Halloween is popping up next month, and my school’s already planning the haunted house that’s run yearly. What’s new is they’ve decided to have a makeup crew, and I decided to join along with being an actor. Anyways I decided it was time to start practicing some effects, and one I’ve always wanted to try was bruises (I get them all the time though, so it’s not like I really need to imitate one >3>;). My mom was convinced I hurt myself and yelled at me earlier haha, she thinks I’m weird.
- Eyeshadow (I have a fancy set from ELF but as long as you have purple, black, blue, yellow/lime green, your good to go)
- Powder of some sort (I had some costume makeup from Halloween last year)
- Water (optional)
- Fake Blood (optional)
- Safety/sewing pin, pencil, etc; things with a point (optional)
- Paper towel/tissue (not pictured/optional)
What you use to spot the blood is up to you; I liked using a sewing pin as it was a very fine point. For the needle phobic, I also used wire or the end of a pen/pencil, etc. Just don’t make it too thick like I did up here; it doesn’t look all too nice by my index finger’s knuckle. But then again I did this after I found out I have another day to finish an assignment and I procrastinated and thought I was screwed, so I’m like, dead.
The bruise personally, looks better in person as the glare keeps picking up from my skin, not just the eye shadow .
When it comes to an area where your skin isn’t stretched across your bones, feel free to just freehand it like I did here :
Hope you guys found this helpful; I’ll be bringing some more tips each Wednesday, so feel free to throw in a suggestion for what you’d like to see!