How To Put On Makeup To Look Like A Zombie For Halloween?
Halloween is quickly approaching, so if you’re not one to enjoy donning a full costume, perhaps you’ll enjoy incorporating the occasion into your beauty routine. While you could undoubtedly achieve the ideal purple, orange, and black smoky eye, copy Cruella DeVil’s nasty red lips, or even add a few liquid eyeliner dots for an Andy Warhol-inspired pop-art effect, zombie makeup appears to be trendy this year. Continue reading to find out how to quickly put on zombie makeup with items you already own (plus, if you’re feeling inventive, a few extras) to look like a zombie for Halloween.
“Zombify Your Look: A Step-by-Step Guide to put on Spooky Halloween Makeup for a Zombie Costume”
- Eye shadow
- Foundation (two to three shades lighter than your skin tone)
- Eyeliner in gray
- Red eyeliner
- Black eyeliner
- Pencil eyeliner in black
- Your preferred brow solution
- Inky mascara
- Oxblood lip gloss
- Level blood (optional)
Following is a breakdown of each step for a simple Halloween zombie makeup tutorial.
Start with a fresh, moisturized face
E-Rase Milki Micellar Water from Drunk Elephant is a good option for a quick and simple detox. Simply soak a cotton pad in the solution, then wipe your face with it to hydrate while removing grime and debris. For the purpose of applying makeup, this leaves a blank canvas.
Utilize eye primer
Apply eye primer to the eyelids and the area immediately under the eyes (Faller suggests Mehron Primed EYE Primer).
Put foundation on your face, neck, and chest
Faller advises using foundation two to three shades lighter than your skin tone (she suggests the hues in the Mehron Celebre Pro HD Pressed Powder Palette) from your forehead all the way down to your collarbones to give yourself the look of a washed-out zombie. To achieve this, you can use your fingers, a makeup brush, or a beauty sponge.
Shape Your Cheeks
Faller advises using gray eyeshadow to produce a zombie-like facial structure rather than a neutral tan tone. Don’t forget the tip of your nose! Begin by softly dusting around your cheekbones, then move down to your temples, inner brows, and nose.
Use Burgundy Eyeshadow to Make Your Eyes Look Hollow
Faller advises applying burgundy eyeshadow all around the eye, past the lid, to the eye socket to give the appearance of being worn out and hollow. Use a fluffy blending brush to blend all around the eyes—don’t be afraid to apply liberally, she advises. We advise picking a budget-friendly alternative like Maybelline New York’s Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette if you’re only going to use this eyeshadow hue for zombie makeup.
Hollowed-Out Effect Intensified With Pressed Pigment
Apply the black eyeshadow to the inner corners of the eyes and then draw it below the eye, following the contour of the eye socket, to accentuate the eyes. “Exaggerate the eyes by intensifying the color with a little iNtense Pressed Pigments in Carbon.
Draw on Capillary Breaks
The key to getting the zombie appearance is drawing on veiny, shattered capillaries. Faller advises doing this by using a black eyeliner pencil, such as the Mehron EYE Liner Pencil in Black, to create tiny, wavy lines on the eyelids and behind the eyes (though, for an extra bloody look, you could opt for red).
As usual, fill in your brows
Make those arches perfect! Just like that. It’s nothing eerie at all.
Put on mascara
Apply your preferred mascara to almost complete your look. Try piling on a volumizing mascara or a set of false eyelashes for a more glam appearance (at Byrdie, we love Lashify).
Put some blood-colored lipstick on
You’re trying for a washed-out look, not a completely saturated color, she advises, so choose a deep wine lip color and softly tap the center of the lips and blend out using your fingers. Transform Lip Souffle Matte Lip Cream from Rare Beauty will do the trick (and stay put all night long).
Make the area around the mouth appear shadowy
Faller advises applying the same dark red makeup from your lid look all around the mouth for an extra touch of frightening allure. She advises drawing a little black shadow into the corners of your mouth as well for added depth.
Make Your Collarbone Larger
“Remember to hollow out the neck and collarbone area!” Faller makes a point. This is essential to achieving a frightening appearance. To do this, follow the contours of your collarbone and neck down with the gray eyeshadow.
Skin around Your Nose Should Be Distressed
Faller claims that a small amount of the red shadow placed just above the inner brows and around the nostrils will assist create the “living dead” look.
Stage Blood If You’re Going All Out
Although this step is completely optional, Faller claims that stage blood can elevate your last-minute zombie makeup to a whole new level. You can put Mehron Stage Blood in Dark Venous in your mouth and on your skin because it is edible. Simply apply it with a brush or your fingertips if swallowing it doesn’t sound like your cup of tea.
Even while the makeup is distinctive enough on its own, you can always match it with shabby attire. Of course, when wearing a classic dress, you can never go wrong with letting your makeup take center stage. Your decision!