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Whether you're going to a party, making a zombie movie, having a photoshoot, holding a Zombie March, or you just want to mess with the general public, zombie makeup is always a fun way to spend an afternoon.

YOU WILL NEED:
--Red, yellow, blue, and black stage makeup
--White cream stage makeup
--Green cream stage makeup
--Assorted sponges and tissues
--Something to use for blood (I use red gel food coloring - the kind that comes in a tube. It doesn't taste bad and it won't stain my skin)
--Red lipliner or a red watercolor pencil
--baby powder and a face puff
 
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Step 1: WASH YOUR FACE

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Washing your face will help the makeup stick better.

Step 2: LINE YOUR EYES

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Line your top and bottom eyelids with red, especially the inner corner. I used a watercolor pencil (found at craft stores), but red lipliner works nice, too.

Step 3: MIX YOUR ZOMBIE BASE

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Mix together foundation a few shades lighter than your skin, a little white cream makeup, and a little green stage makeup. You should end up with a nice zombie-ish color.

Step 4: APPLY AND SET

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STEP FOUR! Smear it on your face (and your neck, but I was too lazy), your lips, and into your hairline. Don't worry about getting it even, you're trying to look splotchy. Then pat it lightly with a little bit of baby powder to set the makeup. I used an old face puff to apply the powder.

Step 5: MAKE BRUISES

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To make bruises under your eyes, dab yellow lightly in a spot a little bit bigger than you want the bruises. Next, mix red and blue with a little bit of yellow and dab it on in layers.

Step 6: FINISH YOUR LIPS

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Pucker your lips and sponge on the bruise color. When you un-pucker your lips, they'll look like they have cracks in them.

Step 7: ADD SPLOTCHES

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Use a loose sponge to dab on the bruise color to give yourself a splotchy look. Pat it gently with a tissue so it doesn't look so harsh.

Step 8: FINISH AND ADD BLOOD

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Add more bruises and set everything with another light coating of baby powder.

Smear on as much blood as you want, and hit the town!
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This worked really well for my halloween costume! Thank you so much for this awesome instructable
i really liked this tutorial. im going to be starting a youtube channel involving zombies so this will help alot with the realistic look. 9/10
Tupulov4 years ago
Well done! More please.
Apparently you use a brand of lipliner that is safe to use around the eyes. My wife read somewhere that if it's red and designed to be used around the lips, it shouldn't be used around the eyes, and if it's blue and designed to be used around the eyes, it shouldn't be used around the lips. Something to do with the compounds used to make the pigments that cause irritation to the respective areas.

Great 'ible, though!
Dr_Stupid6 years ago
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i like turtles (rock on to the little kid who said that =3)
P.S: hes awesome
P.S.S: i like cheese
shouldn't it be p.p.s? post post script... not post script script
lulz... The "I like turtles" kid's was better, imo
a7xforlife6 years ago
I like the idea of screwing with the general public... I think I'm gonna get some friends together some time soon and wander around our town all done up like zombies. hahahaha... i love screwing with people.
we do that in our city, its coming up next month, thousands of people pretending to be zombies in the city centre!! I still think silicon wounds look better than this makeup but you do look like zombies
yeh. i think silicon wounds look better aswell. but this is very well done.
kevin711275 years ago
emos....
That is really inappropriate...
BkrevWlevqe5 years ago
One should grab an axe and parade the streets on Halloween, and this instructable is marvelous! I wonder what your bro/sis/friend thought when he/she saw you!
The Jamalam5 years ago
this could be finished even better with really pale milky contact lenses like in shaun of the dead
You can haz brainzburger? j/k Nice job! | )
is that from borat?i can has cheezburger?
New to the internets?
Kidding!
It's based on I can has cheezburger.
ZOMBIE KITTEHS!
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ah. no, never herda cheezberger.
Yay! Brainzburgerz! XD Thanks.
Meroki6 years ago
love teh emo swoosh
willdabeast6 years ago
OMG! i thought u were just a plain old emo dude in the first pic.
i thought he/she was to.lol!
abandon your idols (author)  nicky02066 years ago
Haha, I'm a lady. But I do definitely go for adrogony, so thanks.
lol !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
androgyny
You have cool eyes.
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hahah me to lol
aren't there tho people involved?
seconded.
andrew136 years ago
no offense, but that isnt the greatest
mr00realist6 years ago
much scarier this way i'd say....
Maco6 years ago
Is there a way i could make my skin look not as green as yours but still realistic. -Mac
abandon your idols (author)  Maco6 years ago
use less green with the foundation?
make it more yellowish or just pale and whitish.
beanner6 years ago
Looks pretty good. You should consider maybe darkening around your eyes and maybe shading out your cheek bones a little bit.
fleanine6 years ago
somehow this zombie costume reminds me of the motivational poster. just an observation.
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goodernst6 years ago
i couldn't say that someone may freak me or even like me for it :)
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