Make-Up Artist Series

Make-up Artist Series – Special Effects: Make your own blood

When working as a make-up artist there may be a time you that you require some fake blood. You can of course buy it but you can also make your own very easily.

Once you have the ingredients in your cupboard you can whip up a batch on demand.

  • Red food dye
  • 62g gelatine
  • 57ml water
  • 62g glycerine

Mix the ingredients in the saucepan and gently heat until the ingredients have dissolved. Then add some red food dye. You can add some black food dye to make a the blood darker. You can also experiment with other dyes like brown.

Store it in a flask or an air tight container and pop it in the microwave to soften it up, just be careful it doesn’t get too hot.

It’s good to have breadcrumbs, rice crispies and cornflakes in your cupboard for adding to blood to create injuries.

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  • Lorraine

    *pondering why anyone would like blood in their makeup look* :-p

  • Kelly

    I’ve made fake blood in the past. I used golden syrup with a smidge of water, mixing in red, blue and yellow food colouring to get the right colour and then a touch of cornflour. Tastes good ;)


  • shaheen

    hi amy thanks for this definately gonna try it for haloween!
    oh and i was hoping if i could ask you for a favour? you see i started a blog recently and am new to the business and was hoping you could check it out and see how im doing and see if i could make some improvements? thankyou so much it would mean really alot to me! thankyou once again!!!!

  • Paula

    I love your blog! It is filled with really cool info and I think that this will be very handy for the halloween season! :) Cant wait to try it out!

    Please feel free to check out my blog :)


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