Halloween Burn Tutorial

October 25, 2015

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Hey! As halloween is approaching I thought I would show you how to create this burn type look.


For this look, you will need:

  • Liquid Latex
  • Scar Wax
  • Moisturiser
  • Q – Tips / Cotton Buds
  • Fake Blood
  • Toilet Paper
  • Eyeshadow or Bruise Wheel
  • Foundation & Setting Powder
  • Primer
  • A Spatula / Butter Knife
  • Tweezers

Step 1: Wash your face thoroughly, apply moisturiser and shave off any hair in the area you are going to put your liquid latex. This is because if there is any hair when you take the latex off… well it will hurt! Then apply some primer – this will make the burn last longer.

Step 2: Mould your sculpting wax into a long sausage shape. When moulding the wax, apply moisturiser to your hands to stop it sticking everywhere.

Step 3: Apply the wax wherever you want the burn. I put it on the side of my face, my ear and the top of my neck.

Step 4: The fiddly bit. Apply some moisturiser to the spatula / knife and blend both sides of the wax into your skin. You do not want distinct lines between the wax and your skin, ย but you have to make sure the texture is different from the rest of your face.

Step 5: Apply liquid latex to the area you want to be burned using a cotton bud. Leave it for a minute or so for it to become tacky and in the meantime rip up some toilet paper.

Step 6: This step made me feel like a child again. Stick the tissue onto the latex and keep layering it up (latex, tissue, latex, tissue etc..) Add as many layers as you want as it will add plenty of texture.

Step 7: Wait for this to dry. You can speed the process up with a hairdryer if you want. Using a buffing brush, put some setting powder onto the burn to get rid of any shine. Apply foundation to your whole face, including the burn, however you normally would.

Step 8: Use your tweezers to pierce small ย holes in the tissue wherever you want. I personally think that less is more. Using a cotton bud, apply some fake blood into these holes.

Step 9: Now its up to you to add whatever colours you want – depending on whether you want it to be a fresh wound or a scarred burn. I created a scarred burn so I used purple and green eye shadow to give it a bruised look. Around the pierced holes I added white and dark red eyeshadow to produce an irritated look. You could also add a little bit of black, but do not over do it. If you want, you could add some fake blood using a cotton bud ย or sponge, I found it looked good on my earlobe.

So there you have it! A bruised burn look for Halloween which you could match with any outfit. Have fun guys!

  • Reply
    October 25, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Nice! Lol

  • Reply
    Sarah Onsia
    October 25, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    woow so cool ! Unfortunatly I am not such a handy person when it comes to this level of “makeup” :p xxxx


    • Reply
      Sophia Patel
      October 25, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      Its really not that difficult – I struggle with complex makeup and this was the complete opposite! I’m sure you would be really good at it! xxxx

  • Reply
    October 26, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Wow this looks amazing!x

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