Friday, March 11, 2016

Makeup Kit 101

Ok so I haven’t written in a while,  sorry about that. Life got crazy for a bit but now on to our next topic and it’s one of my favourites ... costume makeup!

I am not an artist nor have I had lot of lessons but there are some amazing things you can do with just some basic tools and that’s what I’m going to discuss today.

Number 1 for any Cosplayer or Halloween costume lover is a well stocked basic makeup kit. What should be in it? Well here’s a taste of what’s in mine:
  1. Spirit gum – glue for your skin
  2.  Blood – a few different types
  3.  Injury Stack – makeup for bruising and darkening
  4. Brushes – this is a gimmie
  5. Makeup sponges – again a gimmie
  6. Liquid or Flesh Latex – great to add texture or make your own prostetics
  7. Moisturizer – a must to help with removal, you’ll thank me
  8. Talcum powder – to lock it in
  9. Face paint – so we can get creative
  10. Face paint glitter – because I love to add a little sparkle
  11.  Any pre made prostetics you want to use

As you can see I have just outlined a few things here as my kit has way more then this but the list is a great place to start and it depends on what look you want to create. Next blog we will talk about some of these items more. Do you think I missed anything? Comment below and see Miga’s Balloons for all your makeup needs.