Zombie Apocalypse Makeup Tutorial
October 26, 2017
Zombie Apocalypse Makeup Tutorial from Amazing Grace Makeup featured on Halfpint Design - Halloween costume, halloween makeup, halloween party ideas, The Walking Dead

WARNING: Post contains scary makeup not for the faint of heart! For you brave souls, keep reading…

I may be the only person in the country that didn't tune in to the season premier of The Walking Dead. Since you all love it, here's how to make gory wounds with silicon. Zombie Apocalypse Makeup Tutorial from Amazing Grace Makeup featured on Halfpint Design - Halloween costume, halloween makeup, halloween party ideas, The Walking Dead

Zombie Apocalypse Makeup Tutorial

I will preface this post by saying I am NOT in to gore. I like my dead people as nice clean skeletons.  I do NOT like zombies, but most of America is obsessed. A new season of The Walking Dead premiered this week and in honor of all my TWD fans, I'm bringing you a wound tutorial in case you ever need to blend in during a zombie apocalypse. Or if you are still trying to figure out what you're going to do for a Halloween costume. This is totally gross, but incredibly easy. Our Zombie Apocalypse Makeup tutorial is brought to you by my talented niece, Grace Thueson at Amazing Grace Makeup.

Grace's skills are versatile. Love this Vampira makeup, beautiful but just spooky enough for Halloween.

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Zombie Apocalypse Makeup Supply List

Most of the items you need can be purchased at any pop-up Halloween store if you are looking in season. In case you don't have access to a Halloween store or it's off-season, here's a list of the items for purcahse online.

Step 1: Apply Latex

Zombie Apocalypse Makeup Tutorial from Amazing Grace Makeup featured on Halfpint Design - Halloween costume, halloween makeup, halloween party ideas, The Walking Dead

Apply liquid latex using a beauty sponge onto your neck in 2 lines, each line connecting at the end. Unroll a cotton ball, tear it in half the long way, and place the two pieces on top of the latex, again connecting at the ends. Add more latex to your sponge and saturate the cotton to smooth it out. You can use a spoon or spatula to blend the latex and cotton into your skin.

Warning: This should go without saying but please do not try this if you have a latex allergy. If you aren't sure, test a small quantity for a reaction before proceeding with large amounts of latex. 

Step 2: Fill in the Wound

Zombie Apocalypse Makeup Tutorial from Amazing Grace Makeup featured on Halfpint Design - Halloween costume, halloween makeup, halloween party ideas, The Walking Dead

Add any kind of red product (eyeshadow, facepaint, creampaint,etc.) to the inside of the wound and the inside of the “skin flaps”. {gross!!} Make sure that the latex is COMPLETLY DRY before you add your foundation to the latex to blend it with your skin color. You can use a brush or sponge.

Step 3: Add Bruising & Blood

Zombie Apocalypse Makeup Tutorial from Amazing Grace Makeup featured on Halfpint Design - Halloween costume, halloween makeup, halloween party ideas, The Walking Dead

Add bruising around the latex using paint or eyeshadow, I would suggest ripping holes out of a sponge and dabbing the product around to create a bruise-like texture. Be subtle and light handed. Then add fake blood. I splattered some with blood on a dense paint brush, then dripped it from the edges of the wound.

Now enjoy freaking everyone out!

More from Amazing Grace Makeup

Sugar Skull

If you've ever wondered how to do cool sugar skull make up for a day of the dead or Halloween party this tutorial is for YOU! SUPER easy, anyone can do it. Step 4 is the finishing touch. Add hot pink lipstick. Create a skull mouth and nose. Sweet Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial | Halfpint Design - party makeup, costume makeup, dia de los muertos

She can be scary but she can also be sweet! A Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial is also available.

Wrath

And we're back to scary! This image is part of Grace's “Seven Deadly Sins” series, representing WRATH. I think she nailed it. How about you?

She Devil

Her “she devil” is a great mix of fun and fear!

Apocalypse Ready

Though not my favorite type of costume makeup, I'm intrigued by this tutorial. I always thought wounds were difficult to create. Turns out, they aren't. I have a hard time even looking at this wound, which tells me it's pretty dang good! I've included a few additional images of Grace's work but if you'd like to see more you can check her out on Instagram at Amazing_Grace_Makeup. She's got a huge range of makeup talent, and did I mention she's only 16 years old!? I think she's definitely amazing Grace and I'm very proud to be her Auntie!

This Zombie Apocalypse Makeup tutorial comes in handy for Halloween costumes but could be great for plays, parties, and practical jokes! A well designed latex wound might even get you excused from gym class! Now that's thinking! Let me know how it goes when you try this tutorial. I'd love to get feedback in the comments below. Happy Halloween everyone!

Until next time

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