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Finding My Holy Grail Cosplay Foundation

The base for a flawless anime look lays within your foundation and your best techniques.

Through all of high school and college my HG foundation was Maybelline Dream Liquid Moose foundation. It gave me a flawless complexion. Unfortunately, it is true that as you age your skin changes, and just two years after college my skin seemed to change over night. Even after having no problems before, the first time I used my HG foundation, my skin reacted horribly 😦
So the hunt was on, and in some instances still is. I have combination skin, oily t-zone and dry patches. I get redness around my nose, cheeks and chin. Once a month I lovingly enjoy a nice cluster of painful zits along my cheekbones. I have also discovered that I need an oil free foundation.

I tested quite a few foundations for my cosplay kit, and many made my skin look worse or just didn’t give me what I wanted. For example Mac, MUFE, and Tarte didn’t work well for me 😦

However, after spending some time in Sephora, I found the Sephora Collection Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation. The Sephora Airbrush Foundation has been considered an amazing dupe for the Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation. I love this foundation for cosplay! It is a bit messy, but once you get the hang of it, it made my skin matte and flawless! It is also build-able without looking cakey, and lasted through an entire con day, which was a huge plus for me 😀 Oh, and it is oil free, has no Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates.

 For application, make sure you shake the can well. I usually spray the foundation directly onto my stippling brush and apply it quickly and in sections starting at the center of my face and working my way outwards. It drys quickly, which can be a double edged sword, after I apply, I use a damp beauty blender and blend.

While, this foundation is really amazing, I am still on the hunt for other amazing cosplay foundations and I am still on the hunt for an amazing concealer :3

What foundation, foundation techniques, and concealer do you recommend for a flawless canvas?

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Disclaimer: This product was purchased by me and the opinions expressed here are mine and mine only.

Cosplay paradise! Haco Stadium Tokyo complex has 33 themed rooms waiting for your photo shoot

Woah, I would love to style a shoot here 😀

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Last week, we took a look at the amazingly accurate recreation of a room from popular animeMonthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun. That’s was only one limited-time room at the awesome Haco Stadium cosplay complex, though.

Haco Stadium actually has 33 permanent cosplay rooms, meaning you can make the cosplaying rounds of a Japanese high school, samurai residence, fantasy castle, and science fiction backdrop, all without ever having to leave the building.

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Beauty Hack: How To Apply Fake Eyelashs

So last week, I posted a beauty hack on how to store fake eyelashes. Well this week, I found an awesome “How to” guide on applying them!

In cosplay, eyelashes can really help make that “anime look” we are all going for. I remember sitting in front of the mirror and practicing for an hour, just to get the routine right. Unfortunately, some days they look perfect and other days well they end up lash less and in the trash.

Anyway, I love this guide! One of the biggest pains when it comes to fake eyelashes, can be that gap between the fake lash and real lash line, well this guide gives a handy tip, so you aren’t fussing with them too much 😀

Here is a photo of me wearing a pair 😀

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You Can Find the Full Guide Here —> How to Apply Fake Eyelashes
and while you are at it, poke around Beautylish‘s community pages. There are some awesome photos, reviews, tips and tricks there!

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It’s National Sibling Day

Since it is National Sibling Day, I decided to throw up some new, old, and pretty old pictures of my baby sissy and I through our cosplay years. Oh and I threw two of my oldest brother in just for some fun 😀 I must I am very lucky that my sister is just as nerdy as I am 😀

Do you cosplay with your siblings?

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Beauty Hack: Storing False Eyelashes

I could not tell you how many fake eyelashes I have lost, but it’s a pretty penny. So I was looking through one of my favorite beauty sites and came across this awesome storage DIY. It is as simple as using a bead box!

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This is an amazing idea. I can even label them according to the cosplay they are for! It also makes it easier to carry them around. If one gets lost you already have a back up pair with you. Absolutely Genius!  Another cool thing is a lot of these compartments can be customized so you can store the glue and tools in there as well.

You can find the full article here—> How To Store False Eyelashes
and while you are at it, poke around Beautylish‘s community pages. There are some awesome photos, reviews, tips and tricks there!

Are there any great DIY storage ideas you use?

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A Really Random Cosplay Idea

So the other day in the car, I was listening to backstreet boys (Don’t judge a 90’s kid), and a scenario randomly popped into my head.

A lip singing of Backstreet Boys “Larger than Life” by the men of Saint Seyia… and add Athena. Well, that would be amusing.Saint Seiya

So on my long rides home (the PA Turnpike sucks at rush hour) I thought hmmm… what other songs could work with this.

– Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song sung by DBZ’s Own, Goku with Frezia, Cell, Boo and Vegeta dancing in the background.Goku_Vegeta_Cell_Buu_Frieza

– Escape the Fate’s version of Santana’s Smooth Tango Dance – Vampire Knight (A Three’s Tango: Yuki, Kaname, & Zero).

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– Adam Lambert – For Your Entertainment lip sung by Rin Okumura – Ao No Exorcist
– A Band Music Video featuring the cast of Ao No Exorcist singing Fall Out Boy: My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark.

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A Soul Eater Lip Sync to Little Mix “Black Magic.” Blair could be the one singing the song 😀 You Know Soul could use a bit of honey and Black Star could use some crystal balling :p

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Cardcaptor Sakura, Sakura singing Watch Me Shine by Joanna Pacitti

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My newest ideas have to deal with Yuri on Ice!

Okay, So I have a couple songs for this:
– Yuuri Skating, Dancing, or Singing to 8th World Wonder by Kimberley Locke for Viktor.
– Viktor Skating, Dancing, or Singing to Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur (Banquet
scene, enough said).
– Totally Yuuri, Viktor, and Pitchit? or Chris singing and dancing to Give it To Me by
Timbaland, JT, and Nelly.
– Yurio skating to Katy Perry’s Roar. I got the eye of the tiger!
– Yuuri Skating to Fight Song by Rachel Platten.
I could keep going but I’m not 😀

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This really is a list of random things that come into my very random mind.

Probably going to continue to update this. . .

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