Friday, 24 October 2014

Zombie Look



Hey lovelies! So Halloween is coming around, and I am a massive lover of this holiday (can you tell?) so I thought I'd do a sneak peak of the make up I shall be sporting on the spookiest night of the year! I'm off to my lovely classmates' joint birthday party, which is obviously Halloween themed and falls on the day! I became massively obsessed with Halloween/horror make up/SFX in my first year of university and ever since then have been creating these looks, by teaching myself through YouTube videos, and here is the result this year.

I have made this in to a video tutorial, so once I rack up a decent enough blog I will be putting every video (which is also racking up as I do a lot of videos of looks I haven't even posted here) on to my YouTube channel, which is under construction, so fingers crossed you guys enjoy my blog enough to head on over there and subscribe.

But until that all happens, here's a little step to step on how I got this awesome scary look.
    1. The first step is to make yourself look all emaciated and skinny, I did this by applying a reddy/purply toned lipstick to the dip at the bottom of the neck and then blending upwards, do this also to the collar bones, top of the ribs and essentially any dips or bumps on your chest area, and then over the top of the lipstick, blend in a brown eyeshadow to define these areas more. Do this to any exposed area, the top I'm going to be wearing on Halloween is going to have a gaping hole in the side, so I'll be defining my ribs this way (and probably adding some wounds and gore too!)

    2. Use the same lipstick and shading technique on your face as well, define the eyes and eye sockets, the cheek bones and around the forehead too, basically anywhere you would normally contour.

    3. Next I added some spider veins throughout the look, do this by taking a thin liner brush, or an angled brush which I used, and taking the lipstick you used earlier to create jagged lines to look like veins.

    4. Next it's time to apply your liquid latex, build up the layers about 10 times to make sure it's a thick enough patch to work with, make sure you let the liquid dry fully before you apply the next layer.

    5. Then take some tweezers and pull a hole in the latex and then ease it apart until you're happy with the shape of your wounds.

    6. Fill the wound in with the lipstick from before, then you can use blacks, browns or purples to enhance the bruises/deep wound look. You're also going to want to go around the edges of the wound with a light concealer to make sure it blends in to your skin.

    7. Next I decided I wanted my lips to look dry and sore, I did this my putting a thin layer of concealer over them, and then used the lipstick and an angled brush to created small cracks in the lips, and I extended them off to the side as well.

    8. Next I added a few droplets of blood to the wounds, just under my eyes and around my mouth as well. And that's the look complete!

Link me to any Halloween looks you're doing this year, and we can all bask in the glory that is Halloween! Lots of love.

13 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! Love the idea of contouring out bones and bruises/etc. using a purple lipstick and brown eyeshadow! Definitely show us some photos of your completed look with outfit and all!

    Alexandra ♡
    efflorescentdream.co.uk

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    1. ahaa, 100% will be uploading a full outfit post on Halloween! Cannot wait for it :)

      Thanks for your kind words sweet :)

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  2. This is such a cool look! I wish I could do this, but seeing as I'm in a public role and working a 24 hour shift on Halloween itself I don't think I can quite get away with it, haha.

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

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    1. 24 hour shift?! You poor thing! I'll be thinking of you :)

      There's always next Halloween!

      xxx

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  3. Love your blog! I just followed you on GFC, would you please follow me back? :)

    Michaella from http://quitealooker.blogspot.com/

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  4. Great tutorial, Emily!! I really like how you've contoured the bones. I wouldn't have thought to do that. Well done! :)
    ~Moll

    www.mollymac13.blogspot.com

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  5. Very nicely done!

    www.TheFashionInsight.com

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    1. Thank you sweet! Such a nice thing to say :)

      Lots of love
      xxx

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    1. Thanks gorgeous, that's one thing I have to my advantage! They're pretty prominent as it is so I just did a bit of shading to accentuate them, but it really adds to the look :)

      Lots of love!
      xxx

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    1. All the better for Halloween ;)

      lots of love
      xxx

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