^What is inside my cosplay make up kit?
Loads. I actually have 2 make up kits; one is for lazy everyday/"because I need to", and the other one is my cosplay make up kit which has loads more in it and has the more expensive make up hahahahahha
This is an updated post to the one I made years ago on the same topic.
After 7 years of cosplay, I have finally begun to invest on better products. Although admittedly my make up kit is a mix of the expensive and cheap (ahemcoughdaisocoughahem), because to me, as long as it works then use it.
I still believe cosplay make up should focus on the following:
- close to perfect skin
- emphasized eyes
Face sculpting/ contouring is something we can learn that will make us resemble the character even closer but I consider this as a secondary priority, though I do feel it is very important for cosplay.
Here is a look at my make up kit along with some of my recommendations.
The products I have mainly focus on MY problem areas.
My kit focuses on:
- getting perfect skin (covering my humungous pores and reducing redness)
- contouring (because I have a round face that only looks good for younger characters and not my usual character choices),
- making the make up last long with minimal retouches because I am lazy. ehe~
On most days I have a combination skin type with only certain areas (the T-zone, the nose most especially) getting oily.
Also, keep in mind that we may have similarities but ultimately everyone is unique.
What may work for me, may not work for you. You need patience.
I am not rich, it took a lot of saving up to buy most of the make up I have, a lot of trials to know which ones effectively do their thing on my skin.
You need patience and you have to understand that you will buy stuff that is expensive only to be disappointed and not use it, but when you do find that holy grail item... Rejoice and sing to the heavens! hahahhahaha
Ok, let's go!
My cosplay make up kit is shown off by 2 of my children, rilakkuma in a dragon costume and korilakkuma in a snake costume. Kawaii desho? <3