Sugar Skulls (tutorial)

Happy Wednesday everyone!

With Halloween right around the corner I see Sugar Skulls mani’s everywhere. I’ve always loved them but never tried them myself. So here’s my first attempt:sugar-skulls
For this mani I used Purity by Zoya as my base color. And I used black acrylic paint to paint the skulls and the spiderweb. Normally I use a black polish for nail art but since it’s my first time I chose to play safe. Any mistakes can easily be fixed with acrylic paint πŸ˜‰ The ‘eyes’ are fimo slices and I’ve placed rhinestones as the cheeks. Here’s how its made:sugar-skulls-tut11. After the white polish is completely dry, use a medium sized striper and black acrylic paint (or polish) to start with the ‘mouth’.
2. Paint the tooth πŸ˜‰
3. Use a big sized dotting tool to dot two dots right next to each other.
4. Use a striper to paint the ‘nose’.
5. With a dotting tool dot three dots and use a striper to transform the into teardrops.
6. After the design is completely dry, add your favorite top coat and place the fimo slices and rhinestones.

I’ve made a step by step pictorial for the spiderweb design too. I think that the pics speak for themselves πŸ˜‰ If not, please let me know!sugar-skulls-tut2Ps.: I thought about making this design matte before placing the fimo slices and rhinestones. At the end I didn’t. If you prefer it matte I recommend to ‘seal’ the design with ‘regular’ top coat before you use a matte top coat. That will prevent smearing πŸ˜‰

For a first try I think I didn’t turned out that bad at all. What do you think?

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33 thoughts on “Sugar Skulls (tutorial)

  1. Pingback: Sugar Skulls (tutorial) | PROMAKEUPME

  2. Love it! The fimo slice eyes are a great idea – I tried doing a sugar skull mani for Cinco de Mayo but it ended up a hot mess.

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