1) Prepping your skin
Use white cake make-up and a sea sponge. Dab your skin heavily until it is a whitish-grey colour or translucent looking.
2) Choose your face paint colours
The must-haves: red, green and blue.
Essential colour combo tips:
red+blue = purple
all three = brown
3) The undead, hollow look
Using the sea sponge and a dark brown face paint colour, dab paint along the natural contours of your body (the dips around your bones and muscles).
Let’s start with the face:
- Dab heavily under your eyes but stay within your eye socket shape to get a skeletal look.
- Then move to your cheeks. Suck in your mouth to make a fish face. Dab along these lines on each side from your mouth to your ears. The darkest part should be below your cheekbones.
- As you work down the neck, flex your jaw muscles and make a flared neck lizard face. Dab paint into the pockets in your neck to make your veins appear to stick out.
- Depending how far you want to go, you can apply this trace-the-contours technique to the rest of your body like on your elbows, wrists, ankles and calves.
4) Surface veins
Use the liner brush and a blue colour to paint on some creepy little surface veins. A few tree-like branches on your arms will do the zombie trick, but feel free to go as wild or colour-creative as you please. It’s your fake blood after all.
5) Dirty, undead mouth
Grab a parent for permission on this one. If you want an ultra-spooky look, you can swish food colouring in your mouth to make your lips look dark and deathly. Combine all the colours - red, blue and green - to this undead colour. Only a couple drops of each with a little water is needed and make sure to spit it all out after.
Put your hair in a pony and backcomb using a lot of hairspray. Now get your zombie ommmmmmmmmmmmm on.
Who's the genius behind this zombie make-up madness?
Tamar is a professional make-up stylist who can be found behind the scenes on horror movie sets and beautiful fashion shoots for magazines. Thanks for sharing your awesome zombie yoga make-up tips with us Tamar! See her work here.
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