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

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CHAPTER 12 Three-Dimensional Makeup

 

In modeling with paint, there was no attempt to make actual changes in the natural shape of the actor’s features but merely to give the impression that such changes had been made. Three-dimensional makeup involves actually building up parts of the body—usually the face, neck, or hands—with various materials, such as nose putty, derma wax, cotton, cleansing tissues, latex, gelatin, and liquid plastic. Molded latex processes will be discussed in the next chapter.

Nose Putty

Nose putty is used primarily for changing the shape of the nose (see FIGURES 12-1 and 12-2), though it does have other uses. An actor who settles for his or her own nose instead of the nose of the character is failing to take advantage ...

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