Theatrical Arts is also known as performing arts. Makeup is usually exaggerated, bold and evern colorful. It is only appropriate that the look of the performers lasts throughout the entire show. Artists in this field are called performing arts makeup artists or simply stage makeup artists. For large groups of performers, you can expect that there are professional stage makeup artists that would take care of the performers’ makeup. However, if your productions are small, organizers may expect you to do your own makeup. It is essential, even if you are new to this business, that you have mastered applying your own makeup. Also, you must be able to create your look according to the character that you will be playing in the production. Here are some makeup tips for you.
After washing and exfoliating your face, the first thing that you should remember is the foundation. The foundation should neither be nil nor thin. It should be in the color of your skin complexion. For pale colors, use foundation with yellowish undertones. Make sure that the color is suited for your character. It is important that you use special makeup brands that are specially formulated for theatrical makeup. When the venue of your production is small, exaggerate just a little bit. Do not overdo it. When the venue is big, however, you should exaggerate your stage makeup so the audience will see the art that is your makeup even from afar. It is essential that the makeup is dramatically done for it to be seen. To convey strong emotions, special lines of makeup should be applied to your cheeks, eyes, mouth and forehead. Remember to use your lip liners, mascara, lipstick, eye liners and other makeup tools to your advantage. They will help you draw attention to your face. An important thing to watch out for is the lighting effects on makeup. The lights in the production greatly affect its colors. Apply colors that would be complemented by the production lights. If not, your makeup will lose its effectiveness. The right lighting and the right makeup could also bring out great effects.
If you should be doing your own makeup, the most important thing is that you have to practice. If you could master these skills, you will be able to do your makeup professionally and be able to help others, too. With your help, the production could be a blast.