how to make a fake cut with toothpaste

How To Make A Fake Cut With Toothpaste

How To Make A Fake Cut With Toothpaste? But before that let’s have a talk. Have you ever wondered how those terrifying ghouls, evil witches, and out-of-this-world aliens featured in movies started?

Cosmetic artists, both traditional and digital, are well-known for improving the appearance of performers and actors (as well as the general public!) by masking flaws and enhancing natural beauty. On the other hand, special effects makeup artists are in charge of transforming characters into frightful, injured, unearthly, or maimed monsters for use in cinema, television, and theatrical productions, among other things (SFX makeup artists).

fake cut with toothpaste
Fake Cut With Toothpaste

These professionals use computer simulations to generate the appearance of injuries, age, extraterrestrial features, and other anomalies in the human body. Bullet wounds and burns are among the skills they possess, and they have even been known to completely change the shape of someone’s nose as a result of their work. Furthermore, they provide the impression that everything is real!

The fact that few of us are specialists in special effects makeup does not prevent many of us from learning how to apply SFX makeup at home for a variety of reasons, the most noteworthy of which being the scariest season of the year otherwise known as Halloween.

In order to do this, today we’ll be learning a minor special effects trick, or in other words, a modest look that will be beneficial in your future advanced special effects makeup ideas and looks.

The most common and used product in any SFX makeup look is Liquid latex. But you see many of us are allergic to latex and making an SFX look without latex is sure a challenge. You may ask the reason, and the reason stated is that:

“It is your immune system’s recognition of latex as a potentially harmful substance that causes the development of a latex allergy. Your immune system responds by creating specialized antibodies to resist the reaction. As a result of being exposed to latex a second time, these antibodies send a signal to your immune system, causing histamine and other chemicals to be released into your bloodstream and manifesting themselves as a range of allergy signs and symptoms.”

Ok, enough of the chit chat let us get started with the tutorial on How To Make A Fake Cut With Toothpaste?

Tutorial on how to make a fake cut with toothpaste?

Items needed for the cut:

-Toothpaste Such as the Supersmile Extra White Professional Teeth Whitening Toothpaste

– Foundation

– Setting powder

– Pencil

– Dark red lipstick for example the Clinique Different Lipstick – Angel Red

– Black eyeshadow 

– Pink eyeshadow 

– Cotton swab

– Fake blood


First and first, wipe the surface of your hand to ensure that there are no errors in your SFX cut during the production process. Place a generous amount of toothpaste on the back of your hand and gently dab it across the back of your hands. It should not be spread as it may make it thin. Maintain the thickness of your toothpaste in order to achieve the results you desire.

Create a small slit in the middle of the toothpaste with a little brush, then make the edges of the slit a little thicker to give it a skin-like feel with the small brush. And now it’s time to let it dry. If you want to speed up the drying process, you can use a blow dryer; however, make sure it is set to the coolest setting possible.

Now blend in the toothpaste with your skin using a foundation as closest as your skin, and then use the dark red lipstick, black eyeshadow, and pink eyeshadow to color the cut so that it seems believable. You can use the cotton swad as a tool for coloring the cut.

And then finally, add the fake blood as the cherry on top.

We hope you enjoyed the article. For more articles like this one, check out How to make fake wounds without latex. Until then, bye!