Halloween might be tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean you need to stress about a costume. We’ve partnered with Stunt Dolly, one of the coolest salons in London, to create an easy, but very spooky zombie look.
- Special effects
Start by crimping your hair. Then, create volume by working through the hair in sections, holding taut and then using a comb, backcomb from tips right down to the root. (Also perfect for a witch or fortune teller costume!) Add white hairspray for a zombie look!
When creating a zombie makeup look, the temptation is to use white face paint to pale your skin. Instead, use a combination of lilac-grey mixed with beige on a sponge for a much more realistic base.
Use dark bronzing powder on a big brush to create deep, contouring ‘I haven’t slept for a week’ shadows round the eye sockets, paying especial attention to the area either side of the bridge of your nose. Use a small brush to put purple eye shadow in the center of your upper and lower lips to create a sad, pouty look. Aim to create a matte ‘dead’ effect, so don’t use shiny lipstick.
For a typical zombie discoloration effect and creepy veins, pick at the surface of a triangle sponge until you have a crater. Gently dab into purple and grey face paint, building up in layers around the forehead, eyes and nose for TV-level detail!