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

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APPENDIX E Fashions in Makeup

 

One of the determining factors in any realistic makeup for the stage is the historical period to which the character belongs. This applies not only to the hairstyle but, in many cases, to the facial makeup as well. The kohl-lined eyes of the ancient Egyptians, the whitened faces of eighteenth-century ladies, the fashionably pale lips of the early 1960s—all must be taken into consideration in creating makeups for those periods.

The brief notes in this chapter are intended to give an overall view of the subject and to serve as a reference in doing period plays. Although hair styles are mentioned from time to time along with the makeup, more extensive information can be found in the more than 40 plates of hair-style ...

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