Professional makeup artists Victoria Ruiz and Nady Guerrero of the Beauty & Elegance Salon in San Leandro, CA are masters of creating authentic Día de los Muertos makeup looks (known traditionally as Catrina, or Catrin for men). They dropped by Booksy’s Bay Area HQ to demonstrate how to do men’s Catrin makeup.
Men’s Catrin Makeup Tutorial
Want to see more? Check out our other Día de los Muertos & Catrina makeup tutorials.
Mexican Art, Catrina Makeup, and Día de los Muertos
The most famous Día de los Muertos tradition is the adornment of Catrina makeup. Catrina makeup is recognizable by its application of skull imagery on the face, often done in ornate styles. The modern version of Catrina makeup we see today comes from the famous etching La Calavera Catrina (‘Elegant Skull’) created by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada in 1913. It was immortalized forever in 1947 when Mexican muralist Diego Rivera featured an image of La Calavera in one of his famous murals. Since then, images of both women’s and men’s Catrina makeup have become synonymous with Día de los Muertos. You can read more about the ancient origins of Día de los Muertos here.
Catrina Makeup: Go Pro or Do it Yourself?
For non-professionals, if you found this tutorial a little challenging, you can book a professional makeup artist in time for the holidays on Booksy. Click one of the links below to find a local makeup professional to do your Men’s Catrina makeup.
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