Halloween & Day of the Dead Looks

Snow White makeup and hair

Should I take a bite?

There’s two kinds of people: Halloween people and Christmas people. I am definitely a Halloween person. I love it! Every year at the library, we all dress up in costumes according to a certain theme and give away candy to the students. We’ve done book characters, movie characters (Uma Thurman from Pulp Fiction), TV characters (Joan Collins’ Dynasty character), and music stars (Amy Winehouse). This year we all decided to be fairy tale characters. I just knew I HAD to be Snow White.

Here’s how it turned out:

Snow White Costume

Whistle while you work…just not in the library

For inspiration for the Snow White hair and makeup, I watched
Kandee Johnson’s Snow White tutorial and Kaylee Melissa’s Easy Snow White Updo. Here are the products I used for this not-low-maintenance look (she is a fairy tale princess after all):

Snow White makeup how-to

How in the world did Snow White maintain this makeup look in the woods?




  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
  • MAC Rice Paper
  • MAC Copperplate
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
  • Guerlain Maxi Lash mascara
  • Clinique Bottom Lash mascara
  • Ardell Glamour Lashes 115
  • Revlon Precision Latex-free lash adhesive
  • UD Naked Basics 2 Undone (for my brows)


  • Milani Color Statement Lipliner in 02 True Red
  • Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in 125 Crazy Sexy Crimson

I ordered the beautiful Snow White costume from Party City Canada. It was $104.82 CAD, but shipping was a somewhat insane $35.95. I made the bird accessory myself. I picked up a light weight, decorative bird at the Dollar Store and hot-glued it to a flesh-coloured hair tie, so I could slip it on my finger and it looked as if the little bird was perched there.

Bird perched on Snow White's finger

He was cute but I couldn’t get him to help me clean the house

My fiance and I also threw our 3rd annual Day of the Dead party over the weekend. I always do a La Catrina/Sugar Skull makeup look. Here is this year’s:

Sugar Skull makeup look

Sugar Skull makeup look

The base started off similar to the pale Snow White look (Marcelle Ideal Skin Perfector, MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in Y205 Alabaster, & Bare Minerals Original Foundation in C10 Fair) but I avoided doing around my eyes and nose where I knew I was going in with the dark colours. Instead I used the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer around my eyes and nose. For the sugar skull designs, I only used:

  • MAC Smolder Eye Kohl
  • MAC Blackground Paint Pot
  • MAC Black Tied eye shadow
  • NYX 01 Black eye shadow
  • Milani Color Statement Lipliner in 02 True Red
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

I’d recommend keeping your sharpener handy to keep a precise point on the liners. I used the black eye shadows to set the areas I filled in with MAC Blackground, and I used MUFE HD Microfinish Powder to set the designs I drew I on my face. It stayed put all evening and didn’t smudge.

I made the headpiece myself with black and white artificial roses from the Dollar Store that I hot-glued to a thick headband, and I added some lace to the back for a veil effect. The super cute sugar skull fan I also got from Party City Canada, for $4.54 CAD.

I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe felt inspired for next year! Do you love Halloween too?

our sugar skull jack-o-lantern

Happy belated Halloween!

Thanks for reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❀


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7 responses to “Halloween & Day of the Dead Looks

  1. Pingback: Body Shop Makeup Review | nerdylibrariangirl

  2. The bird ring is genius!! Both your costumes are super awesome πŸ™‚


  3. That came out fantastic! πŸ˜€ I love it, especially the bird ring, hah! People must show up at the library just to see you guys.


  4. You’re the perfect Snow White! Of COURSE you had to be her! Oh my gosh the makeup is spot-on too. Nice touch with the bird ring accessory.
    Wow, you’re definitely a Halloween gal – haha!


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