If you’re like me, you really like to try out creative special effects, but you also might not have all the necessary products to make movie quality makeup.

Well, I’m hoping to show you that you can make great special effects with just normal everyday items you can find around your house!

As assumed, using everyday items won’t give you the precise movie quality effect but you can still create quality special effects just the same. 

Here is a look at what I personally used. 

First, I primed my hand for the foundation. Then I added foundation and blended it in, and next I added the brown contour stick to the back of my hand and around my fingernails.

Next, I added the red lipstick. I just used a cheap matte lipstick I had, but it works pretty well. I added it around my fingernails and over the brown areas on my hand. I blended it in a bit more, and added more contour around the entirety of my hand.

I just used my makeup sponge to pat around the contour to give a bit of a dirty effect. 

Then I added the blood. For the blood it’s just a mixture of red, blue, and green food colouring, and maple syrup. 

I added the blood on top of the lipstick on my hand as well as around my fingernails to make it look like they had been ripped out. 

Here is the finished look. 

This is just an example of one sort of look you could create in the comfort of your own home, with products you likely already have. 

This sort of look is great for horror and thriller themed short films, as well as themed parties and just for fun!

I hope this has given you some inspiration to try out your own at home special effects tricks.


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