Today was my second day in Stage-makeup class where I applied makeup to my face. Today’s goal was to play with my features and make myself look like someone else. This makeup may look strange in a photograph, but from far away (like you would be if you were in the audience at a theatre) it actually looks completely natural. I choose to make two of the photos black and white to help with the illusion since this sort of makeup does not photograph well unless under stage lights.
Also, not awesome quality photos, but that was again due to lighting restrictions. You get the idea. And if you know what I look like, you know that’s not what I look like. I made my forehead more prominent with highlight around its edges, my eyes farther apart with liner and highlight on the outer edges, my nose longer and thinner with strong shadows on the sides, I lowered my cheek bones, made my jaw smaller but chin more prominent, and I made my mouth tiny!
I am not pursing my lips, that is the makeup! I think I look like some sort of strange bird person.
Here is a photo of the makeup in color under typical directional lighting that you might get in any room or by a window, but not necessarily on a stage. You can see the difference in the illusion between the black and white photos with soft lighting, and the color photo with directional lighting.