Bruised Hand Tutorial

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I use whatever I have available but the basic list here is: Red lipstick. Some form of light brown -foundation, eyeshadow, bronzer… Darker than your skin tone but not as dark as… Some kind of dark brown (see before for suggestions) and Purple and/or Blue colour, again this could be eyeshadow or anything else (I have got better results with powder than creme!)
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I didn’t use red lipstick in May but I love the effect it gives.
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Put the lipstick on the areas you want to ‘bruise’, going slightly wider than you want it to end up. This will make that irritated/inflamed pink edge that bruises often have.
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Think of it as how skin tends to go pink before a bruise shows up.
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Now I went to my creme foundation contour palette.
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A light brown darker than my skin tone to go over the red and mark out the area I want to bruise. This is all about layering so you won’t really notice this coat by the end it’s just a marker for you right now!
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Use a darker brown to mark the ‘worst’ part of the bruise. Think about how bruises are often darker at some points than others.
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Mess around with the browns to make an uneven base (no blending yet! You want a realistic uneven finish)
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Another dark brown (this time in my preferred eyeshadow/powder form!) This pallete also contains a blue I use later.
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More colour options.
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BROWNS! ❤
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Using the lighter brown.
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And darker brown to get that varied natural look 🙂
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Not realistic at this point DO NOT PANIC like I have said this is a layering thing and it will improve!!!
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I used some dark brown creme on my nail to make a sharper/more precise line.
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The result 🙂
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Take a break if you need to! Resting is good here, you’ll come back more refreshed and with a better idea what you’re missing 🙂
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Such a mess so far, right!??
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I don’t own a blending sponge type thing (I have so much knowledge!) and I think it’s a good thing NOT to use. Like I keep saying bruises are not smooth and blended! What I do use this brush for though is gently blending the colours so it doesn’t look so harsh/false/drawn on. If you ‘mess up’ do not worry! anything you have done will make a great base. I’ve found the more you layer the better it turns out. Remember; bruises can go pretty deep!!!!

Keep going!!! I will upload more photos to this post (hopefully tomorrow) but I wanted to get this up ASAP to give you an idea of what it can involve ❤

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