Part I: Carlotta
Our series begins inside a small room at the Double Eagle Restaurant in Old Mesilla, just south of Las Cruces: The Carlotta Salon—a room is said to be the scene of a tragic love story. Over a century ago, the eldest son of aristocrats fell in love with one of the dwelling’s beautiful house maidens. But knowing his mother would disapprove, the two kept their adoration a secret. One fateful night, his mother found the two entwined. Enraged, she seized a pair of sewing shears and thrust them into the young girl’s chest, and stabbing her son in the back as he tried to save her. The two lovers died that night in an embrace. Their spirits are said to haunt the property, with most of the happenings coming from the Carlotta Salon.
NewMexi.co and local artist Anahy Nuñez teamed up to present a creepy tale and accompanying look that would be the rage for any Halloween get together. Follow these easy steps and watch our video for this truly unique New Mexican look.
Step 1: Create a Base
Start with a clean and hydrated face before the makeup application.
Next, apply a primer to all of your face and let dry.
Use a light colored foundation as a base color. Cover your face and neck. Brush some of the foundation into your eyebrows using a spoolie or brush to get a ghostly tint.
Set with a translucent powder.
Product used: NYX First Base Primer Spray, NYX Hydra Touch Primer Base, NYX Total Control Drop Foundation in Vanilla, L.A. Girl Pro Coverage White Foundation, Coty Airspun Loose Powder.
Step 2: Create Depth
Take a white eyeliner pencil and line your water line and under your lash line.
Use a dark gray or black eyeshadow and contour the hollows of your face and neck. Keep building layers until your face looks sunken in.
Product used: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk.
Step 3: Add the Details
Part your hair down the middle and make two side braids. Pin them across your head in opposite directions. Spray with white temporary hair spray.
Finish the look with white costume contact lenses.
Embrace your look and embody Carlotta from The Double Eagle.
Stay tuned for part II, La Llorona.
Anahy Nuñez is a local artist who has mastered many mediums. She has garnered Instagram success for her makeup looks and has been recently featured on PEOPLE for their Halloween Make-up trends video. You can follow Anahy on Facebook or her Instagram.