NYX Wonder Stick Ok, I'll admit it. Contouring is a bit of a necessary evil. When cosplaying I always contour, because I am often trying to alter my appearance. On a regular day, I contour lightly to improve my best features and hide my worst. This nifty two sided stick is such a great idea its a wonder no one beat them to it! One side is a creamy light shade, the other a light chocolaty color. I just draw on my face. Then I use my Beauty Blender to blend it all until I'm happy! Easy as pie! This would get a five star rating except I'm removing one point for lack of color choices. I have extremely pale skin and the darker side can be a bit trickier to blend. Otherwise, what could be better than a product that can, in a pinch, replace concealer, highlighter, eye shadow, and a contouring palette? Throw this baby in your bag and go!!
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray This is it!! Cosplayers! Here is the makeup setting spray you have wished existed. After using setting or barrier spray from professional special effects companies I was experiencing everything from dry patches of skin, red spots, and even eye irritation. Then I decided to try Urban Decay's All Nighter setting spray. Now all day, all night, it's "hello gorgeous!" My makeup stays on perfectly no matter how much I perspire, through meals, and most importantly, when I'm being photographed. There's nothing worse than finding an online or print picture you can't be proud of! Setting spray is essential, and Urban Decay has formulated one that won't let you down! The two bottle set allows you to keep one in your makeup kit and one in you Con bag. I can't tell you how many times I have noticed a cosplayer smudging makeup on the convention floor. I will often give them a few sprays to help stop the damage. I love this product!
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask The Sk-11 facial treatment masks are a must-have for any cosplayer. Every cosplayer knows what his/her skin looks and feels like after a day of wearing primer, drying special effects makeup, fixative, glue and barrier spray. Dry as the Sahara! Tired! Grey! I clean my skin and the apply the Sk-11 mask. This mask is ingenious in how it is shaped to hug your face and reach every little nook and cranny. The serum in the packet is more than generous, I like to take the remaining serum and apply it to my neck and hands. Bonus! Then I lower the lights, and think over my day while my skin drinks in moisture. Minutes later I remove the mask, and each and every time I am AMAZED at the results. A new, rejuvenated me! Often, I will then apply street makeup and attend a convention party. When not at a Con, I use the mask at least once a month, but to be honest, I'd use it every day. You know those special products that make you feel and look special? This is one of them! A must have for anyone who wants to look rested, refreshed and beautiful.