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

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CHAPTER 9 Corrective Makeup

 

Corrective makeup (see FIGURE 9-1) is one that is designed to help actors to look their best. This may involve only minor adjustments, such as changing the curve of the eyebrows, or it may involve making the actor look younger. And, for the stage, it may involve changing the color of the skin.

The Foundation

In corrective makeup the purpose of the foundation is to provide a skin color that will enhance the actor’s appearance under the stage lighting that is used for a particular performance. Since a skin coloring that looks normal and healthy off stage may look pale and washed out under stage lights, some additional color may be needed. If the skin does not need to be changed in color—this happens more often with ...

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