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

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CHAPTER 14 Beards and Mustaches

 

The first step in constructing a beard or a mustache is to make a rough sketch of what you have in mind. Presumably you will have done this when designing the makeup. Illustrations in this book and in your morgue should be helpful. The style you choose will, of course, depend on the period of the play and on the personality of the character.

You can make or buy beards or mustaches of real, synthetic, or yak hair ventilated on a lace foundation. This type of beard is the quickest to apply, the most comfortable to wear, and the most convincing. It is also the most expensive, but it will last for many performances, if not for many years. If you will be using a beard or a mustache for only a few performances and ...

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