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Stage Makeup for Actors on a Budget

Despairing about the investment you’re making in makeup before your big show?

The days of buying a pricey, yet basic, Ben Nye makeup kit to get you through a year of auditions and performances are over. With the rise in popularity of airbrush makeup, serious contouring, and mascara that mimics fake lashes, mainstream makeup has become pretty darn theatrical. This change in trend benefits no one as much as the budget-conscious actor.

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12 Tips to Help Actors Survive Long Runs

1.  Buy an extra larynx, just in case. If on a budget, make one using premium deli meat. 2.  Periodically reconnect with the source material.   Especially if the show is about dessert. 3.  Switch costumes with someone weekly, as a sign of affection. You might be tempted to warn them but I say don’t. 

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