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Dame makeup

Dame makeup

Makeup for pantomime dames

My idea for dame makeup is to aim to look like a scarcely believable woman! Here are some tips.

  • Heavy eyebrows will need an application of eyebrow plastic to hide them and camouflage makeup over them if they are dark
  • Choose a pale base colour you would use for ageing. G1 or W1 will do the job.
  • Use a heavy application of cake makeup to give an artificial look to the makeup.
  • If there is a beard shadow, use camouflage makeup first to hide it. Choose a colour to match the base.
  • Blusher and lipstick should be bright and matching.
  • Use a black eyebrow pencil to draw in some eyebrows.
  • Eye shadow needs to be dramatic. Bright blue is the fallback or choose a colour to match the costumes.
Eyebrow plastic 25ml
Apply eyebrow plastic with a spatula in the direction of hair growth to lay eyebrows flat so you can hide them with makeup.
3.5ml latex eyelash adhesive
5ml ammonia-free eyelash adhesive from Grimas with 'perfect peel' for clean removal
Makeup sponge round for water based and cake
Makeup sponge round for water based and cake
Eyelash GR106 Lush Dusty - full black max 20mm
Big black bushy eyelashes for panto dame or drag queen
Eyelash GR155 Gloria - pink swirled wings with feathers max 30mm
Pink and black swirling lashes with feathers
V4 round tip sable brush
Flat round tipped brush for lipstick and eye shadow
Eyelash GR220 Coraline - very big pink max 24mm
Big pink eyelashes for panto dame or drag queen
Eyelash GR221 Tilly - very big shiny black max 24mm
Big black eyelashes for panto dame or drag queen
Eyelash GR222 Twankey - yellow dame max 24mm
Big yellow and silver eyelashes for panto dame or drag queen
Eyelash GR223 Beryl - big blue max 14mm
They're big and they're blue