Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Mummy

Complement a mummy costume with an undead makeup treatment that only a mummy could love. Basic makeup and brushes plus a few tools of the trade are all you need.

Boy in mummy costume

Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Mummy

Complement a mummy costume with an undead makeup treatment that only a mummy could love. Basic makeup and brushes plus a few tools of the trade are all you need.

Materials Needed:

  • liquid foundation (several shades lighter than skin tone)
  • black, brown and red eye shadows
  • red lip liner
  • makeup applicators
  • flat brush
  • coffee
  • gauze
  • stipple sponge
  • liquid latex, spirit gum or double-stick medical tape
  • translucent powder and puff

Create Mummy Wrapping

Make your mummy wrapping look aged by soaking gauze or elastic stretch net in coffee or tea for an hour. Wring it out and let dry (Image 1).

Creating aged gauze for mummy costume

Create Mummy Wrapping

Set Mummy Foundation

Use a makeup sponge to apply a foundation that's several shades lighter than your normal skin tone all over the face, including the lips (Image 1). Set the makeup with translucent powder on a powder puff and brush off the excess (Image 2).

Make Mummy Eyes

Use a makeup brush to apply black, then brown shadows to the hollows of the eyes (Image 1). An uneven look appears more ghoulish.

Woman applying Halloween mummy makeup to boy

Make Mummy Eyes

Paint Mummy Lips

Next, use a flat brush with brown eye shadow to give the lips a bruised look (Image 1). Then, purse the lips and add red to the natural creases (Image 2).

Wrap Your Mummy

Now it's time to wrap the mummy's head with gauze. Play around with places you'd like to wrap the face. Attach the gauze using liquid latex, spirit gum or double-stick medical tape. Keep gauze away from the mouth, nose and eyes (Image 1).

Woman applying Halloween mummy makeup to boy

Wrap Your Mummy

Complete the Look

Once the gauze is in place, use a stipple sponge to mix red and brown eye shadow and apply to the forehead and cheeks. Finish the look by wrapping the head and neck with gauze (Image 1) and adding more stippled color, if needed. For the costume, use a store-bought version or create your own by gluing gauze to a white sweat suit (Image 2).

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