Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Shattered Sugar Skull

I had fun with this one.

I've wanted to do a makeup based on a Día de los Muertos, Sugar Skull for a really long time, but there are so many people who have done them that I thought if I was to do one, it would have to be something different and something Unique.

And then finally I came up with something that is :)

I first fell in love with Sugar Skull, hmm lets see... about 4 or 5 years ago I'd say.  I was part of a belly dancing makeup tribe on Tribe.net - and somebody posted a picture of a Silva Ji painting.
I had never seen anything like it before, and instantly fell in love with it. 
The person who posted it was asking if anyone had any advice on how to do it in makeup.  And I was determined to try.

It was not long after my partner and I moved to England, and I was starting to get really into makeup and making youtube tutorials.  And I thought to myself "I could do this".
Because we where traveling (and had the budget of travelers) I didn't really have much makeup, and less in the way of specialist makeup.

I thought about how I would do it and what I would need.  And while I kept thinking about it... someone did it.  I didn't want to be labeled a copy cat, so I held of for a bit.
And then the next year, a few people on youtube did one.  And then after that it's safe to say that Sugar Skulls exploded in the makeup world.

I still wanted to do one (and I am still thinking of doing a series in different styles), but I wanted to do something unique, something different from what I had seen before, and something that would make an impact.

And this is it!

I was lying in bed trying to get to sleep (as I often am when all my best ideas hit me) and it just popped into my mind.  I wrote it down right away just in-case I forgot it (as I often do the next day) and when I woke up it was still clear in my mind.
I had a look around, just to make sure that nobody else had done anything similar to it, couldn't find anything, so I'm pleased to say, that I think I am the first person to come up with a sugar skull design and concept like this.  Yay!

I really hope that you enjoy it, and if you have giving it a try, I would love to see a photo of it.  You can leave a comment to this post, or you can check out my facebook page here - if you do a style based on it on something like youtube, I would really appreciate being credited for it :)

 Hope you enjoy it! :D

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