Here is how to create pretty zombie eyes for costumes or dress up.
Zombie Eye Makeup
Zombies are the new vampires, thanks to pop culture phenomenon like “The Walking Dead” and “Zombieland” and a girl can’t shake a crossbow nowadays without hearing rumblings about the ‘zombie apocalypse’ and the preparations necessary to survive.
While the advent of flesh eaters seems it would be a bit of a beauty buzz kill, adopting a little bit of the sexy mystery of the undead will never go out of style.
When attempting an eye that goes beyond smoky, it’s a good idea to leave the rest of the face bare until your eye makeup is completed, so that you can clean up any shadow fall out as necessary, and apply your foundation and concealer after.
And the first step to any eye makeup application should always be a shadow primer to help color adhere and keep makeup from creasing.
Try Urban Decay Primer Potion or NARS Smudgeproof base.
Choosing A Color Palette
Choose your color palette wisely – a sexy zombie eye can be created with any number of hues from basic black (Sugarpill Bulletproof is a perfectly blendable matte) or charcoal (MAC Charcoalbrown) to shimmery navy (like NARS Mandochourie) or deep plum (Sugarpill Poison Plum), or a combination of all of the above.
Pick up some shadow with your favorite brush and shake off the excess – this is an important step when dealing with the deeply pigmented shadows necessary for zombie eyes.
Gently press shadow all over the eyelid, stopping just at the crease.
Then pick up a big fluffy brush and blend the edges out all around the lid. The trick to the perfect zombie-licious eye is blending, blending, blending above all else.
Follow your blendapalooza with the application of eyeliner, either in a matching shade or with something designed for a little contrast like a red or a white, applied along the inner rims.
Try waterproof liners like Inglot Matte Gel Liner or Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes for maximum staying power).
Then resume blending by applying a bit more of your shadow color along the lower lash line – all the way to the inner corner - with an angled brush, and buff out with fluffy brush.
The overall look should lend the illusion of eyes that are somewhat hollowed – apparently there’s not much caloric benefit to eating brains. Finish eyes with a few coats of mascara.
With any sort of dramatic eye look, balance is key to keep things wearable.
Apply your face makeup as usual, and if you so desire, drop a shade or two paler than your usual hue.
Cheek color is more contour than rosy flush, so try shades with more of a brown undertone to trace along your cheekbone and further accentuate that lean and flesh-hungry look.
Lips can be painted a matte or satiny blood red, or glossed up in a neutral flesh tone.