At one time it was critical because of the nature of lighting and film technology, as well as theatrical custom, to eliminate as much detail of the actor’s face as possible and to draw in, often almost cartoonishly, those features meant to be seen. As film stock and lighting became more forgiving, and “reality,” rather than “theatricality,” became the accepted convention, beauty makeup has, too, evolved to appreciate a more naturalistic aesthetic.

—Richard Dean, Makeup Artist

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