For every person that sits down in your chair—whether you are working on a film, designing elaborate characters for theatre, creating an image for a photo shoot, or skillfully applying a beauty makeup for television—you will need to know that person’s skin tone. If you do not get this part right, your makeup will appear dull, gray, and lifeless. One of the things you’ll learn as a makeup artist is how to be quick and to think on your feet. In many cases, we do not have the luxury of time to work on a person—everyone from the director ...

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