The Weeknd debuted a new face yesterday that left fans quite shocked. Evolving from his previous condition of a stitched-up, bloodied, and bruised face, the 30-year-old Toronto singer debuted his new swollen look in the music video for his latest single “Save Your Tears.” Clearly dedicated to this era, he even shared a selfie on his Instagram featuring the new visage. The special effects artist responsible for his new-look took to social media to detail exactly how the singer achieved it

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“SWIPE for more, My original rough sculpture and separated appliances with textures,” wrote Mike Marino, the designer for Prosthetic Renaissance Makeup-FX Studio. Referencing to the other photos in the set pointing out each piece used on The Weeknd’s face, he continued, “Consisting of 4 prosthetic appliances, main face being a collapsible mold.” It appears that his face was built from a mold, and Marino provides a well-organized step-by-step look at the process

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Be sure to check out The Weeknd’s new face in action in the “Save Your Tears” music video below, which has already amassed a whopping 6.1 million views since being released yesterday.  

The Weeknd also shattered another Billboard record for the highest re-entry on the charts with “Blinding Lights” after the track re-entered the Hot 100 chart at #3 this week.