•If you run out of make-up, let Annie know. If you need help applying something, let Annie know.
•Annie can fix make-up problems.
•Your child's make-up will look very dark. Their foundation is very dark because when they get on stage, the lights wash them out so their make-up has to be darker.
•If you don't have mascara, we will do mascara at the theater. We have disposable one-use mascara wands so as not to contaminate.
•Boys and girls both wear make-up. The girls' make-up is just a little more pink.
HOW TO DO THEATER MAKE-UP AT HOME
•First, start with a clean face-if you can use a mask, Annie recommends this because it will take off dead skin cells, helping your make-up last longer. Avoid rubbing blemishes when masking or exfoliating because this will spread your breakouts.
•Apply a moisturizer. This helps the make-up to apply smoothly. This is one of the MOST important steps.
•Use the foundation that is in your kit, if applicable. You can use a sponge or your fingertips. This will look dark on your child.
•Next, use the eye samples. The light color goes on the lid up to the crease and the darker color goes in the crease and upward. If you have a sibling sharing make-up, the girl(s) will get the lightest and darkest colors to choose from.
•Apply eye liner on the bottom and the top. Tips: You can sharpen the pencil between uses for cleanliness. Have your child open their mouth a little as this relaxes their eye and makes it easier to apply eye make-up.
•Apply your mascara at home if you have one, otherwise, we will apply at the theater.
•Apply blush. Girls get more pinkish and reddish colors. Boys get a more brownish color. Apply in a diagonal line. Start at the top of your ear and come down diagonally. Try to stay 2 fingers away from your nose and to not go below your nose.
• Apply lipliner. Draw your line first. Tip: Draw a V on the top lip and then draw to the outside corners. Draw a small line on the center of the bottom center, then draw to the outside corners. Lips should be fully lined now. Fill in coloring with your lipliner.
Parents: As we try on costumes, we have the children put on a disposable shower cap to cover their head. We use one cap per child. If you have a girl, please have her hair in a ponytail, braid or pulled back in some other way so that we can easily put it in the shower cap.
Please, do not drastically change your child's hair, without first checking with your Director, to see if this will affect their character.