View Full Version : Makeup for masquerade

Xanthe Kelsylva
04-24-2004, 08:20 AM
Just wondering, is it a good idea to wear stage makeup if you're going to be performing in the masquerade? Is there typically a lot of lighting and a big room, or is it more like a small stage and an audiance that's up close? It would really affect my choice of makeup to bring for the day if I need to do actual stage makeup.

04-24-2004, 09:34 AM
It is typically a HUGE room stuffed with people most of whom are quite far away.

Xanthe Kelsylva
04-24-2004, 06:54 PM
Ug... I hate dragging along tons of makeup. I won't have a car or a hotel room, so I have to carry everything I need for the day. Do you think scarlet red lipstick, fake eyelashes, lots of eyeshadow and some blush would do the trick?

04-24-2004, 09:15 PM
The basic principle behind stange makeup is to emphasize and highlight your features, so based on what you mentioned you already understand that.

But the masquerades are just amateur competitions. A bit of color on your face will be a necessity to prevent the lights from washing you out, but I don't think you need to take it to such an extreme.

Xanthe Kelsylva
04-25-2004, 12:14 PM
Well the thing is, I suck at using mascara lol. See, normally I wear glasses so any eye makeup at all is pretty much pointless and I just wear lipstick if I wear any makeup at all. I've tried using mascara twice and both times it came out awful because not only was I inexpirienced, I couldn't see well enough without my glasses onto apply it correctly. One of those times a guy actually offered to help me-- that's how pathetic I am at mascara, even guys know more about it than I do! So I think it might be easier for me to just apply fake eyelashes because they're more effective overall than mascara. But I have the same problem with those-- I haven't used them before and once I take my glasses off I can't see very clearly to do eye makeup.

04-25-2004, 08:40 PM
The trick to applying mascara is to wipe of excess product onto a kleenex first. The brushes in the tube always pick up WAY too much product and as a result you gets lumps.

If you want to avoid lumps, don't use a "lengthening" formula. These contain short fibres to "build up" your lashes and they clump really easily. Choose a "volumizing" formula.

An inexpensive, but good one to try is L'Oreal's Featherlash. Most of L'Oreal's formulas are good. Stay AWAY from Maybelline and Rimmel. I know they get a lot of advertising but IMO they are horrible... Clumps, smears and racoon eye... yuck!