Sacred Beauty: The Story Behind Dia de los Muertos' Calavera Makeup

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Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Day, is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd, honoring the deceased. Though the the celebration is synonymous with food, ofrendas and elaborate decorations, the one thing that often stands out to so many unfamiliar with the holiday is the calavera makeup look.

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Our host traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico, where the largest celebration takes place, to take a deeper look at this beloved tradition that combines the elements of beauty and death.

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Priscilla Rodriguez is Latina.com’s Senior Editor. She provides coverage on nearly every topic with a focus on celebrity entertainment. Before hitting the pavement at Latina, Priscilla worked for various outlets including Teen.com, InStyle and Us Weekly. You can follow her on Twitter @priscilrodrig.

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