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

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CHAPTER 13 Prosthetic Makeup

 

The most effective method of creating most three-dimensional additions to the face, neck, and hands is to use molded prosthetic pieces. For the stage, however, this type of makeup is not always practical since actors normally do their own makeup, and the creation of molded prosthetics may require the services of a professional makeup artist.

However, the actors and young makeup artists who want to experiment with casting prosthetic pieces can certainly do so and will no doubt find it both interesting and useful. Whether the actors learn to make their own prosthetic pieces or have them made for them, the advantages of using this type of makeup are obvious—it can provide three-dimensional additions to the face impossible ...

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