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How to Apply Zombie Makeup

Posted on 14th August 2015
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How to Apply Zombie Makeup

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We’re often get asked about how to create the perfect Zombie makeup effect to compliment your Halloween costume and with a Zombie Apocalypse being reported nearly every week, perhaps this is not just something you’ll need to know come October!
 
To achieve the best look, your Zombie makeup is best applied in layers with the first of these, the foundation if you like, being the application of an all over deathly pallor. A white/grey base with a slight purple or green tint works well for most people’s skin tones.
 
Apply the base over your entire face remembering to also cover your neck and any other exposed flesh.  This should leave you with a general unhealthy pallor which in normal times would get you straight into a hospital bed!  To create the perfect eyes, you’ll need to work directly under a light source. Start on creating the look of the eyes by applying a dark colour to accent sunken areas of your face, such as your eye sockets and around the mid-way of your cheeks. Find shadows in your features and darken these areas to create a contrast with the paler background.
 
Zombie Make-Up Effects
Around the eyes should be blacked out your eyes almost completely. The aim is to make it look like your eye sockets have shrunken into the head and to achieve this effect make the area darker towards the middle and the inside corners of the eyes, making sure to accent any natural shadow areas, but in classic zombie makeup style, make these bit darker. One hint is to try a dark grey rather than black shade of makeup as this, more often than not, works better in creating a realistic effect versus using jet black and trying to control the application by shade.
 
Use something like an unperfumed baby powder on your face to make your skin look dull and dead. Once applied use some pale green or greyish-green make-up and apply this to parts of your face and lightly around the areas you had darkened. Don’t’ forget to apply a suitable colour to your eyebrows so that they stand out from the rest of the face.
 
Around the lips and mouth you can either simply apply some blood gel which will effectively set and dry a bit darker or you could apply some dabs of a dark purple or greyish lipstick to make it look like as if the blood is a bit dried and apply the blood fluid or blood gel on top of this, either way, fresh blood on top of dried blood will always create the best and most realistic look.
 
For finishing touches if you can afford them, coloured contact lenses will create for you some scary eyeballs and these are available in a huge range of colours and styles including designs especially for zombies.
 
These are just some basic tips on achieving a simple zombie makeup effect without using prosthetics and other self-applied zombie scars, blisters and other skin effects. If you don’t have all of the colours of make-up to hand, at Karnival Costumes we have a complete range of pre-assembled Zombie Make-up Kits for both men and women along with a huge collection of horror make-up effects which are easy to apply and colour into your overall make-up scheme – these are usually applied first.
 
So if you’re either planning to be part of the zombie apocalypse, whether with your own zombie party or at a hosted Halloween costume party, Karnival Costumes has an extensive collection of Zombie fancy dress which will work well with your zombie make-up.
 
If you’re looking for a selection of Zombie costume make-up idea; here’s just a few suggestions for you:
 
Zombie Makeup from Widmann 1144 available from Karnival Costumes
Reference:  UJ501144
 
A super make-up set for would be Zombies, it consists of everything you will need to create that "just falling apart" look. The set includes washable grease makeup in a tray containing black, grey and mustard coloured make up, plus a 10ml tube of liquid latex to help you build up zombie like features, a tube of 10ml of blood fluid, plus a black outlining make-up pencil and a similar one in grey. Completing the set are 2 makeup sponges and a fine detailing brush for applying the make-up. The makeup is all water washable making it as easy to get off as it is to apply.
 
 
Reference:  UP52900Z
 
A make-up set for girlie Zombies everywhere. This is a set, from our Living Nightmare range, consists of everything you will need to create the perfect female zombie. The set includes washable grease makeup tray of black, grey and mustard colours, a sachet of liquid latex to build your zombie like features, a sachet of blood scab fluid, plus a small tooth black and a black lipstick. The set also includes 2 makeup sponges and a fine detailing sponge wand for applying the make-up. The makeup is all water washable making it as easy to get off as it is to apply.
 
 
Reference:  UG511009
 
A complete make-up set from the Zombie Zone and which will be perfect to complete your zombie fancy dress costume for Halloween. This upper set includes a make-up tray with three individual colours, blood red, rotten flesh grey and putrid blue. A separate tube of white makeup, sticks of red, white and black make-up, two make-up sponges, two double ended applicators and it’s completed by three blood capsules. This is a perfect set to complete any zombie outfit collection.
 
 
 
Reference:  UP52900H
 
A make-up set for Zombies everywhere. This is a set, from our Living Nightmare range, consists of everything you will need to create the perfect zombie. The set includes washable grease makeup tray of black, grey and mustard colours, a set of soft and flexible zombie teeth, 2 sachets of liquid latex to build your zombie like features.  Also includes are three blood capsules plus 2 makeup sponges and a fine detailing brush for applying the make-up. The makeup is all water washable making it as easy to get off as it is to apply.
 
This is only a small selection of our makeup kits and there are plenty of other zombie costume accessories and makeup sets available, so don’t be shy join the legends of The Walking Dead this Halloween!
 
 
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