You might have noticed that I’m focusing this blog mainly on stage makeup, at least for right now. Stage makeup is something completely magical. You can transform yourself completely. We could become someone 30 years older than us. Or 10 years younger. You can make someone look completely different. You can even change genders. Let’s not forget about fake wounds. No actor can go on stage with a bare face the stage lights would make them look like a ghost. So, it’s important for actors to know how to do their own makeup. Even Broadway actors do their own makeup, and they’re at the top of the theatre world.
Now you might be asking, “What do I already know about stage makeup?” Well, I’ll tell you. I’m relatively new to stage makeup in the sense that I can’t do some of the more advance stuff. What I know is from my years of experience that I’ve had throughout the years. I can do basics. I can do normal human make up. I can also do some animal make up thanks to my experience with The Chronical of Narnia in high school. I also can make a decent fake bruise. I found that out yesterday.
You now may be asking, “What do I want to learn about stage makeup?” To be honest, as much as I can. I want to know how to make someone older. I want to know how to make someone younger. How to change genders. But, more than any of that I want to learn how to make fake scars and wounds. What goes into making fake blood look realistic? What is the process in making the fake scars and wounds? What do I need to do to make it look real? How do I get them to stay on?
I’m really looking forward to exploring this world and learning new things with you all.
Here are some links to get us started: