Feminine Makeup for Crossplayers

Thursday, 19 August 2010, 8:00 | Author : Janet
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To achieve the rounded facial structure of female characters, we would like to emphasize the use of light foundation to create highlights–along with some other tips and tricks. We have shaded the above image to demonstrate where highlights are applied.

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The following steps will guide you through the process of applying feminine makeup:

Step 1: Shave your face daily to reduce discoloration caused by facial hair.

Step 2: Shape your eyebrows with tweezers.  For a more natural look, pluck the lower portion of your eyebrow instead of the top.

Step 3: Cover blemishes with a concealer. Typically concealers are skin-toned; however, you can also use green concealer to cover red discolorations and yellow concealer to cover blue discolorations.

Step 4: Apply liquid foundation to your entire face.  This will create the appearance of flawless skin.

Step 5: Highlight the chin, cheeks, forehead, and the ridge of your nose using a light powder foundation. This will dramatically brighten your face.

Step 6: Shadow the sides of your nose and your jawline using a dark powder foundation.

Step 7: Fill in your eyebrows with pencil eyeliner that matches your hair color.

Step 8: Apply false eyelashes, mascara, and eyeliner to emphasize your eyes.

Step 9: Brighten your cheekbones with a light application of powder blush.

Step 10: Enhance the lips with subtle lipstick, the exact shade will depend upon your makeup design.

Although these instructions utilize theatrical makeup techniques, we always recommend a more subtle application to accommodate for the close interactions of cosplayers.

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