If you’re into special effects makeup or just want to create a realistic-looking scar or wound for a costume, you might want to try making your own scar wax. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make your own scar wax using just two simple ingredients: petroleum jelly and all-purpose flour.
First, you’ll need some petroleum jelly. Vaseline is the best type to use, so try to get your hands on that. You’ll also need some all-purpose flour, a knife, spoon, mixing utensil, and a bowl.
Begin by adding three to four scoops of flour to the bowl. Mix it up until it’s not too clumpy. Then, add the petroleum jelly. You don’t need to measure it precisely, just try to do half and half. You can always add more of one ingredient if necessary.
If you want the scar wax to match your skin tone, add a few drops of liquid foundation. Then, knead the flour into the petroleum jelly until it becomes uniform and sticks together. Keep mixing until it turns a brownish-yellowish color and feels like dough.
Test the wax by rolling a little piece with your fingers. If it’s too sticky, add more flour. Keep going until the consistency is hard and nothing sticks to your fingers. Once it’s ready, mold it into a ball.
To store it, put it in a Tupperware container. As for how long it lasts, it’s hard to say, but it keeps pretty well in the container.
To use the scar wax, apply some Vaseline to your fingers and spatula. Then, blend out the edges of the wax on your skin. Add some blood and foundation to make it look even more realistic.
Overall, making your own scar wax is super easy and super cheap. Give it a try and impress your friends with your special effects makeup skills!