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How can I apply my stage makeup for Swan Lake?


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I am biracial (half Caucasian European, half African American) and I don't want to look cakey with white powder and I don't want the greenish hue from lighter foundations. How should I wear my foundation/concealer/powder with my skin?


I have a deep olive skin, with puffiness/circles under my eyes. My eyebrows are broad and thick, but I plan on shaping them to look more delicate soon.

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Sarah, that is up to your director. Have you been taught basic stage make-up for your skin? Has the director specified that you must all look the same? I don't think that you should have to totally change your own skin tone, and the puffiness and circles can be handled with concealers and shading. There are African Americans in most companies, and they do not make themselves white for Swan Lake.

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