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Kerret
06-14-2004, 02:22 PM
I'm going as Freya from Chobits.....what should I do for makeup? And how to you get rid of zits fast?


Kerret

HuongStar
06-14-2004, 02:49 PM
I'm going as Freya from Chobits.....what should I do for makeup? And how to you get rid of zits fast?
Wash your face twice daily (AM and PM) with an acne treatment cleanser (something with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid) and follow with mild alcohol-free astringent/toner. An overnight acne treatment with salicylic acid may help to lessen the appearance of blackheads; I use Neutrogena Clear Pore Treatment (http://www.neutrogena.com/ProductsDetails.asp?ID=67) nightly on my T-zone but you may want to try something with a bit more moisture like Neutrogena Multi-Vitamin Acne Treatment (http://www.neutrogena.com/ProductsDetails.asp?ID=73). While the Blackhead Eliminating Scrub hasn't really removed existing blackheads, it is a gentle manual exfoliant that can be used daily on normal to oily skin without overdrying or harmful abrasions; I use it more as a preventative product. Treat the existing acne with spot treatment product containing either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Although this isn't recommended for daily use, I notice that my pimples can disappear almost overnight if I dab hydrogen peroxide on them after cleansing. While it is important to be vigilant in your skincare routine, irritation (i.e. redness, burning, itching, flaking/drying) is an important indicator of when you should stop using a particular product.

Some helpful tips:
Acne is not caused by dirt, so cleansing with non-medicated cleansers won’t treat it.
Always use products that are labeled non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) or non-acnegenic (won’t cause acne).
Vigorous cleansing or scrubbing can irritate skin and delay healing.
Never squeeze or pick a pimple–it can make it worse and may result in inflammation and scarring.
You can’t eliminate acne overnight, but you can see some improvements in as fast as a few days.
Follow your daily skin care regimen even when you don’t see any pimples.
Consistently use “gentle, yet effective” products to avoid over-drying skin.
Use products with Salicylic Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide to fight acne.
Don’t over-cleanse skin–it can actually stimulate glands to produce more oil.
Mild does not equal ineffective. Some less irritating, gentler 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide formulas are clinically proven to be as effective as the higher 10% formulas.

As for Chii make-up, she always looks natural and innocent so I would stay away from anything dark or overly dramatic. Follow these basic tips (http://forums.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=723553&postcount=15). In addition to what was outlined there, I also would apply a thin line of dark brown eyeliner on top, smudged lightly into the base of the lashline. Add some false eyelashes like this:

http://www.ballbeauty.com/images/ard121.jpg

Nothing too thick but enough to imitate that doe-eyed appearance. Finish it off with brush of black/brown mascara. Keep the flushed cheeks in pink or peach (depending on your skintone) and lightly line your lips in a color close to your natural lip color. Blend the color into your lip line with a lipbrush or cotton swab; you just want to define your lip shape and add a tiny of color. Finish it off with a shimmery neutral lip gloss like MAC Lip Glass (http://www.maccosmetics.com/templates/products/sp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY15112&PRODUCT_ID=PROD1438) in Florabundance or Viva Glam V.

Kerret
06-14-2004, 03:58 PM
Oh, wow, thanks so much! Are there any foods that cause acne, like chocolate? Maybe it's a myth, but who knows?

Questions:

Where can I get a yellow-based, oil-free creme concealer?
A yellow-based loose translucent powder?
A make-up primer that's hypoallergenic?
What should I bring for touch-ups throughout the day?
Anything else?


Again, that was a HUGE help. You're awesome.

HuongStar
06-14-2004, 04:27 PM
Where can I get a yellow-based, oil-free creme concealer?
Neutrogena (1 (http://www.neutrogena.com/CosmeticsDetails.asp?ID=190) & 2 (http://www.neutrogena.com/CosmeticsDetails.asp?ID=157)), MAC (1 (http://www.maccosmetics.com/templates/products/sp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY15106&PRODUCT_ID=PROD1443) & 2 (http://www.maccosmetics.com/templates/products/sp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY15106&PRODUCT_ID=PROD1407)), Laura Mercier (http://www.lauramercier.com/site/shoponline/buy_secret_camouflage.htm), Bobbi Brown (http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/templates/products/products.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY2781), Sonia Kashuk (http://www.soniakashuk.com/)
A yellow-based loose translucent powder?
Physician's Formula (1 (http://www.physiciansformula.com/product_catalog/detail.asp?itemid=03532&scene=facemakeup) & 2 (http://www.physiciansformula.com/product_catalog/detail.asp?itemid=01638&scene=facemakeup)), Bobbi Brown (http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/templates/products/products.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY2840), Neutrogena (http://www.neutrogena.com/CosmeticsDetails.asp?ID=7), MAC (http://www.maccosmetics.com/templates/products/sp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY15108&PRODUCT_ID=PROD1625)
A make-up primer that's hypoallergenic?
Neutrogena (http://www.neutrogena.com/ProductsDetails.asp?ID=33), Sephora (http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P37619), Nars (http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P8003), Estee Lauder (http://www.esteelauder.com/templates/products/sp_nonshaded.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY5860&PRODUCT_ID=PROD1679), I.D. (http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P61007)
What should I bring for touch-ups throughout the day?
Oil-blotting papers, mirrored compact, lip liner, lip gloss, skintone eyeshadow (can double as powder in a pinch)
Anything else?
Sounds great to me. I'm sure others will have more to add. :)


The only way food could possibly cause acne is if after eating you wiped your dirty hands on your face. X_x Keeping hydrated is important to your skin's appearance though so make sure you drink at least 8 eight ounce glasses of water each day (+1 glass for each soda you drink).

Kerret
06-14-2004, 04:41 PM
Thanks so much. You're a great help!!