What do you use to bruise?

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With so many bruise makeup products on the market in so many different formats we are going to take a look at some of our favourites that we stock that can be used to create bruises and skin effects......

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I think the best place to start will be where I started when I first played with makeup.

Greasepaint Bruise Wheel:

This is probably the most common product used to create skin effects and bruises. Generally the grease will be in a 5 colour wheel or stack of colours. This is an inexpensive little bit of kit and something really easy to get going with. I remember practising bruises on my face using my finger to blend the colours together, maybe not the most hygenic way to go but it was my face so it's ok.

We stock a great grease wheel from Mr Dashbo which has some great colours in it which you can find here


Alcohol Activated Palette:

AA makeup is great to use if you need a more transulant finish as you tend to use this type of makeup in washes. Bruises and veins are something that look great with Alcohol Makeup. You do need 99% isopropyl alcohol to activate these palettes but like grease they last a really long time and are actually similar in price.

If there is a downside to using alcohol makeup to do bruises it would be that you don't want to get too close to your eyes as the 99% alcohol will make them sting. Other than that alcohol makeup is a real winner and you can get so many different palettes for every kind of look. Like the grease we stock Mr Dashbo Alcohol palettes which you can find here . We love Dashbo products are they are produced here in the UK and all the products are Cruelty free, vegan friendly, & glutan free.

Bruise Gels:

We discovered this awesome makeup recently and it's a great product.

The big difference between these bruise gels and the grease and alcohol palettes is you buy the gels individually. Now you may think that this may be a little more expensive and that is correct but this way you can choose the exact colours you want. Another plus with these gels is they come in a 30ml tub and you need such a small amount they will last you a very long time.

Something we did discover while testing these gels is they do tend to stain the skin slightly, nothing too bad but a little extra washing was needed.

We stock the Glynn Mckay Bruise Gels which again are produced here in the UK and so far we are really impressed with them, you can check them out here.

As always it will be great to hear your feedback in the comments below. Do you currently use any of these? would you be tempted to try them now? Do you have a favourite that we haven't mentioned?

Thanks for reading and see you all soon



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