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Originating in Mexico and celebrated in other parts of Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is a festival where the living celebrate the dead. It’s about paying your respects by doing the things that those who have passed used to enjoy while they were still alive. One of the traditions that has become mainstream is painting your face to resemble a calavera. This intricate makeup look is worn to Day of the Dead festivals — and now as a Halloween look, due to the popularity of many Instagram photos and YouTube tutorials. The work of art will require bright, colorful makeup and all the black eyeliner you can get your hands on. Check out some of the must-have beauty finds for your own Dia de los Muertos celebration.

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