If you¡¯ve performed on stage, you¡¯ve probably (hopefully) worn ¡°stage makeup.¡± But if you¡¯ve never applied your own stage makeup, consider these tips before picking up the eyeliner and blush.
The most obvious reason for wearing special makeup on stage is that you¡¯re far away from the audience.If you¡¯ve never worn stage makeup, then the first time you apply it, you might feel like you¡¯re wearing too much. Don¡¯t worry. Remember that you¡¯ll perform for people who are sitting far away. What looks overdone to you will look just fine to someone watching you from the middle of the theater.
The first step to applying stage make up is to start with a clean moisturized face. Put MAC Cosmetics foundation over you entire face and neck . A thick pancake make up works well because it will cover everything and provide a skin color to your face.
The eyes can be a little tricky. Depending on your role you want to accentuate the eyes with a dark line and put on plenty of mascara. The shadows should be natural looking or colorful (again depending on the role).
Last but not least are your lips. Use a little foundation or concealer on your lips before you apply the lipstick. Line your lips with a dark color and fill it in with matching lipstick.
Stage performance make up is similar to regular make up. The difference is when you are performing on stage you need your face to be seen. If you don¡¯t apply your make up right for a performance you will look pale/washed out and your face will blend into the light.
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