Catrina Makeup

Catrina Makeup

Hello and happy Sunday. Last Halloween my team teachers decided we should all dress up as Catrinas (sugar skulls). I thought it was kind of ironic that we would be appropriating Mexican culture, given that we were the English department, but I wasn’t going to refuse an opportunity to do crazy makeup.

I actually loved the idea of trying different looks I found online, even if my colleagues were suggesting others. I didn’t really want to copy a look from Pinterest; I wanted to create my own look.

My first attempt at Catrina makeup was an all-black version. I started using white paint, and even though it was supposedly made to work on hair and skin, it was a pain to apply. My suggestion is to use a super light shade of foundation instead of putting irritating products on your face. I don’t think I drew the circles around my eyes with a pencil eyeliner, but instead used black paint (which worked better than the white one) and black eyeshadow. I just worked with the shape of my eyes in a way that wasn’t super harsh. To make the eyebrows less visible, I did use gluestick. Then, I added the details with both pencil and liquid eyeliners, and used black paint for the lips. I used my darkest contour and black shadow for the details across the cheeks.

I’m going to go back to the eyes and explain how I did them the way I would on a makeup Monday. The first thing I did was glue my eyebrows and wait for them to dry. I then added black paint on the lid and worked with my brush on shaping the eye, by connecting the lower lash line. After this, I sealed only the eyelid with a shimmery black shadow because I thought it would give the eye a more realistic look. Then I blended the outside again to make it look seamless. I added mascara and eyeliner to my tightline and that’s pretty much it.

I wanted to see how some color would look instead of an all-black eye, so I tried this blue shadow, and I think it made my eye look amazing.

What I did was “cut” the eyelid as one would with a regular makeup look, using concealer, and I think the light concealer over the black is what made this color stand out so much. I packed the blue shadow on and only blended out the crease using black to create that gorgeous transition.

I did the same with red.

And pink.

At the end, though, I did something else for my makeup. If you want to see what I ended up doing, let me know in the comments below.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

Hotel Transylvania Guess Who

Hotel Transylvania Guess Who

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Hello and happy Saturday. If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably obsessed with holidays, especially Halloween. And, if you’re anything like me, then you’re probably already looking for activities to do in the classroom during the month of October. That’s why I’ve decided to share with you, on the very first day of Halloween month, a fun little resource I created a while ago, which I think is perfect to combine play and work in the classroom.


There’s no denying that in anticipation to Halloween, students get a little crazy, and it’s totally understandable, but we still need to have class, and they still need to work. To me, students work best when they’re having fun and when they’re engaged, and what a


better way to get them engaged than by watching a Halloween movie?

As you could read in the title, my resource is based on the characters from Hotel Transylvania, which is one of my favorite Halloween movies, so actually the first thing students need to do is watch. Now, there are two versions of the activity; in one, students have to read the description of each character, write their name and make a drawing; while in the simplified version, they have to trace the name of the character and color the picture already in the worksheet. You get both versions when you download the product, which you can do by clicking here.



I know there are many Halloween movies out there, so if you’d like me to create a resource based on one, let me know in the comments below.

Happy teaching!

Love, Miss Camila