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:

FOTD: Halloween Zombie Makeup With Gunshot WoundRawr! Ima eat your brains!

Let’s go through this step by step. For the face, I used…

Next, the gunshot wound.

Halloween Zombie Makeup: The Gunshot WoundGnarly, huh? Here’s how I did it:

  1. I drew a circle in the middle of my forehead with Salon Perfect Brush On Adhesive eyelash glue.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

Halloween Zombie Makeup: Bloody Gunshot WoundLater in the day, I scrounged up some fake blood and added that to the wound. I dripped it a bit down my face and along one side of my nose.

It had to be a minimal amount of blood since zombie blood isn’t actually pumping. It doesn’t spurt—it just oozes.

Halloween Zombie Makeup: The EyesI also had to zombie-up my eyes. After all, I needed to look dead. I used…

That’s it for the makeup! Pretty simple, right? And none of it was from a Halloween makeup kit.

ZombAlert PendantTo complete my outfit, I wore my ZombAlert pendant from Optimystical Studios. The perfect time to wear it! Otherwise, I just wore normal clothes.

Halloween Zombie Makeup With Bloody Gunshot WoundIn the end, I looked like a pretty cool zombie. I decided my character was freshly dead and hadn’t yet eaten human flesh (or brains), hence no blood around the mouth.

What do you think of my zombie makeup? And what are you dressing as for Halloween?

Let’s chat about it in the comments!


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