Halloween Zombie Makeup Tutorial | HQhair Blog

Get ready for fright night with our spin on zombie skin. The guys at Illamasqua are schooling us in how to blend and contour to make sure we look unreal as the undead.

Halloween Zombie Makeup Tutorial


When it comes to zombie makeup, it’s all about the skin and the eyes. Shannon started by making sure she looks dead good by applying her foundation a few shades lighter than her normal colour. Either pick up one that’s a bit too light, or mix your usual shade with Skin Base foundation in shade 01.


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Next step in our Halloween zombie makeup tutorial is adding an element of the undead to your eye area.

Shannon got to play with the brand new Elemental Eyeshadow palette to help create this look. Using the Eyeshadow Blending Brush, blend Hamlet onto the lid of the eye, and blend out up into the brows. Next, layer on Eponine in the crease of the eye. Apply by patting the product in to make sure that it sits on top of the first layer, rather than blending into nothing.


Halloween Zombie Makeup Tutorial | HQhair Blog

Now it’s time to make our Halloween zombie makeup slay. Take the Colouring Lip Pencil in the shade feisty, and apply in the lower waterline. Layer up the dead look with the Powder Eye Shadow in red shade Dæmon and blend below the eye. Keep on blendin’ to make sure your final look melts into the paler colour of your foundation.


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Taking the Illamasqua eyeshadow palette again, use the fluffy eyeshadow brush to pat the shade Toska into the centre of your lips while pursed, then smack your lips together to disperse colour.

Using the same colour, add in a stark contour to make sure your face looks chiseled.

Tidy brows with Precision Brow Gel in the shade Strike with the Angled Eyeliner Brush – cos even Halloween zombie costumes have gotta’ have fleeky brows.

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We were beyond obsessed with @shan_mcconnell’s hair on our Halloween makeup shoot, so it’s no surprise we had to see what products she used to create this asymmetric braid.

To add volume, start by blow drying your hair with the ghd Air Hair Dryer with a large round brush – we love this one by Tangle Teezer.

After brushing through hair, take just under half the hair and french braid from the front of the head, right round to the back and secure with an Invisibobble.

Secure in place and add volume with the Moroccanoil Medium Hold Hair Spray.

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