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Post By Yunca. 05/04/10, 03:34 pm

i was thinking i should put some on this year so it would get rid of the shine on my face in photos but im not sure whats the best stuff to use.

oh and whats the best thing to use to make you look paler?? but not too pale lol


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Post By JVCA. 05/04/10, 03:51 pm

Here are the essentials for good-photo make-up. (It's by all means possible to get good photos WITHOUT make-up - but in a crowded con with poor lighting, you're much more likely to look better with a bit of make-up on!)

Liquid Foundation - this evens out your skin tone and makes you look less blotchy.
Concealer - unless you're lucky enough to have clear skin (...not me) and dark eye circles (...also not me), you'll want to use concealer to conceal zits and dark eye circles. C:
Powder Foundation - this is what will get rid of the shine on your face.
Eyeliner - I'm not talking about emo-eyes - just a thin line of eyeliner around the outer half of each lid will really make your eyes stand out both in photos and on stage. (They use stage make-up in theatre for a reason!) If you find black eyeliner too harsh, then try brown eyeliner - it's more subtle, but has the same effect.
Lip colour - I'm not saying fire-truck red, but a very slight bit of colour on your lips will make you look a bit more alive. :) (I use the Body Shop's lip stainer, because it gives me colour but it's not sticky and gross like lipstick/gloss can be)

If you only want to use ONE item of make-up, use the concealer. Two items? Concealer and powder. nodnod

As for looking pale - I'd say a powder foundation. :)
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Post By RainbowMoonDust. 05/04/10, 03:53 pm

What is a good under eye concealer? I always have dark circles under my eyes and being tired from Geddon makes them worse. I also have pale skin which shows up everything! I can't a good one that works properly on my skin! sad
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Post By Yunca. 05/04/10, 03:54 pm

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Thankyou i will have to try those ^-^. lol i mite have to look emo for auck for one of my cosplays lol
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Post By JVCA. 05/04/10, 05:04 pm

@RMD: I'm currently using one that I got from the Body Shop (my friend used to work there so I got it discounted, hahah), but really the rule of thumb with concealer is that you should always buy a shade lighter than your skin tone - because if you use lighter concealer on a darker blemish, the two cancel each other out. :3

For my under eyes, I find my concealer's kind of yellowy when put over the under eye circles, so I used the concealer, followed by a layer of the liquid foundation which has more of a reddy hue to it, which reduced the yellowyness.:)

@Yunca: No prob! :) If you're wanting to look emo, then lots of eyeliner and mascara is the way to go. Razz
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Post By Suixelo. 06/04/10, 09:39 am

It would be good to note that everyone's skin is different and reacts different to specific products. First you have to ask yourself what your skin needs more of, and less of. Is it oily? Dry? In between?

For an example, my skin can be quite oily, so I need to use a mineral foundation or light mousse which won't clog my pores. I find Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse to be perfect for my skin but I cannot use liquid foundations because I break out easily and they don't feel comfortable on my skin. My skin is so light many stores in NZ don't even sell products light enough for me, so it's impossible for me to find a concealer lighter than my skin tone. Instead, I tend to try different ones and find out which works best. At the moment I am using L'Oreal Touche Magique which I personally find amazing. If you have bad under eye circles like me, this concealer has an illuminating effect that actually makes the skin look lighter and make you appear more awake. If your circles aren't bad but you have acne to cover, use a thicker concealer or one specialised for that purpose. Instead of eyeliner, I use thick mascara more often. If you are competing in the contest you may want to use eyeliner but it may look too harsh in photos, again, it depends on your skin, your eyes and your own preference on how you want to look. I am using Maxfactor 2000 Calorie Dramatic Look mascara at the moment and am loving it! It can increase the volume of your lashes by up to 300% which is incredible! I find my light eyes are sometimes overwhelmed by eyeliner, but mascara compliments them always.

Make up is all about what suits you and what feels good on your skin. So have a play next time you go to Farmers or another store with makeup counters and ask for the staff's advice on what to use for your own skin. You don't have to buy unless you want to, so don't feel shy or pushed to a purchase ;)
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Post By Lumissne. 12/04/10, 03:23 am

Like the above posts have said, definitely invest in some power foundation. Just a warning, if you're going to be under bright lights while taking photos, just might want to just touch up/check on your make-up regularly in case you've sweated some of it off or it has run.

If you want some good advice on some basic make-up looks, go check out MichellePhan on Youtube. She does brilliant make-up tutorials and has some great tips for washing brushes, concealing dark spots, etc.
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Post By Yunca. 15/05/10, 02:34 pm

yay tried the foundation etc for dunedin and it worked ^-^ thankyouz ^-^
i think ill have to add more colour onto my face next time since i did look a tiny bit pale.
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Post By neimhaille. 15/05/10, 03:00 pm

I am paler than people realise (I have a lot of freckles and redness that conceals my base colour) so when I get my foundation on it makes me suddenly look like a vampire ;) I will often use Thin Lizzy as a shader and shaper by using it around the outside of my face and a little on my cheeks chin and nose- though that is a tricky one!)
If I try for a foundation darker it is like a really obvious mask so I find shading helps prevent the washed out look and use my actual proper foundation.
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Post By Huntress. 15/05/10, 06:08 pm

I think it is good to remember that aside from store-bought products from mainstream stores there are also specialist products like Kryolan/Aquacolour which do have lighter than average shades and specialist non-shine powders and even specialist TV make-up. I know in Wellington you can purchase these from the James Smith Pharmacy and there is also a special FX website linked to body FX where you can order online (it is and NZ company.)

Link is : http://www.kryolan.com/en/index.php?mnu=32&cid=109&id=87&rel=1

They have an extensive range.
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