Zipper Face Halloween Tutorial

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Zipper Eye Special Effect by MUA Stacey Perry

A classic Halloween Special Effect that you can do at home. With these Tinsley transfers, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Here's what you'll need for this Effect:

  1. Tinsley Zipper Face Medium
  2. Graftobian Molding Wax
  3. Kryolan 6 Color Burn & Injury Wheel
  4. Graftobian FX Blood Paste
  5. Mehron FX Stage Blood
  6. Graftobian Wax Sealer
  7. Mehron Stipple Sponge
  8. Kryolan Round Brush #3
  9. Aqualon Filbert Wisp Brush

Optional

  1. Graftobian Red Lipstick
  2. Mehron 8 Color EYE Pressed Powder Palette

I'm a fan of mixing beauty with gore, so I applied makeup to the rest of the face. This is an optional step.

 

Zipper Eye Special Effect by MUA Stacey Perry

First, you will want to apply your Tinsley transfers. Follow the instructions on the packaging.

Here's some extra tips I've shared in the past.

Tip1. Be careful when opening the package, you don't want the prosthetic wound to touch anything, because it can stick to just about anything and will ruin the piece.

Tip 2. Use a q-tip with 99% alcohol to blend the edges of the prosthetic while it's still on the transfer film. This will help when it's time to blend on the face.

Tip 3. Don't cut too close to the actual wound. This area is thicker and it will make it more difficult to blend seamlessly into the skin

Zipper Eye Special Effect by MUA Stacey Perry

You may have to cut down the pieces to fit your face. Be sure to avoid your hair as much as possible. (99% alcohol does the trick if you do get this in your hair)

Zipper Eye Special Effect by MUA Stacey Perry

Take your time lining up each piece before applying them one at a time. Blend the edges with alcohol and a q-tip.

Zipper Eye Special Effect by MUA Stacey Perry

Apply wax to the inside area of the zipper face. I use my fingers to scoop out the amount I need.

Zipper Eye Special Effect by MUA Stacey Perry

Next, take your #3 round paintbrush and begin making "lines" in the wax. this will be your exposed muscle. Then seal the wax. Avoid the eye area to your comfort level. You can look up a picture of face muscles if you want to get it perfect.

Zipper Eye Special Effect by MUA Stacey Perry

Grab your bruise wheel and wisp brush, alternate light and dark red to the wax. Be sure to follow the patter you created with the wax.

Zipper Eye Special Effect by MUA Stacey Perry

Next, move on to the darkest red and black. Alternate both colors to add depth to the muscle.

Zipper Eye Special Effect by MUA Stacey Perry

Apply blood paste using your wisp brush.

Zipper Eye Special Effect by MUA Stacey Perry

Finally, add stage blood using your wisp brush and stipple sponge.

This is a great special effect that works great on men and women alike. So get those supplies and start practicing and honing those Halloween Make skills.

Don't forget to share your zombie with us on our Facebook page or tag me on Instagram @thestah so I can see and share your results!

Until next time… Live, Love, Paint.

Stacey Perry is the owner of and primary face painter for Peekaboo Faces located in Lafayette, Louisiana. Stacey also blogs for FacePaint.com. You can follow her on Instagram @thestah

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