One of the things that I learned to do a couple of years ago was makeup. Coming out of comedy clubs, that’s something that performers really didn’t do. During the 2020’s I needed to learn to do my own make up for a TV show as they couldn’t provide a makeup person per the covid restrictions at the time.
I don’t do much, it’s really to take the shine off, but it makes a huge difference in pictures!
If you don’t know how to do very basic stage makeup, there are tons of books about it and probably a ton of YouTube videos that can teach you. I hired a theater person to teach me a very basic routine. It’s totally worth learning!
Somehow I’ve gone my whole career without every having had to learn to do make up…until now. I’ve got a TV appearance coming up and previously every other time I’ve been on TV they’ve had a make up person who applied it to me.
This time due to COVID rules they aren’t having someone for us. So I hired someone to give me some lessons. Honestly I assumed it was something that was specialized as that’s someone’s job. I don’t need much as I don’t do anything dramatic with my look, I just don’t want to look shiny.
I’m super glad I hired someone to help me, it made picking out the right colors easy as I had no idea what I was doing. That’s the thing, especially with the internet, it’s easy to do find someone who can help you learn to do things. I simply reached out to a friend of mine who is an actor who referred me to someone that does make up. It was very painless…and something I should have learned to do at least a decade ago!