Makeup is ALWAYS needed for a cosplay if your face is showing. Maybe not lipstick and eyeliner and eyeshadow and blush and false eyelashes every single time, but everyone benefits from at least some concealer and foundation/powder to get a non-shiny, more evenly-toned complexion. I always have foundation and concealer, an eyeshadow that's either the colour the character wears or a subtle neutral/nude colour, mascara and some eyeliner (I have small eyes and pretty well no eyelashes. I NEED it, myself, for definition so my eyes don't disappear on the camera), and if appropriate, lipstick.
Originally Posted by Moofingham
There is a vibe here that says "We're in this together! Through thick and thin fabric! Through cold water washes and burning hot irons! Though we might super glue ourselves to our projects, cut holes/gashes/oh-god-mom's-gonna-kill-me into the dining room table, we will stand strong together. Unless there is a 75% off sale at the Fabric store. Then you're on your own. And get the hell out of my way." <3