BEAUTY DARE: I Used Fake Blood for an Everyday Makeup Look

Because sometimes you just happen to have a pint of "Vampire Blood" lying around the house.
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Because sometimes you just happen to have a pint of "Vampire Blood" lying around the house.

“Weird” beauty is something that I am so fascinated by but don’t often try for myself. So when commenter "Spooky Fox" put out a call for a tutorial using fake blood, I definitely wanted to give it a shot. 

Lucky for me, my tendency to keep useless things around my apartment worked for my benefit this time, as I had recently found a bottle of fake blood when I was cleaning through some stuff. 

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Could this be fate? I think so!

I wanted to try to do the look entirely with fake blood but I did end up adding some other items. Never fear though, blood is the primary component of this look!

"Vampire Blood" — not to be mistaken for motor oil.

"Vampire Blood" — not to be mistaken for motor oil.

I started by priming my lids and then used my pinky to pat some of the blood all over my lids. This particular formula of blood was not super-thick and felt a bit watery (it actually reminded me of Benefit Benetint). I was happy about this because the consistency made for easier layering. 

I kept the color fairly sheer on the mobile lid, but built it up to a darker shade in the crease. Once I was happy with the amount of saturation, I took a clean, fluffy blending brush and blended out the edges of the blood (it had already dried by then).

I also built up the blood in the outer third of my crease for more dimension and then set it with a translucent powder.

I also built up the blood in the outer third of my crease for more dimension and then set it with a translucent powder.

After I was done with the “shadow,” I drew a cat eye across my upper lash line, filled in my brows, and added mascara to finish the eyes.

I was actually pretty pleased with how this turned out. I think the translucent powder really helped this look like shadow rather than blood.

I was actually pretty pleased with how this turned out. I think the translucent powder really helped this look like shadow rather than blood.

For the rest of the look I layered the fake blood on my cheeks, blending with my fingertips until I got a healthy flush, and I did the same with my lips.

I concentrated most of the color on the apples of my cheeks. 

I concentrated most of the color on the apples of my cheeks. 

Despite the fake blood working excellently on my eyes and cheeks, it didn't seem to play well with my lips. I tried it both with and without lip balm on first to see if it made a difference, but it ended up pooling in the center of my lips. I'm not unhappy with the look, but I would have preferred more even saturation.

Blood may be my new favorite cheek color...

Blood may be my new favorite cheek color...

Overall I had fun with this challenge, and I like the monochrome effect of the finished look.

Vampire glam!

Vampire glam!

  • What weird beauty stuff have you tried? 
  • Any other challenges should I take on?