dragon age 3 flickers to life on our screens. we are the inquisitor at last. we take our first shaky baby steps toward the first chest to loot in the game. we hold our breath. we open the chest. what mysteries will be revealed within? how will the contents of this chest help us on our journey? it is a moth-eaten scarf. the adventure has begun
Asked by buckybird
Hello! I’m going to publish this in case others are curious too, hope you don’t mind.
First of all, thank you!! It means a lot to know that my limited experience and make-up skills actually work :P
I got most of my inspiration from watching videos of Drag Queen’s doing their make-up, actually, although doing male drag is obviously different, I found it helps a lot!
I usually start by putting foundation on as a good base and using darkish colour eyeshadows, e.g. brown to make areas such as my cheekbones/nose/around my eyes/brow area look more defined. (In this test, i actually didn’t define my cheekbones at all, but i will be doing it for the con/may put up a full test before)
Then I start by doing some eye-makeup. Make-up is still so important even if you are crossplaying/cosplaying a male character! With no make-up, you will look pasty and pale in photographs and it just adds more to the costume as a whole.
Usually I put a light amount of eyeliner on but not as heavy as I usually would.
Then i use small amounts of grey+brown eyeshadow around the sockets of my eyes to make them overall seem darker (don’t forget to blend to make it look natural, otherwise you’ll just end up looking like an emo panda :P)
After that, i usually start to define and re-shape my eyebrows. Luckily i don’t need to cover my whole brow to re-shape them completely as i can get away with just adding to them with eyeliner/brow pencils. (if you do want to change the shape of your brow completely, i’d recommend looking up videos of the gluestick method - I haven’t used it myself yet so i can’t say i have experience - but basically, you glue your eyebrows with a gluestick and cover them with foundation to make it look invisible. There’s lots of videos on youtube though.)
Then it comes to the beard; depending on the beard type depends on how you should do it. For Jon Snow, he doesn’t have a very bushy beard, so i’ve just covered my chin area with a light dusting of brown eyeshadow first. Then i’ve just added dashes of black eyeliner where the beard should be. It’s probably not the best way to do it, but it’s all i know atm and it works for me.
Blending is really important though as it helps to keep everything more natural looking!
This is much longer than I anticipated, but I hope it helps!