Like most people, I adore Halloween. The spooky atmosphere, pumpkin carving, planning the perfect costume: all these elements combine to make October my favorite month. And, while I try not to invest too much time and money into a costume, I always try to make my look memorable, and devote at least one Sunday to putting it together. But one blogger has an…interesting idea for a lazy Halloween costume. It’s called the “pretty zombie,” and some folks are calling it pretty absurd. What do you think? Read more and let us know!
Just in case you want to go for the “gorgeous-but-undead” look in a few weeks, here area few of blogger Brit Morin‘s tips (the entire tutorial can be found on her site):
- Use a foundation that is a shade or two lighter than your skin for a more death-like hue. If you don’t have a lighter foundation, try adding concealer or even a white shadow or powder.
- Grab a black or charcoal gray eyeshadow and get ready to use it as bronzer! Use a brush to add contour (the hollowed out look) to your cheekbones, jaw line, the top of your forehead, and down to your neck. The trick here is to keep blending so the black shadow looks “natural.”
- Use an espresso shade to start defining around the corners of the eye. Then use a firmer brush with a bit of water and apply another layer of black along the lash line.
- Then, use red lip liner under the bottom lash! Use a brush to smudge it a bit. This seals the deal on the eye makeup. It’s slightly gruesome but still manages to be pretty.
Line lips with the same red liner you used on your eyes. Add a little bit of black eyeliner and blend with a lip brush.
Finish off with bright red lipstick with a lip brush to blend everything together.
Hey, some may be laughing at these tips, but who didn’t like Death Becomes Her? That movie has hot zombies (kind of)! Perhaps this isn’t everyone’s ghoulish cup of tea, but for the low-key celebrators, it could be just the outfit for them. [via Gawker]
What do you think of the “pretty zombie” costume?