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06-17-2002, 05:13 PM
is that how you spell makeup?... oh well. how dose everyone do the really great white makeup? I am so puzzled and I really need it for my gothic costume.

Ranma Saotome
06-17-2002, 06:22 PM
This is straight fromt he Cosplayer's ML... I dunno if this will help.

> White foundation will make you white like Mana...if you want that look then
> use it but I think having just a bit of color looks a lot better.
> And you should have the make-up cover your face, neck, and to where the
> costume starts. Put the make-up on around your neck and chest(Ehm, I dunno
> how low you're making the front...) before you put on the costume to make
> sure you don't accidently get any of the stuff on the costume(well, the
> outside of it atleast).

06-17-2002, 08:17 PM
We recomend the Ben Nye white face, it goes on with great coverage, stays smooth and does'nt smear when you put more makeup on top of it. Nice stuff!

Lady Somairot
06-17-2002, 09:59 PM
cake make-up is always a good choice for non-running..ness. (cake is what actors use on stage, and even through nerve sweat and hot light sweat, it stays put.) i'm using it on my face and chest for a costume i'm still making right now... ^_^

06-17-2002, 10:02 PM
This came up in a conversation with a friend of mine.. she's a cosmetology person.. she suggests.. i quote from AIM..
her: use ivory cream foundation
her: go buy loreal, maybelline, covergirl, or like almay
her: and use cream concealer

:) Hope that helps.

06-20-2002, 09:16 AM
cake make-up is perfect for white skin.
Ivory cream foundation from covergirl is what I use for my everyday make-up^_^;;; hehe maybe that means I need to go outside more often.

10-30-2002, 02:46 PM

Where do I find this cake makeup?


10-30-2002, 05:17 PM
I'm wearing cake makeup in my avatar pic. I kind of have problem skin, so I didn't want an oil-based makeup. I figured I'd try cake for that reason and also for its staying power. It worked pretty well for me. Stayed on pretty much all day and did a good job covering my natural skin color (I'm naturally tan-ish).

I bought my cake makeup online. The brand is Ben Nye, which is a pretty well-known theatrical makeup company. Just do a google search for theatrical supply places and see what you can find.

Another thing about white cake makeup, it takes a little bit of practice to put it on right. The first time I put it on I applied too much, and it ended up caking and cracking a little, so I had to wash it all off and start over. Also, you *can* see a little color under the makeup, but the effect is still pretty striking.

OH YEAH! One more thing. If you want to put eye shadow or something over your makeup, don't use cake because the shadow won't stick very well. At least when I tried it, it didn't. Liquid eyeliners and stuff work well on top of it though.

10-30-2002, 05:25 PM
Your avatar is beautiful Reichan!
I thought that was a piccie of a real J-rocker from a group! -^^-;
The makeup and everything is perfect *_*

10-30-2002, 05:31 PM
Thanks! Lol, that's cool....getting mistaken for a J-rocker XD

I'm really supposed to be Death from the Sandman comic book series, but not all anime people recognize the character since it's an American comic. >.>

10-30-2002, 05:35 PM
I've read a few sandman actually!
The artwork is really beautiful and the story line is pretty cool.
One of my friends is a big fan and has the toys n everything xD

10-30-2002, 05:43 PM
I love Sandman! It's one of my favorite stories in any medium, I think it's better than a lot of manga, although I generally prefer manga over American comics.

That costume gets a lot of recognition at Comic-con, and hopefully at my college. Well, I'm wearing it tomorrow so we'll see...

10-30-2002, 06:21 PM
I have about 3 different shirts with Sandman characters on them, including death, and I was way excited to see you dressed as her, Rei Chan.

And as for the cake makeup. Is it light, when you're wearing it? Can you feel it? Can it only make you look pure white, or just pale, as well? And does it crinkle and stuff when you smile, or talk?

10-30-2002, 06:33 PM
Well, it's not as light as normal makeup, but it didn't really bother me since it's not greasy. It depends how much of it you put on, but I didn't have much of a problem with it cracking when I talked or smiled. It crinkles a teeny bit, but it doesn't flake off and you have to look pretty close to notice.

If you wanted to make yourself look pale but not white, you could always buy a different color. It comes in all kinds of skin tones, or you could buy a regular pale foundation and dust white powder over it (not cake though because powder won't stick to it).

Another bonus to cake makeup is it's really easy to take off with just soap and water, and it comes off fabrics and stuff easily.

10-30-2002, 07:16 PM
Wow, do I feel odd. XD I use ivory foundation on a daily basis 'cause that's just my skin tone.... I feel pale. @.@ ::hides back in the darkness::

10-30-2002, 07:30 PM
If anyone needs Ben Nye makeup, they sell TONS here:


I myself am buying the Creme Foundation in white along with the Face Powder in Super White for when I wear my Sivil costume. I've heard tons of great things about the company so I would check out all they have to offer!

10-31-2002, 08:28 AM
One word of caution in applying white makeup - blend like crazy, and make sure you don't stop at your jawline; you need to continue the color over whatever skin you have exposed, or you'll end up with a very unnatural and jarring "mask" effect.. Which may or may not be what you're going for.

Ben Nye is one of the oldest theatrical/TV/movie professional lines of makeup around. They're wonderful for just about everything. And their stage blood is peppermint-flavored.

03-22-2005, 03:03 AM
Pleeeaaaasseeee tell me.. where did you get your wig!!!! I'm getting a death cosplay outfit together.. and Im having an extremely difficult time trying to fing a wig for Death.

03-24-2005, 01:02 AM
Where do I find this cake makeup?

Do a search for "Ben Nye" in google, and several sites that sell it should show up. ^^ I believe Amphigory.com sells some white bases and powders, as well.

Rippin Kitten
03-24-2005, 05:02 PM
I've used the white and geisha coloured Ben-Nye foundations (can be found here (http://store.malabar.net/product_info.php?cPath=1_40_46&products_id=2779)) for my Seek costume. I used Geisha underneath to give it a more even colour, then the white on top. Then, I dusted baby powder overtop.

BEWARE - this takes forever to come off. Two applications of cold cream and LOTS of scrubbing for me.