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

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CHAPTER 6 Designing the Makeup

 

Once you have decided what you want the character to look like, the next step is to put your ideas into concrete form—either an experimental makeup or a sketch showing what you have in mind. Which you do will probably depend to some extent on whether you are an actor or a makeup designer. In either case, making a sketch or a drawing of the makeup can be extremely helpful. For a makeup designer, professional or nonprofessional, it is almost essential. (See FIGURES 6-6, 6-9, and 6-12.)

The Makeup Designer

If all of the makeups are being designed by one person, he or she will first study the play, then consult with the director, the costume designer, and, ideally, with the actors before designing the makeups and ...

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