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The FaceMaker goes to an audition

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Today, The FaceMaker went to an audition for Nickelodeon. They were looking for young people with unique talents. OF COURSE, I went to show them what a FaceMaker looks like. It was tons of fun. I met the very wonderful Bill Dance of Bill Dance Casting. He told me some great stories about special FX makeup in the movies and suggested that I go visit the Max Factor Museum. I’m going to go real soon.

The FaceMaker bringing colorful joy to Hollywood.

Backstage at “Wicked”

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Backstage at “Wicked”

I had the amazing honor of being invited to shadow the Makeup Supervisor on the National Touring Company of “Wicked” during a performance at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles.

My adventure began with being allowed through the guarded backstage door. My wonderful guide introduced me to EVERYONE. I smiled and waved like I belonged. We then went deep into the dressing area where I watched her turn the actress playing Elphaba from caucasian to green. Then the secrets of the fast hair style changes were revealed.

I saw the monkey heads, the wizard head and the hammerheads. I watched part of the show from the wings. I was wowed by the quick costume changes. And I got to see “Defying Gravity” up close and personal.

But the best part of all, was during the intermission, I got to help touch up the lead’s green makeup. A face painter’s dream!

A glorious and memorable day.

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Holiday faces

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Had a great time at the holiday facepainting jam in Montclair, California last night. Thanks Lilly. Had some great kids come by. Love the holiday bling! Still time to book me for your Holiday Party.

Thanks to Brian Wolfe for the dragon design inspiration.

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