SFX Makeup

While watching some random YouTube videos a couple of weeks ago, it recommended a YouTuber called Cherry Wallis. If you’ve not heard of her, She has some amazing videos and I was absolutely enthralled watching her doing SFX makeup. It looked really fun, and I decided I wanted to try some of the looks for myself. Unfortunately I didn’t own any SFX stuff at all, so I bought a few things from Treasure House of Makeup.

I’ve also been admiring Hayley’s (TeaPartyBeauty) Instagram feed. Her Halloween SFX makeup is just fab!!

*disclaimer* If you don’t like seeing bruises and scars, this post probably isn’t for you ♥

I bought rigid collodion for creating scars, congealed blood gel for colouring wounds, a bruise wheel and some SynWax for making raised scars. All these products are made by Mehron.

My first attempt was to try to recreate Cherry’s bruised face look. For this I just used the bruise wheel, and although mine has one colour less than hers, I think I did pretty well for my first time. I even put a photo of it on Facebook and despite having a “this is SFX makeup” disclaimer, people were still asking what the hell happened to me! I’ll chalk that up as a success 😀

I then decided to play with the rigid collodion because oh my god FUN! It’s a clear liquid, which when applied to the skin, dries incredibly quickly. As it dries, it puckers the skin and creates a shallow-looking scar. So obviously I went straight in for the face! After I took it off, it left an angry red mark for a couple of days and a lot of dry skin, so I moisturised the area a lot!

I’m looking forward to playing around more with these products! I really want to recreate Cherry’s werewolf claw marks next!

I love that SFX makeup doesn’t have to be neat and tidy, which is great for me because I don’t have the steadiest hands or the patience! 🙂

What do you think of these looks? Any ideas what I could try next? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x


  1. I love Cherry, she’s so talented isn’t she… And thank you so much for the mention too <3

    I've been loving seeing your stuff, but why no warewolf pics here haha


    1. She’s fab, can’t believe I’ve only just found her! And you’re welcome, you’re killing it at the moment <3

      Ahhh, because that'll be another blog post! 🙂 x

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