Fake Blood Paste Recipe - Very Realistic




Hey Guys,

I am a part time Make-Up artist in South Africa. I was called to do work on someone this weekend at a Global Environmental Health and Safety award. My job was to mess up the actor and make it look like he was seriously injured in the mine on the premisis. Blood paste here is insanely expensive.

So here's what I used as a cheaper alternative:

What you will need:

1 - Crimson Red food colouring
2 - Green food colouring
3 - Egg Yellow food colouring
4 - Cheap Transparent Hair thick hair gel
5 - Teaspoon
6 - Small syringe
7 - Small Plastic container


1. Take 2 heaped teaspoons of hair gel and put it into the container.

2. Put a Teaspoon of Crimson Red food colouring into the container,
and mix well with the teaspoon.

3. Use the syringe to suck up some green food colouring, and put 3
drops of green into the mixture, again, mix well.

4. Clean the syringe with warm water, and suck up some egg yellow food
colouring, and add 3 drops to the mixture, mix well.

5. Finally, add an extra 4 drops of Crimson Red food colouring to get
the right "realistic" blood tone you like.

This recipe is for a blood paste, which doesnt run. What's great about
it is the fact that it doesnt stain the skin because the hair gel has
a cleansing agent in it. I have not yet tested it on clothing, but I
am guessing it WILL stain material. But as fr the Skin, it's wonderful
compared to other expensive professional blood paste products, and
looks extactly the same. For larger quantities, do measurements
according to your desired amount.

Hope you like it!

Couldnt attach photos... For some strange reason :(.

So here is an external link:


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    15 Discussions


    3 years ago

    cool will definitely try


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Hey, I was just wondering if it dries stiff or can it be smeared? If it smears do you know anyway that can prevent that? Or anyways you recommend to try?


    5 years ago

    THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! I was lookin for a fake blood recipe that fidnt require corn syrup and this was it!


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for this, it's so easy and pretty fun to do. I only managed to find Pillarbox Red however, so I will have to experiment. It seems colours are really sensitive, and blood is quite a subtle tone - one which you seem to have managed well! Nice work :)


    6 years ago

    did you recommend a specific brand gel or would any work?


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I followed your directions....One of the best Blood recipe's I've ever used! I'd say better than most commercially bought bloods I've used, you can make as much as you need, and way cheaper.


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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks :) Im always looking for quality along with value. But sometimes things here get insanely expensive. Thought the idea was pretty cool, so tried it out and voila! Worked quite nicely.. Glad you like it.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    this is just so disgusting. nice work! I mostly use food colouring as well. petroleum jelly would work too instead of hair gel. been doing creepy prosthetics meself and I have to say, that is just disgusting. don't get me wrong,it's a compliment. haha

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Hahahaha, thanks man. It only took about 20 mins to do or so. But was worth it in the end!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Hey, Thanks for the comment. I didn't think anyone would actually comment on it! lol.

    I'm not sure which one I chose, but I got the photo's to show. I think Opera just doesn't like tha Java or something. I use Opera as my main browser. I'm forever doing makeup jobs on people for fun, and also for money sometimes.

    That specific job was for a Global Award Ceremony in Wadeville. I stay in South Africa. I will add other step bu step guides once I get a better camera. Those were taken by a camera I borrowed. It was awesome because nobody knew anything about him looking like that, and the award was for 30,000 hours of UN-sustained injury in the work place. And a new director took over the mine that day, so their hearts all stopped beating. hahaha.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, the little girl is my niece.

    I practice on her alot, and she loves it. Tried to imitate stitches gone horribly wrong at a doctor! Worked well though. Sure gave my brother a fright!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Holy cow I'd say real! When I saw this as I was browsing I had to do a double take! Nice job! As for your photo problem, did you make this a photo instrucable or a step by step?   In rich text you should also be able to insert pics.  Let me know if you need help, I'd be happy to try to walk you through it. :)  Again well done, you totally had me fooled!