3D scar makeup.

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Well kiddies as I promised in my article  Fresh Meat we were going to learn how to turn our makeup designs more graphic by learning to make scars and gashes. So hold on to your heads because we are going to show you an easy technique for creating scars with just a couple of products.

*Please adhere to all warning labels on makeup especially when using special effect makeup. Try a test on a small area of skin before trying the whole effect.

Collodion is a product that pulls the skin tight while drying creating the scar effect, results are greatest when used on loose skin.

Products used:

*Ben Nye red makeup pencil

*Mehron Rigid Collodion

*Ben Nye setting Powder

* Mehron Foundation

* Mehron Adhesive Remover


*Kryolan Powder Puff

*Makeup Wedge

*Cotton ball

*Soft makeup brush

Step 1. Always start with a clean face and pull hair back for easier working situation. Use the red makeup pencil to draw the scar pattern.

Step 1.

Step 1.

Step 2. Apply the Collodion with the applicator brush supplied. This step will need repeat applications with a drying time of about one minute between layers.

Step 2.

Step 2.

Step 3.  When the desired depth of the scar is reached, allow Collidon to dry another minute before continuing. You will notice the scar is shiny.

Step 3.

Step 3.

Step 4. With powder puff and setting powder pat the scar area, then dust away excess powder with soft brush. You will have a slight sheen but that is okay as real scar tissue looks this way when healing.

Step 4.

Step 4.

Step 5. Using the makeup wedge apply the flesh tone makeup (a shade close to your own pigment) over the scar and at the edge that meets the skin to help blend the scar.

Step 4.

Step 5.

Step 6. The makeup portion is complete. In our final photo at the top of the page we snarled the hair with hairspray for a more theatrical effect.

Step 6.

Step 6.

You now have a realistic scar with just a few easy steps. Try experimenting with different shapes and colors of makeup pencils like purple or pink for various stages of healing.


When you are ready to look normal again, the scar can be peeled off like a bandage. To help the process, soak a cotton ball with adhesive remover, dab the scar to help release the bond.

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