Halloween is only a few days away, and for those of you who don’t have a costume yet and want something simple yet Halloween-y, zombies are a no-brainer. Ha! No brains. See what I did there? 😉
There are tons of zombie makeup tutorials available on YouTube, so I’m not going to get into how I drew my face. What I will do is show you which lashes were used for this look, and why I used not one, but THREE different pairs.
But before we begin…
I wrote an article a while back giving 3 insanely practical and little-known tips on How to Wear Color Lashes. And I just realized I followed those 3 tips in chronological order. Cool.
Anyway, back to creating that zombie eye:
Lash #1: The base lash
What’s a base lash, you say?
A base lash is a pair of “normal,” non-costume falsies (we use our Human Hair lashes) that are worn under costume lashes to bring definition and depth to the eyes. Read more about it here. Trust me, it makes a WORLD of difference.
For this look, I used Elegant Lashes® #003 Black False Eyelashes as my base lash:
I chose this as the base lash because it looked quite similar to the glow-in-the-dark costume eyelash I was going to wear: Elegant Lashes G234 “Glow Stixx” Eyelashes.
Of course, you don’t need to wear a base lash for every costume look, but I initially tried my zombie look with just the black-and-white G234 “Glow Stixx” eyelash, and yes, it looked very, very nice …
…but I knew I could do better. The lashes look awesome, but I want perfection, and the eyes just weren’t as open as I would have liked. I blame it on the white glow-in-the-dark strips of the eyelash – white eyelashes just have a way of closing your eyes like that. So I went ahead and applied the #003 Black lashes as a base lash. Like I said, it made a world of difference. (Photo will come later. Be patient.)
Lash #2: The under lash
I’ve said this before, but when you’re going all out with a dramatic costume look, you CAN’T FORGET YOUR UNDIES. If you’re going to go heavy with the makeup and lashes on top, PLEASE balance out the look with something on the bottom. I used #502 Black Under Lashes for my zombie eyes:
If you normally can’t wear under lashes, Halloween is the perfect time to experiment with bottom falsies. The makeup’s crazy, and no one’s judging, so you may as well go crazy with the lashes, too!
Here’s what the eye looks like with just the base lash on top and the under lash on the bottom:
The under lashes on the bottom look awkward and heavy now, but it will balance out the top-heavy lashes when they come.
And here they come:
Lash #3: The costume lash… applied on the crease
Yay, perfection! Costume eyelashes are the perfect finishing touch to your Halloween costume, so make sure you’re applying them right! Otherwise, you’ll look sleepy, your eyes will feel tired and uncomfortable, and you won’t have a good time. 🙁
Follow these 2 tips to open up the eyes if you’re wearing heavy/colorful fake lashes for Halloween:
- Wear a base lash. I know I sound like a broken record, but… it really, really does make a world of difference, especially if you’re wearing lighter-colored lashes. The base lash truly opens up the eyes.
- Apply the large costume false eyelash on your CREASE, not on your natural lash line. Costume lashes are big and heavy, and they won’t feel comfortable when applied the same way that normal falsies are applied. This all has to do with leverage and physics. Place the heavier costume lashes further/higher from the lash line (I place my false lashes on my crease) to take the weight off the eyelid and also open up the eyes.
Halloween glam zombie makeup using THREE false eyelashes: a thick human hair base lash, false bottom lashes, and of course, the costume eyelashes on top!
Here’s the zombie staring at the ground so you can see her awesome eyelashes better:
I think these black and white eyelashes will also work great with a skeleton look. 🙂
And since Halloween is more of a night-time occasion….. You can’t forget about the glow-in-the-dark part of the G234 “Glow Stixx” Glow in the Dark lashes:
This is Elegant Lashes® G234 “Glow Stixx” glow in the dark false eyelashes in black light. Aren’t they so awesome??
And here’s what they look like on a person:
Believe it or not, this photo is completely unedited (except for cropping) and was taken with one simple black light bulb in a dark room. Yeah, these glow in the dark eyelashes are that amazing. They look so awesome under black light. Perfect for if you’re going out dancing… X)
Another photo of the glow in the dark eyelashes in black light:
Just to set the record straight, you don’t need costume eyelashes to create a Halloween costume look. The zombie look can be achieved with non-costume lashes, also.
Here’s a top-down view of the same zombie makeup look, using only two eyelashes this time: #061 Black False Eyelash on top, and #502 Black Under Lashes on the bottom (both of them are 100% Human Hair).
Wow, I look particularly dead in that last photo.
Hope this inspired some of you to step out of your comfort zone and experiment with multiple lashes/under lashes/costume lashes. Remember, have fun with your looks – on Halloween, anything goes!
One last thing
Do you have a friend who hasn’t decided what she wants to be for Halloween yet? Send her a link to this post so she can learn to recreate this simple glam zombie look and look awesome on the dance floor with some glow-in-the-dark lashes!
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And if any of you are planning on wearing costume lashes for Halloween, PLEASE do yourselves a big, big favor by reading and sharing the How to Wear Color Lashes post. Because there are just some things you don’t think about until it’s too late and you wish someone had told you…
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Now tell me: What are YOU going to be this Halloween? Leave a comment below!