Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Construction > Makeup and Eye Contacts

Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Unread 07-07-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
KarisaLightYear
Kair
 
KarisaLightYear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 43
Smile Convention Sun Care (Avoiding the White Cast): Heliocare!

The hardest part of convention makeup is keeping the skin protected while avoiding the white cast that happens so often in flash photography. Personally, I have sensitive skin due to all the treatments from my dermatologist for my skin problems. As many of you may know, Comic Con is this month, so it's a great cosplay opportunity! If you're going and want to be able to wear low-to-none SPF products yet maintain sun protection, this is my secret weapon:


Heliocare! I swear on my life that I'm not advertising LOL!

This is just based on my personal experience with conventions/photo-shoots, and also recommendations from my derm herself.

I did a 'test' last month to see the effects of Heliocare for my skin, just out of curiosity.

I spent 2 weeks in constant sunlight (Sunny SD weather, of course). The first week I wore light sunscreen while using Heliocare. The second week I wore the same sunscreen without using Heliocare.

I noticed nothing different with my skin at all in the first week.. but in the second? Jesus. My skin tanned, I saw some ugly brown spots appear, and the effects of sun damage were pretty obvious. Thankfully, Vitamin C serum and AHA cream helped lots with that!

Anywho, this is great for those of you who want to wear little SPF for your convention cosplay! And also for the lazy bunch who never remember to put on their sunscreen.

Have any other convention tips? Share!
__________________
"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
- Walter Bagehot

Blog! http://becauseiwanttoknowmore.blogspot.com/
KarisaLightYear is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:04 AM.


Copyright 2002-2013 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.