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Glasgow Smile (Slashed Mouth) Makeup Tips

Not for the faint-of-heart, these horrific makeup tutorials will show you how to create your own Glasgow Smile bloody masterpiece!

But first, a little history about the disturbing torture practice that is sometimes referred to as a 'Glasgow Grin'.

It is believed that the practice of inflicting the Glasgow Smile on torture victims first started in Glasgow, Scotland. It quickly spread to gangs in England where it was adopted as a 'Chelsea Smile' or 'Chelsea Grin'.

The wound leaves scars that extend away from the corners of the mouth and extend up the victims cheeks.

If you've seen The Dark Knight, then you'll probably remember the Joker - famously portrayed by Heath Ledger - had similar facial scars.

What you'll need:

  • Scar wax or 3rd Degree modeling compound
  • Liquid Latex
  • Runny fake blood and fake gel blood
  • Translucent setting powder
  • Flesh-tone makeup

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