Theater Make-up

As part of our semester 1 learning we had learn and recreate large theater make-up . When  applying theater make-up it is important to keep in mind that the make-up is being used to define the face so that the actors expressions can be “read” easily by the audience as they are most likely to be siting at a distance from the stage, meaning that the make-up can look a bit over the top and comical up close. Also another key factor to keep in mind is that theater make-up is used to alter the persons character and to also reflect the part they are playing. Below are a few photos from my theater make-up final assessment. I will hold my hands up and fully admit that i’m not a huge fan of theater make-up and can honestly say that i struggled when it came to the make up. When I first attempted the make-up I was completely fine with doing the eyes and lips but struggled using creme products to contour and highlight and felt that my fist attempt wasn’t that good so i made the decision to re-do the make again (shown in the pictures below). Having re-done the theater make-up again I was much happier with the result although I think I could have done with going a little darker with the contouring.

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Products Used


  • Illamasqua Matte Primer -Buffed into the Skin
  • Max Factor Pan Stick Cool Copper – Buffed into the skin
  • Kryolan Grease Paints Dark Brown – Applied as contour under cheek bone, jawline, temples, fore head and either side of the nose and buffed out slightly
  • Kryolan Grease Paint Light Flesh colour – Applied as highlight to tops of cheek bones, centre of fore head and bridge of the nose
  • Illamasqua loose powder- Pressed onto skin using powder puff


  • Urban Decay Eye shadow Primer Potion – Applied to eyelid up to brow
  • MAC Eye Shadows –
    • Orb- all over eye lid,
    • Era and Concrete blend together in the crease in a ‘c’ shape
    • Concrete through  the eyebrows to define
  • Collection 2000 Longer Lash Mascara -Applied to both top and bottom lashes
  • False Eyelashes applied to the top lashes


  • MAC Lip liner Cherry – Follow the natural lip line
  • MAC Lipstick Rubywoo – Applied with lip brush

Thanks for reading

Hannah xoxo


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