I always wear makeup when cosplaying. It's extremely necessary. I believe that most characters that are portrayed, especially in anime and manga, are 'perfect'. They have the flawless skin, the pink lips, and undoubtedly large eyes and super long eyelashes, something that most of us don't have, as we aren't anime characters. In order to look like this, makeup is generally required to look 'perfect' like that.
I always tend to have to accentuate my eyes a lot. They're not very large, and so I always need that extra eyeliner, the fake eyelashes, the contacts, and the works. =w=
Cosplays In Progress: KHR-Gokudera Hayato (Varia Arc), Free!-Nagisa Hazuki
Cosplay Wishlist: DRRR-Celty Sturluson, Sugar Sugar Rune-Chocolat Meilleure, Tower of God-Yuri Zahard
"Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving." -Dennis Waitley