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.
Mummy Halloween Makeup How-To 02:05
- liquid foundation (several shades lighter than skin tone)
- black, brown and red eye shadows
- red lip liner
- makeup applicators
- flat brush
- 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).
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.
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).
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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