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Frozen: Elsa Makeup Tutorial - plain girl's guide

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If you want to cosplay Elsa but are not much of a regular makeup user or maybe you're brand new to it, this guide is for you! I don't wear much makeup outside of cosplay and often cosplay as male characters which requires a different skill set and much less makeup so this was a challenge for me too! I decided to share what I did, step by step, so as to help others and perhaps dispel some of the uncertainty and intimidation that putting a ton of makeup on your face can cause. I by no means claim to be a makeup expert or pro. It took me 6 tests to get to this point but it's a learning process for everyone. Hopefully you can skip a few tests of your own and use this tutorial as a guide for customizing your own Elsa makeup! 

Disclaimer: If you are a self-proclaimed makeup artist/guru/have your own Youtube channel/blog etc. this is going to be incredibly boring and basic as this tutorial was not written for those of you who have a ton of experience. Keep that in mind if you decide to read along. 


Notes: As I state throughout, it is merely a guide. By all means, use products you already own or want to try. Makeup is about getting ideas and tailoring them to your needs. I have super dry sensitive skin which affects what products I choose. If you have oily or combo skin, you might need to pick different brands that work for you and that is perfectly fine! 

For example: I used my Urban Decay Glinda palette for most of my eyeshadows - that does not mean you have to go out and buy one. You just want to have similar colors if you want the effect that I got. I could have done this tutorial using a different eyeshadow palette too.

With exception of the Missha and Urban Decay products and the eyelash applicator tool, I purchased everything else that I used in store at Ulta, where you can use coupons and get things affordably. If you are really limited in terms of places you can shop, you could build a decent kit for Elsa from mid-tier drugstore products and above. What I mean by mid-tier and above is, aim higher than makeup you'd buy for a child to play dress up in. Primers can only improve product performance so much so keep this in mind. 

Questions etc.? Let me know.

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MotherNature101's avatar
I don't cosplay, but I love the makeup. I'll for sure be trying it sometime. ^.^

Now for the real question us non cosplayers want to know - how do you get the wig on without ruining the style? Superglue? :P
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
No witchcraft, harsh chemicals, or tricks needed. The wig is just styled with Got2Be freeze spray hairspray. Nothing short of gale-force winds or a monsoon will wreck a wig or real hair styled with Got2Be products.
ArwendeLuhtiene's avatar
Awesome tutorial! I'm planning my Elsa cosplay so this will be great help ^^

You look great as Elsa, btw :)
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
I'm glad you found the tutorial helpful. Best of luck on your own Elsa cosplay too and thank you :D
ArwendeLuhtiene's avatar
You're welcome! And thanks :)!
TaranJHook's avatar
Excellent tutorial a brilliant job on the make up! Looking at your other Elsa pictures I had no idea you were Asian until I saw your actual profile and looked at your other cosplays. 

And Elsa in shutter shades, yes!
PastMisfortunes's avatar
This is perfect! Thank you~ c;
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I am glad that you like it! Thank you for sharing your comment :D
ChantellyHeart's avatar
This is AMAZING! Not only the tutorial but the way you presented it! INSTANT FAN!!
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Thank you very much for taking the time to share a comment! I appreciate it and the :+devwatch:
Mika-Itami's avatar
this is amazing
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You're welcome :iconfrozenhugplz:
UchihaKaida7's avatar
do you have an Anna one??

Thanks for this!! I'm planning to cosplay Elsa sometime in the future so its nice to know how to get her look :3
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I don't have a tutorial for Anna as I don't have plans to cosplay her. I may dig around and see what I can come up with though. 
CaliginousxChaos's avatar
You are very pretty, I love your eyes! ^-^
Artsy-Rose's avatar
this is perfect! *clap clap* Clap 
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