Here's my third possible Halloween Look: a 5-minute zombie. I say 5 minutes because I know there are loads of other people out there doing zombie looks that use proper theatrical makeup techniques and are super impressive. Mine is more of a dig-out-what-you-already-own sort of look. I use a LOT of eyeshadow. And deep red lipgloss works in a pinch as fake blood. I included a lot of different angles and close up shots for this one so you can see what I did more clearly. And as for the two headshots - I know my expression is ridiculous, but I was trying my best to be 'zombie'. You should see how many discarded shots there are of me unable to stop myself from laughing!
Here are my two main headshots. I think in the second one you can more clearly see my grey-black contouring and the areas I included 'blood'.
A side view. As you can probably tell, I used a lot of foundation a shade or two lighter than my natural colour, and also with a little yellow tint to it. I think that if you are going to do zombie with the makeup you already own, or non-stage makeup, going lighter and more yellow will give you more of that sallow zombie look. Also it looks a bit pasty and heavy with dulls your skin down to a more dead feel. I also used concealer on my lips - which I would never normally do, but it works for the effect I was going for.
Here's a close-up of the eyes, open. I used a lot of black eyeshadow, heavy especially in the crease and under the eye, as well as in the socket to make my eyes look sunken. I blended it out and together with a purple eyeshadow as well to give it more of a bruised look.
Here they are closed.
And with lipgloss used as blood.
So, what do you think? Here are the products I used:
17 Skin Perfecting Shine Free Foundation SPF12 in Natural
17 Shine Control Pressed Powder in Natural
Sleek Eyeshadow in Noir (cheek contouring)
17 Ultimate Volume Lip Gloss in Very Berry (blood)
Sleek Eyeshadow in Noir (in Au-Naturel Palette)
Sleek Eyeshadow in Regal (in Au-Naturel Palette)
Collection 2000 Skyscraper Mascara in Ultra Black
NARS Concealer in Honey
Let me know what you think!
One more Halloween look coming today as well. Then - the giveaway will be announced!