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Post by Kal on Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:50 pm

I'm painting a Grinch next weekend. His homemade costume is the stuff nightmares are made of in terms of heat. I am so worried his makeup is going to become a disaster halfway through the show. Please help? Any and all advice is most appreciated. Thanks!
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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:40 pm

Theatrical cream make-up and powder it repeatedly. During the run of CATS the guys working up a sweat were powdered every time they came off stage in the wings to soak up the sweat.

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Re: Question for those with theater experience

Post by Kal on Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:14 am

Baby powder?
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Post by jlirie on Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:43 am

green starblend, or mehron green intense pressed powder?
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Post by Sarieka on Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:00 pm

I also have a Grinch Gig coming up.

For powder I use Ben Nye Neutral Set powder, I'm also going to try Mehron Barrier Spray.
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Post by Guest on Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:25 pm

No barrier spray, and I use baby powder.

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Post by Forest-Fairy on Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:34 pm

Powder makeup with a huge layer of Green Marble sealer. OR airbrush it with Show offs Pro-Aiir Hybrid. Wink
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Re: Question for those with theater experience

Post by Kal on Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:56 am

We did a makeup test run last night and it held up really well with Shannon's baby powder.

I'm glad we did it because I could see how much more the highlights and shadows need to be brought out on his face.

The "Who's" look awesome!!!
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Post by jlirie on Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:12 pm

glad it was easy.  yes, it's theater, think exaggerated close up, so it looks normal from a distance Smile
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Post by Doe on Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:38 pm

Theatre has a "25 foot rule" - it should look good from 25 feet away! Powdering down works, it has been that way since I built my first theatre makeup kit in 1976 and took my first stage makeup class in 1985...

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Re: Question for those with theater experience

Post by Kal on Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:31 am

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Re: Question for those with theater experience

Post by jlirie on Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:44 am

nice work! matches the costume & looks very grinch-y. can see his features. and no melting.
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Post by Kal on Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:39 pm

Pic was post performance so the makeup held up well.

Thanks everyone!
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Re: Question for those with theater experience

Post by Sweet Loretta on Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:00 pm

Always best to use translucent setting powder. It is finely ground and will not clump or discolor your makeup like baby powder can.
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