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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Inspiration | Araw Ng Mga Patay {Day of the Dead}

Products used: Tarte, Nyx, Fantasy Makers Wet n' Wild, Vincent Longo, Estee Lauder and TooFaced Cosmetics

November 1st is All Saints Day and November 2nd is All Souls' Day. Many different cultures celebrate these 2 days especially in the Philippines. It is considered a major holiday next to Christmas.  To many Filipinos, Day of the Dead is called 'araw ng mga patay'.  Another name for these 2 days combined is "Undas." From hearing stories from my mother, it's more of a celebration filled with food, festivities and drinking in the cemeteries of the deceased.

For this look, I wanted a brighter disposition than the usual dark and creepy. I wanted bright and creepy at the same time. I only used black around the eyes and the little details.  I contoured my face into the shape of a skull using a bright purple instead of black.  Oh and yes I manipulated the photos to get that dark feel.  

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