I found a little thing for any of my followers who might cosplay but are on a budget (or just want them even) I know that quite a few outfits require out-there lip colors and I’ve seen posts going around with lipstick but most are like $16 and I’ve also tried making some out of crayons and that was….. an experience.
But I just found these Kleancolor lipsticks for $1 online. I haven’t personally tried them yet but from reviews I’ve seen they work for the price. Especially if you only need it for a few hours, it doesn’t have to be super quality. If you want to see reviews just google or youtube “Kleancolor review” and you’ll find dozens.
Quite a few are out of stock right now but you can try amazon as well
The website has a lot of cheap brands of makeup for $1 and a lot of youtubers (where I heard of it from) have ordered from them so it seems reputable. I just thought I would put that out there for anyone who was interested!
I can tell you all, dear followers, that this brand is cheap but not totally worth it if you want a high pigment result. In order to actually get it to be high pigmented and stay on your lips (these are a little…I don’t want to say greasy but that’s as close a word as I can think of right now) you have to put on a layer of matching colored eye shadow or other powder.
They’re not bad for the price, but I don’t recommend just wearing it just by it self.
After my Uta cosplay I got a lot of questions on how I covered my eyebrows, mine are rather thick and a lot of people have trouble covering their eyebrows when they’re as thick as mine so here is my tutorial for you! This by no means the perfect way or right way, this is just what works for me.
MATERIALS: Glue stick, plastic knife, White powder, concealer, regular powder and face paint (optional)
Get a gluestick, doesn’t matter the color. Cut of a big chunk of it and slap that sucker onto your brows, don’t worry it will wash out and not tear off your eyebrows. I’ve done this many times. Take a plastic knife or what ever tool you prefer and smooth the glue across your brows till they are fully covered. (I rushed so mine could have been blended better but eh whatever)
You will want to get some white powder/makeup and cover your eyebrows where the glue is. I unfortunately ran out of my powder so I used white face paint instead for this, while it still works you’re MUCH better off with a white powder, it gives it a cleaner look.
Time to use yo liquid concealer. Smother yo brows with concealer till no purple can be seen, I also used a little bit of pink facepaint to cover places where the purple stood out a lot.
Now take your powder and whatever other makeup you use and BLEND IT ALL OVAH. You want to make it look as seamless as you can (Step one comes in VERY handy here, the better you blended the glue the better it will look at the end, I went back and blended my glue a little more.)
AND TA DAH! Now you’re an eyebrowless beautiful person.
This seamless trim technique is a method I’ve been using for years to add custom trim to my costumes without any top-stitching at all. Similar in a way to bias tape, but with many key differences in implementation and results. No one taught me this technique, but now I’m teaching it to you! Please read through all the instructions below before asking any further questions, and happy trim-making! C: