Five Con Tested Makeup Go To’s

This SDCC I decided to test out some makeup products to see if they could stand everything the con could throw at them. (Like doing your makeup at 6:30am on the tram with no mirror)  I’m going to share the five that made the cut.

Lip Whip Via

First up with have something I bought on my way to preview night. Ever since I heard Beauty Bakerie opened a store in San Diego I planned on stopping by. It was a 5 min walk from a trolley stop that was on our way to the convention center. The beauties of the lip whip are many. It’s a liquid lippy that DOESN’T CRUMBLE OFF, (I have this problem with so many liquid lippies.) the colors are beautiful and IT WAS ON SALE! But really the beauty of something like this for me is that I can slap it on in the morning and not have to worry much about it for the rest of the day. Plus, to quote my dear friend Jenny:”With this lip color the hair looks intentional.” Win/win. I only had to touch up once and there weren’t any problems.

NYX glitter liners

Next up we have these AMAZING liners that Liz surprised me with. Lemme tell you, these suckers have staying power. I have oily lids and these lasted all day AND me face planting it into my pillow overnight. Not only that, the shiny glitters distracts from the sleep deprivation showing on your face.


I love this stuff. I was a little worried that going to a much more humid (SHUT UP IT’S HUMID FOR ME!) place this would melt off. It stayed like a champ and gave my lashes the glory they were looking for. All day without flaking or smudging. 10/10 would camp out for Hall H in.

Sephora Brand Concealer

This bad boy did SO MUCH heavy lifting this year. You have no idea. From hiding the lack of sleep to convincing the outside world I was still human after eating bad salsa. (No, I’m not ready to talk about it.) Don’t let the store brand scare you either. This stuff is great for under the eyes and around the face. If you’re in the market I’d suggest checking this out.

Kat Von D Lock-it Powder

Last up we have one of my all time favorite items. If I could buy this by the jug I would. It sets everything into place while giving my skin a subtle glow. It’s also great for touch ups in the bathroom after Edward James Olmos’ video makes you cry during the BSG reunion panel. SO SAY WE ALL.

I hope this was helpful for those who want to wear makeup at the con but don’t want to spend a ton of time fussing. (I did a look with only these on the tram and only the camera on my phone as the mirror.) I also want to note that while I did wear some eyeshadows over the weekend, none of them were a match for my oily skin and long hours. Whomp Whomp.

What are your fave go to items for feeling “put together”?

Mel Keysmash

Mel Keysmash

Mel is a fangirl through and through. She discovered her love of sewing and beauty through cosplay. She's here to help anyone who wants to start cosplaying and show them just how much fun it can be.To find her all you need to do is follow the trail of glitter and aqua hair dye.
Mel Keysmash
  • Liz Keysmash

    This is SUCH A GREAT POST! I definitely need to go buy some of those glitter liners for myself, and the Sephora concealer too. I always fail at concealer.

    • Mel keysmash

      Concealer is such a pain to find. I can’t wait to be matchy Match with the glitter liners!!