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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2017-05-28 06:52 pm
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Bonus Round 1: AUs


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mondegreened: (your boyfriend unfortunately)


[personal profile] mondegreened 2017-05-29 07:14 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Mibuchi Reo/Nebuya Eikichi
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: misuse of foundation

Prompt: Beauty vlogger AU with Reo and Ei-chan doing one of those "my boyfriend does my makeup" tags. bonus: trans girl or femme nonbinary Reo?
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[personal profile] justlikeswitchblades 2017-05-29 01:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm here on behalf of team nijihimu to thank you for the headcanon discussion you've inspired. This is the greatest.
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[personal profile] hatchbacks 2017-05-29 05:04 pm (UTC)(link)
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Other Tags: swearing
Word Count: 1734

Note: there may be some inaccuracies...I know about as much about makeup as Eikichi does in this story...


Eikichi stares at the array of makeup spilled out over the tabletop. There’s no other real appropriate reaction, especially with all the thoughts running through his mind. How much does all of this cost? Reo’s always complaining about the cost of one little can of makeup stuff; there have to be thousands here—how the hell does he decide what to use? There have to be trillions of permutations, more than there are days in even the longest lifetime, and Eikichi’s pretty sure Reo usually puts on a similar face full of makeup. At least, it doesn’t look that much different to him from day to day, even when he’s trying to notice and compliment Reo on the nice eye stuff (which Reo always tries to explain and divide into its components; it starts out simple and before long Eikichi’s confused all over again).

“Wouldn’t it be better if you just showed me off as arm candy?”

“No,” says Reo, an edge of whining in his voice. “My viewers want to see you do my makeup.”

“What if I poke your eye out? I don’t know what any of this shit is.”

“That’s why we learn,” says Reo.

“Hang on,” says Eikichi, turning toward the webcam—the light near the eye is green. “Are you filming this?”

“Of course,” says Reo, waving his hand. “It’s all part of the process.”

“Okay,” says Eikichi. “You said I could start with a subset—”

“This is the subset,” says Reo.

Eikichi looks at him; Reo looks back. He’s not being sarcastic. Eikichi drags a hand down his face.

“I can’t believe you do that,” says Reo. “How do you not get pimples when you touch your face so much?”

“Maybe if you ate more protein,” Eikichi grumbles. “Isn’t some of that makeup stuff greasy, too? It wouldn’t kill you to go without once in a while.”

“It’s my brand,” says Reo.

“Are you going to put that in the final video?”

“Probably not,” says Reo, pausing, pushing his hair back, putting on a fake smile, and addressing the camera. “This is my boyfriend, Eikichi. Today, he’s going to do my makeup, and we’ll see how good of a job he does.”

Eikichi holds up a can. “What’s this?”

“It’s bronzer,” says Reo.

“What’s bronzer? How come you have so much of it?”

Reo rolls his eyes, pointing at some of the other cans that look exactly like the one in his hand. “That’s blush; that’s foundation; that’s concealer. That’s an eyeshadow palette; that’s a lighter foundation. That one’s bronzer.”

Eikichi has no idea which ones he means are which. He puts the bronzer down and picks up a tube. This one says it’s eyeliner; he knows what that is at least.

“Can I put this on first?”

Reo opens his mouth, then shuts it and gives a very artificial smile. “It’s your call. You’re the artist.”

That’s a no, then. He picks up another little can, twisting off the top. He pulls a little too hard; a cloud of powder puffs up and he almost sneezes. Reo giggles. Eikichi stares into it. It’s a close enough shade to Reo’s skin tone, but a little bit lighter—how does he make it blend in?

“This is…concealer.”

“Foundation,” says Reo.

“Right,” says Eikichi.

Foundation sounds like something you put on first, so he dips his finger in.

“What are you doing?” says Reo.

“I want to test how it looks on your skin,” says Eikichi. “So I’d only take a little.”

“Always use a brush,” says Reo.

“It’s already on my finger,” says Eikichi.

“Brush,” says Reo.

There’s another problem; Reo has approximately five thousand different brushes. Some are big; some are small; Eikichi supposes a smaller brush might be better for testing but he doesn’t want to get more than one brush dirty so he picks a bigger one. Reo hands him a tissue.

“Your finger.”

Eikichi wipes it out and tosses it into the trash, then dips the brush into the powder, trying to coat the tips. He smudges it across Reo’s forehead; it looks even starker right on his skin.

“Should I start here?”

“Go ahead,” says Reo, and this time Eikichi can’t read whether he’s right or not.

The problem with watching Reo put makeup on all of the time is that none of it really registers, what he puts where and when; Eikichi’s watched his routine but all he remembers is gestures, swiping and dabbing; maybe some of it’s only stuff that’s safe to do when you’re as advanced as Reo is. He was probably a beginner at some point, even if he’d sprung from the womb with innate makeup talent, but that must have been long before Eikichi had met him. Even first year of high school, he’d be standing in front of the locker room mirror before and after basketball practice, hands swiping brushes across his face so fast that somehow even with all the extra prep Reo would always be one of the first ones ready to go.

“This would have been easier if you still had longer hair,” says Eikichi, lifting Reo’s hair out of the way again—it’s still not long enough to tuck behind his ear.

“You can pin it back if you want,” says Reo.

Makeup is one thing, but hair is completely different—and Eikichi decides that no one will see what’s under it anyway, so it doesn’t matter if it’s made up or not. He dips the brush into the can again, spreading the foundation all around Reo’s face. Maybe it’s like painting, something Eikichi had never been very good at in school, blending colors and shit. Does he have to use a darker one to create shadows? Reo’s always talking about contours when he’s making his videos; maybe he should have made an outline and filled it in. Whatever. He picks up another can, opening it and squinting at the color. Still too light.

“The color’s on the bottom,” says Reo.

Eikichi flips the can over; the sticker on the bottom does not match the color that’s inside. Maybe there’s a mapping that makeup people know, but Eikichi’s not privy to it. Then again, it’s relative; he flips a bunch of other jars over until he finds a darker one. It’s maybe a little too dark, but if he can blend it with the other one maybe it’ll work? He looks for a different brush (he’s not going to attempt to clean the other one) and finds one that’s a little smaller, better for making stripes and shit. He dips it in the new jar.

The striped shadows on the sides of Reo’s nose and forehead look a little heavy; Eikichi frowns. He tries to blend the edges, but all it does is spill the darker lines over in jagged edges.

“How do I make it blend?” says Eikichi.

“Use the Beautyblender.”

“What’s that?”

Reo points to an egg-shaped stress relief toy thing that Eikichi’s always trying to squeeze—he hadn’t thought Reo actually used it for makeup when he’d yelled about it, just that he’d wanted it for himself.

“For real?”

“Yes,” says Reo.

Eikichi lifts it up and squeezes it, just for kicks. It’s not that firm, kind of disappointing honestly. He rubs it across; the lines blur a little bit better.

“Am I doing it right?”

“I’ll show you later,” says Reo. “You’re doing fine.”

Eikichi’s getting bored; he has no idea how Reo puts up with making whole videos about it and doing it on himself every day. The end result is always nice, but Eikichi’s not sure he’d ever be able to decide it’s worth it for himself. Maybe that’s why rich people hire makeup artists, so they don’t have to do it for themselves.

“Can I do the eyes now?”

“Your choice,” says Reo.

Eikichi’s doing the eyes. He puts down the egg and picks up the tube of eyeliner. It looks darker than what Reo usually wears, but whatever. He wipes off the wand on the rim and holds it up to Reo’s eyelid. Reo shuts his eyes obligingly, and Eikichi touches the wand to his skin. It should be easy to draw a line over the edge, but it’s not; the wand slips and he draws a streak up the middle of Reo’s eyelid. Oh, well, it’s a look; he can do the same thing on the other side. It’s even more of a problem trying to get the line to match; it goes sideways and diagonal and ends up thicker, almost like a rectangle. Eikichi goes back to the other side to correct the first one.

“What are you doing?” says Reo.

“Trying to get the eyes to match,” says Eikichi.

“You’re going to end up painting my whole eyelid,” says Reo.

“Don’t you do that sometimes?”

Reo sighs; he doesn’t say it’s different but he thinks it hard enough for Eikichi to hear. Eikichi draws back; the eye streaks are different but good enough.

“Okay, done.”

Reo opens his eyes, blinking into the mirror. His lips twitch; he looks like he’s about to start laughing.

“What?” says Eikichi. “It’s a dramatic effect.”

“It’s something,” says Reo.

There’s tubes of lipstick and lip liner, too; Eikichi likes the pinker stuff even though Reo always says he wants to use it sparingly, so he picks up the brightest hue on the table. Reo puckers his lips and Eikichi applies; that’s easier to get inside the lines. It stands out a little sharply against the paler foundation, but it still looks good. Eikichi dusts off his hands.

“Okay, done.”

Reo looks at him. “You sure? Is there anything else you want to do?”

“Um?” says Eikichi.

He’s probably missing something; he’s not sure if Reo wants blush on top of the foundation or more eyeliner or some of that other eye stuff, but his interest is waning exponentially.

“Okay,” says Reo. “I guess he’s done. Thank you, Eikichi.”

He stands up, reaching over to tilt the webcam, wrapping an arm around Eikichi’s shoulders and pulling him in for a kiss. This part’s not too bad. Eikichi makes a move to leave, so Reo can redo his makeup or whatever.

“I still need to interview you about the process,” says Reo.

“I think the makeup speaks for itself,” says Eikichi.

Reo doesn’t buy it for a second.
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[personal profile] mondegreened 2017-05-29 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
THIS IS DELIGHTFUL!!!! my soul is healed by cute mibunebu thank you
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[personal profile] hatchbacks 2017-05-30 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
thank you for prompting!
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FILL: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou, G

[personal profile] cherrysalmon 2017-05-30 06:50 am (UTC)(link)
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Other Tags: None
Word Count: 606

this prompt is amazing & i KNEW binging beauty videos would come in handy someday

also this takes place like midway through filming when nebuya's already finished putting on reo's skincare etc...just assume whatever nebuya messes up he'll fix in the end ok \o/

this is a visual for reo's makeup collection.


“Oi, can’t you stop moving?”

I’m not the one moving, Ei-chan!” Reo says exasperatedly, throwing up her hands. Eikichi stops massaging her face with the primer and pulls them close. “What?”

“I just wanted to see if I missed anywhere,” Eikichi mutters, inspecting her face with about as much intensity as when he’s focused on the ball. “This…primer stuff, it’s clear, so what if I missed a part? Hey, audience, tell me if I missed anything, okay?”

“Oh,” Reo replies, a little softer, and there’s a giggle behind the camera. “Kotarou, stop laughing! I’m gonna have to cut that, you know?”

“Okay, okay…”

Reo turns back to face Eikichi, who’s staring particularly pensively at the bottles in his hands. “Well?”

“Alright,” Eikichi says, taking a deep breath. “So next up is, um, foundation? Conceal…something? Do you put this on before or after or—“

“Whatever you’d like, Ei-chan,” Reo says patiently, watching him fumble with her beauty blender. At least he hadn’t picked one of her Tsubokawa brushes; she’d probably not be able to contain herself if he dropped one of those. “Just make sure to cover up my dark circles. They’re positively awful today, I know you can see them—”

Eikichi peers into her face as he dabs the sponge just a little too hard into the puddle of foundation on the back of his hand, sending splatters everywhere. Reo gasps, wrenching away her bathrobe from the carnage. “Ei-chan!”

“Sorry, ah—I didn’t know this was so watery!”

“It says Water Blend on the bottle,” Reo points out, but really, there’s no saving her clothes at this point. She’ll just have to change later. Kotarou's giggling is drowned out by Eikichi's swearing and the clatter of bottles on her vanity as he rearranges them again, carefully. There’s something to be said about how adorable he looks even in this situation, Reo thinks—she’d caught him staring at her collection the day before as if in a concentrated effort to memorize where everything goes.

“Your lights are too bright,” Eikichi replies, but he doesn’t argue further as he squints and places the beauty blender on Reo’s face. The foundation feels cool against her face, a welcome distraction from the heat of the multiple ring lights glaring down on them. It really is getting hot in here; maybe she should make Kotarou turn down the AC. “Like this?”

“Yes, like that.”

Eikichi starts bouncing the sponge along the side of her cheeks; with her face angled this way, Reo can’t see what’s happening in the camera viewfinder, but it does feel pleasant. Eikichi can be surprisingly gentle when it comes down to it, though this feels entirely different from when she does her own face. She closes her eyes as she feels his fingers come near her eyes. “Be careful you don’t get my eyebrows.”

“Do you have a smaller sponge or something?”

“I don’t think you can hold a smaller sponge, Ei-chan.”

Eikichi leans away, looking down at the back of his hand, then back at Reo’s face. “Ah, that’s about right.”


“Um, Reo-nee,” Kotarou says, poking his head out from behind the camera, “I think you should look in the mirror.”

“I’m sure it’s not that—“ She reaches out for the embossed Tarte mirror laying on her desk and holds it up to her face. What meets her is nothing short of horrifying. “Why do I look like a ghost?”

“Aren’t you like, the palest shade—“

Kotarou snickers. “It looks pretty well-blended though, I gotta say.”

Then Reo sees the bottle on the vanity, its cap halfway unscrewed. “Oh, Ei-chan, you put a white mixer on my face!”
Edited 2017-05-30 07:11 (UTC)
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Re: FILL: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou, G

[personal profile] mondegreened 2017-05-30 08:09 am (UTC)(link)
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Re: FILL: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou, G

[personal profile] cherrysalmon 2017-05-30 08:54 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] kiyala 2017-06-10 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
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Other Tags: Mibuchi Reo is a trans girl in this
Word Count: 676


Eikichi wonders if it's considered cheating if he's secretly watched all of Reo's makeup videos before doing this.

It's not like he did it on purpose for research; it's just that Reo loves making videos about makeup and Eikichi loves—

Anyway. He's watched every single video of Reo's channel already and it means that he's got a better idea of what he's doing than Reo must expect.

The camera's rolling, though, and Reo has already introduced him to her entire subscriber population as her boyfriend. It's a little too late to back out of this now for the sake of honesty. He'll just end up having to impress the pants off Reo. Literally, if he's lucky.

"You don't need concealer," Eikichi decides, his fingers on Reo's chin, tilting her head up so he can take a better look at her. "You're beautiful, babe. Nothing that needs concealing here."

Reo's lips curve into a smile, like she's about to laugh, but she controls herself. Her jaw is always hairless, which makes this easier for her. He strokes along the curve of it with his thumb, then glances towards her array of makeup.

"Let's start with foundation, huh?"

He realises very quickly that watching a carefully edited video of something being done is very different to actually doing the thing himself. He tries to remember what Reo's foundation looks like, and finally picks up the bottle that looks most familiar. He holds it up against Reo's skin, comparing the shade of it to what's in the bottle, then nods to himself. Reo looks amused, but doesn't say a word.

"So we blend these, right?" Eikichi asks, using his fingers to dot foundation onto different parts of Reo's face. She scrunches her nose up, a sign that he's done something wrong, and Eikichi is about to wipe his fingers off on his jeans when he realises his mistake. He grabs a makeup wipe instead, cleaning his fingers and then reaching for a brush.

He hesitates again, not entirely sure which brush he should be using. Or was it the sponge? He can't remember the order of any of the videos he's watched any more, and that probably has something to do with the fact that he usually zones out while watching them, content to just sit there and watch Reo on the screen, gesturing animatedly while explaining a makeup technique.

He has it so bad that he almost wants to laugh at himself for it. He picks up the blending sponge and uses it to stamp the foundation across Reo's face, impressed at how well it covers everything.

"This little thing is pretty cool, huh?" he asks, getting a better grip and blending it right into all the little corners around Reo's eyes and nose and mouth.

Reo smiles at him, and Eikichi gets the contour kit next. He knows Reo likes her contouring; it helps her get rid of the sharper lines of her face so he pays attention to that, rounding her cheeks out and softening her face.

"Blush," he decides, reaching for it next. It comes with a brush, thankfully, so he doesn't have to go looking for one. He paints three stark lines of colour across both of Reo's cheeks. "Some war paint for my beautiful warrior queen, huh?"

Reo laughs then, biting her lip in an effort to stop herself. Eikichi reaches for the blender again, letting it do its magic.

"I gotta get one of these," Eikichi decides.

"What would you even use it for?"

"Dunno," Eikichi replies. "But damn, they're cool. Look at that, you're gorgeous. My work here is done."

"You haven't done my eyes yet," Reo points out. "Or my lips."

"Yeah?" Eikichi asks, resting his hands on Reo's shoulders. "Let me fix that right now."

He leans in, kissing Reo hard. Reo hums with surprise before kissing back, and Eikichi takes it as permission to deepen it, kissing her until they both pull apart, panting for breath.

"There," Eikichi breathes, stroking his thumb over Reo's pink, swollen lips. "Done."