STUFF I LIKE TO USE:
This is the "background" for your look. Even if you want green or another colour of skin, it would make it easier to sart with a white base.
Example Products: Manic Panic Goth White, Manic Panic Virgin White pressed powder, generic white cream Halloween makeup.
PRESSED MATTE RED, BLACK, or PURPLE EYESHADOW:
Use the for contouring or reddening areas around wounds. The black is used to "dirty" the skin and contour. Both can be used around eye area. Purple is especially useful for making bruises!
Example Products: Sugarpill Love +, Manic Panic Vampire Red, Sugarpill Poison Plum, Sugarpill Bulletproof.
I use this to make fake blood drops.
Example Products: Inglot Duraline, Lise Watier Metamorfix.
Be sure to use lots of this!!!
LOOSE RED/BLACK EYESHADOWS:
I use this to create "fallout" to make the look more "messy".
Example Products: MPZ Epistaxis, MPZ Coffin Critters, Evil Shades Wiggle Dress.
DARK OR BLOOD-LIKE LIP COLOURS:
Use these on your lips or on other areas of the face.
Example Products: NARS Vevet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, Evil Shades Corset.
RED LIP OR EYELINER PENCILS:
Use these for drawing wounds. Red looks really neat on the waterline!
Example Products: You can get cheap red lipliners from Annabelle or NYX.
Use this for creating the texture of wounds. Put red and black makeup over top of the texture created. I find this to be a much easier way than liquid latex, etc. and it still looks pretty neat.
If you have some really neat lenses this really completes the look. Even if your makeup is simple, the contacts will really stand out!
I did the look below really quickly as I was short on time but I think it looked at least okay.
This was my friend's zombie makeup from last year. She used white and black Halloween makeup and some fake blood. A lot of products weren't used but I think it looked really awesome. As you can see, the contacts really bring the whole zombie look together!
My Halloween costume this year requires zombie makeup. I am hoping it turns out really well even though I am going to keep my techniques simple.
Do you have any tips for zombie makeup for those of us not skilled in advanced techniques?