Creepy Zombie Monster Tutorial

In this post, I'm going to do something a little different from my usual designs. It only takes a few products, but you will use a variety of techniques to achieve this look. October is still 5 months away, but it's never too early to start practicing for Halloween!


Face with concealer

1. Base 

First, you are going to cover your eyebrows. To cover my eyebrows, I smear a non-toxic craft glue stick over my brows and brush through them with a spoolie brush. Then, I pack on the fair shade of concealer. My eyebrows are thick and dark, so I have to apply multiple coats to get them covered. After you get your eyebrows covered, cover the rest of your face and neck in the fair shade of concealer. Set the concealer with loose white setting powder. 


Sunken face

2. Paint on Sunken Features

Now, grab your dark shade of concealer and paint it on the contours of your cheekbones, temples, and eye sockets. Blend it out with a makeup sponge. Once the concealer is blended out, go over the contour with your black powder makeup. Concentrate the black in the areas that you want to look more sunken and blend outwards. 

3. Eyes and Lips

The next step is to blend your red powder makeup around the eyes. Concentrate the color around the bottom eyelid. Then, layer some black powder makeup around the outside of the eyes, so that there is a purplish hue when blended together.

For the lips, use a similar technique as the eyes. Place some red powder makeup on the middle of bottom lip and blend outward. Then, layer some black on top. I dragged the color all the way down from the middle of the lip down to the chin.


4. Wound marks

This step is pretty straightforward. Use your red face paint to paint on three scratch marks going through each eye. I made the lines thicker near the eyelids and thinner as they moved away from the eye. 

5. Wound details

Blend your red powder makeup around the wounds. Make sure to leave a little bit of space between the wounds and the red powder makeup to create the illusion of depth. Then, load a small brush with white paint and randomly apply the paint within the wound marks.

6. Sunken chest

For this part, do the same thing that you did in step 2. Just follow the contours of your neck and collarbones and make the most sunken areas darker. For the sternum and chest, you may want to look at a picture of a skeleton so that you know how the make the rest of the chest look sunken. 

7. Body wounds

Finally, repeat steps 4 and 5 to create wounds on the shoulder area.


I hope you enjoyed this look! Happy painting!