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17 Dec 2010 - 14:4746795
Make-Up
Just a random question to the cosplayers that use make-up in their attires. What kinda names do you use in make-up? How much do you wear? And if so, how long does it take you to get ready before the cosplay costume? And how much do you generally spend on make-up for a character, if not for everyday use? Go!


19 Dec 2010 - 01:5246908
I get some discount with a few brands so I can afford some of the department store make up at less expense. The brands I use in cosplay really depend on the kind of make up I’m attempting, for Midna I had to use theatre quality base and powder to make sure it was right but for my upcoming test for Lulu I’m using a mixture of MAC and Urban Decay to get the perfect look.

Generally I practise the make up look well before the con I’m attending so I can cut down the time it takes to get ready. Currently Lulu takes about 20 minutes which is a pretty decent timespan. I don’t often go bare faced in a cosplay or every day for that matter, I have good skin so wearing foundation is not often necessary, although I do wear tinted moisturizer and concealer because I have awful dark circles. If a character isn’t wearing any visible make up I’ll just put on a base, powder, mascara and a little colour in my cheeks so I look awake and healthy.

Currently I’ve spent about £40 for Lulu’s make up thanks to getting a nice discount and having a friend who works for MAC. This includes two eyeshadows, one paint pot, lipmix and false lashes. The liner is from urban decay and I’m using my current MAC foundation.


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19 Dec 2010 - 21:2746945
I tend to use Maybelline & Collection 2000 for basics (foundation etc) and natural/earthy colours and Barry M for all the colourful stuff!

Basic make-up takes me 20 minutes roughly and more complex/heavy make-up (including false eyelashes etc) takes up to an hour.


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21 Dec 2010 - 02:5446993
My make-up expenses can vary wildly. For brands I always go for MAC, Lancome, Smashbox, Urban Decay, Illamasqua or Yves Saint Laurent (and occasionally Benefit for the moon beam and high beam liquids). I generally stay away from the more common drug store brands like Rimmel, L’Oreal, Maybelline (Maybe she's born with it...Maybe it's photoshop! xD), etc for example as I find the products are inconsistent and you just don't get the same quality from them that you'd get from a more expensive brand, such as MAC. A lot of people argue this and say you do, but you really, really don't. Comparing say Mac's studio sculpt to Rimmel's cover sticks is just daft.

I do believe its a case of you get what you pay for with make-up. It also helps to research your skin to know what works well with it and what doesn't. What works for one person's skin may not work for someone elses and usually cheap make-up is not the way to go. On average when I buy a haul from MAC I spend a minimum of £150, which is why I only do it once...twice a year? But the make-up lasts forever, is high quality, looks good and has never let me down and this haul includes basic make-up that I use in cosplay and everyday

I've been doing my make-up since I was around elven. I was so paranoid of my skin I began research into it back then. I generally use moisturiser, primer, foundation, concealer, setting powder, blush, mascara and vitamin E fixer spray on a daily basis, (not because i'm prissy, but because I am so so self concious) and i've got my full make-up routine down to five minutes if I go quick (minus moistuurising, I do that as soon as i've washed my face and let it absorb while dressing). If I take my time? Anything from thirty minutes to an hour. But thats me really chilling out, putting on music and generally being really REALLY slow! XD For conventions I tend to do this and depending on the complexity of the make-up it can take anything from an hour to two hours, not including any priming, moisturising and exfoliating. I use an exfoliator that doesn't contain bits, as bits are evil XD)

I think if you practice enough, you get to learn your facial features really really well and it helps speed up your make-up routine. Its why I can do a full face of make-up in five minutes and have it looks as neat as say taking half an hour. :3


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27 Dec 2010 - 15:5147161
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My make-up expenses can vary wildly. For brands I always go for MAC, Lancome, Smashbox, Urban Decay, Illamasqua or Yves Saint Laurent (and occasionally Benefit for the moon beam and high beam liquids). I generally stay away from the more common drug store brands like Rimmel, L’Oreal, Maybelline (Maybe she's born with it...Maybe it's photoshop! xD), etc for example as I find the products are inconsistent and you just don't get the same quality from them that you'd get from a more expensive brand, such as MAC. A lot of people argue this and say you do, but you really, really don't. Comparing say Mac's studio sculpt to Rimmel's cover sticks is just daft.

I do believe its a case of you get what you pay for with make-up. It also helps to research your skin to know what works well with it and what doesn't. What works for one person's skin may not work for someone elses and usually cheap make-up is not the way to go. On average when I buy a haul from MAC I spend a minimum of £150, which is why I only do it once...twice a year? But the make-up lasts forever, is high quality, looks good and has never let me down and this haul includes basic make-up that I use in cosplay and everyday

I've been doing my make-up since I was around elven. I was so paranoid of my skin I began research into it back then. I generally use moisturiser, primer, foundation, concealer, setting powder, blush, mascara and vitamin E fixer spray on a daily basis, (not because i'm prissy, but because I am so so self concious) and i've got my full make-up routine down to five minutes if I go quick (minus moistuurising, I do that as soon as i've washed my face and let it absorb while dressing). If I take my time? Anything from thirty minutes to an hour. But thats me really chilling out, putting on music and generally being really REALLY slow! XD For conventions I tend to do this and depending on the complexity of the make-up it can take anything from an hour to two hours, not including any priming, moisturising and exfoliating. I use an exfoliator that doesn't contain bits, as bits are evil XD)

I think if you practice enough, you get to learn your facial features really really well and it helps speed up your make-up routine. Its why I can do a full face of make-up in five minutes and have it looks as neat as say taking half an hour. :3


My goodness, that is an almighty collection ^^ it's the best thing when you have a collection of decent make up behind you. I'd love to invest in some of the MAC collection. It's one of Lady Gaga's favourite brands. I used to buy really cheap brands like collection 2000, but at the end of the day, I have to agree: You get what you pay for. My sister, who adores her make-up, invested in an Estee Lauder foundation and foundation brush. Expensive, but it will indeed last forever if she don't hog out on it.

I'm starting to use the store brands like Rimmel and Maxfactor, but I will hopefully invest in the MAC brand. Their foundations are a lot more easy to spread out on the face, and don't clog my skin as much XD I think people who wear make up do need to look after their skin if they're wearing it all the time with moisturiser. I like to use cocoa butter, it's so soft!


27 Dec 2010 - 17:0647162
Hehe, I'm an utter make-up whore.

I think you need to look after your skin all the time, you get quite a few people who never use any products on their face and when they come to using a bit of make-up in cosplay, find that it doesn't work very well because their skin has a multitude of problems. (One of the most common ones I find is dryness. When I did make-up for a few friends at Expo and Telford, the most common problem was dry skin as most of them never used any form of moisturiser ;_; )

I'd say definitely go for a MAC foundation if you can, as having a good base for your make-up is key. I think the best foundations I've used from MAC is the studio sculpt and the Mineralize foundation (its quite thick, so I use this when my skin is quite bad) or Powder plus, though I go with Illmasqua these days as they do an almost chalk white foundation, which is around my skin colour, MAC's NC15 is a tad too yellow for me.


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27 Dec 2010 - 20:2147165
I generally use the stuff that Ive collected over the years, which is apparently crap according to the person here who appears to have a lot of money to spend on make-up O_o. However, I find that Max Factor DOES do the job and it doesn't cost a small fortune. In fact, I use really really cheap stuff from Avon for mascara, which is absolutly brilliant (it's lasts longer than my sisters brand stuff and doesn't smudge or run!)

And it sepends on the character. If the character is pretty and/or wears make-up, then I'll wear it. But I won't put on make-up if the character doesn't look like they do - what's the point? That thusly makes my cosplay incorrect. For example, I wore no make-up for my DN Matt cosplay, as he doesn't, I wore lots of make-up for WallMarket!Cloud, as that was necessary for the character. I'll be at least eyelining for Deidara, as he has very defined eyes. i'll experiment to see what I can do.

But cha, I don't see the need of wearing make-up on a day-to-day bases and I'm also a perfectionist when it comes to cosplays (only with I'm wearing) so I won't wear make-up if it's not needed.

EDIT: and one of the reasons as to why I don't wear make-up is that it ruins skin, so then you HAVE to wear make-up.


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27 Dec 2010 - 20:5147166
Quote NixieThePixie:
I generally use the stuff that Ive collected over the years, which is apparently crap according to the person here who appears to have a lot of money to spend on make-up O_o. However, I find that Max Factor DOES do the job and it doesn't cost a small fortune. In fact, I use really really cheap stuff from Avon for mascara, which is absolutly brilliant (it's lasts longer than my sisters brand stuff and doesn't smudge or run!)

And it sepends on the character. If the character is pretty and/or wears make-up, then I'll wear it. But I won't put on make-up if the character doesn't look like they do - what's the point? That thusly makes my cosplay incorrect. For example, I wore no make-up for my DN Matt cosplay, as he doesn't, I wore lots of make-up for WallMarket!Cloud, as that was necessary for the character. I'll be at least eyelining for Deidara, as he has very defined eyes. i'll experiment to see what I can do.

But cha, I don't see the need of wearing make-up on a day-to-day bases and I'm also a perfectionist when it comes to cosplays (only with I'm wearing) so I won't wear make-up if it's not needed.

EDIT: and one of the reasons as to why I don't wear make-up is that it ruins skin, so then you HAVE to wear make-up.


I wont turn this into a huge war, since the money comment was obviously directed at me. If you meant to be disdainful or not, I'll comment anyway.

As you've no understanding of my financial situation, I can't expect you to fully understand how I'm able to spend money I have on make-up.

I am sure there are a lot of things which you spend your money on which you enjoy and as such, go without other things as a compromise. (Myself for example, I save through out the year to spend money on products or to build computers with my brother. As I don't drink and go out partying like a lot of other students at university, I save a lot of money, hence why I am able to spend it on something I enjoy. I save a heck of a lot of cash just by not drinking and going out every night that it really does add up and I find I can use it on things I really like. ) By compromising and saving money, I'm able to use it on other things for myself or my folks. (Like spoiling my mum for example. XD)

I also did not say that your make-up is crap, so please don't say that I did. I gave my opinion after trying the brands through out the years. What I have used from the brands mentioned I found to not work and as such, I mentioned that. I've found that some cheaper make-up brands use other ingredients to fill out their products. Like Talc in mineral powders for example. Perhaps I should have been clearer on this point, but I do tend to post long comments and as they are too long, people tend not to read them anyway.

Make-up damaging the skin has not been 100% proven. (some derms say it does, others say it doesn't. I've been to several and have had a different reply each time, some for, some against) Depending on the brand and what's in it, its fine to use it on a day to day basis and there are a lot of people who do that have perfectly fine skin. (One of my friend's for example has GORGEOUS skin and she uses make-up regularly. When I first met her at expo I was in awe of her skin. She then went on to work at Laura Mercier and honestly? Her skin is to die for *grabs and clings to* ) If make-up did truly damage the skin as bad as people say, then we'd see a lot more people with bad skin as a result of it and I imagine a lot more warnings.

Generally as a rule of thumb for make-up you try to keep away from anything which clogs pores, has oil added or dyes or chemicals. (Getting natural make-up is ever better. 8D As is making sure you clean your face well and look after it once you remove your make-up) I've found that drug store brands do tend to have harsher chemicals in than some of the higher priced stuff and thats fine, if everyone used the same ingredients, it'd all become very costly for consumer and producer.

I personally use make-up for all my characters, because frankly, if I didn't, I imagine I'd get a hell of a lot of people moaning that my skin looked uneven, blotchy and generally unwell. I find that most people do not want to see my bad skin when cosplaying, or in fact, on a regular basis, hence my use of make-up. :3

Edit: Scratch that, I DO get a lot of people moaning about my skin if I go makeup-less (is totally not making words up for lack of better ones >_> )in costume -.-


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27 Dec 2010 - 22:2047171
It doesn't matter what brand you use .. more how you use it.. no point having good brands if you can't apply it well.

If your a make up noob start with drugstore .. practise looks etc then move up onto other brands if you wish.

tbh though

I bought 2 MAC foundation's & a drugstore foundation, to this day I still use the drugstore bought one, I sold the MAC ones on ebay cause they just were.. urgh dunno didn't work for my skin! I love MAC so was sad but I still love all their eyeshadows & blushers

& I usually spend around 15-30 mins on make up.. unless it involves bodypaint, etc , etc


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27 Dec 2010 - 22:5147173
Quote NixieThePixie:


And it sepends on the character. If the character is pretty and/or wears make-up, then I'll wear it. But I won't put on make-up if the character doesn't look like they do - what's the point?


I still put on basic, "natural" looking make-up if the character doesn't wear any that's obvious. I'll put on concealer, foundation, powder and define my eyebrows. It really does make a difference. My skin is quite bad so I would feel it would distract from the costume if I didn't at least put some foundation on, it helps give you an even skin-tone and of course concealer hides dark circles under the eyes and spots/ redness etc. Someone once commented on a cosplay photo saying they were jealous of my flawless skin- it's certainly not flawless! Make-up is a blessing sometimes.

In general I don't bother with make-up on a day to day basis if I'm just going to work as I can't be bothered! But I like to make the effort when I'm going out somewhere nice as I can see the difference and I never cosplay without it either.


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27 Dec 2010 - 23:1347175
*raises hand*
Makeup n00b, I just put on a layer of foundation, concealer on my scar and eyeliner. Done :3
I only ever wear makeup for cosplay, so I really haven't the foggiest...


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28 Dec 2010 - 01:1647179
I'm a complete sucker for makeup. Guh!

Usually makeup for costumes can take up to an hour, depending on what needs done. I've not done anything particularly 'impressive' per say but I've done a bit of experimenting, lol. For basic female makeup it takes about 30 minutes, basic male makeup around 20 minutes, complex female makeup can take forever lol and experiments in fake tan and stubble have taken an hour! Makeup is SO fun for characters, and it's awesome to see how different you can make yourself look through a few different techniques - sitting in front of a mirror and testing things out with my face is fast becoming probably my favourite bit of costume construction x__x

Since we're all sharing my favourite brands are; Stila (powders, eyeshadows, lip glosses), Urban Decay (eyeshadows, eyeliners), Benefit (primers, lipglosses), Bourjois (liquid foundations, blushers, concealers) and MAC (lipsticks). I'm a sucker for packaging and I'm a tad vain so I like my makeup to look nice, lol, but some of my favourite makeup is from cheaper 'drugstore' brands like Bourjois. I've tested foundations costing £30+ and I stick to my £9.99 foundation cause it works best for me, lol, so money doesn't always factor, it depends how you use it.

Best bit of advice I can think of is buying good brushes. I apply all of my makeup with brushes, not fingers, sponges or puffs. MAC and Shu Uemura do some amazing brushes, expensive, but they'll last for years. I had some cheap brushes from Boots for about 4 months and they shedded everywhere, didn't spread evenly and had to be binned.. not cool. Spending that bit extra for good, specialised brushes is a great investment for costuming. Natural brushes are the way to go, synthetic fibres decay after a while and are a pain to clean.

Also, contouring! Get a good contouring brush, some darkish brown blusher (I use Bourjois - Sienne and Santal) and find your contours; especially for crossplaying male characters, making cheekbones and your jaw look more defined can make a HUGE difference. I have a pudgey face and cosplaying girls is a cinch, but with the right makeup contouring I can pull of a decent-looking guy.


28 Dec 2010 - 01:2147180
I think that makeup is almost as important as the costume when it comes to cosplay.
When you're in cosplay you're somewhere between a model and an actor. You are modelling the design while taking on the persona of the character. It is very rare to find a professional model or actor who does not wear make up as they work. Even in the scenes where a character is getting out of bed with a seemingly naked face, they're caked in the stuff.
I think it is especially important in cosplay because of the colour of some costumes; they can really make people with certain skintones look really washed out.

Makeup is about more than colouring your face, it's about correcting a lot of things. Concealer hides blemishes, powder reduces shine, mascara colours lashes that can look invisible when natural, powder and pencils help to shape eyebrows that look like crap naturally (like mine >.< and blush helps to brighten up a skintone that otherwise could look quite flat.
This tutorial really highlights the difference that make up can make, even before she adds the eyeshadow and the liner.
I think it is especially important if you are doing a photoshoot, because flash has an annoying habit of highlighting imperfections.

And expensive makeup isn't necessarily the best. Whatever works. And while make up can be bad for your skin, it's all about precautions. If you don't wear it every day then there really isn't much to worry about. If you do, take care of your skin. This is a no brainer anyway, because well cared for skin requires less make up and works better with the make up you do put on. Mineral make up is perhaps the best for your skin. And a lot of brands nowadays are bringing out mineral lines and foundations that are healthier for the skin. Primer also helps too; it acts like a barrier between the makeup and your skin.
Moisturising well is very important.
But honestly, just using the right products helps. I used to work in a makeup department so I was wearing full makeup for whole days and my skin didn't change.

This is what I use:

Foundation: I primarily use Revlon's Colour Stay foundation for Oily/Combination skin. Since they do it for two different skin types, it really helps when you have skin like mine. I don't break out as terribly with this compared to others I have used. If I expect photographs to be taken, I use MAC's Studio Fix foundation because it photographs really well. Revlon is actually made in the same factory as MAC ^_^. Little trivia for ya there.
Powder: Rimmel's Stay Matte powder is fantastic, even on bare skin; it really helps to minimise the appearance of pores. Too Faced's Candlelight powder is great for giving the skin a nice glow.
Concealer: I use MAC's Moisture Cover concealer for the pure fact that I find it really difficult to get a colour match in the cheaper brands. I'm rather pale, and even the lightest concealers can be a little on the dark side.
Eyeliner: I use three kinds, depending on what look I'm going for. Urban Decay's gel liner, Collection 2000's liquid liner (it works wonders, really don't need anything more expensive), and for pencils I just use whatever is lying around (Urban Decay's are amazing, but Barry M's are good too.
Primer: I don't use primer on my face (though I probably should), but I use Urban Decay's Primer Potion on my eyes. It is worth every penny. I've worn makeup from morning to night (sometimes early morning lol) and it has always looked the same as it did when I applied it. It also really helps colours to pop.
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay for vibrant/sparkly colours (MyFace's Blingtones are amazing for this too and they are really hardwearing even without primer), Too Faced for matte, natural colours. If you use primer, even the cheap colours can last all day.
Mascara: Max Factor Masterpiece Max (or the plain Masterpiece). No other beats it, it's fantastic, even for natural looks. It doesn't clump unlike a lot of others of a similar price. Lancome's Hypnose mascara is good for a natural look, but not with heavy liner and make up.
Lips: Mostly I just use a lip scrub from Lush (they are amazing) to smooth my lips, and then use Vaseline or a subtle gloss for colour. For colour, I find that L'Oreal's lip liners are good (soft but not too soft...liners are essential unless you want bleeding lipstick to look unsightly), and Revlon do some amazing reds that last a while. I would stay away from lipsticks like L'Oreal's Infallible because they stain your lips and also have a tendency to dry them out (that is why they come with the balm).
Eyebrows: I use Urban Decay's brow boxes. Powder tends to look a little more natural than pencils and there is a wider range of colour.
Cheeks: I don't use that much blusher or bronzer, and I just use the cheap stuff (well, my bronzer is MAC but it was a gift). A little colour in the cheeks can really help give your tone a little life.

I know this is becoming a wall of text, but I have another couple of points that are kinda useful ^_^:

Bronzer can be used to define breasts and muscles ^_^. Just brush a little along ridges of muscle or the cleft and upper curve of breasts (using highlighting powder on the curve below helps too) and it really helps to enhance what yo momma gave ya -_^ . They used it on the Spartans in 300. The tip to use it on breasts actually comes from Gok Wan lol.

False Eyelashes. Yeah. Nowadays you can get quite thin lashes that look really natural, and they can really enhance the shape of your eyes. A lot of them are safe for contact lens wearers also. There is also this awesome product called Rapidlash, that helps strengthen lashes. Basically, it works along the lines of strengthening them so that they don't fall out as easily and have the chance to grow longer (or something like that, heh). It really works. I have never used it but a lot of girls where I used to work used it, and we would always get customers coming in swearing by it, telling us how amazing it is. It's is a little expensive (about £40) but from what I can tell, it is worth it. I'm planning on getting some when I have the money. Only Boots sell it in-store, but it is available online and may even be cheaper.


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29 Dec 2010 - 15:4947234
Thanks for all the tips Quinzel! I shall be looking into some of those products =)


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29 Dec 2010 - 17:4847254
Quote Member-XI:
Quote NixieThePixie:
I generally use the stuff that Ive collected over the years, which is apparently crap according to the person here who appears to have a lot of money to spend on make-up O_o. However, I find that Max Factor DOES do the job and it doesn't cost a small fortune. In fact, I use really really cheap stuff from Avon for mascara, which is absolutly brilliant (it's lasts longer than my sisters brand stuff and doesn't smudge or run!)

And it sepends on the character. If the character is pretty and/or wears make-up, then I'll wear it. But I won't put on make-up if the character doesn't look like they do - what's the point? That thusly makes my cosplay incorrect. For example, I wore no make-up for my DN Matt cosplay, as he doesn't, I wore lots of make-up for WallMarket!Cloud, as that was necessary for the character. I'll be at least eyelining for Deidara, as he has very defined eyes. i'll experiment to see what I can do.

But cha, I don't see the need of wearing make-up on a day-to-day bases and I'm also a perfectionist when it comes to cosplays (only with I'm wearing) so I won't wear make-up if it's not needed.

EDIT: and one of the reasons as to why I don't wear make-up is that it ruins skin, so then you HAVE to wear make-up.


I wont turn this into a huge war, since the money comment was obviously directed at me. If you meant to be disdainful or not, I'll comment anyway.

As you've no understanding of my financial situation, I can't expect you to fully understand how I'm able to spend money I have on make-up.

I am sure there are a lot of things which you spend your money on which you enjoy and as such, go without other things as a compromise. (Myself for example, I save through out the year to spend money on products or to build computers with my brother. As I don't drink and go out partying like a lot of other students at university, I save a lot of money, hence why I am able to spend it on something I enjoy. I save a heck of a lot of cash just by not drinking and going out every night that it really does add up and I find I can use it on things I really like. ) By compromising and saving money, I'm able to use it on other things for myself or my folks. (Like spoiling my mum for example. XD)

I also did not say that your make-up is crap, so please don't say that I did. I gave my opinion after trying the brands through out the years. What I have used from the brands mentioned I found to not work and as such, I mentioned that. I've found that some cheaper make-up brands use other ingredients to fill out their products. Like Talc in mineral powders for example. Perhaps I should have been clearer on this point, but I do tend to post long comments and as they are too long, people tend not to read them anyway.

Make-up damaging the skin has not been 100% proven. (some derms say it does, others say it doesn't. I've been to several and have had a different reply each time, some for, some against) Depending on the brand and what's in it, its fine to use it on a day to day basis and there are a lot of people who do that have perfectly fine skin. (One of my friend's for example has GORGEOUS skin and she uses make-up regularly. When I first met her at expo I was in awe of her skin. She then went on to work at Laura Mercier and honestly? Her skin is to die for *grabs and clings to* ) If make-up did truly damage the skin as bad as people say, then we'd see a lot more people with bad skin as a result of it and I imagine a lot more warnings.

Generally as a rule of thumb for make-up you try to keep away from anything which clogs pores, has oil added or dyes or chemicals. (Getting natural make-up is ever better. 8D As is making sure you clean your face well and look after it once you remove your make-up) I've found that drug store brands do tend to have harsher chemicals in than some of the higher priced stuff and thats fine, if everyone used the same ingredients, it'd all become very costly for consumer and producer.

I personally use make-up for all my characters, because frankly, if I didn't, I imagine I'd get a hell of a lot of people moaning that my skin looked uneven, blotchy and generally unwell. I find that most people do not want to see my bad skin when cosplaying, or in fact, on a regular basis, hence my use of make-up. :3

Edit: Scratch that, I DO get a lot of people moaning about my skin if I go makeup-less (is totally not making words up for lack of better ones >_> )in costume -.-


I didn't mean it as a dig at you or anything. Purely "that's a lot of money to spend once or twice a year". And reading it back realised that I didn't really phrase myself properly on it, so sorry if I offend you. And I probably took a lot of my irritation out on you/make-up in general because not sleeping and such. So again sorry.


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30 Dec 2010 - 21:5347315
*Offers up a bed* XD

Thats alright, long as its not starting a huge war then i'm happy I do tend to get a bit offended when people qustion what I spend on ( I tend to hoarde and save money and use it later and it's made a few of my friends wonder where I get it from, lke getting it off my parents for example, which I don't :3), so I'm always a bit 'Woah, hang on, I work for my money' if it seems people are a bit dubious.

It totally is a lot of money, I agree, but its money that i've saved specifically for the purpose If i've not got it though, I don't buy make-up. ( Like this year, my accomodation deposit was huuuge, so I spent my make-up money on that :3 )

I do find though that expensive brands have helped my skin more than the cheaper ones. Maybe i've had crap luck with them. I've had quite a lot where the contents have seperated and simply wouldn't blend again, or they've stained the skin or burned it or just not covered it enough, I also find that the higher quality stuff has fewer parabens in it (Thanks Coral for reminding me of the name! I thought it was parajos at one point -___-). Obviously some of it does, but I've found it has a slightly lower amount and gives a nicer coverage over acne or my crazy skin combo that needs a name all of its own. XP


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03 Jan 2011 - 09:0347637
Yes I do use make-up for all my costumes (yes, including the manliness that is Horatio Caine XD).

My condition isn't the best. I am prone to blemishes and looking really unwell (cronic aneamia)so I use make-up on with all my costumes to make me look at least alive.

Most of my make-up is from Clinque (my Mum is a member of the club so gets a lot of freebies). I find it works great with my skin. I also use LamCome and Rimmel. I've been told that MAC is quite good but have never used it.

If you do use make-up on a regular basis I recommend taking good care of your skin.

*moisturise before wearing make-up. It keeps the make-up from flaking off and is a good base for if your working with heavy make-up. A hydrating moisturiser is best.

*drink plenty of water or fruit juices.

*always clean/wash make-up off. Never fall asleep with it on.

*do make-up tests before wearing the costume. Ideally before a con so you can test for allergies and test run the putting on time.


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03 Jan 2011 - 16:4947649
My makeup collection is a bit of a mish-mash

I'm very happy with my Max Factor foundation. I'd like to try MAC but the range I'm interested in is only available in their Pro shops, and I won't pay pro money without a skin test (Which means a trip to Soho or Manchester. Grrr!).

For eyes, Collection 2000 suits my needs for basics. For party time I go with Bourjois's shimmering liquid eye shadow (it's gorgeous) or Stargazer's flourescent shades.

Everything else is Maybelline or my recent new find of E.L.F. (recommended by a beauty therapist friend)


11 Jan 2011 - 20:5348188
Quote PandoraCaitiff:
My makeup collection is a bit of a mish-mash

I'm very happy with my Max Factor foundation. I'd like to try MAC but the range I'm interested in is only available in their Pro shops, and I won't pay pro money without a skin test (Which means a trip to Soho or Manchester. Grrr!).

For eyes, Collection 2000 suits my needs for basics. For party time I go with Bourjois's shimmering liquid eye shadow (it's gorgeous) or Stargazer's flourescent shades.

Everything else is Maybelline or my recent new find of E.L.F. (recommended by a beauty therapist friend)


Now that you mention it, you do have a good point. You gotta at least know what you're buying by having a foundation matched to the skin. I liked Collection 2000, but their foundation was just SOOO thick, and cloggy for me XD I ended up having to cape it on to get a good base. So I try to stick to thin and runny foundations, that help my skin breath...Like Maxfactor! ^_^ But collection 2000 have some good face powders and eyeliner pencils. I do love the Stargazers flourescent colours! ^_^ Especially the green! I feel like I'm having a rave when putting it on! XD


12 Jan 2011 - 00:5248213
Quote PandoraCaitiff:
or my recent new find of E.L.F. (recommended by a beauty therapist friend)


I was just about to post that link as someone mentioned it on another forum. The website seems professional and their products appear to have been advertised in magazines also. But it's so cheap!


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12 Jan 2011 - 01:4348216
Wow so many tips here can't wait to try some of the brands ^^

I'm a make up novice as I tend to only wear make up for cosplays and on special occasions like parties etc. I moisturise before I apply make up as I tend to use a mosituriser daily anyway even if i'm not wearing make up and when I do use make up for a con I practice quite a bit beforehand but I guess on averave it takes me around 20-30 mins to have full make up.

Through all the brands I have tried I've found in general Bourjois foundation, both liquid and powder work best for me in cost, coverage and how long it lasts.

I use Rimmel Kohl pencils and a brilliant No. 7 Stay Perfect eye primer as a base for eyemake up.

Most of my other stuff are 'cheaper' brands such as Natural Collection and Collection 2000.

The rest of my make up such as eyeshadows, lip sticks/balms, blushers etc are a HUGE mix of different brands including some which I've had bought as part of make up sets at birthdays and xmas as I tend to go for the colour more than the brand.

I've recently bought a massive set of Mac brushes off ebay which are brilliant but if I'm honest I don't have a clue what most of them are for so if anyone has any links to tutorials etc that would be a massive help!!!


12 Jan 2011 - 02:0548218
I will recommend, as I do in every makeup thread ever, these two books. They are invaluable resources for anyone - male or female - who wants to put decent makeup on, regardless of the occasion, and are wonderfully clearly laid out so they're accessible for complete makeup noobs (as I was when I first bought them).


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15 Jan 2011 - 21:5248367
Quote maraudernumber5:
Wow so many tips here can't wait to try some of the brands ^^

I'm a make up novice as I tend to only wear make up for cosplays and on special occasions like parties etc. I moisturise before I apply make up as I tend to use a mosituriser daily anyway even if i'm not wearing make up and when I do use make up for a con I practice quite a bit beforehand but I guess on averave it takes me around 20-30 mins to have full make up.

Through all the brands I have tried I've found in general Bourjois foundation, both liquid and powder work best for me in cost, coverage and how long it lasts.

I use Rimmel Kohl pencils and a brilliant No. 7 Stay Perfect eye primer as a base for eyemake up.

Most of my other stuff are 'cheaper' brands such as Natural Collection and Collection 2000.

The rest of my make up such as eyeshadows, lip sticks/balms, blushers etc are a HUGE mix of different brands including some which I've had bought as part of make up sets at birthdays and xmas as I tend to go for the colour more than the brand.

I've recently bought a massive set of Mac brushes off ebay which are brilliant but if I'm honest I don't have a clue what most of them are for so if anyone has any links to tutorials etc that would be a massive help!!!


That must be great to be a make up novice You'll be learning the best tips, and teach your friends all about it. I'd love to do that sort of thing myself, seeing make-up is kind of an art form. It's always good to moisturise before makeup, because it evens your skin out and just...Replenishes it a bit XD My skin gets very dry after I wash, so I just LOVE the stuff hehe. Drinking lots of water helps too But I've never understood the brushes for make-up, but always love to learn ^^


15 Jan 2011 - 22:1248368
Quote maraudernumber5:


I've recently bought a massive set of Mac brushes off ebay which are brilliant but if I'm honest I don't have a clue what most of them are for so if anyone has any links to tutorials etc that would be a massive help!!!


Did you buy the MAC brushes separately? Or in a large group? I'd check them if its the latter, as large hoards of Mac brushes on Ebay can sometimes be fakes. (If its a set larger than eight pieces, chances are its a fake set. But even so, they are still fine to use. :3)

What do your brushes look like? If you have a pic, or the listing you bought from, I'm sure we could help you figure out which one is for what job


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15 Jan 2011 - 23:4148374
Yeah I know they are probably fakes but still I didn't end up paying for them in the end as they took months to come so got a refund from the seller then they arrived up on my doorstep one day /0/

Erm I'll see if I can find a pic somewhere as there was quite a few in it including the ones i recognise like your basic eyeshadow one foundation etc (though i use a sponge for my foundation).


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