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Frozen: Elsa Makeup Tutorial - plain girl's guide by Stealthos-Aurion Frozen: Elsa Makeup Tutorial - plain girl's guide by Stealthos-Aurion
If you want to cosplay Elsa but are not much of a regular makeup user or maybe you're brand new to it, this guide is for you! I don't wear much makeup outside of cosplay and often cosplay as male characters which requires a different skill set and much less makeup so this was a challenge for me too! I decided to share what I did, step by step, so as to help others and perhaps dispel some of the uncertainty and intimidation that putting a ton of makeup on your face can cause. I by no means claim to be a makeup expert or pro. It took me 6 tests to get to this point but it's a learning process for everyone. Hopefully you can skip a few tests of your own and use this tutorial as a guide for customizing your own Elsa makeup! 

Disclaimer: If you are a self-proclaimed makeup artist/guru/have your own Youtube channel/blog etc. this is going to be incredibly boring and basic as this tutorial was not written for those of you who have a ton of experience. Keep that in mind if you decide to read along. 

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Notes: As I state throughout, it is merely a guide. By all means, use products you already own or want to try. Makeup is about getting ideas and tailoring them to your needs. I have super dry sensitive skin which affects what products I choose. If you have oily or combo skin, you might need to pick different brands that work for you and that is perfectly fine! 

For example: I used my Urban Decay Glinda palette for most of my eyeshadows - that does not mean you have to go out and buy one. You just want to have similar colors if you want the effect that I got. I could have done this tutorial using a different eyeshadow palette too.

With exception of the Missha and Urban Decay products and the eyelash applicator tool, I purchased everything else that I used in store at Ulta, where you can use coupons and get things affordably. If you are really limited in terms of places you can shop, you could build a decent kit for Elsa from mid-tier drugstore products and above. What I mean by mid-tier and above is, aim higher than makeup you'd buy for a child to play dress up in. Primers can only improve product performance so much so keep this in mind. 

Questions etc.? Let me know.


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MotherNature101 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
I don't cosplay, but I love the makeup. I'll for sure be trying it sometime. ^.^

Now for the real question us non cosplayers want to know - how do you get the wig on without ruining the style? Superglue? :P
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
No witchcraft, harsh chemicals, or tricks needed. The wig is just styled with Got2Be freeze spray hairspray. Nothing short of gale-force winds or a monsoon will wreck a wig or real hair styled with Got2Be products.
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ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tutorial! I'm planning my Elsa cosplay so this will be great help ^^

You look great as Elsa, btw :)
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I'm glad you found the tutorial helpful. Best of luck on your own Elsa cosplay too and thank you :D
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ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! And thanks :)!
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TaranJHook Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent tutorial a brilliant job on the make up! Looking at your other Elsa pictures I had no idea you were Asian until I saw your actual profile and looked at your other cosplays. 

And Elsa in shutter shades, yes!
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Thank you :D
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PastMisfortunes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect! Thank you~ c;
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
I am glad that you like it! Thank you for sharing your comment :D
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ChantellyHeart Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student General Artist
This is AMAZING! Not only the tutorial but the way you presented it! INSTANT FAN!!
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to share a comment! I appreciate it and the :+devwatch:
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ChantellyHeart Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
No worries :)
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Mika-Itami Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Thank you :hug:
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Mika-Itami Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :iconfrozenhugplz:
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UchihaKaida7 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist
do you have an Anna one??

Thanks for this!! I'm planning to cosplay Elsa sometime in the future so its nice to know how to get her look :3
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
I don't have a tutorial for Anna as I don't have plans to cosplay her. I may dig around and see what I can come up with though. 
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UchihaKaida7 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist
ah, kk
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CaliginousxChaos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very pretty, I love your eyes! ^-^
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Artsy-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
this is perfect! *clap clap* Clap 
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
:hug: Thank you!
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Artsy-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Hug 
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MelodicMadness Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
perfect make up!
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Thank you very much!
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Thanks.  I didn't think about the freckles.
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
NP. Lots of little details that you tend to notice every time you look at references - they're very easy to forget about :)
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Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I've notice a lot of them.  Just Makeup... Not my specialty.  :)
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AkatsukiKurohana Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
This is excellent! :la: I will definitely have to try it sometime.
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment! I hope you have good results with this tutorial when you give it a try. :D
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AkatsukiKurohana Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
You're welcome. :aww: I hope so, too.
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Phoonty Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you have the perfect look for elsa :iconlubplz:
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
:hug: Thank you so much. Your comment means more than you know!
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uvray12 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm so trying this awesome thing!
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Feel free to link your results if you like! I'd love to see your version :D
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