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How to Make Zombie Makeup for Halloween

How to Make Zombie Makeup for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to stand out from the crowd than by dressing up as a terrifying zombie? Zombie costumes are always a hit during this spooky season, but it's the makeup that truly brings the undead look to life. In this blog post, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating your very own zombie makeup for Halloween.

Gather Your Supplies

The first step in creating your zombie makeup is gathering all the necessary supplies. Here's what you'll need:

  • White face paint or foundation
  • Black and red face paint or eyeshadow
  • Liquid latex or tissue paper and glue
  • Fake blood
  • Toilet paper or cotton balls
  • A makeup sponge or brush set
  • An old shirt you don't mind getting messy
Zombie Makeup Supplies

Note: Make sure to do a patch test on your skin before applying any products to avoid any allergic reactions.

Create a Base Color

The key to achieving that undead look is starting with a pale complexion. Begin by applying white face paint or foundation all over your face and neck using a makeup sponge or brush. Blend it well into your skin for an even finish. Remember, zombies are not known for their flawless skin, so don't worry too much about achieving perfection.

Add Depth and Shadows

Next, it's time to add depth and shadows to your zombie face. Take some black and red face paint or eyeshadow and create hollows around your eyes, cheekbones, and temples. This will make you look gaunt and ghastly. Use a thin brush or sponge to blend the colors for a more realistic effect.

Zombie Makeup Base

Create Wounds and Rotten Flesh

No zombie would be complete without wounds and decaying flesh. You can achieve this by using liquid latex or tissue paper and glue. Tear up small pieces of tissue paper or cotton balls, dip them in liquid latex (or glue), and then apply them onto your skin where you want the wounds to appear. Layer them up to create depth. Once the latex has dried, use a sponge or brush to apply some white face paint over the tissue paper, blending it into your skin.

Zombie Makeup Wounds

Blood Splatter Effect

To give your zombie makeup that extra gory touch, add some blood splatters. Dip an old toothbrush into fake blood and flick it onto your face using your thumb to create a splatter effect. Concentrate on areas around the wounds for a more realistic look.

Zombie Makeup Blood

Finishing Touches

Now that you have created the base of your zombie makeup, it's time for the finishing touches:

  • Add some extra blood around the wounds and let it drip down your face for a fresh kill effect.
  • Mess up your hair to give it a disheveled, undead appearance.
  • Apply dark eyeshadow or face paint around your lips and teeth to create a rotting effect.
  • Add some dirt or grey eyeshadow to your neck and exposed skin for a more realistic zombie look.
Final Zombie Makeup

Removing Your Zombie Makeup

After you've scared everyone at the Halloween party with your terrifying zombie makeup, it's important to remove it properly. Start by using warm water and gentle cleanser to loosen the makeup. Gently wipe away the makeup using a soft cloth or cotton pads. If there is any residue left, use a mild oil-based makeup remover to get rid of it completely. Remember to moisturize your skin afterwards as Halloween makeup can be drying.

In Conclusion

Creating your own zombie makeup for Halloween can be a fun and creative process. With just a few simple steps and some basic supplies, you can transform yourself into an undead creature that will send shivers down everyone's spine. So, this year, don't settle for just any costume - go all out with your zombie look and make heads turn!

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