A staggering walk and ripped clothing costume combines with simple face make-up to create a zombie costume anyone can pull off. The trademark look of zombies includes pale, undead skin with a green tinge, dark shadows under the eyes and dribbles of blood and brain matter down your chin. A slightly more elaborate look can include open sores on your skin, created with make-up putty and fake blood. Dress yourself before applying your make-up so that you don't smear your zombie look.
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Things you need
- White cream make-up base
- Green cream make-up base
- Black eyeliner
- Black cream make-up base or eyeshadow
- Fake blood
- Make-up putty
- Make-up brushes
- Make-up sponges
Apply a base coat of white make-up over your entire face, including your lips. Pat the make-up on with a triangular make-up sponge in a thin layer. You want your skin to have an undead pallor, but not be bright white.
Add a green tinge by patting green make-up base over the white base. Apply this layer even more lightly than the white layer -- focusing on the cheek and forehead area.
Draw heavy black shadows around your eyes with the eyeliner pencil. Begin at the inner corner of the upper lid and trace a thick line around the entire bottom and lower lashes.
Extend the eye shadows with black eyeshadow. Use a make-up brush or cotton swab to draw a 1/2-inch ring around your eyes. You can make the shadow heavier in the under eye area, if desired, by dragging the shadow to the top of your cheekbones.
Dribble fake blood from the corners of your mouth down your chin and neck. Choose to use a small amount on either side of your mouth, or cover your lips and the area surrounding them to about 1/2 inch for a more intense blood look.
Add a loose skin look by flattening a small piece of make-up putty between your fingers and attaching it to your skin with eyelash glue. You will need to wipe the make-up base from your desired area to help the piece stick. Once the glue is dry, colour the piece with the white and green make-up base, then dribble fake blood over and around the piece.
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