Here’s a quick step by step tutorial on how to achieve this Halloween SFX Make up without using latex. This was my first attempt so it’s not perfect and a few things need adjusting! Once you know the technique it’s so simple and you can do all sorts of cuts and wounds in different places.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
A paint brush or old make up brush
Black Kohl eyeliner
Dark purple eyeshadow
Dark red lipstick
Foundation of your skin tone
Begin to apply layers of PVA glue and thin small pieces of tissue making sure all the edges are stuck down nicely, if your toilet roll is layered you will need to separate them so they’re nice and thin. I made the mistake of making the prosthetic to wide, also try to concentrate on layering the tissue in the centre and leave a very thin layer on the outside, this will look more natural and blend into your own skin better.
Get some sharp scissors and carefully cut down the centre, this is easier to do when the glue is still a little wet. You can then decide how wide and long you want the cut to be. You will then need to roll away the edges to make it look more 3D and flesh like, the more irregular the better.
Next, get your foundation and start to coat the outside of the wound to match your own skin (obviously make sure it’s the correct colour match). I used my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge so I could really push the foundation into all cracks and crevasses.
After this I begin to add depth by lining the inside edges of the wound with my black kohl eyeliner and then mixing that with a dark red lipstick. I carried this over the edges of the wound to make it look really sore and irritated. I bought a cheap dark purple eyeshadow and started to add a bruising effect on the outer edges (this definitely needs more practise!)
Finally, add some fake blood to the centre of the cut, around the outside and drip some down the sides to make it more realistic. You can also get a wire sponge and dab some blood to add a splatter effect or use an old spray nozzle to spray some blood around the effected area.
I hope you enjoyed this post! I think I’m going to be doing a cut throat/zombie look this Halloween but I’ve also seen some really cool Chelsea smiles done in the exact same way. Let me know in the comments what you’re dressing up as this Halloween.
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