Monday, 27 October 2014

Decomposing Zombie Halloween Makeup Look

Having a last minute panic because you haven't got a costume sorted for Halloween? This look is perfect as it is so quick and easy. All you need is liquid latex, white face paint, horror flesh and tissue paper or bandage (all comes in a
make-up FX 'mummy' set sold in Asda) and a few basic eyeshadow colours. What I love about this look is that you get the best of both worlds (no Hannah Montana pun intended). One side is utterly gross and Halloween appropriate but you're still able to flip to the prettier side whilst you talk to that cute person  you like. 

Start by randomly applying the liquid latex to the skin. Just a little warning, this stuff does not smell pretty. Add the bandage or tissue paper on top and build up the latex until the texture is rough and bumpy. This was actually my first time using latex, and I think it's fair to say that I could do with more practise. 

As the latex begins to dry and turns tacky, you can tear gashes into it for a realistic wound effect or snip into the bandage with scissors for a rougher texture. 

Next, layer the horror flesh on top and in any empty spaces. There really isn't any right way to do this, nor do you need to be technically skilled, just add it where you think it is needed. 

Sponge on some white paint so the latex and the horror flesh looks more combined. 

To make it look more like skin, add some foundation in random patches. 

For a moldy and bruised effect, add shadows of green, purple and black eyeshadow.

Take the black and purple eyeshadow all around the eye for some hella bags and also on the lips along with some foundation to dull them. I also added some red gloss on the bandage for a touch of blood. 

Et Voila! 

 I think it looks great to play up the other side with gorgeous makeup to really show the contrast. 

"Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story." - Mason Coole

Lots of love,