Zombie Face Paint Halloween Makeup

Hello, hello, hello! It’s been a while! How is everyone doing? I hope you’ve been following my Instagram account & watching my Instagram stories! As you know, I’ve done a Neon/Blacklight Skull makeup on Instagram. Today, I’m going to share my with you a Zombie sorta makeup.

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Halloween #3 Easy Sliced Finger SPFX Tutorial

I posted this sliced finger photo on Instagram last night, and received quite a pretty good response from my followers and friends. This is a very easy and simple spfx makeup to do, with products you can find easily, especially if you live in Jakarta where it’s almost impossible to find good quality spfx products! I should really look into creating my own gelatin, mold, casting etc. I really miss doing special effects makeup! This sliced finger spfx tutorial uses products that are easily available.

If you have the chance to get a better product, please do use those products. I can only find Snazaroo spfx wax here in Jakarta, and even though this is NOT a bad product to play around with, I think I miss my harder wax (i.e. kryolan/ben nye) more.

I want to give @Powdah from Instagram a shout-out, since I used his technique to create this look. This look is actually inspired by one of his works. So, a big shout-out to Marc Clancy (@powdah)! He has such an amazing body of works!

* I am accepting Halloween and spfx makeup jobs while I’m in Jakarta *

A few bloggers asked me how do I manipulate this Snazaroo wax, since they also bought it but find it hard to use. Let me share a few tricks:

  1. Use baby oil or makeup remover, but since I have a tons of sample size Shu Uemura cleansing oil, I used the Shu ones instead.
    • Rub a little on your fingers and work on it. This will help you to blend out the edges, and get rid of that stickiness.
  2. Work in small portion and add more as you go along.
    • Roll it into small sausages or balls first, then apply it in the area of your choice.
  3. For coloring, stick to water-based face paint and powder.
    • The wax really clings into your brushes, so do be mindful about it. I tried using liquid foundation to color the extra “meaty” party, but it doesn’t work that well.
    • I might try powder or cream foundation next time.
  4. Optional – you can apply a layer of latex on top of it to seal it and make it easier for coloring.
    • I did not use latex this time since I want to show you that you can do spfx without any latex. This will be a good option for those with latex allergies.
    • Keep in mind latex breaks down in water.

Keep in mind that the tips above might not work for other brands. For example, the wax that I used in makeup school can only stick to the skin if I applied spirit gum/latex. For this Snazaroo wax that’s not the case. You can most definitely stick it to any part of your body without any latex, so it’s a great alternative for those who are allergic to latex, or cannot find latex/spirit gum/pros aide in your area (just like me…). So, do NOT be surprised if the tricks above do not work for you, esp. if you are using a different brand.

Let’s get the tutorial started!

easy spfx makeup tutorialI prepped my hands by applying a little bit (like very tiny amount) of Shu Uemura cleansing oil all over my palm and finger tips.


1. I scrapped a little bit of the wax, and rolled it into a sausage shape.

2. I applied this “sausage” on the area where I want it to be. In this case, since I wanted to create an illusion of a sliced finger, I added it to the side of my finger. I wanted to make it look like the middle part of the finger slide to the right.

3. To make the “sliced” part straight, I used the edge of my spatula (you can use a lollipop stick) to flatten it. If you find the wax to be sticking to the spatula, apply a bit of the oil to the spatula.

4. I applied a bit of foundation on my finger and the wax.

5. After I’m satisfied with the way the wax looked, I used a Classic Snazaroo face paint in Red on the part where the finger is sliced.

6. For an added depth, I applied a tiny bit of black Snazaroo face paint.

7. Using Snazaroo blood cake, I smeared some blood on my finger.


Products used:

1. Snazaroo brand products

  • classic red face paint
  • classic black face paint
  • cake blood
  • special effects wax

2. Shu Uemura cleansing oil

3. Foundation

4. Brushes

  • I used a Rigger type artist brush – ones that look like eyeliner brushes.

Halloween #1- Monster Teeth

Alright! I finally decided to start my Halloween tutorials early this year! I’m super pumped since my parents are setting up a haunted house at work for everyone to enjoy! Anyways, you can be sure I’m going to be there with full makeup on! For my first tutorial, I decided to do a Monster Teeth or monster smile, since I always find difficulty creating these teeth. I’m not that happy with the result, but oh well, I think it worked pretty well.

One tip that I should keep in mind for myself, is to use water-based white paint for the teeth instead of cream face paint. I think the cream is hard to work with since it moves around so easily, but that’s just my preference. Also, funny story (not so funny when it happened), I was so close to finishing the whole look, and I decided to “fix” the two teeth on the bottom lip, then my hand slip and smudged everything. I had to remove the 2 teeth and just created 1 since it was getting late, and I had to go to bed.

*For Killer Clown tutorial please check out my latest post*

*Please check out my other Halloween post*

Ok, let’s get this whole thing started!


1. I started out by drawing an outline of the smile using a black eyeliner pencil.

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2. Using the same eyeliner pencil, I started drawing the outline of the teeth. It doesn’t have to be pretty, it can be as sharp or as big as you want. I drew the teeth at the back of the mouth a little bit curved in to create an eerier smile.

3. Using a small synthetic artist brush, I applied black cream face paint outside the teeth area.

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4. Using a clean synthetic artist brush, I applied white cream face paint inside the teeth.halloween makeup tutorial

5. To create some depth, I created some smile lines at the end of the monster mouth, above and below the monster lips.

6. Using an angled eyeliner brush, I blended the lines down for the lines on below the lips, and upwards for the lines above the lips. This will create an illusion of depth.

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7. For the rest of the face, I applied foundation and smoky eyes just for fun.

8. I also set the cream face paint using eyeshadow of similar colors – black for the black areas, and white mixed with beige for the teeth.

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It looks really good in black and white!

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Ta-daaaah! So, let me know if you have any request for Halloween, ‘kay?!




Are you guys ready for Halloween?! I sure am! I’ve been posting a few pictures on my Instagram (follow me!), and decided that today I should do a Halloween tutorial. To continue the tradition that I’ve been doing these past 2 years, I shall do half-pretty half-ugly makeup for today.

This makeup will look even better if you have one of those zombie contact lenses! I currently do not have a pair, so I decided to just skip it. If you do have the time to look for one, you should really get it!

Also, I intended to have this look as the first stage of zombie infection, thus the flesh and skin are just starting to fall apart.

Just to keep in mind, obviously this isn’t how those amazing makeup artists did zombie makeup for TV shows and/or the big screen. They used certain products, which I know most of us would probably have a hard time getting (not to mention expensive!). However, if you’re interested in getting those products, you should look up Premiere Products Inc. (PPI). They have the best products to create zombie, infected, bruised makeup. PPI products are alcohol activated, so be very careful during application.

Anyways, for this tutorial, everything is affordable and hopefully can be found easily should you decide to replicate it. You need the products below to create the peeled skin and flesh:

  • Liquid Latex
  • Loose powder
  • Brushes – preferably synthetic and cheap from art store
  • Makeup sponges – 2 or 3
  • Snazaroo face paints – red, black (purple is optional)
  • Clear lipgloss
  • (optional) Kryolan Bruised wheel
  • (optional) Pen liquid eyeliner

For the “pretty” side, I used:

  • MUFE HD Foundation in 117 (a shade lighter than my skin)
  • NAKED Basics palette
  • Kanebo Kate Super Sharp eyeliner
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette for the browszombie makeup using latex

I decided to REMOVE the “Scar” on my forehead for the end result, so please ignore it.


1. Using makeup sponge, I stippled Kryolan Liquid Latex on the area where I wanted the skin to rip. I applied it lightly to my skin, letting it dry and then applied a few more layers. I did about 3-4 layers.

2. You’ll know the latex is dried when it becomes transparent. Once it dried, I liberally applied translucent/transparent loose powder on the latex using a clean makeup sponge. This will prevent the latex from sticking to each other.

3. I applied MUFE HD Foundation all over my face, and did the pretty side first.

4. Next, for under my eyes, I pulled the latex and applied loose powder on the inside to prevent it from sticking to itself. You can be as creative as possible, don’t worry if it looks ugly! The uglier the better!

5. For the one near my mouth, I used a tweezer to rip the latex. This helped me to control the ripping better since I want very tiny small rip near the corner of my mouth.zombie makeup

6. Now, be creative with your blood! Since Snazaroo face paints are activated using water, dip the tip of your brush very lightly into a clean water before dipping it to the face paint.

7. I mixed red and black face paint, and applied it to my face.

8. I applied black face paint using a smaller brush at the edge where the skin and the flesh meets.

9. I used Kanebo Kate Super Sharp eyeliner to create the “stitches” along the corner of my lips. You can use the black face paint and a tiny brush to create the stitches if you do not own a liquid liner.

10. Using Kryolan Bruised Wheel (or you can use the red and purple face paint), I created veins on my face to mimick zombie’s skin.

11. To make the flesh look wet and fresh, I applied clear lipgloss on the flesh area.

Just make it as ugly as possible and have fun doing it! The “infected” side is slightly lighter since it’s dying, and the veins are closer to the skin than the “pretty” side.

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HAVE FUN! xoxo


ps: I’m available for Halloween makeup! Contact me for details at jilly@kireimakeup.com