Gearing up for Dia De Los Muertos Celebrations in Houston

Local restaurant prepares traditional items and DIY sugar skull makeup tutorials

Day of the dead can be easily recognized with the amazing sugar skull face designs, but there's also more to the holiday than just fancy makeup.

HOUSTON – The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. Arnaldo Richards Picos is doing just that with decorated altars, cocktails and traditional food including the bread of the dead.

Another great tradition many take part in during the Holiday celebrated November 1st and 2nd is painted their faces in skull designs. They do this to represent a deceased loved one or an expression of themselves. One local makeup artist, Edward Sanchez has been doing this for years and has a wide range of designs for people to get creative with.

Edward Sanchez’s Tips to DIY Sugar Skulls

  1. Create the skull outline with white paint
  2. Hollow eyes, check bones and skeleton teeth over lips with black paint
  3. Fill in the rest of the face outline with white paint or keep it as is
  4. Decorate with rhinestones or any stick on material or painting