Hey I can definitely help you find the perfect shade of body paint! I think the best type of paint to use for Steven Universe cosplays is water- based paint because it is going to go on evenly, let your skin breathe, and wont crack or smudge like grease paints.
Check out this video to see the best way how to cover your body in paint quickly and evenly- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p98_WrOkUdc
The trick is to use a kabuki brush
in a circular motion. Use final seal
before and after applying the paint to get a really long lasting wear.
As for the perfect shade of paint for Garnet I would say FAB Plum
and maybe mix with a little bit of Watermelon to get that reddish tint. The great thing about water- based paints is they are very easy to blend when they are wet, and very easy to layer when they are dry. Using your kabuki brush you can load it with both plum and watermelon and blend it in a circular motion to get that awesome Garnet shade.
For rose quartz- try FAB Pearl Pink Shimmer
and mix it with some special shimmer purple
This paint has awesome coverage, and a little is going to cover a lot. If you guys want to try out the colors and play around with blending, I would look into the 6 color FAB palette
. For only $19.99 you can try 6 colors and it comes with a brush. This will get you used to the paint consistency and blending.
Let me know if you need any other help