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Unread 03-27-2017, 06:09 PM   #1
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Arrow [Help] - Hiding stubble / 5 o'clock shadow

So I am happy to say that my cosplay has arrived and I did a trial run as such, but I hit a snag and was wondering if anybody has advice. When I took photos in a brightly lit area, I noticed that my stubble was obvious. I use ivory foundation, but began to realize that close up, it becomes apparent that I am a male. My question is since I am using such a light foundation is there anyway to counteract it? I used orange lipstick to try to hide it, but it becomes apparent that the orange becomes overbearing in contrast to the light foundation. I was thinking that maybe a light pink lipstick would help but need opinions of others to see if there are alternates. And yes, I used a razor, not electronic. Bad comes to worse, I might have to use warmer colors. Thank you and I look forward to your response.
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Unread 03-28-2017, 01:47 PM   #2
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You're on the right track: You'll need a color corrector makeup (not lipstick) under your foundation. Stubble gives a blue-ish hue so you need to correct for that. Pink is probably correct.

Getting the right color can be tricky - you might need to go to a store with a professional (MAC store, for instance) to help you test and pick out the right one based on your skin tone and stubble color.

I'm in the same boat, I have a five o'clock shadow five minutes after I shave.


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