How To Be A ‘Warm Bodies’ Zombie: A Makeup Tutorial

Still in search of the perfect costume for All Hallows’ Eve? Why not go as a zombie? They’re so hot right now! And more specifically, how about making yourself (or your BF) up to look like Nicholas Hoult as R in “Warm Bodies?”

Just in time for the Halloween holiday, Summit has sent out this handy makeup tutorial for how to transform into a nice-looking member of the walking dead.

Here’s what we learned from the tutorial:

-Be sure to apply a makeup primer so that your zombie face doesn’t melt away or clog your pores.

-Green is the magic color for making you look less alive. Our zombie makeup expert advises painting a thin layer of green over any red areas on the face.

-Don’t use any white face paint. “You don’t want your zombie to look like a ghost,” makeup tutorial lady says and advises that the perfect “dead skin” color is a foundation that is four shades lighter than the subject’s natural skin tone.

-The secret to scary sunken eyes involves a combination of white contact lenses, red eyeshadow as eyeliner and dark gray or black eyeshadow brushed around the upper lid to make things look sunken and swollen.

-Use violet colors to contour cheekbones and darken lips. No warm, lively shades allowed!

-Paint on some dark veins on the neck using black or charcoal-colored shadow, then brush powder over them to make them appear like they’re under your skin. “They should look more like skinny tree branches!” makeup lady says.

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And, voila! You’re ready to eat brains. Or, you know, fun-size Butterfingers.

Check out all of our Hallowen Costume How-Tos, from “Girls” to “Fifty Shades”!

Will you be doing yourself up as a “Warm Bodies” zombie for Halloween? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!

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