How to Make A Stunning Cosplay Makeup and Hairdo

January 11th, 2019 by admin

Cosplaying is not less than any other creative expression and like many others, it demands a level of expertise and experience for proper execution. You might just be the guy who buys a costume and goes to the party just for the fun and the company of likeminded fellows but if you really want to present yourself as a character you admire, or if you want to participate for a competition you would need to go a bit more. We have compiled some tips on how you can do a better makeup to leave a lasting impression.

Clean
The first thing you want to do is clean up your face before applying makeup, this will remove all the dust and oil that later disturb the makeup. A clean face is also easy to work on.

Makeup for Photoshoot
If you expect a photoshoot at a convention, which would usually be the scenario, you might want to do a little extra. You also need to know the lighting conditions of the place e.g. is it outside in daylight or at night, is it indoors with colorful lights or with bright lights, is it indoors with grim lights, etc. This is because the types of lights greatly effect how you look on camera.

What you should normally do is:

Moisturize: Moisturize your face especially cheeks, around the nose, and under the eyelids.

Concealer: You should select a concealer that matches perfectly to your skin color. Beauty shops such as Sephora even allow you test. It does not need to be too expensive. Apply it to your scars, acne or any other spots on your face.

Foundation: Use a sponge to apply foundation all over your face. You can use any trusted local foundation that does the work. Try not to overdo it, you need to blend.

Powder: Lastly apply powder which will absorb all the oil and provide a final finish to your face.

The above four steps will give you a perfect face for the camera. After that it is up to you and the type of character what kind of makeup you put on it. Try to put more emphasis on the face as it is the most lively and crucial part of the face. Try to apply bright colors as they reflect perfectly on a camera.

Hairdo
When it comes to hair the products you use will change along with the changing requirements. Following are a few products you can use to color and style your hair for a cosplay.

Hair Spray
A hairspray gives you a vast variety of colors but leaves you with a helmet like head. Every colored hair strand will be in place. But you will not be able to pass your fingers through your hair.

Gel
A gel can be used when variety is not that important but washablility is. It comes in limited colors but simultaneously colors and styles your hair. It can easily be washed off with shampoo. Got2b spiking glue, is one of the best in the market, particularly for cosplaying.

Chalk
One can also use chalk for a pastel-like texture for your hair. It is easy to use. You just need to slide it over your hair and it is easily washable. You can also brush your hair but it may fall on your dress if you don’t apply hairspray over it.

Others
If you want your hair color to last longer you might want to apply Demi-Permanent Dye which will last for over 25 shampoos. Another easy and risk-free solution is using the clip-on hair of your favorite characters.

5 Skin Care Tips for Beach Day Out in Summers

January 5th, 2019 by admin

Beach season is surely a wonderful time for everyone to try short, handy dresses look the way they want. People can plan weekends, holidays with their loved ones and friends but nothing can beat the ‘party on sand’ moment. Yes, taking a trip to beach will be perfect idea for summers. But ensure you have all the safety measures for your beautiful skin as beaches are sun reflection prone areas. Don’t forget to consider best beach care skin routine for your sensitive and smooth skin.

1. Never Compromise With Sunscreens
Taking sun protection measures start with a perfect sunscreen when you are heading out to the beach. Regularly and generously apply this depending upon your SPF match. Cover hairline, eyelids, feet and toes properly and frequently. Waterproof sunscreen would be great because you can taste the sea whenever you want.

2. Take Care Of Your Lips
Harmful UVA and UVB rays can damage your soft lips more than any other part of your skin. So keep your lips well protected with sun block lip balm is one of the most recommended things.

3. Keep Your Skin Moist All The Time
If you are planning whole day out on the beach don’t forget to take your be ready always kit with you. Skin moisturizer is a must ingredient of your kit when it comes to retain your skin moisture at sand. Get a quality, ingredients rich body moisturizer which protects and moist your skin for maximum time.

4. Drink Plenty Of Water And Other Liquids
YES! No skin care product can replace the harm done by sun than the water does. Water hydrates your body, keeps the body temperature under control and gives natural moisture to your skin for maximum time. You can also drink juices and other liquids depending upon your taste and toast.

5. Don’t Forget To Carry Hats And Sunglasses
Parking yourself under an umbrella will protect you from direct sun light. Hat and sunglasses add extra effect to your swim or beach wear. You can enjoy serenity of beach and thrilling sound of water without caring about anything else.

Whenever you come back from the sand don’t forget to wash off all the dirt and apply after sun beauty products. Further you can try anti tanning products to remove tanning caused by hot sun rays. Enjoy beaches for sure but don’t let your skin pay the price.

Have a happy outing this summers!

3 Things I Learn When I Went Blonde

December 31st, 2018 by admin

I’ve always wanted blonde hair and, since my natural hair color is a deep brown, my journey to sun-kissed tresses has not been without a few challenges. I have had my hair done both professionally and at home, and at the end of the day I find that achieving high gloss blonde hair at home is perfectly possible, but only if you are willing to spend significant time and effort getting the perfect blonde instead of a blotchy orange mess.

So here is my hard earned advice if you want to go down the blonde route.

Choose Your Undertones Carefully

Lightening your hair away from your natural undertones (warm for golden blonde, cool for ashy blondes) means you can end up having to do a lot of color correction to fix it. For example, you will need specialist shampoos to remove yellow hair after bleaching. You will also need to apply toners to prevent unwanted brassiness while keeping the golden tones you are after.

Generally speaking, ashy blondes require more maintenance, as most of the pigment you’ll be removing from your hair has warm/orange undertones. Minerals and hair products also have a tendency to oxidize on your hair, creating brassiness.

If you are looking to achieve silver or white hair, you will need hair at level 10 or as close to it as possible, with no warm undertones. If your hair naturally pulls warm, this can be a struggle and require constant maintenance.

Keep Your Hair Healthy

If you decide to go blonde at home it’s important to give your hair all the extra TLC you can, and then some. Bleaching and lightening opens up the cuticle and removes protein from your hair, which may end up looking and feeling like straw.

Before you go blonde, stock up on nourishing oil treatments and deep conditioning masques suitable for blonde hair. To keep damage to a minimum it’s important to avoid overlapping bleach when covering regrowth, so make sure to apply the lightening mixture carefully only on hair that is not your desired level yet. Anything beyond two levels above your natural hair color will involve heavier maintenance.

Can You Go Platinum At Home?

In all fairness, going full platinum with at-home bleaching can be a bit of a risk for somebody who is not a professional hairdresser or has been practicing for years. This is because in order to reach level 10 hair you will need to remove all pigment from your hair. You will then have to apply the right blonde toner to achieve the desired end color.

If your hair is naturally dark that means removing a lot of pigment in order to neutralize the naturally occurring orange and brassy undertones. Doing this at home means usually having to bleach your hair several times because otherwise the damage would be too great.

Hairdressers have products such as Olaplex or L’Oreal Smartbond, which minimize the damage and so allow for more intensive lightening. So I wouldn’t recommend it, unless you are very experienced with bleach, have hair that is in really good health and aren’t adverse to risk.

If you are dying your hair more than 6 levels above your natural hair color (going from dark brown to light blonde, for example), be careful. Unless your hair is in amazing health before you start, the damage can be too great and you risk giving yourself an unflattering chemical haircut.

Most people who do this sort of drastic hair transformations wear their hair in a lob or bob, above their shoulder. This is for a reason, keeping healthy long bleached hair is incredibly difficult. Natural looking blonde hair often requires more complex techniques such as balayage to add depth and texture to the hair.

The upkeep for blonde hair is significant, but on the bright side bleach will make your hair texture look thicker and more interesting, and your hair will become your best accessory. I think everybody should go blonde at least once in their lifetime and try it.

DIY Face Masks Feed Your Face

December 22nd, 2018 by admin

A great way to pamper yourself is to treat your face with ingredients that will bring it back to life. Masks are a nice and quick way of achieving and maintaining good skin. You can also make DIY masks at home with ingredients at home. They are cheaper, easier and simple to make. Here are a few DIY face masks that you can try for different skin problems:

1. Hydrating Honey Mask

If your skin has been feeling dry and dull from overworking or harsh weather all you need is something that will moisturize your skin.

Ingredients You Need:

Honey

Rosewater

Avocado

Mix these ingredients well and leave it on your face for 15-30 minutes. Let the ingredients soak into your skin well. Wash it off and you will see noticeably smooth and bright skin.

2. Fight That Acne

Acne can result from pollution that can clog your pores, therefore, triggering your skin to breakout. Don’t worry because you can easily dry them off within days.

Ingredients You Need:

Yogurt

Turmeric

Lemon

This is one of the oldest DIY secrets in history for clear skin. If you have acne prone or oily skin, this face pack will take care of it. Yogurt has anti-bacterial properties whereas turmeric dries out acne thus eliminating them. On the other hand, lemon will lighten any previous acne scars and make your skin look bright and fair.

3. Tighten Those Pores

Pores can be a real source of distress. They are difficult to hide even with makeup on because your make will start to look flaky after a while if you have big pores on your skin. You can try a DIY Mask to tighten them and restore baby-soft skin.

Ingredients You Need

Egg White

Lemon

Mix these ingredients well and leave them on your face until they dry. Then you can either wash it off or peel it off depending on the consistency of the mask. Egg white will tighten pores as well as remove impurities and blackheads that will give you a naturally flawless glow up!

4. Congested Skin

Congested skin can result in acne breakouts consistently. It can be caused due to an unhealthy diet, improper sleeping pattern or warm weather. But there is a face mask for everything when you DIY it.

Ingredients You Need

Rose Water

Aloe Vera

Cucumber

Mix these ingredients and after washing your face with your usual cleanser put the mixture on your face. Leave it on your face for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off. Do this every other day if your skin is very problematic otherwise you can do this every once in a week. It will allow your skin to cool down and release toxins that are causing congestion.

5. Brighten It Up

Dull skin can be caused by sleeplessness, overworking and not take sufficient care of your skin. You can brighten up and remove dead cells with help of the most basic ingredients in your kitchen.

Ingredients You Need

Brown Sugar

Honey

Virgin Olive Oil

Mix these ingredients in amounts that you have scrub-like consistency. Apply it on your face and gently rub it all over. Wash off the face afterward to reveal the magic of this simple hydrating mask. Extra perk: You can also use it on your lips.

6. Reverse Aging

If you have fine lines or wrinkles on your face it is because of the lack of hydration and moisture. However, there are specific ingredients that will help you slow down the process and remove fine lines.

Ingredients You Need

Cocoa Powder

Cream

Honey

Mix these ingredients and leave the mixture on your face for 20-30 minutes. By applying this face mask on your face frequently you will notice a huge difference in your appearance. This face mask is packed with anti-oxidants and is known for collagen boosting mechanism.

For every skin problem, there is a mask. You can also play around with different ingredients on your own to suit the specific needs of your skin. Healthy skin is a result of consistent habits so it is important you follow a Facemask routine along with a healthy lifestyle.