3 Foundation

Why Use Foundation?

There are several reasons for wearing foundation while on stage. One reason is to alter your natural skin tone. You might do this to portray someone, of a different age, someone who is ill or is healthier than you are, someone who has spent more or less time in the sun or other natural elements, or someone who is of a different ethnic background. You might just be very pale and wish to avoid reflecting too much light on stage. Foundation can also help to even out uneven skin tones, including ruddiness, acne, or sun damage.

Another reason to use makeup in general on stage is that strong theatrical lighting can cause your features to appear flat. Makeup, specifically highlight and shadow used for contouring, will ...

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