Importance Of Makeup For Theatre Artists

The popularity of theatre sees no ages. Also, it has stood the test of time and has won millions of hearts, generations after generations across the globe. This ingenious line of art has beckoned multitude of talented artists from all corners of this world and has given recognition to many. Besides being an indomitable line of profession, theatre or drama has also been a passion for many. Not to mention, this domain requires strong will power, hard work, patience, talent and years of practice to score to the top. If you are one of them and have an innate potential to mesmerize a whole auditorium full of curious eyes, then you can certainly be a theatre artist.

Here comes an important point to mention. Besides, the inner potentials of a theatre artist, a few other important things are necessary for the theatre to be successful. The venue, the ambience of the stage, the lights, sounds, technicalities, props, direction and no doubt the makeup. Without the right makeup, the entire theatre, however promising it is, goes dull. While you perform in full swing, your audiences do not only pay attention to your acting skills and expression, but also to your overall being. Your presentation depends a lot on the contribution of a skilled theatrical makeup artist.

It’s only a makeup artist who can bring in the real character within you through his art. They can do their best in making out the façade of the character. Their main area of focus remains the fascia, the one which connects directly to the audience. Besides face, a skilled stage makeup artist also works to do up your hair as well as other extremities. Depending on the need of the hour, the artist can apply basic make up to the most intricate and special effects. They can do wonder with paints, makeup, hair patches, wigs and plastic.

Besides keeping into consideration the requirements of the performer, the artist also needs to think about the stage lighting effects, body language and bone structure of the performer, his style of performance and the weather to bring in sync between the real character and the performer. Also, at times, the artist works according to the direction and guidelines of the director.

A prolific artist will do his best if he:

• Works precisely and in time

• Makes sketch for the hairstyle and makeup

• Stays informed about beauty products

• Coordinates well with the entire team for consistency

• Has practical knowledge of lighting and special effects

• Understands the details of the makeup after going through the script

• Has understanding of the skin effects of the makeup materials

If the artist has no less than the above potential, you can readily hire him!