#1 Getting started
First of all, I got the Saber wig that I ordered from Taobao. It was very cheap and all, so I didn't have high expectations, but it's actually a pretty nice wig. The fiber quality is maybe not the best (a bit dry and seems to get frizzy easily), but the style is spot-on and with a little bit of styling it's perfect in my eyes. The color is also prettier (less yellow) in person than in the sales photos. The bangs were really long and completely covered her face, so I had to cut them quite a bit ^^;
I delegated Sarg to do the faceup, since I trust her skills more than mine X'D She has much steadier hands and also more experience of painting eyelashes etc. lines with acrylics (as I usually do them using watercolor pencils), so I just acted as the director and kept telling her what I want and showed example pictures. I love the result! ♥ This was the first DD faceup for Sarg, but I think she did great job :3
We wanted to use pastels as little as possible, to prevent the possibility of staining, so 90% of the faceup is made using acrylics. There's only a bit of light pink pastel on Saber's cheeks and lips. Since the color is really light, there's not much of it and we carefully sealed the head beforehand, we hope that the pastel color won't get stuck on the vinyl permanently. Using dark pastels was a no-no for us.
Work in progress~ Sarg has started adding some lighter shade on the right side to make the lines appear softer!
Here are some test photos of the finished faceup! Please don't mind the crappy self-made eyes, they are just temporary ^^; I kinda gave up on trying to design my own eyes in Photoshop, I just don't have the patience nor skills for that...
Next step will be getting proper eyes (I already have a few options to look into) and starting to plan the first outfit ^^