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Cosplay makeup tips!

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 9, 2011, 11:18 PM

Here's some tips on cos MAKEUP!
These are my recommended things to do with your make up you don't have to read this!


Use sugar and honey on your lips before anything! Combine a little bit of honey and lots of sugar in a small container, and then rub it on! It really does help with the overall look, nobody likes cracked lips yuck! Lols After you do that use a CHAPSTICK, NOT LIPGLOSS, then lipstick or whatevers.

If you're a girly girl use a shimmer over pink lipstick (ex. Lolitas/ Dolly/ Fairy Kei)
Little bit of red blended for general girl cos lol.
NUDE lipstick for crossplaying boys! (Or concealer)
Deep red or black for more dramatic characaters.

If you have more thick eyebrows: Use concealer first then wait for it to dry a little. After put on white glue, nontoxic, NO SUPER GLUE. After, trace your eyebrows using watercolors or eyeliner. In heat, this method won't wear off!
If you have more thin eyebrows: Use a little glue on the insides of your eyebrows. After it's dry-ish eye shadow should work best.
How I got my white eyebrows: I did a mixture of both of them, first glue, then I put on concealer on the outsides of my eyebrows. I used white eyeliner to trace my eyebrows and filled it in with white eye shadow.

Uneven skin tones on your face:
Argh, so many on my face lol! I personally dislike concealer on my face because it is too thick for my skin to handle. First I put on a tinted moisturizer. Then my ugly blotches are disappeared by using SMALL amounts of under eye concealer. Before putting on powder, make sure it's 100% dry!

Here is the colors I go by:
Wig – Color eye shadow

Pink – Grey
Green – Pink
Blue – Green
Red -  Black
Brown – Blue
Black – White
Purple – Yellow
Yellow/Blonde – Brown
Grey/White – Red
Orange – purple

I hope this helps! :D
Thanks for reading. :huggle:

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xikira92 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I want to cosplay as allen walker for the denver con in september. His eyebrows are white I have really black eyebrows what can I use to make them white without dying them.
TatsunoLove Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
You can leave your eyebrows black, cause if you notice, allen has brown eyebrows normally. they're only white when he activates his innocence. i honestly think they would look better brownish cause sometimes when people do a very light eyebrow color it can sorta look like they don't have any eyebrows at all, and let's just say that that isn't the most appealing look. but either way, if you want to make them brown or white, i'd check out this site cause it'll tell you a really easy and very cheap way to make them any color you want :D anywhoos here it is: [link]
agara220392 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
hello,im a new cosplayer and i still confused with make up,the biggest question is when using foundation,do we use it all over the face or just for ugly spot?i tried used it all over my face,and i looks like dead people,because my basic skin color is pale white~
yuyamaki771 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Hello! I'd recommend to putting foundation all over to hide pores in pictures as well as covering the ugly spots and blending nicely. If you look "dead" continue from the foundation. Like I said up there, lipsticks or lipstains and eyeshadows can help a lot. If you want a more defined look (older, bolder) you can start working with blush, eyeliner, and bronzer. Since you said you're new to this I'd just say try using eyeshadow and lipstick first! :)
agara220392 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
okay i'll try,thanks so much :D
Dreamgirl32 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
oh my god, thank you so much for the advice on the eyebrows. my sister constantly teases me for having bushy brows and sadly I'm not cosplaying Rock Lee.
like most animated girls, my character has very thin eyebrows and it's so expensive to have and get my eyebrows waxed
yuyamaki771 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
I'm glad you find these tips useful! I pluck my eyebrows but that can even be a hassle so make up is the best way! Even editing can help also too!
hana-bunny24 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Photographer
this is very helpful ^^ I'm cosplaying a girl who has different colored eyebrows then what i have naturally so this is very helpful for me a first-time wig-wear. ^^
yuyamaki771 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
Thanks! I'm glad you found this helpful!
KanjiSatou Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
*see crossplay* ohheyhowsitgoing? lol
yuyamaki771 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
you BETTER crossplay
KanjiSatou Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
it will be done (by AOD).

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