I'm going to be trying to do some makeup for my future Spy, I usually have just not bothered as I was worried the mask would rub it. I know about doing face makeup, I'm just unsure about what brand/technique to do for a gray 5'oclock shadow and other masculine-like facial shading, as I've only done stubble in the past (with the stubble sponge and a darker makeup). You got any suggestions/helpful links for a fellow BLU Spy? Cause yours always shows up great in photos and I'm very impressed!
I use make-up charcoal, and theatrical black eye make up ((ben-nye, palette form).
After I put on a layer of foundation, with a make-up brush I lightly go over my face with the charcoal. It goes on extremely thick and extremely dark. After dabbing my brush, I always blow on the damn thing so an excess charcoal is blown away. From there I continue blend blend and blend. So it goes on evenly.
So it looks more even I then apply a layer of finishing powder of my skin tone ((what ever it is called)) so it looks more natural and helps the five o'clock shadow look more natural and again, even.
With a stipple sponge I dab it in the black eye make up and delicately go over the the manliness and because of how chunky it is, it makes it look like you have some natural stubble going on! And so it does not come off I spray my face with a theatrical fixative. ((just be sure to follow the directions, it stings like a BITCH if it gets in your eyes))
Additional: I also like to take a brown make up stick, and apply some coloring around my eyes and on my eyelids to make my eyes appear more sunken and less feminine.
THIS IS AMAZING ADVICE and just what I needed, I'll definitely be picking these things up when I'm in NYC next. I've never tried the spray fixative but I do use the colorless powder, and I know of Ben Nye make-up, I just needed advice on what exactly to get. Thanks again and I bet this will make my Spy look a LOT less girly
Ok i have to ask. I am going as the blu spy for AX2011. But I cannot find the right mask. Did you make yours or buy it. if you bought it can you send me the link. if made it can you give me a tutorial? (Sorry for my poor spelling)
I made the mask myself . The best advice I can give is to find yourself a stretchy fabric and look at ones you can buy and try to base the custome pattern off of what you see. I had to base the measurements on Key points on my face: Lips, Nose, Eyes, and Eye Brows.
Sounds a little complicated but play around and maybe buy a really cheap stretchy fabric to make mock-ups before hand before diving in with a better fabric.