ben nye powder

hey @ og homestucks if you’re giving hiveswap fans advice about sealing body paint maybe don’t be aggressive about? i’ve seen a lot of posts where people are swearing at people about sealing body paint and yeah that’s important but you don’t need to be an asshole to get your point across.

on that note, sealing body paint is important, for people who don’t know the ins and outs of paint, because the worst thing that can happen is getting grey on people’s hard worked on costumes! you’ll probably feel guilty if it happens and it’s the kind of thing that is enough to dampen your experience of a convention - worse still, they’ll be stuck walking around with grey paint on that careful armor they spent fifteen hours sculpting and painting or the shirt that they had to find in the right colour, etc etc. 
seal your paint with lots of baby powder or translucent powder! ben nye is a good brand of paint (for my skin tone which is like, white as heck, i mix one of their white and grey together) if you can afford it because it’s waterproof and long lasting. you’ll need alcohol based remover to get it off - otherwise, snazaroo is cheap, although it’s not waterproof and will probably come off way faster. there is also kryolan which i’ve never tried but heard good things about! it pays to look around at tutorials and the like, there are a load on youtube about how to do it as safely as possible so as to avoid dampening someones con experience!
some people make arm socks, but i cant sew at all so i paint my hands. i’d recommend covering them extra well, and if you think you’ve covered them enough…well, cover them a few times, juuuuuust to be sure! i also never paint the palm of my hands or underside of my fingers because i like to grab stuff to look at in cons and it’s just overall safer for me not to! 

tldr; homestucks be nice, and there;s some actual help instead of a !!!Sea L Yo ur B o D y P AI nt !! rant in the big blurb. have fun i guess and i hope i get to take photos with people cosplaying hiveswap at my next con! 


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@esteelauder Double wear foundation ‘Rich Cocoa’
@nyxcosmetics_canada above and beyond concealer 'Nutmeg’
@blackopalbeauty foundation stick 'Black Walnut’
Ben nye powder 'Beige suede’
Sacha buttercup setting powder
@blackopalbeauty finishing powder 'Deep’
@mywunderbrow 'Jet black’
@morphebrushes 35C palette
@benefitcanada Real lash mascara
@dutchnessbeauty highlight in Céleste
@sleekmakeup lip liner 'Cocoa’
@colourpopcosmetics liquid lipstick 'Speedial’
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Here’s the process I used to weather my Abyss Watcher jacket.  I bought budget upholstery leather from ebay, which was close to the right color, but unfortunately turned out to be more glossy than I wanted.  This process got rid of the glossy coat, darkened the color a bit, and also gave it a more worn appearance.  I’ll show the final result later this week!

I recommend either doing this outside or wearing a respirator, as some of the chemicals release fumes that probably aren’t healthy to be breathing in.  Nitrile gloves are also a plus.  Rubbing alcohol and acetone in particular severely dry out skin (that’s why they work well for weathering leather :-P).  

1) Apply isopropyl alcohol (IPA, aka rubbing alcohol) to remove the gloss coat.  I squirted it on liberally and then rubbed it off with a paper towel.  You’ll need to rub the leather quite a bit to remove the gloss coating, adding more IPA as necessary.  If you want a more harsh effect, you could use acetone (found in nail polish remover) instead of IPA.  Acetone tends to leave a residue, so you’ll probably need to use IPA afterward.  The leather should have a dull, matte finish after this step.

2) Use shoe polish to both darken the leather and to simulate dirt and grime.  Shoe polish comes in a variety of colors.  I used black, but what color you use depends on the leather.  Again, I rubbed this on with a paper towel.  I focused more around seams and areas that might accumulate dirt with use.  I also made random speckles and streaks.  Be careful not to buff the leather too much, since this will make it shiny again.

3) Lastly, apply a leather conditioner.  I used Pecard’s leather dressing, but there are a variety of different types out there.  This serves three purposes.  It moisturizes the leather again, since IPA/acetone dry it out, extending the lifetime.  It tends to darken the color slightly, and it also keeps the shoe polish from rubbing off.  Wipe on a thin coat, being careful not to buff too much if you don’t want a shiny finish.  It takes a while for the conditioner to dry, maybe an hour or two.  If, after that, it’s still feels kind of oily, you can wipe off the excess conditioner with a rag or paper towel.

4) Update (optional step not pictured) - After making this tutorial, I also applied some fake black dirt (Ben Nye character powder, Charcoal), which helped remove even more of the shine, darkened the leather a bit, and gave it a more grimy texture.  This powder comes in three different colors, ash (white), prairie dust (brown), and charcoal (black), so there are a lot of options for getting different effects.  It washes off with water, so if you apply too much or get it on your clothing, it’s not permanent.  This also means that it does rub off a bit.  I haven’t tested this yet, but it seems like it should be fine for a day’s wear, but you might need to reapply if you’re wearing for multiple days at a convention.

And you’re done!  You may want to repeat some of the above steps if you’re not completely satisfied, or it’s still too shiny.  I’ve also heard of people using sandpaper to scratch up the surface, but this damages the leather and didn’t quite give the appearance I wanted for my project.


Soft Rose. 

All of this moving and adulting has really drained me of my creative energy! Ugh.. anywho… I enjoyed this look because it’s super soft and wearable. normally my makeup is extra intense- so this was a nice change. Also stay tuned for a special announcement later!!!! :D

The Look:


1) Prime eye with white eye shadow primer and follow up with applying a light coat of white shadow

***Tips*** Applying a white or skin tone colored shadow on the lid will help you blend your shadows more easily.

2) Apply “Cake” from the UD Alice Through the Looking Glass palette on the crease of the eye.

 3) To add depth, add a small amount of “Jezebel” from Juvia’s Place the Nubian II palette to the crease of the eye- focus this darker shadow more on the outer v portion of the crease.

4) Lightly dab “Luscious” from the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette on your lid using a flat shadow brush.

5) Using your finger, apply Nyx Ultra Pearl “Mania” Loose shadow on the center of the eye.

6) Apply liquid eyeliner to the top lid and pencil liner to the lower lid.

7)  Using a smudge brush, smudge “Jezebel” into your lower lash line.

* On my lips I am wearing Nyx Lip Lingerie in Exotic

* Face: Nyx Eyebrow Gel- Chocolate, Black Radiance BB Cream in Honey Amber, Face Studio Master Concealer in Medium 40, Ben Nye Banana Powder, Laura Geller Gilded Honey Illuminator, and Black Radiance True Complexion Contour Palette (Medium to Dark)


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Ben Nye Powder in Banana is the BEST product for dark under eye circles, uneven skin tones and for people like me who want to lightly contour your face with little to no effort and time. Kim Kardashian blogged about this and my dark circles are concealed just as good as hers! Use a flat powder brush, dab on your T zone and under the eyes, let sit for 5 minutes and brush outwards and blend. AMAZING results, don’t let the yellow color fool you- it works for all skin tones!

Express Yo’self. 

I couldn’t decide which picture I liked best :) 

Also! Follow me on IG! If you are a makeup page I’ll follow back (if I don’t… I’m not a jerk, just very forgetful… comment under a pic please). 

IG: aysialoveless 

The Look:

* Starting from the inner eye my shadows go from Dark Blue -> Light Blue

- >Purple -> Red using my Morphe Picasso Palette

* On my lips I am wearing Gerard Cosmetic’s French Toast Lipstick and Pouty Princess Lip gloss. I also lined my lips using my favorite lip pencil ~ Chestnut by Mac

* Face: Nyx Eyebrow Gel- Chocolate, Mac Studio Fix Foundation NC45, Face Studio Master Concealer in Medium 40, Ben Nye Shadow Wheel SK-3, Ben Nye Banana Powder, KaePop Glo Up, and Black Radiance Pressed Foundation Powder- Rich Mahogany and Ebony.

How I Cover My Eyebrows for Cosplay

I got an ask from swimming-ghouls about how I covered my eyebrows in a previous post. Here’s a tutorial!

Here’s what I used: 

The glue stick, CG powder, and foundation are from the CVS I work at. The Ben Nye white powder is from Amazon, and the foundation brush is from Target.

First, slide the glue stick inward, against the grain of your eyebrows (towards the center of your face). This will ensure the glue reaches the roots. Let it dry until no longer sticky, then apply outward (away from the center of your face). Repeat this until the hairs are completely flat. If needed for thicker brows, take a small chunk of the glue and spread it across your eyebrow with the side of a pair of tweezers. 

After the glue has completely dried, take the white setting powder and apply it to your brow. Don’t be afraid to use a lot!

After applying the white powder, use the brush to apply the foundation. Any foundation will do, but I prefer one that isn’t too loose or watery. If it’s too wet, it can cause the hair to come loose from the glue. 

Repeat the last two steps as many times as needed After you’ve applied the foundation, if you can still see hairs, apply more white powder. This will help build that smooth, bare skinned surface. 

I used the Cover Girl powder to set everything once I’ve gotten the desired smoothness. 

I made the mistake of trimming my brows a little too short a couple of days ago, so my hairs are kind of sticking out!

But after smoothing everything out this is how it should look!

What I use for removal:

I bought this at the CVS I work at and I use it to remove all my cosplay makeups, even liquid latex! Although regular soap works just fine, this stuff really gets down in there and pulls the makeup off your skin while being gentle. 

I really hope this helps!!!


Date Night Glam Inspired by Beyonce’s Super Bowl Look.

So I didn’t have time this week to do a bunch of different Vday looks, but I love this look because its very wearable! It’s also very convenient that almost all of the colors can be found in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette.

The Steps:

1) Apply Sephora’s Cherry On Top shadow to the crease of the eye. Then follow up with Hot Chocolate from the Self-Made Palette.

2) Apply Hot & Cold to the entire lid

3) Using Metallic Plum, apply to the inner and outer lid. You want to create a frame around the lighter color on the lid

4) Apply Treasure in the inner corner of the eye 

5) Lightly dab Pink Champagne in the center of the lid to accentuate the contrasting colors. 

6) Apply a white eyeliner

7) Line the eyes using a smudge brush and Spirit Rock. Stop applying Spirit rock when you reach the center of the eye, finish lining with Hot Chocolate. 

Additional Products Used:

Face: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow- Ebony, Mac Studio Fix Foundation NC45, Face Studio Master Concealer in Medium 40, Ben Nye Banana Powder, and Black Radiance Pressed Foundation Powder- Rich Mahogany and Ebony.

Eyelashes: Andrea 45 Black

Lips: 231 From Ulta lined with Mac lip pencil in Chestnut 

Wedding Glam by @linamourey 💋

• Mario Badescu Aloe Moisturizer ($24)
• Mac Prep + Prime Natural Radiance in Radiant Yellow ($41)
• Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation ($48)
• Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ($29)
• Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder ($12)
• Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit ($40)
• Makeup Forever Secret Powder (Highlighter)

• Mac Paint Pot in the shade Groundwork ($21)
• Mac ‘Brownscript’ and 'Uninterrupted’ eyeshadow shades in the crease ($16 each)
• Mac 'Carbon’ eyeshadow in the outer corner ($16)
• Lashes by House of Lashes in the style Boudoir ($12)

• Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow in 'Medium Brown’ ($18)
• Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in 'Chocolate’ ($21)
• Mac Pro Longwear Concealer for highlight + precision underneath the brows ($20)

• Mac LipLiner in 'Cork’ ($16)
• Mac Lipstick in 'Angel’ ($16)
• Mac Plushglass in 'Ample Pink’ ($20)


FOTD: Blue
Submission from beautyblendz

Face: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow- Ebony, Fit Me Foundation in 355, Mac Pro Longwear Concealer- NC45, LA Girl Cosmetics Yellow Corrector, Ben Nye SK-3 Shadow Wheel, Ben Nye Banana Powder, Black Radiance Pressed Foundation Powder- Rich Mahogany and Ebony, and Mac Soft & Gentle Highlight.

Eyes: Listed by location and order of application

(Crease) Sephora- Cherry On Top and Hot Chocolate from the ABH Self Made Palette

(Lid): Purple from the Lorac MEGA Pro 2 Palette

(Inner): Maybelline Color Tattoo by Eyestudio in 40 Tenacious Teal with Crystal Gun Metal Studio Effect Liner by Nyx (Glitter used to blend colors)

(Liquid Eye Liner): Black Gel Liner from e.l.f and Extreme Sapphire Studio Effect Liner by Nyx 

(Eyeliner): Denim by Prestige

(Lower Lash line): Black from Nyx Avant Pop! Art Throb and Maybelline Color Tattoo by Eyestudio in 40 Tenacious Teal

Lips: Ulta 216 Lipstick, Chestnut Lip Pencil by MAC, and Pouty Princess Lip Gloss by Gerard Cosmetics


Purple Reign.

I purchased a bunch of glitters from Violet Voss a while back and this is  my first chance to actually use them. I was amazed at how easily the products applied! I didn’t use very much product and I didn’t have a panic attack because I was getting glitter all over my room, so that’s great.

The Steps:

1)  Apply ‘Tangerine’ from the Lorac Mega Pro 2 palette to crease (or you can use  any orange)

2) Follow with ‘Saddle’ from the same palette (or any brown) 

3) Cover lid with Rimmel Scandaleyes eye shadow stick in ‘Blackmail’ 

4) Get rid of harsh lines using ‘Black’ from Lorac Mega Pro 2 and a crease brush

5) Cover lid with Violet Voss’ ‘Brooklyn’ Glitter Using adhesive

6) Draw line as shown using Color Tattoo by Eyestudio in Painted Purple

7) Apply Nyx Eye Pencil in ‘Purple’ to waterline

8) Smudge ‘Deep Purple’ from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Self- Made Palette into lower lash line to get rid of harsh lines

Additional Products Used:

Face: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow- Ebony, Mac Studio Fix Foundation NC45, Face Studio Master Concealer in Medium 40, Ben Nye SK-3 Shadow Wheel, Ben Nye Banana Powder, Black Radiance Pressed Foundation Powder- Rich Mahogany and Ebony, and Mac Soft & Gentle Highlight

Eyelashes: Andrea 45 Black

Lips: Nyx Liquid Suede in ‘Amethyst’ , Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in ‘Abu Dhabi’ , and Nyx Eye Pencil in ‘Purple’ to create the perfect ombre

discoursamoureux  asked:

Hey ! I have a very pale skin, do you know any powder/foundation that is fair ?

Yes! I am quite fair as well and I know the struggle lol. Heres a list of the fairest foundations I’ve come across.

Liquid/Cream Foundations:

  • Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation in Soft Ivory
  • Graftobian Hi Def Creme Foundation Palette in Ultra Lights
  • Tarte Amazonian Full Coverage in Ivory
  • Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in 1
  • Mac Full Coverage in w10
  • Mac Studio Fix in nw10
  • Revlon ColorStay in 110 Ivory
  • L’Oreal True Match in W1
  • Makeup Forever Mat Velvet in 15
  • Nars Sheer Glow in Siberia 
  • RCMA Cream Foundation in Porcelain
  • Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in 13 (not a foundation but a great BB cream for very fair people)


  • Mac Studio Fix Powder in nw10
  • Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Soft Porcelain
  • Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Cameo
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light (not really intended to set the entire face since its so stark white but if you’re fair enough go for it!)
  • Loreal True Match Powder in w1
  • Also, I really suggest setting with translucent powders over non translucent powders just because they don’t add any color, and its easy to work with that way with fair skin. 

Pure White Foundations:, these are really great to use if you already have a foundation that you love but doesn’t come light enough, you can mix these in or just use them alone if you really want.

  • Illamasqua Skin Base in 01 White
  • Mac Full Coverage in White

I’m probably missing a lot of other really fair products but these just came off the top of my head, if anyone has any other recommendations feel free to respond with them! Hope this was helpful, sorry if this is a lot but I know a lot of other people are curious about fair foundations cause they can be tricky to find ones that really match and work!


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