Last year around Halloween, I became mildly obsessed with "Monster Makeup." I had been watching way too many television shows about zombies and wanted to make really gross looking burns and bruises a home. Turns out, there are really easy ways to do this!
My favorite trick is making fake burns at home. (This one REALLY grosses out my husband.) After buying a very tiny and very expensive vial of "fake burn powder" last year, I scrutinized the ingredients and realized that it was made of mostly Gelatin with a little bit of coloring! I could do that! I grabbed an old tube of blood red lipstick and an old bottle of mascara (to add a little "char") and got to work! Here's how I make my fake burns at home:
Next up, an easy-to-make black eye or bruise.
(Also one my husband hates!)
You can get the same look with eye shadow, but when I found this "Bruise Wheel" for sale, I scooped it up and fell in love! It's cream-based color that washes off really easily.
Here are the application steps I used to give myself a black eye (the painless way!)
P.S. There's still time to buy one before Halloween...
I've hosted a handful of Halloween parties for children using these fake burns and bruises. You would be surprised how excited little boys and girls get about looking creepy! The Gelatin CAN peel right off, but I prefer to wash it off with warm water. Same for the fake bruises; a little warm water and soap will get your child looking ship-shape in no time!
Happy almost Halloween!