AKA: Make up, Make-up, Makeup Artist, Makeup Supervisor The decorations placed directly on the skin or hair of an actor for cosmetic or artistic effect. Practitioners are called artists or supervisors. See also body makeup, special makeup effects, prosthetic appliances.
Doll Games elevated natural beauty and artless modesty; thus makeup was used openly only by the vain, the deceitful, and the whorish. Painted blue eyelids identified femme fatale Dawn, and garish rouge was the mark of shame in the slatternly baby doll. Makeup could frequently be procured from the Free Box (see Free Box)
DESIGNER — Stage makeup often has to be specially designed to make the singer assume a different appearance, for example to be made older or to fit an ethnic role such as a character in The Mikado. Even if the singers appearance doesn't need to be changed, stage makeup has to be designed to look right under the lighting used for the show.