Are you the kind of actor who prefers to underplay rather than overact? Do you prefer to let your natural look and tone speak for yourself on stage or screen? If so, then this article explains how you can give yourself a convincing black eye, without resorting to cosmetic prosthetics. Old-time wrestlers and hockey players may have impressed audiences with their willingness to suffer severe bruising and even broken bones as a pre-performance ritual, but it’s not that difficult to fake a black eye if you are know-how. Of course, if you’re playing an eccentric character who might get some masochistic pleasure from pretending to have been in a fight; then that’s another matter entirely. With practice, anyone can learn the simple techniques required for faking a black eye whether for performance art or for personal safety. In this article, we’ll show you how to do just that.
How to Give Yourself a Black Eye?
Step One: Get the Right Makeup
The first thing you’ll want to do is get the right makeup for your black eye. Black eye makeup is usually sold in two types: cake and cream. Cake makeup is makeup that’s painted on with a sponge and left to dry. Once it dries, it’s stiff and stays in place. Cream makeup is applied with a brush (or fingers) and dries semi-wet, so it gives you more control over application and blending. Cake makeup is more effective for creating an extremely dark and dramatic black eye, while the semi-wet consistency of cream will give you more natural-looking results. Cake makeup is also more difficult and messy to remove, whereas cream can be washed off with water. Cake makeup is also more difficult to remove without damaging your skin. For a black eye, you’ll want to choose a dark blue or black color. Darker colors will appear darker and more bruised-looking.
Step Two: Bruise Your Eyebrow
Before you start applying makeup, you need to bruise your eyebrow. If you want an authentic black eye, you need to create the impression that your eyebrow has been bruised. To do this, take an eyebrow pencil or a crayon and lightly draw across the top of your eyebrow. If you press too hard, you might accidentally draw blood, so be careful! After you’ve lightly bruised your eyebrow, you can start applying your makeup.
Step Three: Add a Facial Bruise
Once you’ve applied your black eye makeup, you can intensify the effect of a black eye by applying a fake facial bruise. To do this, you’ll need to draw on a fake facial bruise under your eye. To create a convincing fake facial bruise, you’ll want to use the same level of realism and attention to detail that a make-up artist uses on a movie set. The difference is that with this method, you’ll be creating the effect yourself. To create an authentic-looking facial bruise, you need to follow a few basic rules. The first is that you need to use the right colors. Your fake facial bruise should be made up of mostly blue and yellow colors. These are the colors of a genuine bruise. The red color that you usually associate with a bruise doesn’t show up in blue-black or deep purple bruises.
Step Four: Add Shading and Shadows
After you’ve applied your fake bruise under your eye, you can intensify the effect even more by adding shading and shadows to your face. To do this, use a darker color of blue-black eye shadow on the areas of your face nearest to your black eye. This will create the impression that your face is darker than the rest of your body, as it would be in a genuine black eye. To make your skin look even darker, you can also apply a dusting of grey or blue-black face powder to your face. This will help your skin look even darker and more bruised-looking. If you’re performing in front of a live audience, this may be enough to create a convincing black eye. But, if you’re filming in front of a camera, you might need to take things a step further. To do this, you can apply a black (or blue-black) eye pencil around the outside of your eyes.
Best Makeup Kit For Your Eyes:
- Eye shadow palette (10 colors)
The eye shadow palette is a good choice for beginners because it contains a large number of colors. You can choose from a variety of different shades and textures, whether you want to create an intense dramatic look or a more natural look.
- Eye shadow brush
The eye shadow brush is another basic item that every makeup artist needs. It’s great for applying eye shadows, eyeliner, and other cosmetics. It has short bristles that are designed specifically for applying eye shadows. 3. Eyeliner brush. The eyeliner brush is also one of the most essential items in an artist’s kit, especially when it comes to creating thin lines at the base of your brows or on your lower lash line to make you look more mysterious and sultry. 4. Eyeliner pencil
Foundation is essential for creating a flawless face. It covers imperfections like acne, scars, and dark circles. Even the most beautiful face can look better with a little makeup.
Concealer is used to cover blemishes and other skin imperfections like scars and broken capillaries. It also creates the illusion of smoother skin and a perfect complexion. 5. Powder
The powder is used to set your makeup in place and give it a more finished look. It also helps conceal blemishes, scars, or any other skin imperfections that cannot be covered with concealer. 6. Blush
Blush gives your cheeks a rosy glow that can make you look healthier and younger than you really are! 7. Bronzer
Bronzer gives you an even tan all over your body that makes you look more attractive and healthy! 8. Eyebrow pencil/brush
- Eyebrow pencil/brush
Eyebrow pencils and brushes are used to create your eyebrows or fill in sparse brows. They can also be used to create the illusion of thicker eyelashes or give you a more defined look for your eyes.
- Eyelash curler
This tool helps you to curl your own lashes, which can make your eyes look bigger and more beautiful.
When it comes to the dramatic arts, there’s a fine line between impressive and over-the-top. With this article, we aim to help you walk that line with finesse. This article explains how to give yourself a convincing black eye, without resorting to cosmetic prosthetics. With practice, it’s possible for any actor to master these techniques and give a performance that’s both authentic and compelling. If you want to give your performance an extra layer of realism, a black eye is a great way to do so. While it may seem like a drastic measure, there are many reasons why you might want to give yourself a black eye, whether it’s for a dramatic scene or if you’re walking alone at night.