Theatre Makeup for Everyday
It's a little known secret between make-up artists. The best quality make-up at the lowest price isn't necessarily at the department store OR drug store. Instead, it's at your local costume shop!
- About $12 each
- Go shimmery with either loose or pressed shadows
- Empty palettes are about $8, individual colors are about $6 each
- Darcie says matte shadows are hard to find, so take full advantage of the costume store collection. She adds, "I love using matte colors because they're really great for contouring."
- About $8 to $10
- Because theater foundation was designed to be under bright lights, it's more densely populated and lasts longer.
- About $12
- It doesn't cover like a spackle. It will cover under eye circles, take out the color of a tattoo or a scar, but it won't necessarily cover up the texture.
- About $10
- Pink powder is great for most skin types with the exception of dark skin. It's especially great for more mature skin that needs a little pop of radiance.
- About $10 to $12
- Translucent powders have more absorbency than most powders, so your natural oils won't shine through as fast.
- About $30 for a full palette
- Because of the high pigment in the blushes, just a dab will do!
- About $8
- Because theatrical lipsticks are made with more wax and deeper pigments, they last longer.
- About $3.50
- They're made with human hair and are all hand-set
- Try cutting them in half to get to pairs out of one set. Just make sure to place them on the outer corners to center of the eyes.
- Make-up Brushes - about $2.50 to $6
- Sponges - about $2 for a 12-pack
Jason Frankel, owner
Frankel's Costume Company
Darcie Teasley, makeup artist