MOTD: La Muerte – Book Of Life HALLOWEEN LOOK

Hey, guys!

I’ve always wanted to do a La Catrina (Sugar Skull) look but I’ve always been super hesitant because they can be extremely controversial and offensive because it is a cultural makeup look. It also happens to be the standard ‘white girl halloween makeup’ each year. So to half get involved and get my cosplay loving self into action, I decided to try to recreate one of my favourite characters, La Muerte, from the Book of Life. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I’d highly recommend it. It is one of my favourites 🙂

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Dia de los Muertos is very important to me and while I don’t celebrate it in Australia, I do recognise it and I think that remembering our loved ones who’ve passed is really important. The final day of Dia de los Muertos is also my birthday, so I feel a special connection with the holiday haha.
For a little background on the holiday itself, November 1st is typically spent remembering children who have passed (Dia de los Innocentes/Angelitos) and November 2nd (my birthday) is spent remembering adults who have passed (Dia de los Muertos). La Catrina is the Lady of Death and she looks after those who have passed on and by remembering and praying for those who’ve passed, we are helping them on their second journey through the afterlife.

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La Muerte from the Book of Life is La Catrina. In the movie, La Muerte rules the Land of the Remembered and her husband, Xibalba, rules the Land of the Forgotten. Xibalba hates the Land of the Forgotten so they make a bet concerning who the mortal Maria would marry out of either of her childhood best friends: Manolo or Joaquin. The winner would become the ruler of the Land of the Remembered.

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I adore La Muerte and Xibalba so much that I had to buy the Pop figures. La Muerte was actually super hard to find!

Anyway, enough of that. Here is the look that I created for La Muerte:

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I wore a wig that suited the look the best. I didn’t have a nice black wig to wear and I thought that this purple wig still gave a similar effect. I tried something new with this look. I actually tried out the glue eyebrow method of blanking out eyebrows. I used regular stick glue and a spoolie to smooth down my brows and then I powdered them with a translucent powder. I did this twice and then covered them with an orange concealer to mute the blue tones from my brows. After that, I covered my face in a near white cream stick foundation and it almost completely blanked out my eyebrows (as can be seen in the photos below), so I’ll try to do it a couple more times next time I try this method. The foundation is actually very pigmented, it covered most of my spots, so it is definitely a matter of repeating the brow cover process.

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Products Used:

L’Oreal Matte Primer
Glue Stick
Face of Australia Translucent Powder
Rimmel Match Perfection concealer in 40
Mehron CreamBlend Stick in Alabaster
TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude eyeshadow in Matt Malloy (Review and swatches)
Innoxa Retractable Lip Liner in Red
NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils in Black Bean, Peacock and Milk
Shiro Cosmetics Zora Sapphire (Swatches)
Inglot Eyeshadows Black, Navy and Sparkling Peacock Blue
Maybelline Hyper Sharp Wing Liner (Review)
Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara
Australis Velourlips in DOO-BAI (Review and Swatches)
NYC Black Liquid Liner
Rimmel Retractable Eyeliner in Gold
eBay eyelashes

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My Secret Weapon to Perfect Liquid Liner!

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The other week, I picked up a duo from Kmart that had the Maybelline Hyper Sharp Wing liner and Lash Sensational mascara in it. I’ve been wanting to try both of these products and for only $25~ I thought I might as well pick it up. I believe that at the moment you can purchase it for half price at Chemist Warehouse! I’ve been looking for a new mascara and eyeliner and I was hoping and praying that these may be worth the mullah!

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Little did I know, I’d very quickly fall in love with the liner and now I don’t know what I’d do without it.

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The Hyper Sharp Wing liner has two sides, one fat and one thin so that you can create the perfect wing. The idea is that you use the thin side to outline your liner and wing and then fill it in with the fat side. I don’t really use it this way but if you want to, definitely try it out. I like to use the thin side of the liner for my inner corner to middle lid section and then use the fatter side from middle section to outer corner. For the wing, I just use the thin section so that I don’t make any mistakes with it.

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I love this liner because it is so easy to use. I’ve been on the hunt for a pen liner that I liked using because with the brush liquid liners, I’d always have eyeliner on the top of my lashes and it would make them look clumpy. I also wanted a pen liner because you get more control, I’ve never had uneven wings with this liner.

This liner hasn’t flaked on me at all and it doesn’t smudge. It is also easily removed with a face wipe so you won’t need to be tugging on your fragile eyelids with this one. I also really like the packaging. I love the metallic pink lid!

As for the mascara, I am enjoying it so far, I haven’t used it to its full potential yet so I might make a separate post about it at some stage!

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