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 boys. If you use cream you will get a more realistic look.

Cake is cheaper and quicker will look a bit more artificial but this may suit the style of your production.

There is a good section on 70s and 80s makeup in Rosemaire Swinfield's book "Period makeup for the Stage"

ISBN 0-7136-4712-4.

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