Who says zebras can’t have curly hair? This Halloween keep your curls and rock a look that only requires a few shades of color. Zebras typically have a black and white coat with stripes that are unique to the individual. With the focus on the makeup you will have the freedom to simplify your costume and transform into this majestic animal.

What You’ll Need

Costume

  • Preferably an all-black outfit or anything with zebra stripes. 

Hair

Makeup  

  • Black & white creme makeup (I used the Makeup Forever Flash Palette but any brand works)
  • Colorless setting powder (I used Ben Nye Neutral Set)
  • Black eyeliner
  • Black liquid liner
  • Black & brown eyeshadow
  • Assorted brushes for eyeshadow and creme application
  • Powder puff
  • Sponges (I used the Beauty Blender)

Directions

Hair

Smooth the DevaCurl Set Up & Above styler around the outer perimeters. Smooth  any bumps with a comb or a brush.

Gather hair into a high ponytail, leaving a small horseshoe area loose near the forehead. Secure the ponytail with a banana clip and stretch the hair out vertically to exaggerate the mohawk.

Push the bang area forward and secure with bobby pins.

Makeup

Smooth the white creme makeup onto a palette or the back of your hand to create an even consistency. Then, dip a damp Beauty Blender (or sponge) into the makeup and pat onto your face and neck until it is completely opaque.

Use a powder puff and a colorless setting powder to set the makeup so it doesn’t shift around.

Find a reference photo online to base a more accurate placement of the stripes.

Smudge a black eyeliner over the entire lid space of your eye and lower lash line. (Do not forget to rim the waterline!)

Create a reverse wing starting at the inner eye area towards your nose. Continue at the outer eye area with the wing and bring it all the way to the temples.

Thicken the outer wings to mimic zebra stripes. Set the eye area with black eyeshadow to intensify the pigment. Complete the eye with two coats of black mascara.

Outline the nose and muzzle area with a black pencil, then fill them in with black creme makeup. Set the entire area with black eyeshadow. Depending on your reference photo, your zebra may have a gradient brown area surrounding the nose and muzzle. If so, blend a little brown eyeshadow around the perimeter.

Now for the fun and tedious part, the zebra stripes! No specifics here, as your reference photo will be necessary. Alternate between a black eyeliner pencil (set with black eyeshadow) and a black liquid liner for thin but defined stripes.

After you have completed the entire face, move onto the neck by using a flat, synthetic brush and black creme makeup. Add large V-shaped stripes down the center of your neck.

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