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Halloween Tutorial #3 – Dia de los Muertos by: Sarah Victor

 

Description: The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls’ Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1st and 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints’ Day which occurs on Nov 1st and All Souls’ Day which occurs on Nov 2nd. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

Scholars trace the origins of the modern holiday to indigenous observances dating back thousands of years, and to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl.

Similar holidays are celebrated in many parts of the world; for example, it’s a public holiday (Dia de Finados) in Brazil, where many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain, there are festivals and parades, and at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their loved ones who have died. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe and in the Philippines, and similarly-themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures.

MAC – White Chromacake
MAC – Landscape Green Chromacake
MAC – Black Black Chromacake
MAC – Eccentricity Mineralize Quad (Orange)
MAC – Heritage Rouge Pigment

Necklace & Headband from Forever 21
Hair: Asha Cavelle

Nicole Scherzinger Inspired Look by: SarahVictor

Inspiration Pic: http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o211/geminiprincess619/34879_scher39_122_7…

EYES
Esteé Lauder: Cream Color in Ivory Lace
Benefit: Busy Signal cream shadow
MAC: Bronze e/s, Carbon e/s, Woodwinked e/s Blanc Type e/s
MAC: Feline Eye Kohl, Blacktrack Fluidline
Rimmel: Glam Eyes

FACE
Chanel: Mat Lumieré Foundation
MAC: Moisture Cover NW15, Select Cover NW15
MAC: Refined Golden Bronzer, Harmony Blush, Margin Blush, Refined Mineralize Skinfinish

LIPS
MAC: Buerre Lipliner, Prrr Lipglass

Reverse “Frenchie” | Liquid Palisade by SarahVictor

Overall if I had to rate this product on a 1-10 scale, I’d give it a 6. It’s got great potential and does what it says, however it’s all subject to the user. I’m horrible at painting my nails but I managed to work with this product. It was difficult in the beginning because (as with everything) there’s a learning curve. Thankfully, I have 10 fingers to practice on and I eventually got the hang of it :).

Great gift to stuff in the stocking during the Holidays.

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