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Fake Injuries: How to Make a Fresh Purple Bruise and a Yellow Healing Bruise with Everyday Makeup.

Updated on April 1, 2011

The humble bruise is perhaps the easiest of injuries to create. It doesn't even need any particuarly fancy items in order to make it. Simply grab some generic, everyday make up -- various shades of eye shadow are best for this -- and the required bit of skin on which the bruise is to appear.

The Fresh Bruise

A newly formed bruise is usually easily identified by how lurid it is, especially if it was caused by a rather nasty accident. When they first appear, they are usually a deep purple colour, motled with black and brown. These are the colours you'll need to recreate this type of bruise.

Start with a mixture and black and purple for the base. Blend the two colours together, using more purple than black. You don't want to black to be all that noticeable, unless you are going for a really nasty bruise.

Use some brown around the edges, as a blending point between skin and bruise.

If you have any grease-based make up, and more specifically in purple, this can be used to make an even more effective bruise. Use a brush to stipple this over the bruise base to create the more motled, clotted look.

The Healing Bruise

As the bruise heals, the purples and blacks fade to new colours. Grab some green and brown, and maybe a little purple, to recreate a bruise that is on the mend.

Start off with a blend of the green and brown. When mixed together, these tend to create a yellow-brown colour, which is what you're going for. Use this yellow around the edges of the bruise in particular, with more green and brown towards the centre. Note that you don't need too much green, or one that is too bright; try to mix it with the brown as much as possible, leaving just a hint.

Put a spot of purple in the centre of the bruise (or, depending on the type of bruise, where the skin was hit the most during the 'incident') and blend it with the already created base. You don't want a deep purple like in the fresh bruise, but enough to give a dark centre.

Once you have these basics, then you can experiment with a variety of bruises. More stippling with purples and blacks will make a horrific looking bruise; more yellow and green creates a fading, healing bruise. Experiment with different parts of the body -- a painful looking black eye, or a series of small bruises across the knuckles. Have fun creating your own series of real-looking injuries!

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      Shay 

      5 years ago

      Thaks so much

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      FacetiousRemark 

      9 years ago from UK

      You mean you don't randomly decide to make bruises just for fun??

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      Luis E Gonzalez 

      9 years ago from Miami, Florida

      And I will use this when??? Oh yea... Halloween

      LOL , Thanks

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