After a weeklong vacation, Amber Heard started testifying in her defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp on Monday in Fairfax County court. Heard spoke on the domestic abuse she claims to have suffered at the hands of Depp in her most recent court appearance. She further detailed the steps she took to hide the injuries she sustained due to the alleged assault using makeup. The actress explained how she used a special colour-correction palette she called the bruising kit, applying it in shades that matched the hues of her wounds.
What is a bruising kit, and how do you use it?
Makeup palettes with various colours, such as red, burgundy, violet, purple, yellow, and sallow green, are included on a wheel called a bruise kit. Makeup artist Ben Nye claims that the hues on the wheel represent the range of skin tones resulting from abrasions and bruises. You may use a sponge, your fingers, or a makeup brush to apply the cosmetics on your face. The colour tones may also be blended and combined to create one-of-a-kind hues.
TheBruiseKit is often used to produce fake bruises on the skin using cosmetics, as pointed out by @theFabCommuter on Twitter. According to Ben Nye Makeup, the creator must determine the age of the bruise being imitated while using a bruise kit to simulate wounds. Furthermore, the manufacturer recommended using the darkest hues where blood would collect beneath the skin and the blue tone when bruising was at its worst.
How did Amber Heard describe the bruising kit?
On May 16, the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continued, and the actress testified that she often had to wear make-up to hide the scars on her face caused by Depp’s claimed attack. In addition, Amber Heard displayed a four-color cosmetic kit that was comparable to the one she carried about with her while she was dating Johnny Depp. She went on to detail the steps she took to hide the injuries she sustained as a result of the claimed assault using both medical treatment and cosmetics.
During Monday’s testimony, Heard’s legal team showed images of the actress with visible bruising and facial swelling. A 2016 incident between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp reportedly resulted in physical harm, with Heard claiming that Depp hurled a phone at her face. Shortly after the event, the actress filed for divorce from Depp and obtained a restraining order against the Pirates of the Caribbean actor.
Twitter users discuss Amber Heard’s bruising kit testimony
Some others flocked to Twitter to respond to Heard’s cosmetic allegations. It remains to be seen whether Amber Heard and her legal team will address the use of cosmetics and charges of fabricating injuries to frame Depp in the coming days as responses continue to stream online. The woman has stuck to her story so far that she used color-correcting cosmetics to cover up her wounds, despite Johnny Depp’s crew saying that the actress used very little makeup and had no visible wounds.