A big part of performance for me is the asthetic of the performer. A lovely way to do this is through bodypaint and makeup. No costume is complete without your face! Mostly with myself, I tend to concentrate on the eyes (starting on the actual lids and then gravitating outwards past the brow bones and sometimes cheeks and forehead). And to get a dramatic look that’s going to translate on stage and with lights and flaming effects, it needs to be intense. This week’s tutorial is all about just that, the basics of intensifying your eyes, whether it be for performance or just everyday fabulousness.
If you listen to ONE THING from all the advice I ever give in regards to makeup it is this:
Use a friggin primer.
I ADORE Urban Decay’s Primer Potion (Professional Size). It costs 30 bucks, and is worth every single penny. Lasts a while (and I use mine every day)
What I do is slather it on the area where I want intense makeup. You can buy a small portion of the primer, which has a wand applicator, but I prefer the squeeze bottle shown here–more control. So I generously apply primer onto the area where I want color. Then I use a eyeshadow brush to press loose powder onto the places where I want color. Don’t wipe–wiping will only flick powder onto places you don’t want. Pressing gives you the most intense color and puts it only where you want.