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 before, I’d definitely recommend checking her out. She not only has a lot of Harry Potter related videos, but loads of SFX makeup videos which I was absolutely enthralled by. It looked really fun, so 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 because 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 a small bottle of rigid collodion for creating scars, some 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 an SFX makeup attempt” disclaimer, people were still asking what the hell happened to me so I think 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 instead of being sensible and trying on a discrete patch of skin somewhere, obviously I went straight in for the face! After I took it off, it did leave a pretty angry red mark for a couple of days and a lot of dry skin, so I had to moisturise the area a lot!
I’m looking forward to playing around more with these products and 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 to be super precise! 🙂
What do you think of these looks? Any ideas what I could try next? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x
This is great! You’ve done really well. I remember my first attempt and it was terrible. 😅
Thank you, I had so much fun with this!! I’m sure it wasn’t as bad as you think!
Wow! This looks amazing xx
That looks amazing and so real, especially the scar!
Thank you 😘😘
Wow! You’ve done incredibly well for it being your first attempt!!
Renee | Life After Lux
Aww, thank you very much! There’s still loads to learn though 🙂
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
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