blogspot.com

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  40. Whatever you wear/put you always look so divine and fascinating, now that's what I call true beauty!;)

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  41. OMG it's awesome!!!!

    x
    http://worryaboutitlaterr.blogspot.com

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  42. Hi sweetheart:))
    this is AMAZIIIING,I love the cute spiderweb lol wow FANTASTIC look! xoxo

    kisses and hugs Tamara Chloé

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  43. love this! it's done sooooo perfectly

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  44. okay seriously, you look hot as a skull!!! how do manage to do that haha!!!! and i love that you went all the way with the skull de la muerte, with nails and all! high five for you!!!
    i bow down for you!!/Azure

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    1. aww thank you honey!! I wanted to do a girly skull -- I think it's the lipstick that makes it pretty rather than scary :))

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  45. Gorgeous dia de los muertos look & I love that top you have on, it goes perfectly

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  46. OMG, i love your Halloween looks and this one is absolutely awesome. Shame we don't celebrate Halloween here in Nigeria.
    Just discovered your blog and loving it.
    Barbara
    http://barbsiesmusings.blogspot.com/
    Lagos, Nigeria

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  47. I love this make-up you did a great job!!Nice blog!!^^

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  48. The sugar skull nails are so cute!!! Your face makeup looks amazing, using professional quality makeup definitely makes a difference.

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    1. Thanks hon!! Yes, cinema makeup is the trick. I tried it with cheap halloween makeup at first and it was runny and awful, I needed to mix it with something professional to get a decent result.

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  49. Wow wow wow! Love this! And your blog ^^

    Irsada
    http://irsadasbeauty-fullworld.blogspot.com/

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  50. Thank you all sooooooo much for your amazing comments and compliments!! LOVE you all <3

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