Though I can’t recommend anything from personal experience, I’ve heard impressive things about Jane Iredale’s Disappear. I’ve also been told that it works for tattoos, even black ones! You can buy it on their website here, but there may be other places to get it for less if you shop around.
|How can I lighten my skintone to make my cosplays more authentic?|
|There are a couple ways to do this: one which might be cheaper than the other but less durable/will rub off more easily, and another that may be more expensive but will not rub off on your costume.|
|The cheap way is to get liquid foundation in the color you'd like, and just put it on wherever you'll be exposing skin. You might need even be able to pull this off with some setting powder from Ben Nye, but I haven't tested that method. If you don't set it, it's pretty likely it will rub off on your costume.|
|The slightly pricy way would be to get the Ben Nye paint and setting powder and use that to lighten your skin tone. It's made to stick, and made to be more opaque than most day-to-day foundations.|
Your best bet would be to use Ben Nye concealer/makeup to cover the spots to match your skin tone, then going over it with setting powder.
This goes for tattoos, also; there are a few brands of concealer out there that claim to cover tattoos, but after a few days of testing on some of my friends with both ink and moles, the winner in all categories is Ben Nye.