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Almost everyone wants to know something about how to make up for amateur theatricals. A few simple directions on what to do and what not to do will start you off. In fact there are only a few general principles which you need to remember. The great secret of success lies in practice and experience. Make-up seems to be quite like any other kind of painting. The inexperienced person gets the paint on a bit too thick. You have only to study the faces of women on the street nowadays, when rouge seems to be the fashion, to learn how not to put it on. Paint should be so blended that the whole effect seems natural. How frequently you hear people who are commenting on the appearance of a favorite actor say, "He looked so natural, I don't believe he had any make-up on his face." This represents an ideal which requires great skill and practice to achieve
"The Mysteries of Amateur Make Up,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol3/iss4/3