Easy Halloween SFX Makeup Tutorial

One of the things we love the most about Halloween is seeing all the weird and wonderful makeup creations. Whether you’re a professional MUA or you’re a makeup newcomer, Halloween can be the perfect opportunity to display your creative talents. If you’re attempting to dabble with SFX this year or just need a quick, fail-safe look for the 31st, then we’ve got the tutorial for you. Follow @alice_crue’s step-by-step guide to create a gruesome cut on the cheek using SFX makeup.

Step One

Scoop out some of the Mehron Modelling Wax using a spatula or your fingers.

Step Two

Roll the wax and stick it to the cheekbone (or wherever else you would like to create the cut). To make the Modelling Wax easier to manipulate, apply Vaseline to your fingers.

Step Three

Using either a spatula or your fingers, blend the edges of the Modelling Wax into the skin, creating a smooth, seamless edge.

Step Four

Using the spatula or the end of a makeup brush, start to create indentations and cuts into the wax to add detail.

Step Five

Experiment using different tools (Alice used a tooth pick) to create detailing and life-like cuts.

Step Six

Apply a foundation or concealer over the wax, starting with small amounts and slowly building.

Step Seven

Next, take the Mehron Paradise Makeup AQ 8 Color Palette Basic and mix plenty of water with the red shade. Apply this to the centre of the indentations in the wax, using a fine liner brush.

Step Eight

To create depth, mix the brown shade with the red to create a deeper shade and apply to the deepest points of the wax.

Step Nine

Now it’s time to add some blood. Take some of the Mehron Coagulated Blood Gel and apply to the cuts. The trick here is to remember that less is more – too much blood will make it look less realistic.

Step Ten

Using a wet cotton bud, dab onto the Coagulated Blood and re-apply to the edges of the cut to help make it look more realistic.

Step Eleven

Use a tissue to remove excess blood and your look is complete.

Final look

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