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

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CHAPTER 2 Light and Shade

 

Although some three-dimensional changes can be made in creating makeup for the stage, more often than not we create the illusion of three-dimensional changes, using the principles of light and shade.

When we look at an object—any object—what our eye observes depends on the light that is reflected from specific areas of that object to the eye. Thus, because of its structure, your own face will reflect light in a certain pattern, and this pattern of light reflection is what reveals the structure and causes you to look like you instead of like someone else.

But suppose you want to look like someone else. You can, if you wish, actually change the shape of your face with three-dimensional makeup. If you do that, the new ...

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