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Creating one of these cool, ornate El Dia De Los Muertos beauty looks requires a bit more time and effort than just a quick orange and black mani, but the payoff (in person and on your Pinterest page) is worth it. These ten pins represent the very best and most dedicated of Day of the Dead beauty looks. Proceed with caution... and awe.
The red accents give it just that little extra touch of sultry.
There is not an outfit on Earth this does not coordinate with.
Via Helen BadKitty
For a slightly easier-to-execute look, use nail decals.
Via Kelly Broadway
For a dramatic (and spooky!) look, go with basic black and white.
Via Molly Salinas
Really, even if you only did a fraction of this, you'd be the coolest person at the party.
Via CK Moreno
If your painting time is limited, pick a couple of nails to skullify and paint the rest a dramatic blood-red.
If you don't want to commit to a tattoo, a temporary version of this works as an insta-costume.
Via Olivia Grenier
They almost look like they're smiling, don't they?
Via Susan Evans
Purple eyes plus upside-down heart equals super dramatic look.
Via Christina P
A little bit of sparkle is the perfect finishing touch.
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