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In this installment of Make: Believe, we learn how to make a few simple scars using special effects makeup. This is a great first project to get into costume makeup. Join us as our intern Paloma Fautley exhibits these techniques on our Creative Director, Jason Babler.

Materials:
Liquid Latex
Scar Wax
Vaseline
Assorted Eye Shadow Colors
Spirit Gum
Spirit Gum Remover

Tools:
Makeup Brushes
Cosmetic Sponges

scars

Jason Babler

I’m the Creative Director MAKE magazine, and I love to sculpt!


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  1. 0xfred says:

    I’ve got a very similar looking scar on the back of my hand right now. Mine was much quicker and easier to do though. The unfocused beam from a 40W CO2 laser cutter can create it for you in a just few milliseconds!
    http://www.buildlog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1890

    1. asciimation says:

      Ouch! My back of the hand scar was done with a grinding wheel on an angle grinder!

  2. steve b says:

    Loved the tutorial!! Will have to add this to my “arsenal”…wonder if caramel would work better for a deeper looking wound than the petroleum jelly???

  3. Allen Credo says:

    Cool! Nice and easy tutorial. I can make this one myself for a zombie look. Does the materials irritate the skin?

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