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October 7, 2013

The difference between Cosplay makeup fails and wins: Contouring

Cosplay update: I've been AWOL for awhile, collecting stuff, making stuff and trialing stuff for my second cosplay (hopefully a win). I've taken quite a lot of photos of the costume creation process, makeup trials process etc etc. But not wanting to spoil mah super surprise post, I've just decided to gather all this and last months stuff into one super big post on the whole process. Hopefully I'll be able to help some people out...

Anyhoow I'm here to discuss the findings of my most recent makeup trial. Contouring. 
I know, I know, I've talked about it before, but hopefully this photo will convince you of the necessity of contouring your face up for a photoshoot or a cosplay.
Crud. It's a little blurry, but if you note my make up-ed side of my face, you'll see much more shadows and it looks more three dimensional. (Plus my eye seems to have grown a size. BTW Great eye makeup tutorial here: http://wenqiann.deviantart.com/art/Cosplay-eye-makeup-tutorial-351629070)


Anyway, point is. No matter how awesome your costume is, the finishing touch is the makeup.

Stuff to contour with:
-Bronzer
-Eyeshadow
-Actual contour-highlight palettes


Contour/Highlight Tick-off list: 
-Nose bridge: (Contour both sides and highlight the middle)
- Just under the cheekbones for a slimmer looking face.
-Highlight your chin
-Highlight under your eyes.
-Highlight the middle of your forehead.
-Highlight Brow bone

Cosplay update: Sneaky peek +Wig