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Lady Kikyo
07-21-2004, 12:05 AM
what kind of makeup should i use. o.O

Im not sure what to use. ><

Happy Mushroom
07-21-2004, 11:24 AM
Face paint stuff (oo sounds professional. :3) you can find at a theatrical store or if you have none near you just go to a costume shop and get the right colour face paint stuff and use like a paint brush and paint away.

- The Mushroom

kelldar
07-21-2004, 11:46 AM
I paint my own using a stencil, with just plain old acrylic paint. It comes right off with soap when you're done. But if you do that make sure you test it first so you don't have a reaction or something.

Juu-Sama
07-21-2004, 01:50 PM
I paint my own using a stencil, with just plain old acrylic paint. It comes right off with soap when you're done. But if you do that make sure you test it first so you don't have a reaction or something.

acrylic paint cracks off if you have a layer of makeup on....liquid eyeliners won't but they are really expensive and hard to control.....theatre makeup should be cheaper if you can find it.... X_X

Juu-sama

Lady Kikyo
07-21-2004, 01:55 PM
Thanks everyone! ^^ I'll try to use them and figure it out.

Adara
07-22-2004, 02:39 PM
Nooo, don't use acrylic paint!!! >< I remember reading somewhere on these forums a while ago that acrylics are toxic, and someone had strongly warned against using them--especially on your face near your eyes like you would use for Belldandy!! Acrylics are meant for use on artwork, not on your face! Cosplay isn't worth loosing your eyesight over. X_x
I do like the stencil idea, though. Just use face paint instead of acrylic ^^;; The only things that should go on your face are things made to be on your face!

Lady Kikyo
07-22-2004, 03:01 PM
Nooo, don't use acrylic paint!!! >< I remember reading somewhere on these forums a while ago that acrylics are toxic, and someone had strongly warned against using them--especially on your face near your eyes like you would use for Belldandy!! Acrylics are meant for use on artwork, not on your face! Cosplay isn't worth loosing your eyesight over. X_x
I do like the stencil idea, though. Just use face paint instead of acrylic ^^;; The only things that should go on your face are things made to be on your face!


Thanks! ^^

Lady Kikyo
07-22-2004, 03:01 PM
I appreciate ur help guys^^. I cant wait untill i start my costume! (Id better hurry) I only have 5 months leftXD

archangeli
07-22-2004, 11:18 PM
it's true that certain pigments in acrylic paint are NOT meant for use on skin.

here's another idea - if you take a wet fine-point paint brush and dip it in eyeshadow you can paint the design on. i've heard that ppl use Visine (or saline) to wet the brush and the eyeshadow stays on all day. alternately you could use a makeup setting spray like the Ben Nye or Mehron ones :)

Eleryth
07-23-2004, 01:26 AM
This is sorta on topic, but sorta off. I had briefly thought about making small jewels out of resin instead, but in images the designs are always flat. Does everyone agree that they should be somehow applied to the face in a "flat" manner instead of 3D?

Lady Kikyo
07-23-2004, 01:25 PM
alright i'll see what i can do.
And yeah i think they should be flat.
Thanks everyone^^!

Goddess Zara
07-24-2004, 02:43 AM
@ Eleryth: For my Belldandy costume, I used small jewels on my face, kept on with false eyelash adhesive. Even though the marks look flat in all the pictures of Belldandy that I've seen, I always liked the idea of them being jewels - it seems "goddess-like" in a way. I even got some compliments on them when I wore them. ^__^

I think either flat or 3-D would look cool - if you want to use jewels, go for it! ^__^

kelldar
07-24-2004, 09:16 AM
Ah well, I've never had any problem with the acrylics, so I guess it isn't for everybody.

Lady Kikyo
07-24-2004, 01:00 PM
Thanks so much!^^

Lady Kikyo
07-26-2004, 05:10 PM
I was wondering, if i do the jewel shapes, how would i stick them on????

Eleryth
07-26-2004, 06:21 PM
You can use adhesives for skin, such as spirit gum/glue, fake eyelash glue, or prosthetic glue. It should be available at larger costume stores that sell prosthetics (fake ears, noses, scars, etc) and sometimes in the "halloween" section of party stores.

Lady Kikyo
07-28-2004, 09:20 PM
Thank u^^!

YunalescaSummon
08-02-2004, 11:09 AM
Spirit gum is your friend. It comes off easily with a little bit of rubbing alcohol. If you just paint the designs on, Party City and such should have face paint and theatre makeup--which is ultimately the better of two evils. Acrylic paint is a no-no. Washable markers are useful, but test them on a small part of skin--like just beneath your ear--and wear it all day to make sure you don't develop a reaction to it. DON'T EVER USE PERMANENT MARKER ON YOUR FACE.

Lady Kikyo
08-02-2004, 02:01 PM
ohh okay.^^ thanks

Jenphi
09-24-2004, 04:27 PM
I found a deep blue eyeliner pencil and re-draw them everyday. You have to have a steady hand, but it works nicely. (just don't rub your face, go swimming, etc...) It looks rather natural, or so I'm told. ^_^

Eleryth
09-30-2004, 02:34 AM
I'm confused...what do you mean, "redraw them every day"? Every day you're at the convention? Or do you have them on a daily basis (not likely, but I'm curious)?

Jenphi
09-30-2004, 01:57 PM
I'm confused...what do you mean, "redraw them every day"? Every day you're at the convention? Or do you have them on a daily basis (not likely, but I'm curious)?

:) Since I draw the shapes on my face with an eyeliner pencil, it's prone to smearing if you're not careful. And unless you're extremely talented, you'll get blue eyeliner all over your pillow, towels, and clothes (assuming you'd like to take a shower, change clothes, and sleep). So, at the end of a day at a con, I'll wash my face with soap and a washcloth I don't mind getting blue, washing off the marks. The next day, I'll take the eyeliner pencil and draw the shapes on my face again. Make sense? :)

Lady Kikyo
09-30-2004, 03:30 PM
thankies!^^ u guys rock!

Miyabi-
09-30-2004, 03:42 PM
Yeah, I used a blue eyeliner and kept it tucked into a fold in my dress for touch-ups throughout the day.
If you have a Wal-Mart nearby, their exclusive line of make-up Rimmel makes a bright blue eyeliner that is the *perfect* shade of blue that the goddesses wear!

KireiChibi
10-06-2004, 01:35 PM
When I did my Belldandy cosplay, my face marks were damn near invisible after using a drugstore eye pencil to draw them - the color was right, but wouldn't come out dark enough. I had actually been looking for a soft lip pencil or something of the sort, but was unsuccessful. These ideas sound pretty good - like saline n eyeshadow applied by brush. I'll have to check out the Rimmel liner too- i'm thinking of bringing out my old Belldandy digs for Halloween this year, and I want those markings to look right!

Jenphi
10-06-2004, 11:06 PM
Okay, this is the exact eyeliner I use: Wet & Wild "Deep Blue" eyeliner, #657.

It's DARK and THICK and it kinda soaks into your skin. ^_^;; Don't get the expensive weenie eyeliner.. they're designed to blend into your skin and give a small highlight. Wet & Wild however, (much to my delight) makes all sorts of crazy colors and they go on dark. I found this particular one at KMart, but I'm sure other stores would have it, too. ^_~

KireiChibi- do you have any pics of your Belldandy costume? It looks really good from the icon you have, and I'd like to see it. (BTW, your chocobo rider costume is awesome!)

blueyedgirl
10-16-2004, 12:44 AM
Okay, this is the exact eyeliner I use: Wet & Wild "Deep Blue" eyeliner, #657.

I used that one too lol. Also it helps to put a little translucent powder over them to help the makeup stay in place.

kagome_japan
10-20-2004, 09:27 PM
I have a professional makeup kit and I use the lip and eye liners for face markings. It works real well.