Sugar Skull Facepainting

Every year I vow to create a facepainting video tutorial on How to Paint a Sugar Skull, and this year I really was going to do it but when I saw that Jeshua from BoiFromIpanema already made one – a good one – I decided to feature his instead!

Check out more of his Dia de los Muertos art HERE

Here you, go hope you like it!


This is a great activity if you plan to attend any muertos festivals this season, or maybe a school project, with friends or maybe just for the heck of it.

By Jeshua at

Jeshua also painted these with regular craft paints. Aren’t they cool? But for the facepainting video, he used Tulip Body Art Paints.

Here’s a picture of my face I did last year, I did this in about 10 minutes, it was very last minute. Notice I added more color and lipstick and painted on lashes for a happy look. you can spin it any way you’d like. That’s Maya as Corpse Bride, she doesn’t look too happy, does she?


Love & light,

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