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Sugar Skull Face Painting with Tulip Body Art Paint

Sugar Skull Face Painting with Tulip Body Art Paint

 sugar skull-4This year’s dressing up Halloween trend is one that I can totally get into–Sugar Skulls are in all the hot costume and party trend this year. The skulls themselves are from the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos that is celebrated on November 1st by the latin american community. Nicole from Tikkido did a fabulous themed party with Dia de los Muertos several years ago when we published Festivities Magazine that is full of inspiration! The beauty of a sugar skull costume is that it is are pretty easy to put together on the cheap, especially if you have some great paints to work with, like the ones from Tulip Body Art! #TulipBodyArt ‪#‎FacePaintHOA‬ This post is part of the Halloween series.

sugar skull-1I’ve got a friend who is a professional face painter, and these nontoxic, cosmetic-grade paints are pretty close to the super high-end paints she uses at her job. They are really pigmented and go on smoothly and evenly but still wash off easy with soap and water. To make our sugar skull face, we used a combination of the shimmer paints and the neon & black light paints…and it was pretty fun to see our skull glow in the dark once we found  a black light!

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Tulip also has a neat glitter tattoo set you can get crazy creative with! A sugar skull with a little more glam and glitter would be pretty fabulous.

sugar skull-3After painting up our model’s face with Tulip paints, I added a headband with some dollar store flowers glued to it and a plain black dress she already owned to complete the outfit. Super easy! See the how-to tutorial in my YouTube video below.

I was provided product for this post by Tulip, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party, craft and lifestyle ideas.

Abby Davis

Sunday 26th of October 2014

This is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job!


Saturday 25th of October 2014

Great job, I can't decide if I should let my daughter try this out or if I should just try it out on myself! :)


Sunday 26th of October 2014

We went (adults) with sugar skull paint last night to a trunk or treat--it was really fun!

Susan Noble

Thursday 16th of October 2014

What a GREAT TUTORIAL love it and GREAT JOB MADDIE beautiful model! Paula your amazing!


Wednesday 22nd of October 2014

Thanks, Susan! Maddie did enjoy herself on this one!