Hellraiser has been on my list for probably more than a year now! It’s a classic, it had to be on my list lol! I was hesitant because I was worried about how to make the pins.
THE PINS TOOK HOURS!!!! Almost longer than the look! I found a few tutorials on YouTube. I ended up using toothpicks, paint, glitter, and rhinestones.
I cut a bunch of toothpicks in half and then filed them down to flatten them. Then I covered them in white acrylic paint and immediately dipped them in loose silver glitter (so it would stick). I wanted a more glam look for these, hence the glitter. When they were dry, I took a hot glue gun and glued the red gems face up and on the other end, a lighter gem facing the same way. The reds were facing the same way so I could easily stick them on my face and you can see the red.
For the look I had actually run out of white water activated paint so I had to use my white creme paint. If you do makeup, I KNOWWWWWWW you also hate creme paint LOL! I had to set it with lots and lots and lots of powder. I did my eyes in the middle of the paint setting. Just a dark blue smoky eye. I also covered my eyebrows.
Then I went on to add the red lines. I just used a red lip liner to map it out, I knew I was putting blood in those spots so it didn’t need to be perfect.
Next, the stupid pins. OMG they were so hard to work with. I decided to use Spirit Gum because I thought that was my best bet as it is super sticky.
I had forgotten that I had creme paint on, so when I began to add the Spirit Gum and put the pin on, obviously it didn’t stay. What I came up with to fix this issue was to take a q-tip dipped in micellar water and remove the paint in the pin spots. This made the process so much longer because I had to use the wet side and then also the dry side to clean it up and dry the skin. I used a ton of q-tips, SORRY MOM IF YOU’RE READING THIS! Hahahhahah!
When I figured out that obstacle, it started to go as planned, A couple spots like under my eyes where my skin is thin, I couldn’t put pins because they weighed my skin and stretched it down so it looked like they were just hanging off my face. I ended up just adding gemstones to those spots.
Then I added the blood. When I got to this step I knew I should have done the blood and then the pins because then I wouldn’t have missed any spots. Oh well, lesson learned.
I hope you all enjoy this look because I am NEVER recreating it! 🙂