Follow along with Gina as she walks you through how to make this super fun zombie!

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Hello! Let me introduce myself.

My name is Gina Sanchez and I’m based in Dallas, Texas. I’ve been painting for about three years now. I first got into face painting one Halloween when Desi Perkins did a dripping skull look that went viral. I immediately went out to buy my first set of paints and I went to town! I haven’t looked back since and since then I’ve researched and studied so many different and amazing artists. I invested in my first professional paints–Graftobian’s ProPaint, and they have really helped my artistry over the years.

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Step 1

I started out by gluing down my eyebrows for a smoother look. I set it with translucent setting powder,and covered it with concealer. Alternatively, you can cover your brows with modeling wax, set it with setting powder and paint over it. 

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Step 2

Next, I drew my outline with Graftobian’s ProPaint in Raven Black. I filled it in with Graftobian’s Tropic Teal, giving the zombie it’s main color. I shaded and contoured my face with eyeshadows..  

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Step 3

Using Graftobian’s ProPaint in Raven Black, I outlined and filled in my eye sockets. I left the bottom of both sockets unfinished to shade and blend out using eyeshadows.

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Next, I used Graftobian’s ProPaint in Mega Genta to create some bold eyebrows and added a bit of depth by using dark purple eyeshadow.

Using Graftobian’s ProPaint in Raven Black, I started working on the nose. The sinus cavity outline somewhat resembles an upside down heart but the tip has been squared off. Notice the placement by the nostrils.

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Step 6

I painted one side of my lips with MegaGenta and then used a dark green eyeshadow to shade and add dimension around the eye sockets.

Now to my favorite part–teeth! Using Graftobian’s ProPaint in White Swan, I began to sketch out the teeth, angling them upward for a more realistic look. Next, using ProPaint in Alien Green, I painted in gums.

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Step 7

For more dimension, I added green eye shadow around the edges of the Tropic Teal. Next, I used Raven Black to add thin lines around the teeth before creating gum structure.

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Step 8

The line work is when the zombie really comes to life. I used Raven Black to outline the brows, sockets, and around the body.

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Step 9

Saving the brain for last, I used Mega Genta again to fill in the top of my forehead. I made sure to shade the bottom where it meets with the Tropic Teal for a seamless look. Then I used Raven Black to outline where the brain matter would be.

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Step 9

Saving the brain for last, I used Mega Genta again to fill in the top of my forehead. I made sure to shade the bottom where it meets with the Tropic Teal for a seamless look. Then I used Raven Black to outline where the brain matter would be.

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The Final Look

Here we are with the final look! I wig-capped my hair and threw on this super cute lavender wig. I also popped on some lashes and put in some green contacts.

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