Make-Up

Books

2015
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1999
1995

Special Effects Make-Up

External Links

Companies

Gravity and Momentum Stage Blood and Fight Choreography [USA]
RC-Annie Stage Combat workshops, stage blood [UK]

Equipment

Cantoni Professional Cases and Workstations [Savio, Italy]

History

History of Greasepaint

Jobs

The Independent - Careers Guide to working in Make-Up [UK]
The Stage - How to be a Make-Up Artist [UK]

Manufacturers

Ben Nye
Grimas [Netherlands]
Kryolan
Mehron
Nimba Creations [UK]
Snazaroo

Publications

Make-Up Artist Magazine

Suppliers

Arjans Show-Biz Centre [UK]
Burman Industries [Hollywood, USA]
Charles Fox [London, UK]
Dauphines [Bristol, UK]
Film Blood Stage Blood and FX make-up [UK]
FX Warehouse [Florida, USA]
Make-Up Artist Provisions [London, UK]
Screen Face [London, UK]
Three Kings Theatrical [London, UK]

Techniques

Learn Prosthetic Make-up Training [UK]
Special Effects Make-Up: Scratch

Training

Christine Blundell Make-Up Academy [UK]
Delamar Academy [UK]
Greasepaint [UK]
London Beauty Training Academy

Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms: Make-Up


ACETONE
A flammable solvent used in some prop/costume-making processes. Used by make-up artists to remove skin adhesive from the netting of wigs and moustaches by immersing the item in an acetone bath, then removing the softened glue residue with a stiff brush. Also one of the primary components of some nail polish removers.

ALGINATE
An organic polymer which is a viscous gum found in the cell walls of brown algae. The commercial variety is extracted from seaweed. Supplied as a powder, when mixed with water it becomes a fast-setting mould-making material which is used to make casts of body parts or delicate prop items. The resulting mould is very detailed and strong. Dental alginate is used to make casts of teeth and gums. Take care to store the powder in an air-tight container as it's very absorbant and will 'go off' very rapidly if left open to the air.

DRESSING ROOMS
Rooms containing clothes rails and mirrors (often surrounded with lights) in which actors change into their costumes and apply make-up. Dressing Room doors have a list of the actors contained within.
See also GREEN ROOM.

FOUNDATION
A base layer of make-up.

GREASEPAINT
Name refers to make up supplied in stick form, for application to the face or body. Needs special removing cream.

MAKE-UP
Products applied to the face or body of an actor to change or enhance their appearance. See also GREASEPAINT. Colloquially known as SLAP. 
Make-Up Resources at Theatrecrafts.com

NOSE PUTTY
A mouldable material (often made from wax) that can be used to change the shape of an actors' nose as part of a character make-up. 
Kryolan Nose Putty

PANCAKE
A water-activated make-up powder that is applied with a wet sponge. It's supplied as a flat, compacted powder in a circular plastic case with a lid .

PANSTICK
(Make-Up) Originally 'pancake stick'. An easily applied stick form of matt foundation, used as a base layer for theatrical make-up. See also PANCAKE. 

SPIRIT GUM
An adhesive used to stick (e.g.) false facial hair to actors skin. Can be removed with surgical spirit.

WHAM / W.H.A.M.
Abbreviation for Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Department.