As Realistic As Zombie Makeup Gets!

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About: I'm Brittany! I'm 17, I live in a shitty town in Iowa, and I'm always looking for nifty people to talk to. I spend most of my time learning things, going to shows, driving, writing, fucking with the ...

Intro: As Realistic As Zombie Makeup Gets!

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

Step 1: WASH YOUR FACE

Washing your face will help the makeup stick better.

Step 2: LINE YOUR EYES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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    59 Discussions

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    dremmettbrown

    4 years ago

    This worked really well for my halloween costume! Thank you so much for this awesome instructable

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    6fingerdiscount

    7 years ago on Step 8

    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

    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!

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    a7xforlife

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    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

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    BkrevWlevqe

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    The Jamalam

    9 years ago on Introduction

    this could be finished even better with really pale milky contact lenses like in shaun of the dead