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Unread 02-20-2008, 04:03 PM   #1
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Making dark eyebrows lighter?

(Hope this is in the right section...)

I'm going to be cosplaying as Seras Victoria, who is a blonde; I, on the other hand, am a Brunette and have dark eyebrows. The wig I got is a light blonde, but it doesn't look right on me since my eyebrows are black >.<

Is there anyway I could lighten my eyebrows for like 3 days (that's how long the convention is, but I don't want it to be permanent), or would I just have to wing it and try and cover them up???


(I'll have pictures of me in the wig soon)
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Unread 02-20-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
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Unread 02-20-2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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I like theatrical creme makeup best myself. I have dark eyebrows too.

This is me with I think it was some yellow concealer, a bit of theatrical makeup, and a little eyeshadow on my eyebrows.
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1360252/

And here I am with plain white theatrical makeup applied to my eyebrows with an eyebrow brush.
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1360490/

So depending on the look you want you can play around with makeup a bit to achieve it.
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Unread 02-20-2008, 07:23 PM   #4
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Well, when it comes to makeup, I'm clueless...I can't even put on eyeliner without looking gothic...>.>

So, I have a picture of me in the wig to show everyone: (promise you won't laugh >.<)

http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...t=PICT0037.jpg
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Unread 02-20-2008, 08:05 PM   #5
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honestly i think your eyebrows look good with the wig XD
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Unread 02-20-2008, 08:15 PM   #6
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honestly i think your eyebrows look good with the wig XD
Really? O.o I think I look terrible, but I guess I'm just not used to seeing myself as a blonde yet ^_^;;;
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Unread 02-20-2008, 08:19 PM   #7
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I agree, I think you're eyebrows look fine as is with the wig, considering in real life most peoples' eyebrows are a few shades darker than their hair. But if you really think you need to lighten your eyebrows I would go with the method vampirate explained with the concealer, eyeshadow, and theatrical makeup. I've done it this way and it works for me, and I have dark eyebrows ^^.
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Unread 02-20-2008, 08:33 PM   #8
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When in doubt about makeup you can always go to a costume store that carries theatrical makeup and ask them for help, or go to a Sally's(or other beauty supply store) and ask the nice ladies there as well. They probably get weirder questions than how to make your eyebrows match different hair colors, and could even point you at good makeup brushes and such. Putting makeup in/on my eyebrows is actually way easier than eyeliner in my opinion.
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Unread 02-20-2008, 09:06 PM   #9
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What I did to make my eyebrows look lighter was just take some tweasers and pluck it so that they were thinner, giving the illusion of lighter eyebrows. If you're not good at using a tweaser...possibly ask someone who does that kind of thing proffessionally

But I think you look fine wiht the way they are right now with the wig.
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Unread 02-20-2008, 09:35 PM   #10
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Wow, thanks everyone ^_^ I just tried on my costume in it's entirety, and I think I have to agree; I don't look that bad...>.> but, I have a few options, just in case I wanna cahnge it. Thanks everyone for the suggestions and nice words ^_^
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Unread 02-21-2008, 08:33 PM   #11
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even for cosplay, i think it looks better to have darker eyebrows. eyebrows help your eyes stand out. if you lighten them, your eyes might look faded out
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Unread 02-23-2008, 09:31 PM   #12
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I was very thankful to find 'hair mascara' at my local beauty store. It's a fairly new product, but it's made to touch up grey hair in between colorings. I really does lighten my eyebrows, but it also makes them look larger, I noticed.
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Unread 02-26-2008, 12:47 AM   #13
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Hey all. I'm going to go to Priceline sometime this week, and I was wondering if someone could write me down a list of what to get? (To make my eyebrows lighter obviously, they are dark brown).
Thanks. ^^ XDDD
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