DIY Homemade Halloween Zombie Makeup

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Handmade Zombie Halloween Makeup DIY

Looking for natural homemade makeup ideas for your DIY Halloween costume this year? Try out this simple recipe for making a natural purple colored cream eyeshadow. It creates a convincing bruise or death look, but with a hint of shimmer for the girly girl in you. Don’t want the shimmer, just omit the mica! Then continue to use this awesome handmade mineral makeup year round as an eyeshadow!

Easy DIY Bruise Tone Halloween Inspired Mineral Cream Eyeshadow Recipe - Great for Zombie Makeup and More!

This homemade zombie inspired makeup recipe makes six natural cream mineral eyeshadows so you can share it with some of your favorite people – or easily halve the recipe to make less. Use it on eyes and lips to perfect your custom “dead” look!

How to Make Cream Eyeshadow - DIY Natural Handmade Mineral Cream Eyeshadow Recipe in Violet Shimmer

DIY Violet Mineral Cream Eyeshadow Recipe

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14 grams white cosmetic beeswax
28 grams 76 degree melt point coconut oil
8 grams grape seed oil
10 drops GMO-free Vitamin E oil
10 drops rosemary extract
1 gram matte lavender ultramarine pigment powder
8 grams matte orchid ultramarine pigment powder
1 gram silver mica

Tools & Supplies:

digital kitchen scale
plastic transfer pipettes
six – 10g (1/3 oz.) lip balm pots with lids
silicone chocolate flower mold
mixing utensil (a butter knife works great!)


This recipe is basically the same as my handmade 2 in 1 lip stain and cheek color recipe, but calls for different pigments and amounts to give you a bad boy bruise purple. Layer and use more for a deeper, more intense purple. Use less for a lighter shimmering purple. This also makes a great base for helping your powder eyeshadows stick longer.

Use a digital scale to weigh out the beeswax, coconut oil, grape seed oil and mica. Start by weighing out the beeswax in a glass pyrex measuring cup, then heat the beeswax in the microwave until melted, about 3 minutes. Carefully remove from microwave using a pot holder or kitchen towel, then stir in 28 grams of coconut oil. If mixture starts to solidify, place back in the microwave and heat for 20-30 seconds more until all ingredients have full melted. Now weigh out the grape seed oil and stir into the wax and coconut oil.

Using a plastic transfer pipette, add ten drops of vitamin E. Repeat with the rosemary extract using a new pipette to prevent cross contamination.

Finally weigh out the pigments and mica powders and stir into the cream shadow base. Mix well, then slowly pour the base equally into six (or seven) of the flower shaped cavities of your silicone mold. (Or simply pour into the lip balm pots if you don’t wish to mold your makeup.) Allow the makeup to harden completely, then remove each flower shaped shadow from the mold and place into each of your six lip balm pots and cap.

Fabulous and Fun Natural Homemade DIY Halloween Makeup

Allow your eyeshadow to harden completely – this generally takes about a day – before using for the best results. Then using a sponge or your fingertips, apply this cream purple mineral makeup under eyes, on eyelids around cheekbones and on lips! Or customize your look and put it anywhere you like! Go wild and blend a bit of red in with the purple under an eye to make your face look even more distressed. If needed you can help set your look with a light dusting of translucent powder.

For more DIY projects like this one, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest! You can also purchase limited edition products crafted from these DIY recipes from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen while supplies last.

What are your plans for Halloween?

Happy Halloween!

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DIY Handmade Zombie Killer Clown Halloween Costume
I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Halloween! My son, Cody, worked on his DIY Halloween costume over the weekend – a Zombie Killer Clown. Guess he gets a little craftiness in his genes from me. Pictured is his self portrait. He bought the mask for ten dollars from a Halloween store. The clothing however came from a thrift shop. He roughed it up and shredded it with sandpaper and a knife, added some fake blood – he used red food color – and hand crafted his own gruesome gloves. The knife is a hand forged sword I bought for him years back from a Renaissance Fair. It’s real, but there’s not a sharpened blade on it. I have to admit I’d be a little freaked out if I saw him coming down the street at night.
Did you or your family craft costumes for Halloween? I’d love to hear what your ideas were for Halloween this year!

Happy Halloween from me and my rock star!

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For Halloween I got to kiss Prince! My mom and I pieced together and sewed this handmade Prince costume from scratch for my boyfriend from a thrift store jacket and tuxedo shirt, some lace, Rit dye and lining material from JoAnn’s, and a wig on clearance at Hot Topic for $2.50. He squeezed into my Limited pants for extra feminine Prince goodness and I did his makeup with what I had on hand. All in all the costume cost under $20. It won best costume at a local bar and scored him a hundred dollar bill. Unfortunately I didn’t plan my own costume out far enough ahead and ended up going as a Ramones groupie. It was fitting though as we attended a live music event with Run DMC and Ramones tribute bands on Saturday. Happy Halloween everyone! What did you wear for Halloween?