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  1. bobby pin

    The bobby pin (not to be confused with the hair pin) is a small metal hair fastener with one straight side and one bent side. It is used to inconspicuously secure hair in a desired style. Bobby pins are strongest/ can hold up the most hair when placed...
  2. rouge

    Rouge is a term used to describe a variety of cosmetics used to add natural coloring to the face. It comes in many shades of red, brown and sometimes grey. It is most commonly sold as a pressed powder (dry) or as a creme.
  3. Cake Makeup

    Originally called Pan-Cake by Max Factor, this cosmetic is made of compressed powder that must be activated by water. It is usually applied with a damp sponge and dries to a matte finish. It is used as a thick foundation to cover skin discolorations,...
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    Art Deco

    Erte is definitely the way to go. Another thing you may want to consider is putting Lady Brackenell in something more Edwardian looking because of her age.
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    Stage Makeup, what ya think?

    The best thing that you can do with any makeup design (or any theatrical design for that matter) is have quality research photos to compare your work to. You want to focus on the colors, shadows, and textures created. When applying the makeup, I always have the designs as well as the research...
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    Ben Nye makeup supplier?

    My favorite place to buy any makeup online (including Ben Nye) is alconeco.com They offer a wide variety of quality products and usually have a relatively short shipping period.
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    age makeup for intimate theatre

    I lied - one more thing! If you do decide to create wrinkles you have a couple of options. A couple weeks ago I heard about a product sold on alconeco.com called old age stipple. I have no idea what the results look like, but a professor recommended it and it's not very expensive. If...
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    age makeup for intimate theatre

    Getting young faces to look elderly is one of the greatest challenges in theater, ESPECIALLY within intimate spaces. The key is covering up what you can't make look old. My first recommendation is that you consider spirit gumming on some crepe hair to look like beards and wonky eyebrows...
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    Cake Makeup

    Originally called Pan-Cake by Max Factor, this cosmetic is made of compressed powder that must be activated by water. It is usually applied with a damp sponge and dries to a matte finish. It is used as a thick foundation to cover skin discolorations, blemishes, scars, and tattoos. The final...
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    Putting A Face To The Name

    Well since my whole thing is faces I guess it is only fair that I share mine :-)This one is from my Stage Make-up final.This one is from class, I only had time to complete half of my face in class.
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    rouge

    Rouge is a term used to describe a variety of cosmetics used to add natural coloring to the face. It comes in many shades of red, brown and sometimes grey. It is most commonly sold as a pressed powder (dry) or as a creme.These are some dry rouges. Image from...
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    bobby pin

    The bobby pin (not to be confused with the hair pin) is a small metal hair fastener with one straight side and one bent side. It is used to inconspicuously secure hair in a desired style. Bobby pins are strongest/ can hold up the most hair when placed in X shapes. The greatest problem with...
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    Hello Friends

    I am a theater undergrad concentrating in hair & make-up design in Virginia. I know there probably are not many hair and make-up technicians on this site yet, but I'm hoping to start a trend ;) For now I will probably post threads under costuming... I am so very glad to meet you all!