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

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CHAPTER 10  Stippling

 

Stippling—a method of applying makeup by pressing the color onto the skin rather than stroking it on—is used for giving the effect of skin texture with paint, for toning down shadows or highlights that are too strong, for adding color to or changing the basic color of a makeup, for giving the effect of such skin blemishes as freckles and brown spots, and for helping to conceal the edges of three-dimensional additions to the face. It is usually done with a sponge, occasionally with a brush.

Stippling with Sponges

Black plastic stipple sponges (FIGURE 10-1), red-rubber sponges (FIGURE 10-2), natural sponges (FIGURE 8-1), some household sponges, and pieces of polyurethane foam can be used for stippling. (See Sponges in ...

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