Stage Makeup / Edition 10

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Widely referred to as the “bible of stage makeup,” the timely revision of this classic addresses principles and techniques in the use of makeup for the contemporary performer.

This extensive exploration of the application and use of stage makeup and makeup for a variety of performance venues covers all aspects in detail and contains over 400 photographs, drawings, and diagrams demonstrating step-by-step procedures. Thoroughly updated and revised, this classic book remains accurate and comprehensive, providing information from which all readers – whether students to the field or seasoned, professional makeup artists – will benefit.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205644544
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/6/2009
  • Series: MyCommunicationKit Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 193,932
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication by Mitchell Erickson.
Foreword by Hal Holbrook.
Introduction by Uta Hagen.


1. Facial Anatomy.

2. Light and Shade.

3. Color in Pigment.

4. A System for Designating Makeup Colors.

5. Lighting and Makeup.


6. Relating the Makeup to the Character.

7. Designing the Makeup.


8. Makeup Equipment.

9. Applying Makeup.

10.Corrective Makeup.


12.Modeling with Hightlights and Shadows.

13.Three-Dimensional Makeup.

14.Prosthetic Makeup.

15.Beards and Mustaches.

16.Hair and Wigs.

17.Creating a Likeness.

18.Natural Makeup for Film & Television.

19.Makeup for Darker Skin Tones.

20.NonRealistic Makeup.


Appendix A: Makeup Materials.

Appendix B: Sources of Makeup Materials.

Appendix C: A Professional Makeup Kit.

Appendix D: Makeup Health and Safety.

Appendix E: Fashions in Makeup.

Appendix F: Fashions in Hair.

Appendix G: Makeup in Color.

Appendix H: Makeup-Color Chart.

Appendix I: Makeup Color Tables.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2002

    Not paint by numbers

    In 1967 I was singing in the chorus of the road show of Hello Dolly with Carol Channing. It was Corson that taught me how to do 'corrective makeup.' The book that I used was presented in a 'paint by numbers' method. He has since changed his method of teaching to my dismay. I wish he would go back to paint by numbers. It worked and I learned. Now he teaches methods and it is difficult to figure some of the stuff out without a teacher. Unfortunately my original book was stolen.

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