Today I was literally sitting at home and thought I should should practice my special effects makeup. I ordered some basic stuff off of amazon, which is great for special effects makeup because it can be kind of pricey. To create this look I used Ben Nye nose and scar wax, Ben Nye bruise wheel, and some fake coagulated blood.
First you take some spirit gum (liquid) and place it on the skin area you are going to use for the incision. Then you take a small piece of wax and stretch it along that area. Using a palette knife you can cut into the wax to make incisions, and cuts. After you make your cuts you want to add some color and definition to make it look real. I go in with black first right in the line, and then add reds and purples around it to create bruising.
I was going for a "two-faced" kind of look with this. Everyone has an ugly side to them every once in awhile. I'm hoping to continue practicing with special effects makeup so I can create some really intricate looks, and attempt new things I've never done before. That's the beauty of playing with make-up it has endless possibilities!