5 Natural Beauty and Health

In Chapter 4, highlight and shadow were used to restore dimensionality to the face, focusing primarily on the bone structure. In this chapter we will look at other techniques that help define the face as well as give it natural, healthy color. The goal is to look like you are not wearing makeup.

The combination of contouring with natural health and beauty is often referred to as corrective makeup. Often, an actor will be asked to apply corrective makeup to look their healthy best and their own age.

Defining the Eyes

The eyes, along with the mouth, are the most expressive features of the face. Every actor wants his or her eyes to be more visible. Lining the eyes helps bring them to prominence. You can line the eyes ...

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