So many ESL moments, I can't English maaan. Edited for coherence and spelling! Sorry!First off, I want to apologize for varying quality of photos
. I had no idea where my big tripod was so I used my tabletop one which was only able to reach high enough to shoot mirror photos hence the weird ghosting effect. There are not 2 of me, I promise. If there were, the world would implode, surely.A new derpy tutorial for you guys!
Sorry about the gigantic file size. It had to be that big so the text was still legible.
I created this bare-bones tutorial for the folks interested in basic contouring to enhance their crossplays. As I did not get crazydramatic with the makeup, in its present state it works well for crossplaying natural-looking bishounen/prettyboy types. My goal here was to visually go from Asian female to Asian male as it would take a lot more makeup, some prosthetics, etc. to appear as a male from another race [it would be hella difficult to look as manry as someone like Harrison Ford etc.]
Using the same techniques and more makeup/tools etc. one could push the envelope farther and discover even more looks. For basic crossplay makeup to look natural, you generally want to use brown makeup where possible over black which can be dramatic and obvious. A note about bronzer/highlighter
Often these contain shimmer or sparkles. Some do not and highlighter can certainly be used to bring out certain features. As far as I know, there are only 2 men who are allowed to sparkle with awesomeness and they are Bowie and Mercury. Unless you are cosplaying them or perhaps a sparkling vampire, steer clear of sparkles/shimmers.A note about supplies
Tailor the stuff you use to your needs! Pick a moisturizer and foundation that suit your skin-type and complexion. While using primers is not necessary, I find that they do help so if you are going to spend all day wandering around an event/convention, it gives the makeup extra staying power.
In terms of brushes to use, I consider them an investment. ELF's $1 brush line is pretty decent, but I am glad I bought the Ecotools set a while back. They are affordable but very nice. Some of the brushes that come with stuff you buy are nice e.g. my Bare Minerals brush seen in the tutorial that came with the Starter Kit, others are junky so be choosy because you will get better results with better brushes. Feel free to ask question/leave feedback
Do go out and have fun with it. Don't be a jerk, no one likes them. Edit: Got a question concerning my glasses/where I got them.
Well, they are my legit prescription glasses which I purchased at my optometrist's office. If you are looking for cheap glasses for cosplay that can come with prescription if needed, Zenni Optical is a place many people shop at. UPDATE:
I ordered my Harry Potter glasses from them and they were able to make them in my insane prescription. Production and shipping took like 2 weeks so if you order, give yourself a month total for them to arrive. I was very pleased with the glasses I ordered though!Edit 2:
Got a hilarious question off DA concerning my eyebrows asking what happened to them. LOL the answer is "absolutely nothing". I haven't over-plucked them or shaved them. They are naturally sparse and thin and don't show up well in photos without enhancement. I'm saving the whole "shave off eyebrows only to draw them back in" routine for when I get into my 40's since that's apparently what many middle-aged Asian women do heheh kidding. "Do the right thing... Be a man" - Russell Peters