Bloody Cut Wrist Effect

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Cut Wrist FX

If you are looking for an easy and quick effect that will have onlookers giving you a double-take, then you’ll want to check out this tutorial for an easy bloody cut wrist.


  1. Mehron Spirit Gum
  2. Mehron Synthetic Wax
  3. Petroleum Jelly
  4. Liquid Foundation
  5. Graftobian Blood Gel
  6. Mehron Stage Blood
  7. Mehron 5 Color Bruise wheel
  8. Mehron Setting Powder
  9. Makeup Brush
  10. Diamond FX Sponge
  11. Mehron Stipple Sponge
  12. Q-tips

Before you begin the wax application, you will need to mix your liquid foundation and wax together to give the wax a nice flesh color. You will need two nickle sized balls of wax. You will want to put a small amount of petroleum jelly on your fingers when working with wax, otherwise you will have a sticky mess on your hands… literally.


Cut Wrist FX

Grab your Mehron Spirit Gum and brush on a thin layer in the area you will be applying the wax. Remember to apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to your fingers before working with your wax. Take your first wax ball and attach it to the side of the wrist. Smooth the edges of the wax so it sticks to the skin. You will be creating a ridge at the bottom.

Cut Wrist FX

Repeat the same step on the opposite side of the wrist. You will want the placement to be placed slightly down from the first piece you applied. This time you will make the ridge on the top side of wax as seen in the picture. After you have smoothed your wax on all sides, you will need to apply Mehron setting powder with a makeup brush. This will set your wax so you can continue to make it look really disgusting.

Cut Wrist FX

Using your Mehron 5 color bruise wheel and q-tip, begin applying black on the ridge sections to give your effect some depth.

Cut Wrist FX

Continue to add red from your bruise wheel using a q-tip.

Cut Wrist FX

Next, it’s time for some bruising. Grab your Diamond FX sponge and using your Mehron 5 color bruise wheel, start adding yellow and both reds in a stipple motion.

Cut Wrist FX

Using your Mehron stipple sponge, begin applying the Stage Blood using quick downward strokes to give the appearance of scraping on the skin. Apply Graftobian Blood Gel to the ridge sections, followed by Mehron stage blood to create a dripping blood effect.

Cut Wrist FX

And you’re done! You now have a really gross effect that is sure to add wow factor to your next scary design. I hope you enjoy creating this effect! It’s one of my favorites.


Stacey Perry is the owner of and primary face painter for Peekaboo Faces located in Lafayette, Louisiana.  Stacey also blogs for

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