How to Do Scary Slit Throat Makeup for Halloween Using Kitchen Items

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$4
1 Hour
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Looking for something gory this Halloween? In this tutorial, I'll show you how to do DIY slit throat makeup using items you can easily find in your kitchen. But, how do you make a fake neck wound? I’ll show you how to make a realistic slit throat gore makeup look with my slit throat makeup tutorial.


You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to recreate using kitchen products! That's right, there’s no need to invest in SFX makeup. Page down to find out how to ace your gory ensemble!

Tools and materials:

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Gelatine
  • Paper towel
  • Powder
  • Blunt object
  • Black eyeliner
  • Red eyeshadow
  • Assorted brushes
  • Foundation
  • Ketchup
Gelatine powder

1. Apply gelatine

Mix one tablespoon of gelatine powder with two tablespoons of hot water. 

Applying gelatine to the neck

Make sure it’s a runny consistency. Then, go ahead and apply it to your neck area, as shown. 


Tip: Make sure the layer is thin and not thick. 

Placing tissue paper over the gelatine

Take some tissue paper and tear it into one-ply, small strips. Then, place it over the gelatine layer. 

Slit throat makeup tutorial

Then, apply another thin layer of gelatine over the tissue paper. 

Layering the neck with gelatine and tissue

Continue the same process, layering your neck with tissue paper and applying gelatin around 3-4 times. 

Halloween slit throat makeup

Make sure that your gelatine layers dry completely before moving on to the next step. If it’s not dry, you can dab on some powder to help the drying process. 

Applying foundation over the tissue paper

2. Apply foundation

Now, apply some foundation over the tissue paper. This will blend the texture into your skin. 

FX Halloween makeup slit throat

3. Open the wound

Ok, safety first! Please make sure you do not use anything sharp for this step. Here, I’m using something blunt and working very slowly and carefully to open the middle part of the layer, as shown. 

How do you make a fake neck wound?

So, cut in the center and remove any excess tissue paper as you go along. 


Tip: If the hole is a little distorted, don’t worry. It’s actually going to make the slit throat makeup look more realistic. 

Loosening the tissue paper

Now that your slit is open loosen the skin around it a little. 

Applying darker foundation to the tissue

4. Add more makeup

Now, take a foundation that’s 3-4 shades darker than your skin and dab it right on the layers and open slit. 

Filling the wound with black eyeliner

With black eyeliner, fill in the open wound, and this will help the cut look deep.

Applying dark brown eyeshadow

Set it with a dark brown eyeshadow and apply it to the skin around the slit. 

Applying lipstick and lip gloss

Next, mix your red lipsticks and lip glosses and dab them onto the open wound with a large brush. Also, dab it randomly around the wound. 

Using ketchup as fake blood

5. Use ketchup as fake blood

Now, for the best part! The fake blood. To finish off your slit throat gore makeup, add some ketchup right in the crevice of the slit.

Slit throat makeup

Slit throat makeup tutorial

Your slit throat makeup is complete, and who would have thought that some handy kitchen products could do the trick? Ketchup really does go a long way! Thanks for joining me on this slit throat gore makeup tutorial. Have fun this Halloween!

Suggested materials:
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Gelatine
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