FOTD: Halloween Zombie Makeup With Gunshot Wound
I know it’s not Halloween just yet, but that doesn’t mean I (and you) can’t dress up ahead of time!
This weekend, I had the opportunity to bust out some serious zombie makeup. See, my town had a Zombie 5K race and the local dance school hosted a Thriller flash mob. I couldn’t resist. I wanted to dance in the mob.
But, I needed to look like a zombie! So, yesterday, I woke up with my zombie makeup idea: a gunshot wound. And I used beauty products I already owned. No Halloween makeup kits for me! (Except for some fake blood I added later on in the day.
If you’re familiar with zombies, you know a gunshot to the head will kill them. Well, I guess my zombie is special. Gun shots don’t kill me!
This is what I came up with:
- Pixi Wakeup Concealer around my eyes, nose and over my lips (because my lips are naturally pretty dark.)
- Cover FX Matte Setting Powder in L over my face to lighten it up a bit.
Next, the gunshot wound.
- I drew a circle in the middle of my forehead with Salon Perfect Brush On Adhesive eyelash glue.
- I let the circle dry, then painted on another layer. I did this 4 or 5 times. I did it sloppily on purpose, since gunshot wounds aren’t perfect (I assume).
- Once dry, I brushed on red eye shadow over and around the wound. I used some old Cupcake Cult eye shadow I’d gotten from Hot Topic a million years ago.
- I used a matte dark brown eye shadow (all the eye shadow I used for my Halloween zombie makeup was matte. No shimmer here) from the Pixi Winter Wakeup Eyes palette. I brushed it on from just outside the wound and outward to create a bruised look.
Let me pause to marvel at my work. I think it looks awesome!
It had to be a minimal amount of blood since zombie blood isn’t actually pumping. It doesn’t spurt—it just oozes.
- Ulta Eyeshadow in Blackout, a matte black, under my eyes.
- The Citron Pistachio green shade from the Sigma Crème de Couture palette blended into the black for a sickly green tint.
- Sephora Smoky Kohl Eyeliner in black all around my eyes.
- NYX Doll Eye Volume Mascara on the top and bottom lashes.
That’s it for the makeup! Pretty simple, right? And none of it was from a Halloween makeup kit.
To complete my outfit, I wore my ZombAlert pendant from Optimystical Studios. The perfect time to wear it! Otherwise, I just wore normal clothes.
What do you think of my zombie makeup? And what are you dressing as for Halloween?
Let’s chat about it in the comments!