Quick Halloween Idea: Simple Bruise
For this Halloween tutorial, you'll need black makeup, green makeup, yellow makeup, red makeup, and blue makeup, as well as a makeup sponge. I used a face paint set from Rite Aid and the sponges included with it. You could also use eyeliner and eyeshadow, but I don't know if it would turn out the same.
Starting with black, put some face paint (or whatever you are using) on a sponge and use a stippling technique to cover an area slightly smaller than you want the bruise to be. This provides a dark base for the bruise.
Cover the black with green. It's looking more like a grass stain than a bruise right now, but it'll get there.
Layer blue and red to achieve a bruise-like purple near the center of the bruise.
Keep layering colors until you get the effect you want. I also added some yellow around the edges to make it look like the edges of the bruise were starting to heal, but this is optional. It will make the bruise look older. I think it makes the bruise more realistic, but again, this is optional.