June 15, 2007, Newsletter Issue #223: How to apply stage performance make up.

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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.



The first step to applying stage make up is to start with a clean moisturized face. Put 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.



After the foundation you should apply the blush. Using a cream or stick blush will give you long lasting color.



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.



Your make up needs to be exaggerated in order to show up under the bright lights. Even though it may look like a lot when you are doing it, you will look fabulous on stage.

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