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When you don't feel 100% there...
(NOT SUITABLE IF YOU'RE ALLERGIC TO LATEX). This cool effective zipper face look has been done to death on Youtube I know, but hopefully this will show you a really easy way to achieve it. The main ingredients here is a zip and tissue paper!

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  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you will need the key ingredient: a zip. You can get this at any textiles shop

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    I would suggest placing the zip where you would like to stick it on your face and lightly trace out the lines with an eye pencil – I used a grey (STORM BY RIMMEL)

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now your face is basically split into two parts: the choice is up to you… You could pick one pretty side and one ugly monstrous side, two different types of monstrous sides… I decided to do one part delicate and pretty, and the other part a bloody skull. So I just add the standard Marilyn Monroe esque pin up make up style for my eyes and eyebrow area.

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    For the skeleton part of the face – I took a black face paint (BLACK BY SNAZZAROO) and used that to paint my nose to make it look hollow

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take the black and paint the underneath of your chin

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take a white face paint (I’m using BLANC DE CLOWN BY SNAZZAROO) and put a coat over that whole area, not forgetting the lips too

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Using my STORM pencil by RIMMEL I roughly sketched out my teeth… Remember without gums your teeth come up much higher than they seem

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Using the black face paint with fine or small angled brush – go over the teeth you have drawn… (TIP: DON’T WORRY IF YOU MAKE THE TEETH IMPERFECT, IT JUST ADDS TO THE UGLINESS OF IT ALL :) )

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take a soft brush with a grey eyeshadow of your choice and blend round the edges

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    A LITTLE EXTRA TIP: To make the skull look more 3D place a bit of liquid latex glue on your chin and a little bit under your nose – try to avoid your nostrils!

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 11
    Step 11

    Stick some tissue on your chin and under your nose – keep building with the latex if you wish

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 12
    Step 12

    Add a touch of the black face paint to the corners to create depth – use a soft brush to help with the blending

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 13
    Step 13

    I then used a mixture of a yellow and a green cream colour base to draw out the ‘brilliantness’ of the white (They were from a costume shop – can’t remember what they were called!)

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 14
    Step 14

    Use a bit of latex glue along the edges and create that same paper mache effect with some tissue paper – this is going to be the cut wound :)

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 15
    Step 15

    Add a touch of theatrical fake blood to the tissue paper

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 16
    Step 16

    Add some more just underneath your ‘teeth’

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 17
    Step 17

    Now it’s time to stick on your zipper – using the latex glue

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 18
    Step 18

    Use some foundation and cover the seam – to make the zipper seem like it is ‘part of you’

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 19
    Step 19

    Add a few stitches with a black liner – I think this creates the illusion that the zipper has been sewn into you too

  • How to create special fx make up. Zipper Face Inspired Make Up Tutorial - Step 20
    Step 20

    Continue with the white and black down the neck for an extra effect.. Et fini!

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