Part II: La Llorona
Our second legend begins along the banks of the Rio Grande: La Llorona. Centuries ago, a woman in a fit of rage drowned her children in the river as revenge against her husband’s infidelities. When she came to, she was so distraught and began searching for her lost children, drowning herself in the process. Different accounts of the story are told, and retold. But the woman remains trapped between the living and the spirit world, doomed to wander the river banks for all eternity—weeping in vain for her lost children.
BECOME LA LLORONA
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 face.
Next, apply a first-base primer all of your face to hydrate your skin. Let dry. Then apply a touch-primer base. Should feel a little tacky.
Use a light colored foundation as a base color. Cover your face and neck. Make your skin ultra pale by adding a foundation lightener on top.
Set with a translucent powder.
Product used: NYX First Base Primer Spray to hydrate skin, NYX Hydra Touch Primer Base, NYX Total Control Drop Foundation in Vanilla, L.A. Girl Pro Coverage White Foundation.
STEP 2: CREATE DEPTH
Take a makeup sponge and pull out little bits of the surface to create craters for texturizing the skin.
Use a blue eyeshadow with your texture sponge and dab around your undereye area, your temples, down the sides of your nose, your lips, hollows of your cheeks, and down your neck for a gaunt look.
Take a small brush using a purple and blue shadow and create veins around your nostrils and under eyes—mixing white and blue eyeshadow to create a lighter blue, go back in around the eyes and nose.
Use a red eyeshadow on the top and bottom lids of your eyes.
Spray your whole face with a dewy finish setting spray.
Product used: NYX Primal Colors in Red, NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray.
STEP 3: ADD THE DETAILS
Add white foundation to your eyebrows using a spoolie.
Take a red lip liner and add it to the waterline of your eyes. Blink hard to make the liner run for added creepiness.
Add costume contacts for optimal creepiness—and tears.
Throw on a torn up dress and shawl and you’re ready to embody this ghoulish spirit.
Products used: NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Plush Red, Mehron Sweat and Tears.
Embrace your look and resurrect the New Mexico legend, La Llorona.
STAY TUNED FOR PART III, The Aliens of Roswell.
Anahy Nuñez is a local artist who has mastered many mediums. She has garnered Instagram success for her makeup looks and was recently featured on PEOPLE ‘s Halloween Makeup Trends video. You can follow Anahy on Facebook or her Instagram.
For more ghoulish looks, be sure to check out Part I: Carlotta