This is an updated version of a tutorial I created last year. This is my take on the whole 'dead girl/accident' special effects make-up look. It will be pretty obvious to you I'm sure, but I feel compelled to admit that I am definitely not an expert in this area of make-up (or indeed any area for that matter) and this is just my take on this Halloween trend! I don't really like dressing up but something like this I think is much more impressive/effective, but is less embarrassing that a full body costume. I am going to be wearing this gory look (approximately) to a Halloween party this year, and will be pairing this with a black cami, black leather trousers and black heels. I'm toying between black or red nails (let me know in the comments if you have a preference) and am hoping to pick up a few spooky accessories before next Saturday to complete the look including a red contact lens for my eye! I would quickly like to say that with these make-up looks and their tutorials, I would recommend not following what I've done 100%. I looked at different videos and blogs for inspiration, but in the end just did what I could with what I had, and am reasonably pleased with the results.
In my previous tutorial I attempted this make-up with just tissue paper, liquid latex and £1 fake blood from Tesco, but this year I purchased some more advanced materials from amazon that were still very inexpensive. I bought the Ben Nye Nose and Scar Wax in Fair 2.5oz and coagulated blood from Mehron, and was very impressed with the service and quick delivery as well as low costs of these products, and would highly recommend.

To prep my skin, I moisturised, applied a thick layer of mattifying primer and then buffed in a thin, first layer of matte foundation all over the face. Next, I took my liquid latex on a cotton bud and roughly mapped out where the cuts were going to go (image 1). Originally I wanted three long, thin cuts as if I had been clawed at by a werewolf, but I placed the middle cut in the centre of my eye too much so there wasn't space for three cuts, and so in the end I added more bruising to make it look as if I'd been in a fatal accident. Next, I applied the scar wax by softening it in the palm of my hands, and then rolling it up into long sausage shapes and placing them as the outsides of the wounds. I then used the bottom end of my tweezers (as I didn't have a metal spatula) to blend the outside of the sausage-shaped wax into my skin, and leaving the inner edge of the wax raised to appear as the edge of the wound (image 2 - best shown on the forehead). Don't worry if not all of it is properly blended out, I deliberately left a lot of the wax on mine not fully blended as I liked the texture it gave the skin/flesh. I did this a few times around the face, but on reflection the look may have been improved with one large cut as opposed to smaller ones around the temple and cheek. I then applied a layer of liquid latex over everything, and added some toilet paper (I would recommend halfing it to get thinner sheets) into the areas that would become the flesh/inside of the wound, shown in image 2, and added another layer of liquid latex on top of the toilet paper again.
Your face will be quite wet from liquid latex at this point, so I took this time to finish off the other half of my make-up. I wanted a glamorous and bold party make-up to contrast with the gory side of the face, and as I was wearing this to a party I wanted it to look as if I'd gotten into my accident just before I arrived. I won't mention all of the products used as party make-up looks will be appearing on this blog soon, but this look included Fleur's new 3/4 eyelashes, MAC Club all over the lid and Sephora Lip Cream for the red lip, but I applied my lipstick a little later (image 3). When applying my second layer of foundation, I gently applied some over the top of the tissue paper to make the white appear less harsh against the skin (don't worry too much, it will be completely covered later). I applied a lot of setting powder to my make-up including the wax and tissue paper to make sure it all stayed in place.

Believe it or not, but the hard bit is finished and the next stage is fun, especially since it doesn't need to be perfect; the rougher, the better! I took a black liquid liner on an angled brush and lined the inner edge of each wound in black to give the cut depth, and then filled in the centre with a mixture of black/purple/dark red shades. These shades are really about what you have at home, and so I used some black and deep purple powder eye shadows, and a wine coloured lipstick that I had to fill in the wounds. Once I filled this in, I took a large amount of the purple shadow with a small amount of black and brown and intensely lined the outside of each of the wounds, and then look a fluffy blending brush and muted each colour to give the appearance of bruising. I took this same bruise colour and applied it all over the lid and especially into the inner corner to give the appearance of a black eye, and also applied it down the side of the face, along the jaw and down the neck on a contour brush. For good measure, I also used this to contour my collar bones as I knew they would be on show and it would give that skinny/ill look to my make-up (image 4). 

Next is blood, which by far is the fun bit. I took the coagulated blood on an old paint brush (a cotton bud or an unused make-up brush would also work) and applied inside all of the wounds. Not feeling it was bloody enough, I also added some to the inside of one nostril and around the edge of my lip. I made sure to apply black/purple/wine colours underneath this, as this blood was very cheap so it was a bright red as opposed to a more realistic dark red. I would usually have bought the Ben Nye Thick Blood but it was out of stock, however the Mehron blood I did use was still very effective, as thick/coagulated blood looks much more realistic and sets so it doesn't transfer/run everywhere the same way cheap fake blood in a tube does. You can see how this looked in image 4, where I look far too happy to have been in an accident but I tried and failed with creepy posing, and I was quite proud of how my make-up had turned out. To add a bit of glamour, I decided to curl my hair, and pin back one side so that the full gory look could be appreciated. I added big earrings and cute little Halloween studs to finish it off. Images 5-9 were taken in artificial lighting in my bathroom as it got too dark outside to use natural lighting so I apologise if any are slightly blurry, but I tried to take some zoomed in shots to help you see the make-up up close. I hope this was helpful to some people, please tag me on Instagram or Twitter (@maddyscribbles) if you try to recreate this look, and let me know in the comments what you're going as for Halloween.

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This is an updated version of a tutorial I created last year. This is my take on the whole 'dead girl/accident' special effects make-up look. It will be pretty obvious to you I'm sure, but I feel compelled to admit that I am definitely not an expert in this area of make-up (or indeed any area for that matter) and this is just my take on this Halloween trend! I don't really like dressing up but something like this I think is much more impressive/effective, but is less embarrassing that a full body costume. I am going to be wearing this gory look (approximately) to a Halloween party this year, and will be pairing this with a black cami, black leather trousers and black heels. I'm toying between black or red nails (let me know in the comments if you have a preference) and am hoping to pick up a few spooky accessories before next Saturday to complete the look including a red contact lens for my eye! I would quickly like to say that with these make-up looks and their tutorials, I would recommend not following what I've done 100%. I looked at different videos and blogs for inspiration, but in the end just did what I could with what I had, and am reasonably pleased with the results.
In my previous tutorial I attempted this make-up with just tissue paper, liquid latex and £1 fake blood from Tesco, but this year I purchased some more advanced materials from amazon that were still very inexpensive. I bought the Ben Nye Nose and Scar Wax in Fair 2.5oz and coagulated blood from Mehron, and was very impressed with the service and quick delivery as well as low costs of these products, and would highly recommend.

To prep my skin, I moisturised, applied a thick layer of mattifying primer and then buffed in a thin, first layer of matte foundation all over the face. Next, I took my liquid latex on a cotton bud and roughly mapped out where the cuts were going to go (image 1). Originally I wanted three long, thin cuts as if I had been clawed at by a werewolf, but I placed the middle cut in the centre of my eye too much so there wasn't space for three cuts, and so in the end I added more bruising to make it look as if I'd been in a fatal accident. Next, I applied the scar wax by softening it in the palm of my hands, and then rolling it up into long sausage shapes and placing them as the outsides of the wounds. I then used the bottom end of my tweezers (as I didn't have a metal spatula) to blend the outside of the sausage-shaped wax into my skin, and leaving the inner edge of the wax raised to appear as the edge of the wound (image 2 - best shown on the forehead). Don't worry if not all of it is properly blended out, I deliberately left a lot of the wax on mine not fully blended as I liked the texture it gave the skin/flesh. I did this a few times around the face, but on reflection the look may have been improved with one large cut as opposed to smaller ones around the temple and cheek. I then applied a layer of liquid latex over everything, and added some toilet paper (I would recommend halfing it to get thinner sheets) into the areas that would become the flesh/inside of the wound, shown in image 2, and added another layer of liquid latex on top of the toilet paper again.
Your face will be quite wet from liquid latex at this point, so I took this time to finish off the other half of my make-up. I wanted a glamorous and bold party make-up to contrast with the gory side of the face, and as I was wearing this to a party I wanted it to look as if I'd gotten into my accident just before I arrived. I won't mention all of the products used as party make-up looks will be appearing on this blog soon, but this look included Fleur's new 3/4 eyelashes, MAC Club all over the lid and Sephora Lip Cream for the red lip, but I applied my lipstick a little later (image 3). When applying my second layer of foundation, I gently applied some over the top of the tissue paper to make the white appear less harsh against the skin (don't worry too much, it will be completely covered later). I applied a lot of setting powder to my make-up including the wax and tissue paper to make sure it all stayed in place.

Believe it or not, but the hard bit is finished and the next stage is fun, especially since it doesn't need to be perfect; the rougher, the better! I took a black liquid liner on an angled brush and lined the inner edge of each wound in black to give the cut depth, and then filled in the centre with a mixture of black/purple/dark red shades. These shades are really about what you have at home, and so I used some black and deep purple powder eye shadows, and a wine coloured lipstick that I had to fill in the wounds. Once I filled this in, I took a large amount of the purple shadow with a small amount of black and brown and intensely lined the outside of each of the wounds, and then look a fluffy blending brush and muted each colour to give the appearance of bruising. I took this same bruise colour and applied it all over the lid and especially into the inner corner to give the appearance of a black eye, and also applied it down the side of the face, along the jaw and down the neck on a contour brush. For good measure, I also used this to contour my collar bones as I knew they would be on show and it would give that skinny/ill look to my make-up (image 4). 

Next is blood, which by far is the fun bit. I took the coagulated blood on an old paint brush (a cotton bud or an unused make-up brush would also work) and applied inside all of the wounds. Not feeling it was bloody enough, I also added some to the inside of one nostril and around the edge of my lip. I made sure to apply black/purple/wine colours underneath this, as this blood was very cheap so it was a bright red as opposed to a more realistic dark red. I would usually have bought the Ben Nye Thick Blood but it was out of stock, however the Mehron blood I did use was still very effective, as thick/coagulated blood looks much more realistic and sets so it doesn't transfer/run everywhere the same way cheap fake blood in a tube does. You can see how this looked in image 4, where I look far too happy to have been in an accident but I tried and failed with creepy posing, and I was quite proud of how my make-up had turned out. To add a bit of glamour, I decided to curl my hair, and pin back one side so that the full gory look could be appreciated. I added big earrings and cute little Halloween studs to finish it off. Images 5-9 were taken in artificial lighting in my bathroom as it got too dark outside to use natural lighting so I apologise if any are slightly blurry, but I tried to take some zoomed in shots to help you see the make-up up close. I hope this was helpful to some people, please tag me on Instagram or Twitter (@maddyscribbles) if you try to recreate this look, and let me know in the comments what you're going as for Halloween.

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