How To Apply Lips For Stage
By Christine Dion
Applying stage makeup is easy if you follow the steps. After Eyes are complete (except for lashes which are last), Foundation, Concealer and Powder applied, it’s time for lips. Applying the lips before the cheek color will help create balance to the face. This helps when it’s time to apply cheek color as there is will be less chance to apply too much. Lips are the key to balancing your facial features.
Lip Pencils freshly sharpened a shade darker and browner than your lipstick like Russet Lip Liner will create depth to the mouth. This pulls in the sides of the mouth so when the lipstick is applied the brightness will pull the lips forward creating a fuller effect. Line lips along their outer edge, be sure to bring out the sides of the mouth and fill in onto the lip about half way. Apply your lip pencil and use the wand applicator with the lip color by looking one step ahead as your apply color. Kind of like riding a bike or driving a car. Line with lips closed. Corners are easier to see and lips stay in place.
Lip colors that look best on a large stage are true reds like our Stage Red lip Stain which goes with all costuming. Try a reddish brown like Rhubarb Lip Stain for a softer look on smaller stages or for Lyrical numbers. Use the custom designed wand for a flawless application. Tip: For super staying , blot lips with tissue.
Create a fuller show stopper lip with a lip highlighter on the center of your lips. This is a sparkly or shiny highlighter applied just at the center of the upper and lower lip to add fullness. Try our Shimmer Pot Cream. Use a brush or fingers and match your eyes in highlighting choice.
Everything you need to know about Professional Beauty for Stage, Photography, and Every Day polished looks can be found in the pages of Christine Dion’s Book “High Performance Beauty”.
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