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

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CHAPTER 18 Makeup for Darker Skin Tones

by Marietta Carter-Narcisse

 

 

 

The representations of color found in darker skin tones are as diverse as the ivory color of almonds to the deep black of ebony wood. The color range is so varied that it often becomes difficult to identify individual skin tone and then match that tone with an appropriate cosmetic. Only recently have major cosmetic manufacturers, commercial and theatrical, made a conscientious effort to include a broader range of shade selections in their primary cosmetic lines for persons of color. Historically, actors of color and their makeup artists have had to be creative and rather ingenious in formulating their own foundations and accent colors. Even with the expanded range of available ...

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