SFX | How To Make A Basic Bullet Wound

Tuesday, 13 October 2015


Every boy's dream. To get shot in the face.

This is my brother, Adam. Barely fifteen, barely through puberty with a barely there moustache to prove it. Since my face is still sore from the Trypophobia SFX makeup, he is my model today. I asked what he’d like me to do and he answered ‘Can you turn me into a Kaiju with really, big awesome teeth and huge horns?

I said no.

Instead, he’s going to help me teach you how to make a basic bullet wound! 



1 | Prep the skin using Isopropyl Alcohol to give the product a clean space to work with. Obviously you just want to do this when using products like this. Don’t ever use Isopropyl Alcohol any other day for makeup. Wait until it’s dry before continuing. 

2 | Apply Graftobian Spirit Gum to the area and tap until sticky. Yes, it is very important to tap. Spirit Gum won’t have hold unless you do but don’t tap too much. It will lose its stickiness so once you feel friction, stop.

3 | Take a pea-size amount of Graftobian Scar Wax and just stick it on. It will look weird but just carry on.

4 | Apply lotion on your fingers and begin moulding the scar wax into your skin. You can use spatulas but I find fingers make it easier to control. Either way, you will have to reapply the lotion so the wax won’t stick to your fingers or tools.

5 | Taking a small, blunt object to stick it into the middle of the scar wax to make a hole. I couldn’t get a good shot but you get the gist. I used a spatula, but you can use the end of a thin makeup brush. 

6 | Optional: apply a thin layer of liquid latex over the area. Not only does it last longer, but you can colour and paint the wound more effectively. In the photo, I applied the latex to a large surface. I removed it once it was dry and reapplied it, concentrating on just the wound. 

7 | Apply translucent powder to remove shine. I used E.L.F Studio High Definition Powder but you can use baby powder instead. 

8 | Colouring determines whether you want gore or clean. Take your foundation and blend over the area. You can leave it like that or apply reds to show irritation. I took a diffuser and dusted orange, red and purple shadows to highlight irritation.

9 | Paint inside the wound. Taking some red and apply it as a base before using a darker red in the inner part. You can use black cream paint to deepen the crevice. At this point, it might look like a pimple. That’s why we’re adding blood. 

10 | Apply fake blood inside the hole and around it. You can let it trickle down but don’t apply too much blood, you don’t want to overpower the wound. I regret using this kind of blood, since it was too thin in consistency and dried too fast. Thicker blood would look so much better.

11 | But with that said, you’re done! Okay! Now go freak some people out. 



Actually, don’t.

Please don’t intentional scare people with this look. My only request is that you don’t use it to scare people. It’s short-term fun but can genuinely terrify people. If you went to a party like this, it would be fine. Just don’t go scream at old ladies. It’s cool, it’s great but don’t hurt people using this.

I still hope you enjoy this tutorial though! My brother had an extremely fun time, getting a bullet to the head and showing my mother. She wasn't as pleased.

So what do you think? Would you try this out? I'd love to know!

60 comments

  1. I love your posts! I can't wait to try some of them out for Halloween :)

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  2. hahaa love his original request. Thankfully this Halloween tutorial isn't as scary as the previous one :p

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  3. The spirit gum stuff looks so cool! Also, I like your brothers posing (the first picture cracked me up)

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  4. Omg ! You are great with your hands, he's a handsome dude even at 15 years old. It looks so real. Great job!!!

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  5. Seems like your brother had a lot of fun! Your work really amazes me, very cool tutorial!

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  6. Oh my gosh so awesome! You are so talented girl!

    RedLip&Love

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  7. It looks nasty! But you're so artistic! Thanks for all these ideas!



     Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

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  8. So adorable!!! Hahaha! Morbid... but adorable! *thumbs up*
    -Hari

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  9. CAN I HAZ UR TALENT PLS? Seriously, this is so cool! Looks like your brother had a lot of fun, being your model!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

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  10. OMG THIS IS SO BOMB!!! You're crazy talented!

    xo,
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  11. how cool! i spot the word Trypophobia in the paragraph you wrote. it sent me chills :o

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  12. Yay! This is very handy post of yours for the Halloween costumes Bash! Thanks!

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  13. omg this is so realistic. You're magic -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  14. So cool!
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  15. This is so awesome and realistic! Perfect for Halloween =D

    Kay
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  16. Good to know! Imagine the pranking capabilities :)

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  17. I love your blog and style! xo

    Love,
    Bri
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  18. Haha this is just so cool! I'd love to do this for Halloween, I guess everybody would be horrified by me! :D

    Have an awesome day babe!
    xxx
    Bianca

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  19. Great job ;)

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  20. Haha nice job Bash, you amaze me every time! Hahaha love your brothers facial!

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  21. WOW. I just discovered your website for the first time right now, and your work is amazing! I'm always baffled by makeup artists, but this is just so good!! I like your request to not scare people with this. Seriously, if I saw someone with this I would be scared and call 911, lol.

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  22. this is quite alarming, but effective!! so cool! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  23. So freaking cool! Perfect for the upcoming Halloween holiday!

    be the plebeian

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  24. wow!!! love it! Gonna rock it this soon!
    Dora
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  25. Haha, boys. They love this sort of thing! Looks so realistic though, well done!

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

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  26. Okay so I am LOVING this series. I am so excited every time I see you posted a new look/tutorial. Very cool!

    N- Naomi in Wonderland

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  27. This is so freaking awesome!! I need to try this it really does look so real :D

    Florals&Smiles

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  28. Such a fun post!definitely like it
    Also a great idea for Halloween which is already soon :)
    xoxo
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  29. This is pretty amazing.
    I need to ask you how to make scary face on halloween :)

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  30. Wow that's so realistic! Agree it would be fab for a fancy dress party :) x

    The Belle Narrative

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  31. wow, this look really impressed me! you're creative!

    xo joselovincolors
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  32. I really love you :)

    Can you follow me? I follow you :)
    If you comment my post, I will comment your five posts! :)
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  33. This is a useful post for Halloween!

    Danielle
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  34. Fun post! That would be good for Halloween!

    Sarah
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  35. It looks seriously cool!
    And I laughed so much, poor guy wanted to be a cool monster and then you made him look like he got shot in the head XD


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  36. It looks SO realistic and I'd certainly go into my 'nurse mode' if I saw someone with it xD

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah
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  37. I love this post so much haha x Ur so funny and witty and these tips would defo come in handy for me for upcoming Halloween x I stumbled upon ur blog and I've gotta say I love everything u've done x U have an incredible style and very interesting contents to read. Hope we can follow and support each other xx

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  38. This is pretty awesome and kinda scary! haha

    Syd
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  39. This is so awesome! This would be perfect for halloween! :) I love your blog! xxx
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  40. Wow, this is quite scary, seems easy and will suit to any Halloween's party, you're very resourcesful, Bash!

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  41. Oh my goodness; this is so gross which means you did an amazing job! I'm not the biggest fan of gore, but it's so cool to see how make up can fake the look. :]

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  42. It looks so horrific it's fantastic! I'm just a little bit freaked out over it, not gonna lie.

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  43. Okay!!!! This is cool ♥♥

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  44. Very cool wound effect, if you want the foundation and grease paint to stick better (Like real skin), apply a coat of castor oil and wipe of excess after about 10-20 minutes, proceed to paint over and powder down, works like a charm on blending edges ;*

    Kisses from Kinkx

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  45. This one is actually less scarry, Bash! Would love to try though I'm sure my version would look weird. Haha! You're such a talented make up artist, babe.

    xoxo Ira
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  46. I lol-ed at the please don't scream at old ladies bit. But sometimes you just never know what people might do if you don't tell them not to! Overall the look came out really realistic :)

    Mili

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  47. Whoooaaa this looks so real, it's kinda scary!! heheh You are one talented lady!

    Tina
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  48. Creepy!!! I could be your mother actually,and though I claim to be cool this creeps me out haha,very artistic/creative xoxo your mom I mean BING.

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  50. Oh my! This looks insane! Love it. I bet he loved it too. I don't think my mum would be pleased either haha x

    Jess | It's That Time For

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  51. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing the techniques! :)
    Have a nice day!

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  52. Wow! You're so good! Love how real it looks! So cool that your bro was willing to be the model! haha

    Jenan
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  53. Love this, you are so talented!!
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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