Tears (2015) by Stephanie Fernandez / Tumblr
In this series, I have created 5 separate makeup ideas demonstrating different feelings that are associated with tears. These visuals and feelings are my personal interpretation of crying. Tears are physical representations of raw emotions and I’d like to think art is the same in that sense.

1) A Numb Release
2) Overwhelmed by Beauty
3) Fight or Flight
4) Miserable Melancholia
5) Pure Joy

PAX Body Paint - Don’t Use It On Skin

Up until recently I suggested PAX, a mixture of acrylic paint and pros-aide,  as a skin-safe body paint specifically when using Liquitex acrylic paint. This was based off a variety of sources that recommended it for use on skin including cosplayers, makeup artists in forums, published sources and a SFX makeup wiki. Some of these sources specified that Liquitex was the only skin-safe acrylic paint option and the MSDS mostly supported that. Even the pros-aide adhesive website recommended PAX for use on skin! While I do my best to post accurate information, and promote safety, there is always misinformation and room for human error. 

Last month I recommended PAX in a post and I had several people message me that PAX was not safe for use on skin. I would like to thank them all for bringing it to my attention, especially arkadycosplay  who pointed it out first. Some of those who messaged me were qualified SFX makeup artists and I really did value their feedback, but it was important for me to get responses from the companies themselves. So I e-mailed both Liquitex and Pros-Aide to see if I could get an official response. 

Below the cut:

Liquitex’s Response / Pros Aide’s Response / Apology / Cosplay Tutorial’s Next Steps  / Thanks


Liquitex does not recommend their products be used on skin. This disputes the claims that PAX is safe on skin, or safe on skin if Liquitex acrylic paint is used. PAX body paint is not recommended as an option for body painting and Cosplay Tutorial will not recommend it any further. 

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Silent Hill Nurse cosplay and makeup by me

Modeled by: Jaden

Photo by: Tristan Aghajanian 

If you like this cosplay, please take the time to vote for me at the Cinema Makeup School Next Level of Cosplay competition!! If I win I get a full scholarship. Further explanation below:

Hey there, so I just entered a competition for a scholarship for the master makeup competition at Cinema Makeup school. I made it past the preliminaries (I was judged on a panel and everything) and am now in the finals which is decided by a public vote, and I am currently doing pretty bad (I haven’t really advertised)
Pretty much the only way I’m going to be able to attend this school (my dream school) is to get this scholarship, I lack the income to go here, and they do not have any student loan or financial aid problems.  
I entered my Silent Hill Nurse cosplay (which you may have seen, I posted on my feed a few weeks ago) and you can watch the video and vote for it here: http://woobox.com/qtbrgk  I AM UNDER THE NAME ONA MORGANA



Attack on Titan Makeup by From Head To Toe

View the full tutorial here:

Some kind of interpretation of Twisty the Clown from American Horror Story: Freakshow. It’s rather messy and inaccurate but it was fun anyway. Also I was going to do some of the rest of the costume but then I got hungry and gave up to eat curry instead.

Mehron Paradise paints, Kryolan Supracolors

“I have been you, you will be I”

Had a lot of fun with this one. Making silicone old age pieces next week so thought I’d refresh myself with some plain ol’ makeup. Clothes are all painted on too. For best viewing, cover each side then view a a whole.

Send me a message if you are interested in seeing this as a Youtube tutorial, as I’m not sure what the level of interest is for this sort of thing. Feel free to subscribe if my looks tickle your fancy. :)

Hope you’re all having a lovely week x