Fake bruises. Boy can they be complex. Much like other effects I guess.
When I think of a bruise I picture a purple-reddish blob.
You know what I mean?
I guess my mind’s eye sees a bruise as pretty flat and one dimensional.
But take a look at the Ben Nye Master Bruise Wheelto the right.
The colors are not what I initially imagined fake bruises would have.
I mean, that bright yellow and Frankenstein green are not my first ideas of bruise coloring.
But as I study more on fake bruises I see how those colors tie in.
I’ve got two that I want to share from Goldie Starling. She’s an expert on fake bruises in my opinion.
Goldie Starling – How to Fake Bruises with Makeup
To get a basic understanding of how bruises work, this is the video to watch.
Goldie Starling does a fantastic job explaining the age progression of a bruise.
Fake bruises have many layers. This makes those layers a piece of cake.
Goldie Starling – Black Eye
In this video Goldie uses the Ben Nye Master Bruise Wheel to do fake bruises.
It’s nice to see the bruise wheel in use. It was one of the first Ben Nye products I ever bought for myself.
You can see how the colors work well together to create very realistic fake bruises.
Kiana Jones FX – Bruise Makeup
I shared this gem on Facebook when I was interested in learning more about the paints used in it.
I wasn’t even looking for a bruise tutorial.
But this one shows just how detailed fake bruises can get.
Know of any other great tutorials on fake bruises? Tell us about them in the comments.
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