If you’re using a darker blue marker , color a spot on your skin about the size of a dime, then vigorously rub the ink in a circular motion to blend it until it’s faint. Repeat this process on adjacent areas until you have covered the total area you want to serve as your bruise .
If you want it to look really real, try a combination of dark blue, dark purple, brown or yellow, dark red and even black to make it look just right. The makeup should be matte, not sparkly. If your bruise sparkles, it won’t look real.
The easiest way to make a fake wound is to apply a thick layer of vaseline on your skin where you want the wound to be. Trace a thin line through the vaseline with a toothpick to make the gash in the wound , or create a thicker line for a more obvious gash. Let the vaseline dry for a few minutes.
These are the 4 main shading techniques I am going to demonstrate, smooth, cross hatching, “slinky,” which can be called hatching as well (I think slinky is more fun) and stippling .
Advertisement Rest the bruised area, if possible. Ice the bruise with an ice pack wrapped in a towel. Leave it in place for 10 to 20 minutes. Repeat several times a day for a day or two as needed. Compress the bruised area if it is swelling, using an elastic bandage. Don’t make it too tight. Elevate the injured area.
Bruises usually fade away in about 2 weeks . Over that time, the bruise changes color as the body breaks down and reabsorbs the blood. The color of the bruise can give you an idea how old it is: When you first get a bruise, it’s kind of reddish as the blood appears under the skin.