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Why So Serious.....?
A really super simple and quick way to get the look of the late Heath Ledger's Memorable and Oscar winning performance as The Joker from the Dark Knight.

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  • How to create a face painting. Why So Serious? Dark Knight's Joker Make Up Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Mix a little hair wax and foundation together to create your own scar wax – seriously this is like Blue Peter level stuff! Apply this to help create the mouth scar – make it look like a smiley face

  • How to create a face painting. Why So Serious? Dark Knight's Joker Make Up Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pick a clown white face paint. I’m using BLANC DE CLOWN BY SNAZAROO. The main aspect to this joker look is that looks very old and cracked. So the tip here is scrunch your face up as much as possible and dab the colour

  • How to create a face painting. Why So Serious? Dark Knight's Joker Make Up Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use a little bit of foundation mixed with a bit of red face paint (I used RED BY SNAZAROO) and use it to help bring out those cracks – You want to make it look like you’ve worn this make up for a really long time

  • How to create a face painting. Why So Serious? Dark Knight's Joker Make Up Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take a Black face paint (I’m using BLACK BY SNAZAROO) and go really slap dash on the eye area – make some parts more intense than others. The idea of this is to make it as uneven as possible

  • How to create a face painting. Why So Serious? Dark Knight's Joker Make Up Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take some of the red face paint before – and paint over your lips and over your custom made scar. I like to take the end of a brush to mark in a cut to my scar

  • How to create a face painting. Why So Serious? Dark Knight's Joker Make Up Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Finish off with your joker wig – et finito!

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