How to Do Joker Makeup Scars: Easy Joker Makeup Tutorial for Halloween

TiTi's Corner
by TiTi's Corner
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30 Minutes

Halloween is approaching, and I have a Joker makeup tutorial for you, inspired by the Joker from The Dark Knight. Follow along to learn how to do Joker makeup scars to look like Heath Ledger's Joker smile, by using just a few household items.

Tools and materials:

  • Gelatin
  • Water
  • Spoon
  • Ply tissue
  • Concealer
  • White paint
  • Knife
  • Black gel liner
  • Red lipstick
  • Red lip gloss
  • Sponge
  • Black eyeshadow
Applying tissue and gelatin to the face

1. Make the Joker smile

To create that signature Joke smile, mix gelatin with hot water, and using a spoon, apply a thin layer from the side of the lips to the top of your ears. Proceed to place a single-ply tissue over it in the shape of a smiling mouth. Do this on both sides. 

Creating Joker makeup scars with tissue

2. Repeat

Repeat the same process one more time and then apply some more gelatin and water mix to seal it all in place. Once done, wait for the tissue to dry; this does take some time. 

How to do Joker smile makeup

3. Apply concealer

Once the tissue is dry, you want to mattify it with powder and also apply lots of concealer over the tissue. 

Easy Joker Halloween makeup

4. Apply foundation

Use white face paint or an extremely fair foundation and apply it all over your face.

How to do Joker makeup scars tutorial

5. Cut the tissue

Use a knife or sharp object to carefully cut the tissue to create the smile. Be extra careful while doing this not to cut yourself. Then remove any excess tissue and loosen up the center portion. 

Making Joker makeup scars with lipstick

6. Apply makeup to the lips

Now for the fun part! Apply black gel liner starting from the lips, all over the slit, and under the fake skin. Then apply blood-red lipstick all over. You can also add some red lip gloss on top to give some texture. Finish off by patting with a sponge to make it look messy and real.

Joker makeup look for Halloween

7. Do your eyes

Create a black eye with a black gel liner. Feather out some lines randomly for a smudged effect. Then set with black eyeshadow and tight line your upper and lower lash lines.

How to do joker makeup scars

How to do joker makeup scars tutorial

Have your hair down and messy, and you’ve achieved your female Joker look: deep, spooky black eyes, ghostly white skin, and a bloody red smile. No one would want to bump into you down a dark alleyway!

Let me know what you think of this tutorial on how to do joker makeup scars. Happy Halloween!

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  • Water
  • Spoon
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  • P P on Oct 06, 2021

    rather than risking cutting my face when I cut the tissue apart think I will cut it THEN apply to my face in two sections!

  • Jersey Girl Knows Best Jersey Girl Knows Best on Oct 08, 2021

    Looks great! I’ve seen people use Elmer’s glue before too, I think it would be easy to wash off, peeling it off might hurt 😬