Hey everyone! Hope you're well! Today I wanted to share with you a Halloween DIY video where I do some easy wounds. I'm going to a Halloween party on Friday so I wanted to do a test run of my makeup. Obviously I'm not a pro and I'm sure people that know how to do SFX makeup are cringing inside haha! But I'm happy with how it turned out! And I thought it was relatively easy to do and other than liquid latex and fake blood everything else I already had! :)
What I used:
Liquid Latex- Wilkinsons (£1.50)
Foundation- Old cheap 2true one
Red Lipliner- Primark (£1)
Aubergine Lipliner- Primark (£1)
Berry Lipstick- Lidl
Fake Blood- Co-op (£1)
Before I started with my fake wounds I did my eye makeup. I decided to go for a really dark eye look and I lined under my lower lash line with eyeshadow to help make my eyes look more dramatic and sunken.
I bought some cheap brushes from Poundland as I didn't want to ruin my makeup brushes, especially with liquid latex. I started off with brushing a thin layer of liquid latex on my face where I wanted the wound to go. I separated out the toilet roll into each individual layer and I tore off little pieces and put them on top of the liquid latex. I then brushed more liquid latex on top creasing it and squishing it around and molding it how I wanted and I kept repeating this until I had my desired shape.
Once they were all dry I went over it all with some foundation so that I wasn't left with white tissue. Using the red lipliner I filled in all the gaps and went around the edges and basically put it wherever I wanted. You can probably tell that I wasn't being the neatest haha!
I then went over the edges with a dark lipliner to make it look like shadows and to add some depth and dimension to my wounds. An even darker lipliner probably would have been better or maybe even a darker red/brown but I thought this would do XD
Using a cheap lipstick I then went over all the raised bits and areas that hadn't been coloured in. Using a brush I then blended it all nicely so that you couldn't see anymore foundation poking through :)
I decided to go back in with my dark lipliner as some parts had been blended out so I added some more shadows in. You could easily add more colours or products but I didn't bother :)
Finally, I covered everything in fake blood. I found it easier to squeeze some into the cap and use a brush but whatever's easiest for you. I started by putting it in the wounds in the gaps and then I added it around, put some randomly on my face and I drizzled some down my forehead. I decided to put some on my lips and that was it!
I'm quite happy with how it turned out! I would recommend following the instructions on the liquid latex and doing a patch test before you use it. My face was quite sensitive to it haha! It didn't actually take long to do.. I'd say maybe about half an hour? Do you have any plans for Halloween? :)
Here's a video tutorial basically showing you the same thing haha! :)