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Stage Makeup, 10th Edition by Beverly Gore Norcross, James Glavan, Richard Corson

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CHAPTER 1 Facial Anatomy

 

The first step in preparing to study makeup is to examine the structure of bone, muscle, and cartilage that lies beneath the skin. In remodeling a face to fit a particular character, you should know how the face is constructed. Even when you are merely trying to make your own face look its best, you need to be aware of which features you wish to emphasize and those you wish to minimize. Thus, actors or makeup artists, before they ever open their kit, should familiarize themselves not only with the basic structure of a human face but also with the particular structure of any face they make up, whether it be their own or someone else’s.

Bones of the Face

A thorough and highly technical knowledge of anatomy is not really ...

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