How to Do Easy Zombie Makeup

How to Do Easy Zombie Makeup

Are you ready to transform into a brain-craving, shuffling zombie for your next costume party or Halloween?

Creating a convincing zombie makeup look doesn't have to be a daunting task. With a little effort and a touch of creativity, you'll be staggering around like an undead member in no time. 

Here's what you'll need: 

  • Face cleanser or makeup remover wipes: These will come in handy for cleaning your face before and after the makeup application.

  • Moisturizer and Primer: A good moisturizer followed by a primer will create a smooth basis for your zombie look.

  • Liquid foundation: Choose a shade lighter than your skin tone to give that pale, undead appearance.

  • White face paint or powder: This will help achieve a ghostly, decayed look.

  • Various shades of dark eyeshadows: These will add depth and dimension to your zombie makeup.

  • Red eyeliner pencil: This will help create your bloodshot eyes.

  • Fake blood: Essential for creating gory effects and zombie wounds.

  • Disposable makeup sponges and brushes: These will help you apply and blend the makeup.

  • Tissues or paper towels: Great for blotting excess makeup or creating textured effects.

Now that you have everything let's get to work!

Steps to Create A Zombie Look

Step 1: Prep your Canvas

Prep your face by cleansing it to remove any dirt or oils. Once it's clean, apply a light layer of moisturizer to hydrate your skin. Wait for the moisturizer to set in, and use a good primer. This step ensures the makeup applies smoothly and stays put throughout the night. 

Step 2: Create A Deathly Complexion

You'll need to create a pale and lifeless complexion to achieve that undead look. Apply the lighter foundation to your face, neck, and exposed skin. Blend it well using a makeup sponge or brush, paying extra attention to the hairline and jawline. You can also use a white face paint but make sure to only add a thin layer or it will look unrealistic.

Dab white powder or white paint to the highlights of your forehead, the bridge of your nose, the middle of your chin, and along your cheekbones. Don't smooth it out, create a splotchy effect using your makeup sponge and paper towels. 

Don't be afraid to look pale and ghostly; zombies aren't known for their healthy complexions! 

Step 3: Get to the Eyes

Next, let's give your eyes that vacant, otherworldly stare. Use purple and green eyeshadow for your upper and lower lid. Use a dark eye shadow, such as black, gray, or dark brown, and apply it around your eyes. Blend it gently, creating a sunken and hollow appearance. 

Apply dark brown eyeshadow under your eyes, blending it with a brush as you move it toward the apple of your cheek. The under-eye bags and sunken eyes will highlight this zombie makeup.

Create bloodshot eyes by lining your lower waterline with a red eyeliner pencil and smudging some on the lower lash line.

Step 4: Embrace the Decay

Now, it's time to add some depth and decay to your zombie makeup. Apply a gray or brown eyeshadow to the hollows of your cheeks, temples, and under your eyes. Blend it well to create a sunken and gaunt appearance. 

You can also use black eyeshadow to deepen the shadows and add a more ominous touch.

To do the lips, first, fill them in using a brown eyeshadow and then use black to the center of your lips right where they meet. Use shades of brown on the corner of your lips to create depth.

Step 5: Finishing Touches 

Creativity lies in details. Now that the essential makeup is done. Feel free to add some gruesome effects for that dramatic look. 

Use black eyeliners to create veins on your face, or jump a step ahead and create a fake wound. 

Use fake blood on your lips to portray a fresh kill. Or maybe smudge some of the eyeshades on your face and tangle up your hair, adding leaves to create a "straight out of the grave" effect.

Step 6: Practice Your Zombie Walk!

Congratulations! You've successfully transformed into a horrifying zombie with easy makeup techniques. Now, it's time to practice your zombie walk, groan, and scare your friends with your undead charm!

Final Thoughts

Creating a convincing zombie makeup look doesn't have to be complicated. You can quickly unleash your inner undead with the right supplies, a little practice, and a touch of creativity. 

Remember, the key to a successful zombie makeup is to embrace the decay, add gory details, and have fun with the process. So, gather your makeup kit, get into character, and prepare to terrify everyone with your astonishing zombie transformation!

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