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Theatrical makeup

Theatrical makeup is makeup that is used to assist in creating the appearance of the characters that actors portray during a theater production.

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This a dance make up preparation from South India from the state of Kerala. This is a type of dance maybe few are familiar with. These dances often play out the stories of hindu Gods. The make up process can take hours. Great to watch!

Contributed by Shirlene Ghobrial

Many people don't realize it, but there is a BIG difference between film and theatrical makeup. In film, the camera and lighting pick up different colors and details then what would be noticed on stage. So when you are doing makeup for film, you often use different colors and different techniques to have the same effect as that used in theatrical makeup.

Contributed by Charley Bates

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