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Filmmaking by Jason Tomaric

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CHAPTER 15

Hair and Makeup

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INTRODUCTION

Makeup and hairstyling are an essential part of making a movie, for both practical and technical reasons. Whereas the creative aspects are obvious, it is important for a hair and makeup artist to monitor the continuity of the actors’ look as well as to ensure that the actors aren’t shiny or sweaty or have hair that will draw attention away from their performance.

STRAIGHT MAKEUP

Straight makeup (or beauty makeup) is noneffects makeup designed to maintain the actor’s flesh tones, minimize oil and shine that ...

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