If you’re looking for tips on how to get your face cosplay ready you’ve come to the right place. Here we’ll talk about everything from keeping your skin clean to choosing the right contacts. I’ve used all of these brands before so you don’t need to worry about quality. I promise you that for me they all worked wonderfully. The only thing you should be cautious of is if you are allergic to something I’m not so please read all labels accordingly when shopping.
1. Keep your face clean.
There are a lot of different masks and scrubs on the market. One that I’ve found to be great for keeping my skin clean and oil free is BLITHE’s Mud Mask. It’s really great for those who want to have a mask that goes from mud and hardens. Those are great types of masks to help remove any impurities and dirt on the skin. Even though it takes longer to dry it’s worth it. You may even notice your problem areas will dry up first. That’s because it targets those areas and helps get all that nasty stuff out like blackheads and grease. It doubles as a regular foaming facewash, so you don’t need to do a full mask if you don’t have time. I also like to keep this in the shower and wash my neck and behind my ears with it.
2. Choose the right contacts for your eyes.
Each character has different attributes when it comes to cosplay. While you may not want to wear contacts many feel that they don’t complete the face if the characters eye color is not your own. If only they would make more anime characters with brown eyes! Unfortunately with most anime and other cartoons, you’ll find that green, blue and purple reign supreme. But where do you find the right contacts that cover up brown eyes?
I’ve used Eyecandy before and they’re always really comfortable and cover the brown. I’ve also used Twinklens for other anime lenses. I got my sharingan lenses through them.
3. Brand name makeup?
You absolutely don’t need the most expensive makeup on the market to pull off a great cosplay face. Use the brands that you are most comfortable with. If you choose a character where you want to do a little bit more makeup than you’re used to, check out the many video tutorials on YouTube first. They will also have some brand recommendations in their videos.
4. Cosplayer favorite brands-
- MAYBELLINE Hyper Easy Liquid Pen No-Skip Eyeliner
- e.l.f. Halo Glow Setting Powder
- NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation
- Bitter Lace Beauty Highlighters
- Anything from Colourpop’s fantastic collaborations
- Eyelash Glue and Lashes
Those are just some ideas of where you can get some great makeup in great hues. It’s pretty important to have a good eyeliner on hand at all times. But once you’ve done the step below you’re “set” and shouldn’t have to worry too much about smudges, budges and all that happens in between.
5. Set that face!
You also don’t have to throw down money for a setting spray from Urban Decay. e.l.f. has a great all nighter setting spray alternative that I absolutely love. I also keep a Sailor Moon fan on hand to help me set my makeup.
6. Go have fun!
Go and have fun! That’s pretty much it!
After the Event…
Make sure you have plenty of make-up wipes with micellar water on hand so that you can remove the make-up completely. It’s not good for your face to leave makeup on it overnight, no matter how tired you may be.
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