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Wed and Undead: How to Be a Zombie Bride for Halloween

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It’s that time of year, beauty lovers! Halloween is approaching fast and we can’t think of a better occasion to showcase your stellar makeup skills. On the hunt for the perfect costume? This zombie bride makeup tutorial will give you the spooky vibes you’re looking for—with a glamorous twist, of course. From eye makeup to lip color, keep reading to find out how to create this Halloween makeup look.

Step #1: Prep your face

Start by applying a makeup primer to ensure your zombie bride makeup stays put all night long. We love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer because it not only preps and smoothes the skin for makeup application but also gives a long-lasting matte finish that’s fit for the occasion!

Step #2: Create your base

Once your face is primed, you want to use a matte foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation. To amp up the zombie vibes, use a color that’s one to two shades lighter than your skin tone. Apply your foundation using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, then use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder to set your base.

Step #3: Contour

Who doesn’t love a perfectly contoured face? While this is certainly not your typical contour, even a zombie bride deserves chiseled cheeks! Use a matte black eye shadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow in Noir Cest Noir, to contour the hollows of your cheeks and forehead. Blend out the black shadow with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow in Meet Me in Paris or a little setting powder to soften any harsh lines.

Step #4: Apply eye shadow

Now that your face makeup is finished, it’s time to move on to one of the most important parts of this makeup look: your eye makeup! To add a little life to your eyes (or lack of, rather), smudge a brown cream shadow around your eyes. Apply it onto your lid and underneath your eyes. Then, layer on your black and grey shadows to create a more sunken look. Add a red shadow into the mix to further the zombie eye vibes. Your eye shadow can be as messy as you want, so don't worry about perfection—it will actually detract from this look! 

Step #5: Finish your eye makeup

To finish your eyes, use the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Black to draw on winged eyeliner and define your eye. Coat your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mystic Black and you’re good to go!

Step #6: Paint your pout

To create an undead-esque lip look, apply the L’Oréal Paris Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick in Stirred for a last-lasting, matte, deep red pout. Then, contour your lips by applying a black lipstick around the edges of your mouth, smudging it out for an undone look. Finish your lip by dabbing the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Lipcolour in British Red on the center of your lips.

Step #7: Add some detail

Of course, what’s a zombie makeup look without a little gore? To keep this look realistic but still totally cute, create a few faux wounds on your forehead, cheek, and hand to pull everything together. First, use your red lipstick to create the base of your wound. Dab it on your skin, then blend out the edges with your fingers or a makeup sponge. Layer your red eye shadow on top to add depth, keep the lipstick in place, and give your wound a more matte finish. Then, apply your darker red liquid lipstick to the center of the wound for a more realistic look. You've almost mastered special effects makeup--all that's left is blending a  dark grey shadow around the edges of the liquid lipstick.

Step #8: Accessorize

Last but not least, it’s time to add some bride vibes! Grab a faux wedding ring and pop on a veil to complete the look. Whether you wear your hair down or in a sleek, straight ponytail is up to you—after all, it’s your undead wedding!

Want more Halloween makeup inspiration? Check out our article, How to Create a Holographic Ice Queen Makeup Look for Halloween.