Otaku, cosplayer, and influencer are all terms that accurately describe the Lucky in Red brand, but for the woman behind it—that list is missing an important element, as it doesn’t account for her skills as a makeup artist. She’s given a strong push to this important part of her repertoire recently, hosting panels at conventions and running tutorial sessions on how to enhance cosplays through cosmetics. We managed to catch her for a quick interview on her technique and how it relates to anime cosplay.
What do you think really differentiates cosplay makeup from your everyday makeup?
Do you have any tips for doing makeup with cosplay accessories that might interfere? Like by covering part of the face, for example?
Do you have any favorite brands when it comes to cosplay makeup?
Do you have any tips for people who normally don’t do makeup but may be thinking of adding it to their cosplay repertoire?
What do you find differentiates makeup for cosplay characters as opposed to more traditional looks?
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We’d like to thank for taking the time out of her busy schedule to answer our questions. We strongly encourage everyone who’s interested in seeing her unique philosophy towards cosplay and makeup in action to follow her on Instagram @luckyinred_cosplay and if her wise words have given you some inspiration for a cosplay, be sure to let us know what it is in the comments.