Tips To Make Them Cringe
Zombie makeup tips and a few cosmetics are all it takes to make a spectacle and just seeing the effects are enough to make you cringe. Halloween is the perfect time to take inspiration from your favorite undead flicks to create your own version of scary dread. When you want to celebrate the beauty of life and death just open this Makeup Notebook tutorial, grab a few of your favorite vivid cosmetic colors and a face painting kit and let your imagination run wild. This look is all about creating the scream.
Zombie Makeup Tutorial
The key to creating a look you’ll love is start with a lighter base that you can draw on. It’s very important to first apply makeup primer to your skin. You want a barrier between your skin and the darker black and red makeup you will be using. A primer also helps the makeup glide across your skin so it’s easier to draw designs with your eyeliner pencils. There are 5 elements common to most “undead” looks:
- Very pale skin with a white tone, blue tone, ashy or green hue.
- Deeply sunken eye sockets rimmed in black or red.
- Cracking or mottled skin effects.
- Fake dripping blood.
- An element of surprise.
To begin with, you want to make sure that even your skin looks rather unnatural. To achieve that grave-inspired glow select the lightest foundation you can find and either airbrush it or sponge it on. Yes, you can use your fingers if you apply the makeup lightly. you don’t want to swipe it off accidentally. To make sure it’s the right color, choose something that’s at least two shades lighter than your normal skin color. Now get set for some fun.
1 Creating The Cringe Effect
For that sunken effect you need to create shadows that will give you a hollow cheek look. Zombie makeup face contouring is all about working with light and shadow. You want to use grays and even a tinge of blue or green beneath your cheekbone. The best way to do this is with a gray-green eyeshadow. Use a blush brush to whisk the color in the natural hollows of your cheek.
2 Zombie Eye Makeup
Sunken eye looks work well for this Halloween costume. Take out your matte eyeshadow in gray or mix up a little black and white face paint to get varying shades of gray. Apply with either an eyeshadow brush or a sponge tip applicator. To get a smooth effect you can dab it with your fingers afterward to blend.
If you want to give the impression that the entire eyeball is bruised up, you will need either a red color or some purple. Dab some red color along the bottom of your eyes as well as the upper rim. When you have uniformly applied the color, switch to blue and smudge a soft layer of it over the red color. This purplish mix will surely be a winner, but in a pinch you could also just use a good matte purple eyeshadow. You can even add some yellow all around your “self-inflicted” bruise to complete the whole zombie eye.
3 Cracked Skull Effect
Do you want to create the “cracking skull” look? If so, you’ll find it’s easy to do using eyeliner pencils. Just go ahead and draw lines with little squiggly cracks come off of them. Use a black eyeliner pencil and then you can also use a red lipliner to go over them.
4 Blood Red Lips
Zombie makeup calls for blood, it’s just a fact of life. For the lips you’ll find that lipstain pens work wonders. You can get these in either bright red or deep dark berry red. Outline your lips and fill them in with several coats. You might even want to make it a little splotchy. Of course, you know you can’t just leave well enough alone so go ahead and create the look of blood dripping out the side of your lips.
5 The Element Of Surprise
If you’re going all you’ll definitely want to add an element of surprise and one way to do that is with white contact lenses to add more deathly appeal to your costume. Other colors like red or yellow will work out well too. It’s a great way to top off your look.
Say hello to the new monster you!
Have fun with your zombie makeup!