Last year for Halloween my husband and I dressed up as a zombie and zombie hunter. It was so fun working on our costumes and coming up with the overall look and zombie makeup. My zombie costume was themed as a sorority girl zombie. All great zombie costumes must have a back story, right?
I meant to post this afterwards, but almost a year later I am finally getting around to writing it. So, without further ado, here is a quick tutorial how-to make yourself look like a zombie:
Step 1: Gather all your supplies needed to achieve your desired zombified look. I used the following:
- White cream Halloween make-up (available at any Halloween store or here (White Grease Makeup Halloween Zombie Clown Mime Theatrical Stage [Toy])
- Cosmetic Powder (I used Bare Minerals Mineral Veil)
- Black Eye Liner
- Pressed Eye shadow in dark purple/black shades (I used MAC eye shadow in Beauty Marked and Trax)
- Zombie cosmetic contacts (I bought mine from Extreme SFX)
Step 2: Start with creating a pale white base layer all over your face. I first used my white cream make-up on a triangle sponge to get a nice coating of white color. I then used my Bare Minerals Mineral Veil over the top of help seal it in. This made it a bit splotchy, so be careful when adding a powder over the greasy Halloween makeup.
Step 3: Now on to the eyes. Using a black eyeliner pencil, I did a nice thick line along my top and bottom lids. Next I took my plum color eye shadow (MAC Trax) and using my finger as the applicator I made large purple circles over my eyelids and under my eyes, making both of my eyes look blackened and sunk in. I then used my darker MAC color (Beauty Marked) over the same area to darken it even more.
Step 4: To give my face a bit more detail, I used the same eye shadows under my cheek bones. Not sure if they just looked like bruises, but either way I liked the way it brought more appeal and detail to my overly white face.
Step 5: And finally on to the lips. Being that I did not want to spend money on a dark lip stick, I went with what I already had on hand. I used the dark MAC Beauty Marked eye shadow on my lips along with some lip gloss and I think it worked great.
Step 6: Now on to the final touches. I added a little mascara and worked on my hair. Being that I was a zombie sorority girl, I opted for messy pig tails. And last but definitely not least, I popped in my amazing white contacts to complete the look. Pretty creepy and oh so fun!