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Theatrical and Halloween

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Theatrical & Halloween

Bigger, brighter, bolder--these are some of the best words to describe how theatrical and Halloween makeup. It’s all about going that extra mile, or miles, when it comes to putting on a whole lot more makeup and other products than what you normally would on a regular day.

Although au natural has become the norm for women these days, such is definitely not the case--nor will it ever be--if you’re donning a costume on Halloween or standing up on stage and in front of a crowd.

Theatrical and halloween makeup is all about major enhancements, which would bring your character or costume to real life, making it as larger than life as possible. Stage and costume makeup is truly an a science as it is an art. And apart from familiarising yourself with the techniques, you should also be knowledgeable of the right tools and “weaponry” to make use of.

Here at RY, we’ve got exactly what you need in providing you with the right makeup and tools, as well as some tips along the way, on how you can solidify yourself as the character you’re dressed up as through makeup. 

Experiment & Get Resourceful

Having established that stage and costume makeup is science and an art, it should be treated as such by practicing and experimenting repeatedly until you nail the “it” look you’re going for. Play with a wide range of looks depending on the role or costume you’re gunning for and take your time in experimenting with different shades, makeup products, tools, and what have you.

Surely, there are certain rules for this kind of makeup artistry but a lot of it also has to do with being resourceful. Lipstick as eye makeup? Definitely. Highlighter used all over the body? Yes, please. Liquid eyeliner used to draw lines all over the face and body? For sure.

Just take a look at the offerings of Ofra, LA Girl Cosmetics, and Kryolan and see how you can utilise their wide range of cosmetics that would look amazingly well whether you’re on stage or wearing a scary costume for Halloween. 

The Heavier, The Better 

It’s already a given that the heavier and the bolder the makeup, the better it is for the theatre and for Halloween. You can go as far as your imagination and skill can take you, since having heavier makeup can help you embody the character even more so--not to mention, it will also look so much more believable to the people watching you or around you. 

The same goes whether you’re in an outrageous and out-of-this-world ensemble, or you’re simply characterising an actual human being. Well loved brands such as Pixi by Petra, Becca Cosmetics and Jane Iredale are known for their natural-looking palettes and hues. In this case, you definitely need to pile it on a bit in order to not look washed out, especially for those who are watching you from a distance.

Not About Details

The trick is to apply heavier but evenly. Day to day makeup tends to highlight the importance of details but that’s definitely not how it is with stage makeup. You don’t need to fuss over that one eyeliner line that you got wrong or that eyeshadow that you didn’t blend all too well. Go for the overall effect and do not become too focused on one detail or two.

Of course, applying stage and Halloween makeup should also done with a certain amount of precision and control, so as to avoid the “clown effect.” Makeup brands such as Napoleon Perdis and Curtis Collection offer a wide assortment of enhancers such as mascaras, eye shadows, highlighters, and so on, which you could play around with until you master the art of heavier yet even makeup that looks amazingly well once put altogether.

Set It Well

Wearing heavy makeup can be quite a danger when you don it for an extended duration of time and even worse, under glaring lights. Sweat and oil can easily cause your hard work to smudge off, creating a rather horrific look. The key to lasting makeup is to set it well using setting sprays and mattifying powders.

Mirenesse and Gerard Cosmetics offer reliable setting products in order to make your makeup last longer and not have it compromised while you’re still in character, so to speak.

Right Tools

A major part of nailing the look both for theatre and for Halloween is having the right tools and “weaponry” in makeup application. This includes brushes, adhesives, sponges, and so on. This will immensely help in achieving a well put together stage makeup that truly creates an impact and appeal.

Gorgeous Cosmetics, ModelRock Lashes, and Youngblood Makeup have all, if not more, tools that you need to create more drama and depth to your overall look.

Remember that even though heavier and bolder makeup is preferred for theatrical and halloween looks, it still should be done following a process and it should stay true to the character or role you’re doing. Stick to these tips, as well as these beloved brands that are available here at RY Australia, and you’ll surely be covered from the start until curtain call.

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