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I wasn't sure where else to go for now, so I'm asking for help from cosplayers who know stuff about mechanics.
I'm planning on cosplaying Shaymin, and, as STUPID as it sounds, I want to see if I can make gracidea flowers "bloom" from my wig. Are there any sort of mechanics that could do this without looking really shitty? I'm a new cosplayer, so I don't know much about making my own things.
I don't expect them to be glittery and do that twisty shit, but at least could be somewhat hidden and then open up.
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Hey seagulls, let me start by saying makeup has not been my thing for most of my life. I have very pale skin that gets a bit oily and is prone to acne. I first heard about Shiseido's blemish clearing gel from a coworker and I’ve been using it after cleansing my face with three of their other products. The gel especially has done wonders and even the deeply embedded infections on either side of my jawline are 99% gone.
I’ve been really happy with the line so I’ve begun trying the makeup. My history with makeup has been about $5-$10 per product picked up at Target, so its no surprise how much better the expensive stuff is. However, since my skincare/makeup knowledge is very limited, I thought it might be helpful to reach out here and ask the following:
Is $20-$30 per product the average I should expect to pay for good quality makeup/skincare products, and for those of you who have used Shiseido, what feedback can you give regarding any of their lines? Are there alternatives you've found that do the same thing but are less expensive? The online reviews I’ve found are mixed.
The skincare routine I currently use:
Img top row, left to right: Deep Cleansing Foam, Balancing Softener, Matifying Moisturizer, Blemish Clearing Gel --- using this combo cleared up 90% of my deeply embedded acne after about 6 months; I use the foam twice per day, the rest once per day, and each product lasts about 2 months
The combo of makeup products I'm considering; do I have the right lineup, not taking the brand into account?
Img bottom row, left to right: Primer (makes a nice base), concealer (haven't used), matifying compact (goes on light and keeps the oil down), eye shadow (I’ve used the top and am considering the bottom pallette), mascara (no better or worse than $6 brand), lipstick (don't like because it doesn't last)
Thanks much in advance for your time and help and feel free to make this a general makeup/skincare thread; all constructive advice is appreciated!