Creating Bruises with Stage Makeup
  • The area around a bruise wil be swollen. Create this by applying a thin white highlight to the entire surface of the bruise.
  • As bruises heal they reveal many different colors. Leave a small white highlight at the center of the impact adding an irregular ring of sallow or yellow makeup.
  • Work in semi-transparent, irregular rings around the bruise from center to edges. Overlap varying amounts of red, blue-violet, gray-violet, and chestnut brown, again working from center to edges. Experiment with different quantities of each color and the shade.
  • Powder with a light rouge for fresh bruises, or yellow eyeshadow for older bruises.
  • A very light amount of green should be substituted for red on very old bruises

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