Halloween 16 | Zombie

Halloween 16 | Zombie

Halloween is just two days away! This week I’ll be featuring a couple of easy tutorials to get you in the spooky spirit and today is a Zombie makeup look!

Halloween 16 | Zombie

For this one being a lot more detail, I thought I’d do a step by step guide. Out of all my halloween makeup looks this is definitely my favourite to do. I seen a similar makeup tutorial for this online and I thought I’d give it a go! This would be perfect if you were going as Red Riding Hood?!


So all you need is some Liquid latex, Tissue and Fake blood. Oh and Dark eyeshadows too! The eye contact always adds a good effect too, I guess the claw marks have made me blind? This is such an effective look but honestly it’s so easy to do – and cheap too! You can buy liquid latex and blood for a pound in most places. Have a look at your eyeshadow palettes you’ll more than likely find dark plums, burgundy’s and blacks to add to the bruising.

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So first off I drew three lines going down my face with white eyeshadow – just as a stencil. I then applied an even layer of latex with a eyeliner brush. Wait a couple of minutes and as the latex starts to go tacky, add tissue! I ripped it into little strips to match the scratch lines but you can always use scissors!

Once the tissue is all set you can start adding some definition. I added the black shadow to certain parts of the scratches to make them look deep and then followed by red crayon. Once you’ve applied enough you can start moving the tissue. I used tweezers to make the tissue to make the cuts look deeper – 3D almost.

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When your happy with how your cuts look, start applying blood! Bear in mind some fake blood is more runny than others, I used a jelly one to make it look more real. Once you’ve applied enough you can go over any left over sections with red/burgundy shadows.

Of course this is only one zombie makeup look, you could add more to the other side of your face or add any bruises ect. I wanted to make this look like I’ve been attacked by something whether a zombie or an animal? It’s something that doesn’t take more than 20 minutes and looks effective. If you’re not wanting your whole face to look scary then this is something I’d recommend. You can make your makeup look perfect for a night out on the other side as well so win win.

All I need now is my costume and of course the eye contact is optional.

Halloween 16 | Zombie

I really enjoyed making this tutorial. I shared it on twitter and I can’t believe the reaction from everyone, I’m no makeup expert but Halloween is a good excuse for all our imaginations to be put into practice. I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial and do let me know if you do something similar!

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  1. Louise
    30 October 2016 / 2:38 pm

    I love this look, you make it sound so easy to do! The eye looks really good to 🙂

  2. Becky
    30 October 2016 / 6:15 pm

    You look bloody incredible!!!!
    Becky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky

  3. 30 October 2016 / 6:25 pm

    This is so good and looks so effective!! Such a fab last minute idea as well as it’s cheap and easy but still looks like you’ve made an effort!

    Great post lovely xxx


    • 5 November 2016 / 3:53 pm

      Thanks Lucy! I know that’s what I was thinking too 🙂 xxx

  4. 1 November 2016 / 10:46 am

    This looks so good and so easy to do! Love it x

  5. Rachael
    2 November 2016 / 3:59 pm

    This looks so good, I’ll have to try this next year 🙂 x

    • 5 November 2016 / 3:54 pm

      Yeah you definitely should Rachael! 🙂 x

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