A beginner's guide to stage makeup

A beginner's guide to stage makeup

While larger theatre organizations will provide actors with a stage makeup artist, if you're performing with a smaller or community venue you'll be on your own. As a well-rounded musical theatre performer it's important to know the basics of makeup application, and be able to recreate looks consistently for every show. A lot of the principles of stage makeup are not that different from applying regular women's makeup, you'll just apply more, give it more staying power, and make bolder color choices. Tools: If you are planning to perform in musical theatre consistently, it is worth it to invest in high quality makeup products, as they will last longer and perform better. Popular brands include Mac, Ben Nye, Mehron and Kryolan. Don't forget a full set of high quality brushes - your brushes will make or break your application.

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