Really good interpretation of a tardis in a cosplay~ (Arisia 2013)
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1. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
What It Is: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils are creamy, super pigmented eyeshadow sticks that can be used anywhere on the eye. ”Milk” is a creamy matte bright white that is opaque and very smooth.
Why It’s Awesome: Apply this all over your eyelid and then apply your eyeshadow over top for SUPER bright color. White bases help your eyeshadow really pop, no matter what color. You could also apply this to your waterline (it shows up really well and lasts a long time) to make your eyes look bigger and more awake. Apply a small amount just under the arch of your eyebrow and blend with your finger to create the perfect matte highlight.
Splurge: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils cost $5 and are dupes of Stila Smudge Crayons
2. Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
What It Is: Gel eyeliner is easy to apply, like a pencil, but has the same look and texture of a liquid. Maybelline Lasting Drama is inexpensive, soft and dark, and doesn’t smudge or budge all over your eyelid.
Why It’s Awesome: You can use gel eyeliner to create any eye look… wing it out thick or thin, add an extra wing, apply it to your waterline, or create intricate designs. You can also blend it easily to get the perfect, easy sultry smoky eye! Apply it as a base on your eyelid underneath dark eyeshadows to make them look extra lush.
Splurge: Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner costs $6 and is a dupe of MAC Fluidline and Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner
3. ELF Makeup Mist & Set
What It Is: Setting sprays are spritzed on your face lightly before or after makeup application.
Why It’s Awesome: ELF Mist & Set contains skin refreshing ingredients like aloe, green tea, and vitamin C. Apply it before your makeup to help foundation blend easier, or spray it on after you’ve applied your makeup to set it and remove any powdery or cakey texture. Mist & Set is also a great pick-me-up throughout the day if your makeup starts to look dull. Keep it in your fridge during hot days and use it whenever you’re feeling steamy!
Splurge: ELF Makeup Mist & Set costs $3 and is a dupe of MAC Fix+ and Model In A Bottle Original Spray
4. Milk of Magnesia
What It Is: Milk of Magnesia is a liquid saline-based medical supplement that can also be used as a primer for people with oily skin.
Why It’s Awesome: If you have skin that gets severely greasy throughout the day, applying milk of magnesia underneath your makeup can help control oil all day. This creates a perfectly matte finish and lasts for the whole day. Just apply it with a cotton pad to the areas on your skin where you get shiny, and then do your usual makeup routine. It has even helped some people with acne.
Splurge: Milk of Magnesia costs about $3 and could be a replacement for Smashbox Anti-Shine
5. Hard Candy Baked Bronzer in Tiki
What It Is: This baked bronzer is shimmery and easy to blend. It can be used anywhere on the face or body.
Why It’s Awesome: Although it looks a bit dark in this picture, Tiki actually is a very light golden color that makes the perfect highlight for any skin tone. It blends flawlessly onto the skin and isn’t glittery or sparkly… it just catches light effortlessly and gives your whole face a flattering glow. Use it on your cheekbones, browbones, forehead, cupids bow, chin and the bridge of your nose to get the perfect highlight.
Splurge: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer costs $9 and is a dupe of MAC MSF in Soft & Gentle
6. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent
What It Is: This pressed powder helps control shine without looking powdery. It gives a gorgeous satin matte finish that flatters your skin. The translucent shade is colorless and works for most skin tones.
Why It’s Awesome: Pressed powder isn’t specifically for your oily nose - you can use it for so many things. Apply a bit with a concealer brush over your lipstick to help it last longer and give it a sexy matte finish; use it to set your concealer; gently pat it over your filled-in brows to keep the color in place.
Splurge: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder costs $4 and is a dupe of Laura Mercier Pressed Powder and Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder
7. Wet n Wild Color Icon Lip Pencils
What It Is: An inexpensive pencil that provides a smudgeproof matte finish
Why It’s Awesome: Lip liner is SO not old school! Lip liner is normally used to create a perfect clean line on your lips and to keep your lipstick from feathering, but it has many uses. Apply it all over your lips as a base to create perfect, long lasting lips; use a contrasting color on the outer corners and blend it in with lipstick to partake in the super trendy ombre lip look. Using a slightly darker shade of liner around the outer part of your lips will make your lips look more full and plump.
Splurge: Wet n Wild Color Icon Lip Liner costs $1 and is a dupe of Illamasqua Medium Pencils
8. Monistat Soothing Care Powder Gel
What It Is: Monistat Gel is a silicone-based skin product that can be used as a makeup primer.
Why It’s Awesome: Much cheaper and more available than most primers, this can be used all over your face or on your T-Zone to create a smoother surface for makeup to adhere to. Because it’s silicone based, it will fill in fine lines and enlarged pores, smooth over dry skin patches and help your foundation give you more coverage. It dries to a powdery finish so it won’t make you greasy or shiny. It also contains fewer useless ingredients, fragrances and dyes than most makeup primers!
Splurge: Monistat Soothing Care Powder Gel costs $5 and could be used in place of Benefit PoreFessional
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- a young character
- a character who lost someone important
- a flirtatious character
- a villain (2) (3) (4)
- a character based on yourself
- a hit man or mercenary
- an indifferent character
- a bitchy character
- a gay character
- a dancer
- a vampire
- a pansexual character
- a character on the police force
- a drunk character
- a manipulative character
- a friends with benefits relationship
- a natural born leader (2)
- a nice character
- a british character
- a character with a baby
- an assassin
- a character with night terrors
- a rich character
- a witty character
I hope you read this part first or else you’re screwed.
So yesterday I made a knight hood for my GodTier!Karkat cosplay and decided to post up a tutorial.
It shall be under this cut! There’s a lot of pictures and words.
[Edit: I added some information on how you can take measurements for the hood!]
• Use the hand you write with.
• Make a fist with your thumb outside, not tucked inside. If it’s tucked inside your fist, when you punch someone, you might break your thumb. The thumb goes across your fingers, not on the side.
• Don’t be like in the movies—don’t aim for the face. Face punches don’t usually stop people, and you can miss when they duck their head or break your hand on their jaw. If you want to get away quickly, or end a fight, aim for the chest, or the ribs. If you really want to do some damage, e.g., you’re being attacked, aim for the throat, which will make it hard for your attacker to breathe for a hot minute.
• When you punch, you want to aim and hit with your first two knuckles. Not the flats of your fingers, and not your ring or pinky knuckles, which can break more easily. You can use your weight, if you’re on your feet, to add wallop, and spring into a punch with your feet and torso.
Useful information, esp. if you haven’t taken self defense.
I reblogged this once before to add this and I’ll do it again…
keep your wrist straight.
You can also risk breaking your wrist if you allow it to bend. I actually can’t believe this isn’t in there.
Other good pointers:
- if your attacker is male, go for his junk - especially if he’s wearing loose pants. There’s no sportsmanship when it comes to assault so fuck them balls UP
- punching pretty much ANYWHERE in the face is going to actually hurt you a LOT (just think - you’re punching your bones into their bones and ow). If you’re going for the face, my suggestion is to strick upwards with your palm.
see that meaty portion highlighted in red? There’s a lot of muscle and fat right there which makes it excellent for striking. Hold your hand as shown and aim for the nose or chin (though I’ve been told in extreme circumstances, doing this to the nose can be fatal but I’ve never really heard if this is true or not) and just aim upwards
- other delicate areas:
- the shin (hurts like a bitch if you kick it right - also, you can hit this spot if you’re being held in a choke-hold and if your attacker has to move in order to stop you from kicking him, he’ll have to angle his body so as to expose his stomach and crotch to the wild spastic jabbings of your elbows)
- the solar plexus (either jab while holding your hand in a sort of spear position or use your elbows - unless you’re super strong, your punch probably won’t wind your attacker. Your elbow or a spear hand will, however)Originally in (most) martial arts, you hit the solar plexus because it supposedly contained an important chakra. Now we know that it actually also contains like a bunch of necessary organs that are exposed just below your ribs and is also (roughly) where your diaphragm lives so getting punched there is not pleasant.
- the clavicle (from experience, getting hit in your clavicle HURTS LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER. If you strike downwards with your knuckles, the person might just cry. Like I did.)
- the ear (this is probably the best place to punch besides the throat. It’s all cartilage so it probably won’t hurt you all that much and most people will be like “DUDE YOU PUNCHED ME IN THE EAR WHAT THE HELL”)
- the kidneys (this is harder to hit without training but if you somehow get your attacker’s back to face you, try to hit’em in the kidneys. Again, from experience, this FUCKING HURTS. You can’t really hit the kidneys from the front with any effect but from the back it is super painful)
- if you’re held in a choke-hold, try turning your head so the forearm isn’t pressed into your throat. If you can position yourself right, you can sort of force your chin into the crook of the elbow, making you able to still receive (limited) oxygen and provide time for you to kick some shins or elbow some spleens and shit
-Also, remember that a guy’s junk is not an off-button. Don’t think that you can rely on a swift kick to the balls to immediately incapacitate him in an emergency. Adrenaline and anger can keep somebody going for a long time even through extreme pain, and if you expect to end a fight with a single groin-attack you might be caught off-guard when he doesn’t drop. Certainly go for it if you get the chance, but keep hitting him until the fight is over.
-Draw blood if you can, especially if you can draw it from the face or the eyes. Blood in the eyes is not just a good way to impair your attacker’s vision, it’s also a really good way to freak them out and let them know that they might be getting more than they bargained for by picking a fight with you.
-Elbows and knees are really powerful weapons. Elbows are very sharp and very strong and if you are in close-range they are often more effective than trying to throw a punch.
-Yelling and shouting makes you scary.
Self-defense in driving school taught us that it’s not honestly a good idea to go for the balls. It makes them even more angry and gives them more motivation to hurt you worse.
We’d also learned that its a good idea to go for the eyes if you can. Dudes are scared as shit to lose their vision so, pepperspray if available. If not, using your thumbs to try and gouge their eyes.
if you want to knock someone out try hitting the side of their chin