Kind of weird question for lady beatboxers!

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    Zana_Cassell

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    Now this isn’t necessarily just a question for ladies however, this is something I have been trying to figure out since I started two years ago and I need opinions! I am the primary VP for UO Divisi right now and our uniform requires red lipstick. NOTHING stays on and I hate having all of my lipstick gone by the end of a gig, especially if we are only doing 2-3 songs. Anyone have any suggestions on a brand that can at least almost make it through a whole set? Revlon color stay works fairly well but it’s really sticky and makes it difficult to actually do anything. Sephora brand isn’t the worst but if there’s something better out there I am looking to try it!




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    Not a lady but I may be able to opine a bit… try a lip stain with a balm if you still want a gloss! Gets the look you want but without all the waxy stuff that can come off on the mic with spit and dribble.

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    On the We Talk Beatbox page we actually covered this quite a bit ago.

    From Track IX: “So this Mac Rebel A65 is really nice for beatboxing (if you like bold colors) and then I have this Dior lipstick that adjusts it color based off of your natural lip shade is also good (can’t find it right now) which both are pretty pricey ($30 each! Eeek) but you get what you pay for!”

    “I also have these, Maybelline 695 divine whine and Nature Republic 10 Hollywood Red that I love the colors off, but they wipe off pretty easily and get all smeared”

    “But I have this cover girl I gloss thing that I layer on top of it whenever my lips dry out from the maybelline and Nature Republic ones”

    “If you’re looking for just plain ol’ lip balm, the hemp from body shop is really good”

    Hope this helps!

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    But from one female beatboxer to another…you should see if you can get that changed. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but a lipstick like that actually messes with any lip sound you make. It’ll muffle your kickdrum and if you try to do a liproll, you’ll probably find that you can’t. I know how it sucks when EVERYONE else is wearing these bold lipstick colors and you’re not, but your mouth is covered by the mike anyways so the audience doesn’t even notice. And besides, quality of sound should ALWAYS come above your uniform…especially over something so silly like lipstick.

    One thing I like to do is to put on lipstick before/after shows during photographs and then wipe it off right before I get onstage. That way I fit in nicely with the other girls in my group for the photos, but onstage my beatboxing is 100%.

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    Thanks Allotrope!

    I completely agree, however it is more up to our music director than it is me when it comes to the competitions. Though I will say Lipsense lipsticks, while they don’t last 100% so far last the best out of any lipstick I have tried so far! They’re kinda pricey but my aunt got me a color similar enough to our uniform lipstick that it’d work.

    Red lips have just always been our tradition, and when we competed last year, there was one song where I was singing rather than doing beats and therefore didn’t use a mic (only for the first round of competition) which meant that I had to because people could see my lips (to an extent anyway). I’ve built up a tolerance and am way more used to it now than ever before, but the sound is slightly better without lipstick. I will definitely fight harder for no lipstick this coming year if there are beats for our whole set but considering our past and how our group is known for red ties and red lips, it’s a kind of difficult thing to argue, especially when when you’re arguing with someone who doesn’t really understand the physics of vocal percussion haha. But that was definitely helpful, thank you!!

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