M∙A∙C Rick Baker – How To Create the Day of Dead

[MUSIC PLAYING] I’m just going to do
this collaboration with MAC for Halloween things. They wanted to do something
that was showing off some of their colors. They have so many great colors. And I thought a sugar skull,
a Day of the Dead character, would be great. I just did a lot of
research on different ways that people have
done sugar skulls, and kind of did made
my own version of it. I started out the whole process
with a Chromaline pencil, and just drew in the
sockets and the nose area and under the cheekbones, just
to get the placement of it all there. When I went to the Chromacake–
the white Chromacake– and put it out with a big brush
tip just to get the white area all worked in. I do it in a lot of layers. I’ll put some colors
on, and you’ll see me painting
over the same area that you already saw
me paint once before. [MUSIC PLAYING] I then started to do the
flowers around her eye. With that, I used
their acrylics. And I did a red acrylic with
a kind of rounded brush, and just kind of pushed it on
in little flower petal areas. [SOFT MUSIC] After that, I then
used the green acrylic and outlined the flowers
with a little pointy brush, and did the little dots
in the flowers just with the tip of a cotton swab. Then I went back
and drew the spider with the Penultimate
liner, which I think is great in drawing
nice little fine lines. So, drew the shape
of the spider. Used the red acrylic
in the little bulbous part of the spider. The whole thing about teaching,
I think, is really great. So that’s one reason I’m really
quite happy to be involved with MAC on this project. Went back to her chin
with the red acrylic. Let the shape of the
brush determine the shape of the petal somewhat. So, used the
High-Def Cyan pencil and true the basic
teardrop shape, and then the white pencil to
create the highlight. And then I accentuated
the highlight again with a white acrylic. I’m actually hoping
that this will be for people to
do on their self, not just makeup artists
to do on other people. But whoever wants to
make themselves up can look at the video
and the photographs and pretty much
duplicate this makeup, or use this makeup
to inspire them to do an even better Day of the Dead. [MUSIC PLAYING] But the thing that
was really difficult is there was some guy
with a camera in my way through the whole process. I mean, every time I
tried to do something, there was a camera there. And then, when I turned around,
there was another camera. And when he wasn’t in my
way, he was hitting her in the head with a matte box. Sorry about that. [LAUGHTER]

99 thoughts on “M∙A∙C Rick Baker – How To Create the Day of Dead

  1. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely amazing…definitely gonna refer back to this tutorial on Halloween when I'm doing my makeup 🙂

  2. Thanks for this video!!! I have always wanted to try doing this look for a halloween party this year but didn't know were to start, now I have more of an idea, thanks so much!!!

  3. You are God!!Could I ask you, what´s your reali time to create such look?Thank you, you are my inspiration!!

  4. gaahhhh ,,, i wanna do this now,,, sooooo beautiful!!! and the head piece just brings it all together like,,,, :O ,,,

  5. Rick you are amazing and such a talent! doing this look on myself next week…when you say acrylics do you mean straight up artists acrylics? if it is thats GENIUS!! Color stays bright, vibrant!

  6. I remember when we were in high school, Northview, and you did the make-up for the school play, "the mouse that roared". you took a really young looking freshman and turned him into a really old man. Fabulous of course. It was obvious you had the gift. You have certainly done well for yourself and so fortunate that you were able to have a career in something you enjoy. How come you aged better than me though? Sue Bennett, class of 68

  7. is not for halloween is for Day of the Dead cultural tradition from Mexico ,and is not sugar skull is CATRINA! Greetings 🙂

  8. That is amazing logic? The more you do something the worse you get at it. Use that reasoning the rest of your life, get doctors that are straight out of med school and your lawyer should be in their mid twenties. LOL The older the more experienced he is probably better than every make up artist under 30. Age equals experience dumbass kid.

  9. This is why I am now learning to become a registered MUA. After I pass I want to carry on and specialise into the special effects make up. You just inspire me to become even better and to keep at it! I will not let myself down and I will do everything I can to hone my craft and passion to a new level 😀

  10. If you think Michelle Phan inspired this, you're nuts. Mr. Baker was in the industry doing amazing looks like this before she was even born. 

  11. Sandra Bullock looked stupid trying to copy this makeup look.  She's too old.  This model had the perfect eyes for this look.  She looks adorable.

  12. Wow!!!! I'm so happy MAC got interested in a Mexican holiday and created a beautiful look this is awesome…I love MAC now even more

  13. some chick on here is having a total sh!t fit about white people doing the sugar skull and how the white people should stop doing it because it offends her,so whatch out people,next thing you know,mexicans will be doing the PC and Tolerance court crap to get us to stop the sugar skull for halloween and maybe try to get halloween outlawed all together because they think it belongs to just them,not us white people!then i think they need to take their "rich latino harretige" that they brought with them(all the violence)and go home!but all this may offend them,or just her,so be advised about the latino troll!!  ….ahahahaha…just saying

  14. very talented artist. much respect for you Mr. Rick Baker. absolutely love your work, by far one of the best dramatic effects that ive seen of the day of the dead. thank you for showing your talent


  16. Pretty sure the only people who are offended by this are sjw's and chicanxs who don't even celebrate dìa de los muertos.. If you know the real role sugar skulls play on dìa de los muertos, you would not be offended. They are made for children or for offerings. They essentially stand for rebirth into the next stage of life. I, as someone who is Mexican, am not offended by sugar skulls. I think it is a good way to spread education about my culture. I only ask that you educate other people about my culture as you celebrate it this halloween.

  17. Its not culture appropriation if it is your fucking culture. (which doesn't offend me one bit if someone wants to paint their face this way and it isn't) this socialism, liberal bullshit annoys me, everything offends someone, get the fuck over it we are Americans grow some balls.

  18. Please do not call it "sugar skull" because she has a name – La Catrina is her rightful name. She is an elegant woman part of what brings back our ancestors and the memories of our late relatives

  19. very beautiful..simple enough. MAC is some quality stuff. this would be perfect for those who can afford all the MAC brushes and foundation and eyeliner and pencils

  20. "Sugar Skull" no es más que la traducción de "Calavera de Azúcar", que es una tradición mexicana. Los gringos no hacen calaveras de azúcar, pero nos quieren vender la idea de que es una tradición "Halloween" para diferenciarla de "El Día de los Muertos".

  21. i kinda agree with the people "complaining about a katrina/Sugar skull is not a Halloween thing. this would have been way better with some back ground on dia de los muertos and the meaning of the day . and  why some symbols are often seen in in katrina's/Sugar skulls.

  22. Acrylics are not meant for use on a face. They may say, "Non-Toxic," but “Non-Toxic” does not mean it is safe for skin. There are ingredients in acrylic paints that are banned for use in any food, drug or cosmetic. They contain ammonia, formaldehyde, heavy metals, and other ingredients that are not FDA approved for use on the skin and at the very least can cause an allergic reaction. Even more dangerous, they can be absorbed into the body through the skin and cause liver damage, cancer, and other health issues. Because he's an artist, it looks nice until this poor woman takes that paint off of her face and her skin is burned and red and possibly infected and oozing.

  23. No, it isn't a sugar skull, it's a ''Catrina''. Catrina as a popular symbol of death (or one of the symbols within the entire worldview and Mexican culture before death) was created by José Guadalupe Posada, and named as such by the muralist Diego Rivera. It's all about culture.

  24. Dear Rick Baker you FORGET to mencion a something important its not a SUGAR SKULL And thats all….. Its a M E X I C A N SUGAR SKULL SAY IT WHIT ME. M. E. X. I. C. A. N SUGAR SKULL BUT to paint a Spider with its net it was very GRINGO…

  25. Excellent work! No need for the tear, the Catrina is about joy and laughter 😀 Check out this young Catrinas celebrating tradition https://www.facebook.com/eventoskennedy/videos/650073241821215/

  26. There is nothing wrong with dressing up like "La Catrina' if that is how it is going to be presented. Saying that you are dressing up as "Day of the Dead' is incorrect because tell me how you dress up as a celebration. The motifs created in 'sugar skulls' are from 'La Catrina', so if you are dressing up as a CATRINA be  traditional about it. The Catrina was created by Jose Guadalupe Posada to represent an old form as assimilation present in indigenous Mexico, then it was used as a representation for the  celebration. What is incorrect is people generalizing the outfits and using them incorrectly. This is fine as long as it is presented properly. This does not offend me, it becomes offensive when people do it who don't understand the history of it making the representation incorrect.

  27. I’m trying to find simple step by step instructions make up my face for dios de la Muertos , Halloween Any tips anyone?

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