Stage Makeup Step-By-Step: The Complete Guide to Basic Makeup, Planning and Designing Makeup  by Rosemarie Swinfield (Author)

This book's usefulness is diminished by the often heavy-handed techniques it demonstrates. The old age makeup, for instance, is poorly applied and would not register well with an audience.

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Book Description

This book's usefulness is diminished by the often heavy-handed techniques it demonstrates. The old age makeup, for instance, is poorly applied and would not register well with an audience. Swinfield is at her best with fantasy makeups such as Titania--but watch out for those techniques that can be done far better, such as the "troll's" latex nose.

With a clear and logic format, Ms. Swinfield puts the information an actor or drama teacher needs to be successful with makeup. Broken down into small stage, medium stage, and large stage makeup, a performer can adjust his or her makeup for each setting. The book also covers makeup for Afro-American, Oriental, and Hispanic performers as well as ballet, children, and television.