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Unread 12-08-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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Question Makeup tips for men

I'm designing cosptumes for a group of my friends and i was considering making two of my male friends wear makeup. The makeup is not for crossdressing or anything elaborate, but would be just to enhance the overall costume and make their face look more smooth and anime-like (if that makes any sense).
Would anyone have any tips or methods on achieving this? Or would it be better not to try anything and leave their faces natural?

P.S. I only have basic, female makeup and do not have massive amounts of experience at applying makeup either (so preferably nothing that will require huge amounts of skills nor massively expensive makeup equipment)
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Unread 12-08-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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Gossmakeupartist on YouTube has some men's makeup tutorials.

Here's a more natural one from him.

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Unread 12-12-2012, 03:18 PM   #3
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There are very few people who can not benefit from wearing foundation when they are going to have their photo taken 234094 times (estimation approximate). Applying the basics to men is much the same as applying it to women. Actually, pretty much exactly the same.

Have them wash their face and moisturize if necessary. Then, primer, foundation, and concealer if necessary. Put setting powder over it all and instant improvement for photos! The bonus of this is that it's basically idiot proof, too. Apply primer, rub over face. Apply foundation, blend out. Apply concealer, blend out. Dust powder over face. You can even use (clean) fingers for everything but the powder if you don't want to invest in brushes or sponges.

If you want to get fancy, you might look into tight lining their eyes and contouring their faces. Youtube is full of tutorials to browse until you find one that works for them. Nude, matte eyeshadows are good for some eye emphasis, but experiment before the con to find out what looks best.
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