|Alternative title: My Face: The Blog Series|
Without further ado, here’s part 1 of the cosplay makeup guide, all about achieving a clean face!
You would not believe how many layers of stuff is on my face. (Photo: Sherwin Bartonico)
A Clean Face
Remember – this is just a starting place! If you character has a beauty mark, freckles, or another distinguishing feature, you can always add that on top of your blank face. The idea is to create as smooth and neutral of a canvas as possible.
By the way – if you have the time and a beauty store near you, you can go in and ask for someone to match a foundation to your skin tone! One of the beauty gurus working there will guide you through the process so you can discover a foundation that works perfectly for you. This can save a lot of frustration with trying to find a foundation that blends into your skin.
Concealer: Benefit’s Erase Paste
I hesitate to call these steps “optional” because they each make a big difference, but if you’re a total beginner, stick to mastering the list above first! When you’re ready, learning to apply these products can bring your look to the next level.
- Blush: Benefit Poisetint, e.l.f. HD Blush
- Highlight and contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit*, TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighting Powder
- Setting spray: Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Whew! So there you have it – my tips for getting a clean face for your makeup. After creating a nice base, you can make your features really pop! Next week, I’ll be covering eye makeup and lip color, so stay tuned.