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Unread 10-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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Makeup tips for tan skin?

Okay so I'm a noobie at cosplaying xD
I've only cosplayed as Hatsune Miku and Miyuki Takara (Lucky Star).
I have a tan skin complexion which makes it kinda hard to cosplay as characters with fair skin.

I recently started making a Misuzu Kamio (Air TV) cosplay and I ordered the wig.
I've also come to notice her hair is really light o_o'
I think it might look awkward with my tan skin..

Any tips for makeup ^^'?
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Unread 10-03-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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u can buy lighter makeup for characters as long as u buy a stage makeup and not a normal makeup
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Unread 10-03-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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While you can lighten your skin with makeup, you should only go a few shades lighter. Otherwise your skin will look fake.
As for doing cosplay makeup on tan skin, it's no different than makeup for fair skin. There are lots of things you can do. Focus on your eyes, skin, lips, it doesn't matter. Find the techniques and shades that work with your skin, hair, cosplay outfit, and you will look fine.
If you are stumped, find some one on YouTube. Maybe you share the same skin tone, or you like the way they do their makeup. Play around and have fun. It's only makeup; if you dont like it, you can wash it off!
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Unread 10-14-2012, 11:43 PM   #4
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Like PSY-chan was saying, do the makeup like anyone else would do it, just make sure that you get a foundation that is lighter than your skin and that it is blended and looks as natural. You have to get the foundation on your neck too so that there isn't a line where the skin tones are different and if it is too noticeable I recommend buffing a foundation powder on other parts of your skin that is showing like your legs, arms, hands, etc. Once it looks as natural as possible then it's just smooth sailing from there.
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