It’s all been a bit hectic chez Get Lippie, I spent half of the summer designing and producing make ups for Blackheath Halls’ production of Orpheus and Eurydice, which was great fun – especially the young Laban Dancers who played evil spawn in the Hell section, and had to be made up like skulls! Really tested my skills to the limit there … and my patience at times, but it was both aces and skill.
I also designed Amor, who had to look very sophisticated and beautiful, this was by far the best make up I did for the show, also took longer than the dancers:
Sadly, you can’t really see that she’s wearing A LOT of make up – it’s what I think of as a classic French make up, porcelain skin, bright, bright red lips, and a thick line of black liquid liner. This was from the initial make up test run, we beefed it up for the performances and added an almost smokey eye to the classic French look. We were very lucky that we had amazing looking women in the show, so much so that my role was practically unneeded!
Finally, I had to produce a beautiful, glowing “bridal” look for the role of Eurydice:
You can’t see it too well here, but there are lots of corals, pinks and blush colours here, but I tried very, very hard to avoid the “painted dolly” look you can get sometimes for a bride. I think we got the glow down quite well though! Also in this pic, we have Orpheus, who basically needed cheekbones, a lower eyebrow, and general mattification. Luckily, the amazing Wendy Dawn Thompson had great cheekbones already, so there wasn’t a whole lot to do.
Have also spent a fair amount of time trying to get my personal shopping business in order, but more about that later …