Hats, wigs, masks and make-up gallery
There are lots of different styles of make-up - if you use make-up for your drama, it will depend on the theme and style you're planning. Look through this page for inspiration.
When you're on stage, performing under hot bright lights, you should wear some basic make-up, whether you're a boy or a girl! Heavy foundation is useful for preventing the skin from looking washed-out under the lights, and face powder helps keep shine to a minimum. You may also want to use eyeliner to define the eyes.
White face powder was popular in the 16th-18th centuries, partly to cover up bad skin caused by lack of washing.
Today, a lot of women (and some men) wear make-up every day, but it's often quite discreet. If your drama is set in modern times, it's unlikely you'll want to go over the top with make-up. Think about your character and their personality before you decide how heavily you want to apply it.
Some people wear a certain type of make-up to reflect a popular movement (eg gothic style make-up) or profession (eg a Japanese geisha girl).
Make-up can also be used to create the look of an injury or bruise, or to create a horror effect.
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