DIY Halloween Scar Makeup: Eyebrow Scar

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DIY Halloween scar makeup: eyebrow scar

Things You'll Need

  • Face wash

  • Towel

  • Fake skin or scar wax

  • Scissors (optional)

  • Tissue paper (optional)

  • Foundation brush

  • Light powdered foundation

  • Dark liquid foundation

  • Dark foundation powder

  • Sponge

  • Pictures for referencing

Halloween is just around the corner! Are you ready to show off your costumes? Whether you're trick-or-treating, going to a Halloween party or simply dressing up to hand out candy, we have an easy Halloween makeup tutorial that will bring your Halloween costume to the next level. Scars, blood and special-effects makeup are always in style for Halloween costumes! A fake scar or fake wound can be easily incorporated into your Halloween makeup. Or, if you're reading this outside of Halloween season, it can be a valuable addition to any cosplay. You don't need to be a makeup artist to create a realistic scar.


Most Halloween makeup kits should have everything you need, but they're not necessary. You can easily DIY some fake skin or simply use what you have at home. Make sure to test out any new products prior to putting them on your face! Place a dab of the product on the inner wrist for about 10 to 15 minutes to rule out any possibility of an allergy.


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Fake skin can be an easy DIY project. Check out this article if you're interested in making your own. You can also use scar wax—sometimes referred to as skin wax, spirit gum or putty—to create a DIY Halloween costume. It doesn't matter if this is your first time trying out special-effects makeup, we'll help guide you through it with a few helpful hacks!



Make sure to test out any new products for allergies prior to putting them on your face.

Wash your face

The key to getting a good application is to wash and dry the face thoroughly to remove any excess oils that can interfere with the scar makeup. Make sure you have tested any new products on the inside of your wrist before applying anything to your face. Once your face is nice and clean, pat it dry and move on to the next step.


Warm up the scar wax

To warm up the wax, grab a dime-sized amount of the fake skin paste and work it briefly between your fingers. Form the paste into the desired shape and size of the eyebrow scar. Apply the scar directly to the desired position in the eyebrow. It should adhere nicely to dry skin.

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Press the scar wax firmly into your eyebrow, making sure that it sticks well between the hairs of your eyebrow. Reshape the scar wax as needed with your finger tips. There are many different scar effects you can achieve depending on the size and shape you mold the wax into. You can even make scabs if you'd like. Get creative with it!


Build texture with tissue paper

Tissue paper can be used to create even more realistic scar effects. If a thicker scar is desired, cut out a small piece of tissue paper and adhere it directly to the fake scar. Applying tissue paper on top of the scar can create a dramatic effect that will enhance the look of your scar.


The type of tissue paper can change the effect of the scar as well. If it's a soft paper, the effect will be softer and resemble human skin. If it's a rougher paper, the scar will look more rugged.


Add foundation and details

If you look at most scars, they fade lighter than your typical skin tone. A slightly lighter foundation can aid in making a realistic scar. Try using reference pictures of scars, real or fake, to help you with this step.


Dip your foundation brush into the light powdered foundation and completely coat the scar wax, blending as needed. Apply a small amount of dark liquid foundation around the scar to draw attention to it, and finish with a coat of dark powdered foundation. You can use other products like concealer, face paint, fake blood, eye shadow or eyeliner to create depth and add details.

And there you have an easy way to enhance any Halloween look. Now go out there and rock those Halloween costumes or cosplays. Don't be shy to show us your makeup looks, either. Show it off on TikTok or Instagram for everyone to see. Happy Halloween!


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