When you think of professional makeup, most people think of models, movie stars and TV actors as people who need professional help when it comes to the application of makeup. However, what many people may not understand is that another industry that relies quite heavily on makeup is the music industry. Whether it’s for an appearance, interview or a concert, Preparing The Makeup for Your Band requires a bit of planning and a bit of understanding about how makeup is applied and how it can best improve the look of the person wearing it. Here are a few tips on how to apply and what to apply when making up a band.
When a band is performing in concert, they’re going to be surrounded by stage in concert lighting. There are several different degrees of lighting the band will be subjected to so shading and shadows can often make facial features difficult to recognize. One of the main facial features that tends to become obscured in this sort of lighting are the eyes. That’s why using non-reflective mattes and layering them with shimmer or glitter shades helps give the eyes depth and helps the skin to not be so reflective under what can be intense and vibrant lighting.
It’s also important to remember that whether the performance is being videoed or not, under this type of intense concert lighting, warm colors tend to look the best. That is an important fact to keep in mind when you’re preparing makeup for a band.
Lastly, it’s important to understand that the rigors of performing a concert. The physical exertion, the preparation and the heat of concert lighting demands that all makeup products be as rugged as possible. If you’re planning on using foundation, the best option in these cases are silicone based foundations that won’t melt under the intense heat of the stage setting. In addition, this foundation is waterproof and won’t be susceptible to extreme amounts of perspiration.
The same reasoning goes for mascara. If the musical artist or the band is planning on wearing mascara, it’s important to apply several layers of mascara. This will allow the mascara to last even the longest and most intensive musical performances. Another thing to remember about the mascara that you use, sure that it’s smudge proof and make sure that it’s waterproof. As with foundation, mascara is going to be subject to a great deal of perspiration. Waterproof mascara is the best option.
Choosing the right makeup for a band can be a challenge for a makeup artist. With the right products, however, you can provide any band with a great look that will last for the duration of their concert, photo shoots or videos.