"The Actor's Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Today's Techniques and Materials." This up-to-date, full-color makeup manual is smartly designed to lie open on the makeup table as a guide for student, amateur, or professional performers. Crammed with large, step-by-step photos and drawings, this resource explains how to assemble a professional makeup kit, analyze facial features, and create the right makeup for any role. A useful color-mixing chart is included, plus guidance on skin care, building a picture-reference file, and other valuable tips. Laura Thudium, assoicate professor of theater at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, teaches stage makeup and also works extensively as a costume designer. ©1999, 160 pages.