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Basic Zombie Makeup Tutorial

I WANT PUMPKIN SPICE OR I WANT DEATH…. oh wait….

Making a bit of a play on the “basic girl” fall faves, this tutorial shows you how to pull of a basic zombie makeup without any guts or gore… as long as you don’t count rotting flesh. Also, I really do love fall, PSL, boots, leggings, and top knots… The whole shebang. Doing this zombie is really just a lot of contouring when you think about it so it actually fits right in.

Basic Zombie Makeup Tutorial

Seriously, have I mentioned how much I love doing zombie makeup? If you also love zombies, check out my Zombie category for more posts.

You will need:

  • “dead guy grey/dead flesh” creme makeups by Cinema Secrets by Woochie, which you can find at many Halloween op-ups this time of year. I stock up each year, because this is the BEST Zombie makeup foundation I have found to date and it is very affordable.
  • Contouring and shading of the eyes was done using my Tarte Pallete, but really, any matte powder in black, rust, and dark purple will work.
  • Ben Nye Bruise wheel
  • Stippling sponge

The process:

  1. First, base out your skin in the dead guy grey to remove the “life” color from your skin.
  2. Use a matte black to contour your cheeks, temple, neck, and eyes.
  3. Smoke out your eyes with matte black, the rust, and cover your lids with the dark purple.
  4. Using the stippling sponge, stipple dark purple on the contoured areas, and add a little bit on the flat parts of your face to break up the large areas of grey. Then add a stippled layer of pea-green and mustard yellow.

Pull on some uggs, wrap your hair into a top knot, rock those leggings and grab yourself PSL, and your look is complete.

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • Hey Guys! I've been quiet on Insta so far this October, but its because IM SO BUSY and i'm pretty much in Halloween Heaven. Between finishing my first commissioned costume (its super simple, but I completed foam armor for the first time!!!) and doing makeup at the haunted house, i've hardly had time for sleep... and I wouldn't have it any other way. 
This is one of my first clown practice runs. I tried doing 30 minutes or less, and initially I wasn't planning on posting. Having a few days of the crazed makeup chaos that is getting ready for house open under my belt, I have a new appreciation for what details you can and simply cannot complete in such a short time period, and kind of like the grunge this clown pulled off. Not everything you will create is perfect, but thats how we all learn! #clowns #hauntedhouse #halloweenmakeup #halloween2018
  • I think this barrel look could make a great clown character.... am I going over to the dark side and starting to like clowns?!?! Only time will tell, and there are still 20 days until Halloween! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "I say that we take a cannon, aim it at his door
And then knock three times
And when he answers
Sandy Claws will be no more!"
The props for Barrel were actually my favorite, even if they are a bit cheesy, and make this costume all the more fun. I'll have to keep an eye out for a skeleton costume this year... I would like to do this one again! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "We're his little henchmen and
We take our job with pride
We do our best to please him
And stay on his good side"
#Nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • I am SO FREAKING PLEASED with this makeup... and I have no justification for why I love Barrel more than Shock... Could be the fun loving character or just that the colors popped more in these photos. Or maybe these clown-like looks are starting to grow on me.... #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "Jack said, "We should work together"
Three of a kind
Birds of a feather
Now and forever
Wheeee!!!"
Those poor red eyes! Thats not fx eye-blood... it's what happens when you do too many makeups close together... this stuff can be hell on your skin! They didn't look this red in all of the photos, but they sure felt like it. I have since invested in a serious eye cream... its only one week into October! #redeyes #muaproblems #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel
  • "Kidnap Mr. Sandy Claws
I wanna do it
Let's draw straws"
Maybe it is because this is my shortest wig or just the color palette, but I feel like my Shock makeup came across a bit like Beast Boy from Teen Titans... what do you think? #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel #teentitans
  • "He'II be so pleased by our success
That he'll reward us too, I bet
Perhaps he'll make his special brew
Of snake and spider stew!"
One last shot of Lock... three guesses what the next one is, and the first two don't count ;) #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel #halloweentown
  • "First, we're going to set some bait
Inside a nasty trap and wait
When he comes a-sniffing we will
Snap the trap and close the gate"
Ok, i couldn't wait to post this shot with the goofy masks I made 2 years ago... Im obsessed with this gorgeous wig from Webster Wigs. It's seriously my favorite. Speaking of the mask, Im excited to get these new pics posted on the blog, because the makeup and mask pics are super cheesy. It makes me proud to see how much I have improved in both makeup and prop-making in just a few years. #muapassion #lockshockandbarrel #nightmarebeforechristmas

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