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1Freshman Fine Arts Rotation Tech. Theatre Production Mrs. Moylan Stage Make-UpFreshman Fine Arts RotationTech. Theatre ProductionMrs. MoylanSources: Vale, Paul. Apply Make-Up: A Performer’s Guide.Victoria and Albert Museum.
2Why Make-Up?Most of the time, stage actors will apply make-up to enhance their looks as opposed to changing themDue to lighting differences on the stage, an actor must highlight her facial features to appear ‘normal’ as the lighting eliminates shadows making faces appear flatBoth male and female actors need to wear make-up on stage
3‘Normal’ Make-Up Preparation Avoid using moisturizers directly before applying make-upThey relax the skinInstead use a light astringentMen should shave as early as possible as make-up can irritate freshly shaved skinApplicators: it is important to use disposable sponges and applicators to avoid spreading skin or eye diseases between actors
4‘Normal’ Make-Up Application – Skin Tone Foundations are used to smooth out irregularities in the skinColor: for the stage, use a foundation that is either the same tone as the actor’s skin color, or a shade darkerHow to: Apply a little product to a sponge and begin to blend it in around the face, into the eye sockets, around the nose, mouth, forehead and temples in smooth strokes until an even skin tone is achieved. Remember the ears need cover too and blend carefully into the neck line - you are not creating a mask!
5‘Normal’ Make-Up Application – Eyes Eyebrows: need to be clearly visible. Using a liner pencil carefully stroke a little color onto the hair (a black or brown pencil should suit).Eyelashes:Use a touch of mascara and/or eyeliner to make the eyes appear largerUse false eyelashes to supplement your ownEye shadow: generally, only matte and not shiny eye shadows should be used. Two colors can be used for the eyes:a highlight to lift shadows on the eye and accentuate the brow bonea shadow, several shades below the actor’s foundation color to accentuate the socket line.
7‘Normal’ Make-Up Application – Cheeks and Lips Cheeks: a rouge to re-color the apple of the cheeks and add touches of warmth to the foundation should be used.Lips: Lip colors can make or break the whole look so choose them very carefully - especially men.Apply with a brush to aid precisionUse a liner pencil in a matching shade to create a curve to the libUse matte colorsApply, blot with a tissue, powder using a translucent powder and then repeat the procedure.A touch of clear lip gloss can be added if necessary.
9Why Make-Up?Some roles require a stage actor to look different than herself:Character roles – gender reversal, ageing, woundsGlamour rolesMusical theatrePantomime – damesOperaBalletFantasy
10Creating an Older Character Source: Victoria and Albert Museum
11Step 1: Shade under cheek bones, on temples and down the nose using a grey-brown greasepaint applied with a large brush or latex sponge. For very dark skins, the grey-brown can be substituted for black.
12Step 2: With a latex sponge or brush pale down the rest of the face using pale pink greasepaint, just skimming over the surface - the pink should be used sparingly on all skin tones. Blend the grey brown and the pink together to soften edges of the base with a clean sponge.
13Step 3: Draw in the wrinkle lines as shown in grey brown, using a fine brush.
14Step 4: Mix some white greasepaint and some pink together and highlight around the dark lines as shown. Blend carefully, avoiding the dark wrinkle lines.
15Step 5: Add some purple -red (carmine) around the eyes Step 5: Add some purple -red (carmine) around the eyes. Break up the lip line by drawing faint lines vertically around the mouth. Use a stipple sponge to add broken veins still in carmine on cheeks. Add some white hairs by using your finger to brush white greasepaint very lightly over the eyebrow.
16Step 6: Set everything with translucent powder either with a large powder brush or puff.