Ok, so this Zombie took a little more time than the steps below but it is a great zombie example! Some people have been asking me about how to make Zombie faces for Halloween. So below are some tips on making a good “Zombie Face”. Hope it works out for everyone to have a scary and wonderful Halloween!
Prepare the face for the makeup. Wash the face thoroughly and remove any facial hair. Don’t get it in your hair….it won’t come out.
Apply a thin, even layer of liquid latex (Ben Nye is the best) on the subject’s face. Allow the latex to dry. This normally takes about 15 minutes, but may vary depending on the brand of latex you use.
Place one square of toilet paper on each of the subject’s cheeks. Apply enough latex over top the toilet paper to seal the paper to the face.
Form wrinkles on the future zombie’s cheeks by pushing up on the toilet paper. Use the same technique to create a long, ½-inch wide wrinkle on the forehead.
Cover the latex with the white, light blue or gray makeup. This is the base coat that holds the rest of the makeup in place. Tear open the top layer of toilet paper somewhere on the person’s face to make a gash. Fold back any extra toilet paper to create a peeling flesh effect. Apply dark red and black makeup into the middle of the gash to look like muscle and blood.
Make thick, black circles around both eyes to make them appear sunken in.
Apply the aging makeup. Put a dark brown in the center of the wrinkles and put a “highlight” color like light yellow on the outside of the wrinkles. This creates an aged face.
- Step 8 - Powder with setting powder or baby powder lightly to set
- Step 9 - Add blood where needed , mostly around mouth and on neck to make look like they were “eating” people.