Dia de los Muertos

Channel the spirit of Mexico's traditional Day of the Dead, Frida Kahlo, and the rich colors of the Yucatán to get in the mood for this season's textured hair and sultry makeup.

model
Enrique Badulescu
Channel the spirit of Mexico's traditional Day of the Dead, Frida Kahlo, and the rich colors of the Yucatán to get in the mood for this season's textured hair and sultry makeup.
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model
Enrique Badulescu
MUY CALIENTE

Celebrate your beauty via elaborate braids and defined lips and eyes — don't be afraid to add piles of jewelry to the mix.

On hair: TIGI Style Treats Flexible Finishing Hairspray. On face: Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Bronze Powder in Soft Radiance. On brows: Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brown Pencil.

Top, $5,225, Dolce & Gabbana; necklace, price upon request, Emilio Pucci; earrings, $295, bronze chain-link bracelet, $870, bronze buckle bracelet, $1,585, green-stone bracelet, price upon request, yellow-stone ring, $295, square green-stone ring, $395, round brass ring, $215, crisscross brass ring, $250, Stephen Dweck; silver ring, $3,000, Stella Flame; scarf, editor's own.

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eyeliner
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
VIVA MEXICO!
CoverGirl Brow & Eyemakers Pencil in Midnight Brown, $3.
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hair gel
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
VIVA MEXICO!
Living Proof Prime Style Extender, $20.
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model
Enrique Badulescu
ORANGE CRUSH

Ignore the "rules" and pair attention-getting hair with a statement lip.

On hair: Pureology Precious Oil Versatile Caring Oil. On face: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light. On lips: MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger.

Dress, $3,650, Gucci; scarves, $329 to $556, Etro; earrings, $825, Roberto Cavalli; necklace, $2,000, Stella Flame.

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hair cream
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
VIVA MEXICO!
Bumble and Bumble Texture Hair (Un) Dressing Creme, $27.
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nail polish
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
VIVA MEXICO!
CND Shellac Power Polish in Pretty Poison, $25 to $45 for manicure.
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model
Enrique Badulescu
LA SIRENA

Get a rope (or two)! Try modernizing traditional plaits by emulsifying texturizer between your palms, then firmly rub right into the finished braids for a cool, rustic edge.

On hair: Dove Style+Care Frizz-Free Shine Cream-Serum. On face: Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base. On eyes: Givenchy Magic Kajal Eye Pencil in Magic Black.

Dress, $2,950, Viktor & Rolf; earrings & moth necklace, prices upon request, shell necklace (worn in hat and hair), $2,060, Stephen Dweck; hat, editor's own.

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eyeshadow
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
VIVA MEXICO!
Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow in Quartz, $19.
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foundation
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
VIVA MEXICO!
BareMinerals Ready SPF 20 Foundation in Medium Beige, $29.
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model
Enrique Badulescu
GOTHIC TALE

The new "Goth-lite" is more pretty than scary. When it comes to dark lips, leave the rest of your face looking fresh.

On hair: Garnier Fructis Sleek Finish 5-in-1 Serum Spray With Argan Oil. On eyes: Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara in Black. On lips: Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Cocoa.

Dress, price upon request, Rodarte; black headband, $398, Jennifer Behr; black flower clip, $45, Ban.do; earring, $640, Ugo Cacciatori; necklace, price upon request, Sara Weinstock.

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blush
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
VIVA MEXICO!
Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Spice, $9.
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bronzer
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
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Sephora Urban Luxe All Over Palette, $14.
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model
Enrique Badulescu
FOLK ART

Don't worry, it's not lit. But this season's jewel tones (a fuchsia lip here, emerald nails there) will give you a beauty buzz.

On hair: John Frieda Luxurious Volume Blow-Dry Lotion Root Booster. On lips: Lancôme L'Absolu Nu Replenishing and Enhancing Lipcolor in Rouge Resille. On nails: Essie Nail Lacquer in Stylenomics.

Top, $2,495, Chloé; earrings, $350, bronze stacked ring, $250, Pamela Love; cross necklace, $2,200, short bead necklace, $4,600, Me&Ro; long bead necklace, price upon request, Sara Weinstock; green-stone ring, $2,555, Stella Flame; crosshatch ring, $68, Julie Vos; silver band ring & scarves, editor's own.

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lipstick
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
VIVA MEXICO!
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Mat Lipstick in Orange Imagine, $32.
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lipstick
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
VIVA MEXICO!
Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Glam 115, $30.
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Enrique Badulescu
Dia de los Muertos

Jumpsuit, $3,195, Stella McCartney; headband, $255, Jennifer Ouellette; earrings, $80, Ben-Amun.

Hair: Ward Stegerhoek at Bryan Bantry Agency. Makeup: Vicky Steckel for Dior Addict at Bryan Bantry Agency.

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