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Mar 15, 2019 - 9:26:27 AM

mander

USA

2933 posts since 10/7/2007

Up until recently, I could count on two fingers the number of times I had make up on my face. About a month ago I brazenly turned my back on my upbringing, and I bought myself an eyebrow pencil. I HAVE (visible) EYEBROWS for the first time in my whole life! I'm pretty full of myself. There is no living with me. (Not sure there ever was to begin with, but it's even worse now.)

Anyway, I was wondering if any of you all wear stage make up.

Thoughts on the topic?

Mar 15, 2019 - 9:54:34 AM
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Mooooo

USA

6208 posts since 8/20/2016

Sure, i'm sure most banjo pickers wear tons of make up, on and off the stage. I'm sitting here right now trying to decide which color eye shadow goes best with my hazel-green eyes.

Edited by - Mooooo on 03/15/2019 09:55:00

Mar 15, 2019 - 9:54:56 AM
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DC5

USA

4472 posts since 6/30/2015

As an actor I have hundreds of dollars worth of stage makeup, all of which is at least 40 years past it's expiration date. When I work on stage today, it is usually in an intimate theater and the need for makeup isn't there, unless I need to show extreme age, or some kind of deformity. As for wearing makeup in public, no, I don't, but you weren't specific in your question. (BTW, I was the go to guy at Halloween, and my sisters borrowed my makeup all the time, it was better than their's.

Edited by - DC5 on 03/15/2019 09:55:40

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:48:15 AM
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mander

USA

2933 posts since 10/7/2007

quote:
Originally posted by Mooooo

Sure, i'm sure most banjo pickers wear tons of make up, on and off the stage. I'm sitting here right now trying to decide which color eye shadow goes best with my hazel-green eyes.


"Friends don't let friends wear blue eye shadow." Sorry, that's the only advice I remember hearing from high school. :-) 

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:51:51 AM

Mooooo

USA

6208 posts since 8/20/2016

Right on Sister!

Edited by - Mooooo on 03/15/2019 10:52:44

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:52:47 AM

mander

USA

2933 posts since 10/7/2007

quote:
Originally posted by DC5

As an actor I have hundreds of dollars worth of stage makeup, all of which is at least 40 years past it's expiration date. When I work on stage today, it is usually in an intimate theater and the need for makeup isn't there, unless I need to show extreme age, or some kind of deformity. As for wearing makeup in public, no, I don't, but you weren't specific in your question. (BTW, I was the go to guy at Halloween, and my sisters borrowed my makeup all the time, it was better than their's.


My sister wears make up for her dance performances. (Bellied danced until she got her first grey hair at 60. Now she does flamenco.) She has hyperallergic reactions, so she's pretty good about tossing stuff that is old. I've often wondered how important expiration dates were.

I've been thinking about dying my hair brows, but apparently, it's illegal in some states? I'm told I can get it done professionally, or buy the dye on line. I think I'll stick with the pencil.

You recommend any brands over any other?

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:10:39 AM
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DC5

USA

4472 posts since 6/30/2015

quote:
Originally posted by mander
quote:
Originally posted by DC5

As an actor I have hundreds of dollars worth of stage makeup, all of which is at least 40 years past it's expiration date. When I work on stage today, it is usually in an intimate theater and the need for makeup isn't there, unless I need to show extreme age, or some kind of deformity. As for wearing makeup in public, no, I don't, but you weren't specific in your question. (BTW, I was the go to guy at Halloween, and my sisters borrowed my makeup all the time, it was better than their's.


My sister wears make up for her dance performances. (Bellied danced until she got her first grey hair at 60. Now she does flamenco.) She has hyperallergic reactions, so she's pretty good about tossing stuff that is old. I've often wondered how important expiration dates were.

I've been thinking about dying my hair brows, but apparently, it's illegal in some states? I'm told I can get it done professionally, or buy the dye on line. I think I'll stick with the pencil.

You recommend any brands over any other?


The biggest thing about old makeup is that it can harbor bacterial growth.  I haven't shopped for makeup in years, but for just doing eyebrows I would stick to what the local pharmacy has to offer.  You could also look at mascara, and instead of using it on you eyelashes, brush it on your eyebrows against the grain.  I used to do this with my mustache when I needed it to be darker.  I've known of women who have had their eyebrows tattooed on, but I don't recommend that.  Don't understand why dyeing eyebrows would be illegal.  You could also try "Just for Men" beard dye, but test for a reaction according to the directions first.  Best choice is to be born with darker eyebrows, but it's probably too late for that now.

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:32:21 AM
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932 posts since 9/13/2018

Mander, I used to like some 80’s hairbands... kiss, Motley Crue..etc. all wore make up that seemed to work just fine for them. I’d have a hard time putting a face on just to play a little banjo however

Bruce

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:45:36 AM

mander

USA

2933 posts since 10/7/2007

quote:

The biggest thing about old makeup is that it can harbor bacterial growth.  I haven't shopped for makeup in years, but for just doing eyebrows I would stick to what the local pharmacy has to offer.  You could also look at mascara, and instead of using it on you eyelashes, brush it on your eyebrows against the grain.  I used to do this with my mustache when I needed it to be darker.  I've known of women who have had their eyebrows tattooed on, but I don't recommend that.  Don't understand why dyeing eyebrows would be illegal.  You could also try "Just for Men" beard dye, but test for a reaction according to the directions first.  Best choice is to be born with darker eyebrows, but it's probably too late for that now.


My mother tried mascara once and it pulled out all her eyelashes. I think I'll pass on that, but I will look for beard dye. 

My father had the most glorious eyebrows his whole life, and my mother has none at all. I thought, come on Dad, you gave me your bellowing voice, your temperment and your expansive waistline. The least you could have done was toss in the eyebrows to make up for the rest of it!

I love eyebrows. Have done my whole life. I am so thrilled to have some now! :-)

Mar 15, 2019 - 1:30:24 PM
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5188 posts since 5/8/2014

If you want to further explore the subject, I recommend the textbook we used in college:  Stage Makeup by Richard Corson.  (An older edition is just fine; the essential techniques haven’t changed.)  

Mar 15, 2019 - 2:05:16 PM
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Brian T

Canada

15115 posts since 6/5/2008

I moonlighted in stagecraft for 20 years. Learned to do a lot of fantasy Hallowe'en make ups with airbrush. Airbrush body art is a big, big thing. I liked to watch every one of my subjects win First Prizes. Good for business.

Best of the bunch is Dinair brand. I've long lost Dinny's website address.

Mar 15, 2019 - 3:05:40 PM
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heavy5

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Wife & I chuckle at recent make up adds on TV showing women airbrushing make up on . They are grinning away w/ their mouths open spraying it on the teeth & anywhere w/in a radius larger than their head ---- ears , throat , etc .. There is dumb & then dumber !

The plasticized women of today happily feeding the coffers of the well protected cosmetic giants as it is proven most of this stuff is harmful , some containing carcinogens .  Ah , but they look great (ha) to who ?   

Edited by - heavy5 on 03/15/2019 15:14:31

Mar 15, 2019 - 6:53:28 PM
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DC5

USA

4472 posts since 6/30/2015

I love eyebrows. Have done my whole life. I am so thrilled to have some now! :-)


You can always try the Groucho Marx technique and just smear on some grease paint. 


Mar 15, 2019 - 6:54:55 PM
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DC5

USA

4472 posts since 6/30/2015

quote:
Originally posted by heavy5

Wife & I chuckle at recent make up adds on TV showing women airbrushing make up on . They are grinning away w/ their mouths open spraying it on the teeth & anywhere w/in a radius larger than their head ---- ears , throat , etc .. There is dumb & then dumber !

The plasticized women of today happily feeding the coffers of the well protected cosmetic giants as it is proven most of this stuff is harmful , some containing carcinogens .  Ah , but they look great (ha) to who ?   


I do the same thing when they show their unprotected eyes.  I understand that airbrushing is very accurate, but one bump of the elbow and you have a blind bunny rabbit. 

Mar 15, 2019 - 8:37:50 PM
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bubbalouie

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Mar 16, 2019 - 6:53:10 AM
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DC5

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4472 posts since 6/30/2015

quote:
Originally posted by Rawhide Creek

If you want to further explore the subject, I recommend the textbook we used in college:  Stage Makeup by Richard Corson.  (An older edition is just fine; the essential techniques haven’t changed.)  


I'll second that.  The Corson book is excellent.  Some of the brands may have changed, and latex prosthetics have come a long way since my copy was printed sometime in the 1970s, but the techniques for highlights and shadows are right on the money, as well as the information on making beards and mustaches.  

Mar 16, 2019 - 9:57:53 AM
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Brian T

Canada

15115 posts since 6/5/2008

The best airbrush make up (DinAir) is hypoallergenic and immune from sweeping generalizations. Yu get what you pay for when you try to cheap this out.

I can't say the same for mortuary makeup so you are the best looking slag in a box.

Mar 16, 2019 - 10:07:42 AM
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rvrose

USA

660 posts since 6/29/2007

quote:
Originally posted by Mooooo

Sure, i'm sure most banjo pickers wear tons of make up, on and off the stage. I'm sitting here right now trying to decide which color eye shadow goes best with my hazel-green eyes.


Mooo,

I think you should go with a dark shadow to set off those horns!  ;-)

Thanks for making me LOL.

 

Rick

Mar 16, 2019 - 10:17:33 AM
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Mooooo

USA

6208 posts since 8/20/2016

quote:
Originally posted by rvrose
quote:
Originally posted by Mooooo

Sure, i'm sure most banjo pickers wear tons of make up, on and off the stage. I'm sitting here right now trying to decide which color eye shadow goes best with my hazel-green eyes.


Mooo,

I think you should go with a dark shadow to set off those horns!  ;-)
Thanks for making me LOL.

Rick


I agree Rick, lighter colors seem to exaggerate my snout, so the dark shadow is a win-win...

Mar 19, 2019 - 12:38:58 PM

1812 posts since 4/5/2006

Most women I know wouldn't think of leaving the house sans some makeup. My wife always paid more attention to how she presented herself on stage than elsewhere. Some go to greater lengths than others to look good. Looking good, of coarse, being a matter of personal opinion.  I've known several that has their eye lids tattooed so they didn't have to bother with masquera or worry about it running. Eyebrows I know nothing about except what looks good to me, and sense it's not exactly apprapo to advise a woman on that subject, I'll stop before I get myself in trouble. smiley

Mar 19, 2019 - 1:05:17 PM
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Brian T

Canada

15115 posts since 6/5/2008

I've always thought that 2 eyebrows rather than one was more attractive.

Mar 19, 2019 - 6:19:52 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

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Ha! Ha! Brian!  No love for the Mono Brow or the Uni Brow?  

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