In this section of Makeup Artistry for Film and Television Christine Sciortino demonstrates how special effects makeup is both a powerful and exciting storytelling tool. Providing a step-by-step tutorial, she arms makeup artists with the tools they need to create their first bloody nose, split lip, black eye, or even a road rash using some basic practices and principles. With the fundamentals in place, makeup artists are free to shape their bruises to fit the context of the individual stories they are trying to tell. As a bruise building MUA you can paint a picture of when a bruise occurred and how intense the damage was.