By Stel Deianne
My Experience with the Make-up Tutorials.
I came in, Saturday afternoon, not knowing what to expect. I studied makeup application during my secondary education, and I was very curious about how it had changed. It DEFINITELY had changed.
The workshop was conducted by the very talented Lindsay Knudsen. I had the honor of having my make-up done by this amazing woman during our MMRP performance. She did phenomenal work for that play, and like magic, the character I had in mind came to life. So when I heard that she was leading this one: I knew I had to come.
There were very few of us, which made me feel sorry for the people missing out, especially for the ones who will be part of the next production. The differentiation between theater makeup and daily makeup was covered.
We started with the basic; clean face, toner, and moisturizer. We were given recommendations (what with Korea being a land full of cosmetics), about skin type, skin tone, and sensitivity. We had the base make-up tutorial; the how’s and why’s, do’s and don’ts, and of course, what fits. We did contouring techniques, basic eye make-up application and finishing touches. It was very educational.
After the lecture part, we were given the chance to either do our makeup, or practice on the next person. I decided to be a spectator, watching the marvelous hands at work. The makeup and costume designer for the next GPP project was in it, and I had a sneak peak of the kind of makeup she was about to do. It was so much fun!
By the end of the workshop, I had learned how techniques had changed. How contouring can highlight a person’s best asset, how day-make up can be oh-so-simple-yet-so-elegant, and how it’s so much fun experimenting with colors.
Like every other workshop the GPP has hosted, it was immensely enjoyable. I can’t wait for the next one!