Makeup Kits for Theater
Our recommendations for School Theater are:
- Getting individual kits for hygienic reasons.
- Supplementing the production with a larger theatrical kit (and keep it under your control.)
- Use Fair for white females. Use Med. for white males (teenagers).
Cream makeup is the traditional stage makeup because it is heavy and stays on if applied properly. Unfortunately, it will often cause acne. Cake makeup is more comfortable to wear and easier to wash off, but it has the tendency to streak if not properly applied. In a school setting, single kits become trashed almost instantly. If more makeup or components are needed, simply get multiple containers of what you need and create “Work stations” that can be used by several students at once.
F.Y.I.: Street makeup doesn’t work on the stage because theatrical lights wash out (punch through) the weak pigment load. Theatrical makeup is designed to hold its color even when brightly lit.
Mehron "Mini-Pro" Student Makeup Kits
Featuring CreamBlend Makeup Base. Available in three popular shades.
This is cream makeup (oil based) for individual use. It is the best value if cost is a factor. There is enough makeup for 10-15 applications.
Contains: An 8 color palette with 4 foundation shades (each good for 7-10 applications), 2 eye creams, 2 lip/cheek creams, Colorset powder, a brush, an eye liner pencil, a stipple sponge, 2 Non-latex sponges, a powder puff, and an Instruction booklet.
Ben Nye Personal Student Kits
This is cream makeup (oil based) for individual use. BN says, "At least three dozen applications each."
Professional quality, superior selection, and affordable pricing combining to make our kits an outstanding choice.
Personal Kits also provide strict hygiene for each actor. Eight kits, matched to skin tone, provide at least three dozen applications each!
Replacement shades and tools are available from Ben Nye's full line.
Each kit contains: creme foundation, four color contour palette with creme rouge, highlight, shadow and lip color, face powder, a powder puff, an eyebrow pencil, a flat brush, a sponge applicator, and a stipple sponge.
Ben Nye Creme Theatrical Makeup Kits
These are cream makeup (oil based) kits. BN says, "After more than 30 years, Ben Nye's legendary kits continue to be a major asset for basic and advanced makeup instruction. Our distinctive creme colors are fundamental for straight, age and special character effects. Directors often combine several kits to equip an entire production."
Creme Kits are a standard for class and production. Products are intensely pigmented, easy to blend and provide exceptional design options.
This series contains a contemporary selection of creme foundations, rouges, highlights and shadows which are formulated into a richly pigmented velvety texture. Creme makeups are gentle on the skin, even for individuals with sensitive complexions.
Six specific skin tone combinations are offered, including two new and improved brown kits for performers of color.
These kits consist of quality components, in generous full sizes, for: straight, beauty, old age, and special effects makeups. You can expect ample makeup for dozens of applications.
Contains (based on skin tone): Three crème foundations, a crème contour wheel (cheek rogue, lip color, and two crème colors), Bruise & Abrasions wheel, highlight, shadow, white crème color, powder cheek rouge, an eyebrow pencil, a lip pencil, a black pencil, liquid latex, nose & scar wax, hair color, spirit gum adhesive, spirit gum remover, dark blood, translucent face powder, a rouge brush, a velour powder puff, sponge applicators, a stipple sponge, a No. 3 flat brush, a No. 7 flat brush, an eyebrow/lash comb, and swab applicators.
Flammable, Must be shipped UPS Ground.
Ben Nye Cake Theatrical Makeup Kits
Cake Makeup Kits offer a range of products including creme contours, MagiCake Aqua Paint contours, a classic collection of character and effects colors, and a useful assortment of accessories and tools.
Three kits are designed to complement fair, olive and brown complexions. This generous ensemble provides enough makeup for dozens of straight, beauty or character designs.
Components are based on skin tone and include: three Color Cake foundations, creme contour wheel, five Magicake contour and accent shades, pressed shadow and highlight, pressed rouge, hair color, translucent face powder, an eyebrow pencil, a lip pencil, a black pencil, nose & scar wax, spirit gum, spirit gum remover, dark Blood, Hydra Cleanse, flat brush No.3, flat brush No.7, rouge brush, an eyebrow/lash comb, a velour powder puff, a hydra sponge, and swab tip applicators.
Flammable, Must be shipped UPS Ground.