70s Disco makeup

SH asks:The school will be performing a disco pantomime (70s and 80s era) and I need some foundation to give the appearance of tanned faces.  Which colours should I use?Graham replies:Under stage lighting I suggest using 1027 stage men for a natural light tan on the girls and 1014 for an orangey tan on the […]

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80s makeup

The 80s were the age of consumerism and the era of power dressing with big shoulder pads, big hair, big sunglasses and even bigger phones. Sun tans were still fashionable in the 80s, at least at the beginning of the decade.Mostly the makeup was brown. Lots of brown. Brown blusher, brown eye shadow and brown lipstick […]

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80s Grapeful Dead Post Punk

Bold purple grape featured 80s makeup look A warm base of 1002 stage women skin tone will look good under the lights and complements the charcoal blue eye shadow – colour code 385 and grape red blusher – colour code 547. Use plenty of 101 black kohl pencil to accentuate those eyes and some old red lipstick […]

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80s Mega-pink

Big and bold mega-pink 80s makeup look A warm base of 1002 stage women looks great with the hot pink eye shadow and blusher – colour code 573. Plenty of 101 black kohl pencil lines the eyes. The lipstick here is colour 5-10 cyclamen finished off with 00 clear gloss to complete the mega-pink look. Get […]

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80s Hot Pink-blues

Strong pink and blue 80s makeup look A cool base of W2 women works well with the dramatic electric blue eye shadow – colour code 383 and hot pink eye shadow and blusher – colour code 573. A light line of 101 black kohl pencil emphasises the eyes. The lipstick here is colour 5-10 cyclamen finished off with 00 clear gloss to complete […]

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80s Warm red brown

Warm turquoise and pink 80s makeup look Try this. A warm base of 1002 stage women with light brick red eye shadow – colour code 552 teamed with turquoise eye shadow – colour code. Use the same 552 light brick as blusher. 101 black kohl pencil emphasises the eyes and the lip colour is 5-12 light orange finished off with 00 […]

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Restoration makeup

An interesting question today: My drama group is currently working on Tartuffe by Moliere – we want our cast to have very pale faces, beauty spots, (ladies) pink/red lips and cheeks – sort of Jacobean/Restoration.  What Grimas products would you recommend to get this look?  There are nine in the cast 4w 5M – so […]

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1920’s makeup

The 1920’s look is quite distinctive with it’s pale foundation and bee-stung lip style. The beautiful May Allison shows the look to perfection. I suggest using a foundation colour a shade or so lighter than your natural skin tone.  For stage use, pick one with more pink in it. The Grimas colour codes would be […]

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