The famous horrific holiday of the year, Halloween has been given a new significance to recently. It’s no longer a trick-or-treat holiday for children only, since it’s yet another chance for our favorite celebrities, It girls and all the glam and sassy fashionisers in the world to get a new creative makeover that will show off their unique and bright personalities to the world.
While going for the trendiest images of that particular year or trying to invent fresh and original characters is the first step to creating outstanding Halloween looks, you can never err embracing the classics and doing this in your own unique way. Zombie is one of the most popular images that never get outdated, especially when so many movies come out frequently picturing those vivified corpses hunting for the survivors.
To give a modern twist to your look, you can match Zombie motifs with some glam makeup, this way managing to show off your beauty while still looking creepy. This half glam/ half zombie Halloween makeup tutorial is the right thing for you, if you want to seduce and to scare simultaneously at this great party!
How To Do Half Glam/ Half Zombie Halloween Makeup
Not all zombies are brainless creatures: you can actually be one glam lady, who knows how to look mysterious and cool. While “designing’ the perfect clothes for a Zombie is extremely easy, as you can wear anything torn, old and super-dirty with some blood stains on, it’s actually makeup that does make you look a true zombie.
Only creating the effect of a pale complexion that will make you look dead isn’t enough, as a Halloween zombie is expected to have some big festering wounds protruding through the skin bones that pop out instantly. Combining this with a glam makeup will create the ideal balance between the beast and the beauty, the dead and the super-sexy, making you stand out even on this uber-imaginative and colorful day!
So to recreate this awe-inspiring Halloween look, here is what products you need to get and what you need to do:
• Makeup base, foundation, concealer
• White face paint
• Eyebrow kit
• Eyeshadows in browns, black, purple, yellow and shimmery gold
• Black eyeliner
• Black eye pencil
• Black mascara
• False eyelashes
• Dark red lipstick
• Lash glue
• Thread and tissue paper
• Makeup brushes
Step 1: Start on a clean face, applying the makeup base and then going for the foundation, creating the effect of the perfect complexion. Contour only one part of your face with a blush.
Step 2: Perfectly contour only one of your eyebrows, the one appearing on the part of your face that you have used a blush on (Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony).
Step 3: Continue working on the “glam’ part of your ways, focusing on your eye now. Blend a soft brown eyeshadow on the crease (Thunderhead from Sigma Smoke Screen Palette) using a blending brush (we have used the Sigma E38 Diffused Crease Brush). Apply a black eyeshadow to the socket (Almost Jet from the same palette) using a smaller blending brush. Next, using an ordinary eyeshadow brush, apply a chocolate brown eyeshadow all over your lid (Atmosphere from the same palette).
Step 4: Apply the same chocolate brown color to your lower lid and blend it with a small blending brush. Put some glittery golden pigment to the inner corner of your eye (Sigma Loose Shimmer Gilded).
Step 5: Apply black eyeliner to your upper lid and the waterline (Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner). Next, apply a few coats of black mascara and go for false eyelashes for the totally charming glam effect. To finish the glam part of your Halloween makeup, apply a dark red lipstick (Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Cherry Boom).
Step 6: So we have reached the creepy and the most artistic part of this makeup. Using a black eye pencil draw a line on your face from the top of your forehead up to the jaw line, splitting the face in two halves. Now, apply some white face paint on the zombified part of your face using a stippling brush.
Step 7: Mix some black and purple eyeshadows and apply the color your get under your clumsily lined eyebrow and all around your eye to create some deep dark circles with a bruise effect. You can also use this color mixture randomly on some more spots on this part of your face, like on the forehead.
Step 8: Apply some lash glue on the black line your have drawn on your face and let it dry a little. Put a thin tissue paper on the glued surface and slightly wet it with a wet brush. Next, apply some more lash glue over this, let it dry and go for one more layer of a wet tissue. You need to repeat this process a couple of times to give some texture to this part of your face.
Step 9: As the glued wet tissue papers slightly dry on your face, apply some concealer on the wound. Now, using scissors cut the middle of this portion of a fake skin. Apply some black eyeshadow in to the cut.
Step 10: Apply some purple, brown and yellow eyeshadows on the edges of the wound to give a more realistic look to it. Now, apply a true red lipstick on the inside of the cut.
Step 11: Using a lip brush carefully apply the red lipstick on the edges of the wound, as well as on the bruised forehead and the under-eye section. Tap the surface of the bruises with your fingers to make them look more authentic.
Step 12: Cut small threads, preferably in the white shade to make them pop on the background of the red wound, and stick them over the wound to create the effect of the “sewn in’ stitches.
Your ideal combination of the glam and zombie makeup looks is ready to charm and deter everyone around you enjoying this eerie holiday!
Makeup by Evelina Paunescu for Fashionisers.com