Preparing the Face for Airbrush Makeup

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Roger Bennett Riggle Will show you how to prepare yourself or your client for spray makeup.

    Roger Riggle

    Roger Bennett Riggle has been a licensed, professional make up artist for over 20 years. He began at Kinetic Artistry, a theatrical supply house in Takoma Park, MD. During his 10 years there, Roger managed the make up department -7 different lines; sales, consultation and artistry.

    Roger has hosted numerous Washington, D.C instructional seminars for area artists; everything from beauty and photography make up to Halloween transformations and special effects make up techniques. Roger worked for over 10 years as the make up artist for Tom Radcliffe, a leader in headshot photography at the Point of View Studio also in Takoma Park, MD. Roger applied the photographic make up to thousands of actors, sports celebrities, musicians and opera singers.

    Roger specializes in Halloween make-overs and the transforming of personalities for diverse, special events. In addition, Roger has created special make up effects for disaster simulation used in the training of nurses, doctors and EMS personnel. His credits include triage exercises at the Baltimore/Washington International Airport, for the Secret Service, and for the UHUHS military training facility. Roger has also designed for numerous theatrical productions which entails researching and articulating the authenticity of period styles.

    Roger has a degree in drama from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. and, since 1978, has choreographed, directed and produced numerous operas and musical theatre productions. For eight years, Roger was the Associate Producer of TheatreFest, theatre-in-residence program, at Montclair State University, Montclair, N.J. Roger has worked with many celebrities including: Leslie Uggams, Susan Lucci, Debbie Reynolds, Kim Zimmer, Pattie LuPone and Betty Buckley. Roger has directed operas at the annual Amalfi Music Festival in Italy . He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Roger is the make up consultant for Parlights, Inc. in Frederick, MD, a leading theatrical supply house for the greater Washington/Baltimore areas.

    Hello, I am Roger Bennett Riggle, licensed and professional makeup artist and this is my model today, Vanessa Strickland. Today, we are showing you how easy and effective it is to use an airbrush. In this clip, I am going to show you the preparation of yourself or your client before we actually spray the makeup on. The first thing I am going to do is to take a cotton pad and the witch hazel and I just pour some witch hazel on the cotton pad and I wipe the whole face down, just to make sure that the face is really, really nice and clean. It helps to close small pores on the face and I make sure I get off all excess oils or soap scum or anything that the client may have built up during the day.

    Alright and then, I am going to take the concealer, my concealer and these come in different colors too, depending on the color that you are or the color of your client and this is a concealer brush. I like the round ones because they are flat and they are round and they fit up underneath the eye very, very well. I go into the concealer and I put it on my hand because I want to warm it up a little bit and I don t want it too thick when I put it on the face. Look up please. I paint this concealer up on an angle on the face and I go all the way down the side of the nose and underneath the eye. This gets rid of any darkness, any redness, it pulls down on the effect of wrinkles being filmed or freckles. Of course, the younger your client is, the less work you have to do normally. Then I take my ring finger which is a softest pad on your hand and I basically, just pat and smooth out that concealer so that it is nice and smooth. I am going to pick up a little bit more makeup, close and I am going to do the whole eye area. The skin here is very, very thin and can show some redness and some blueness from the capillaries and blood flow that is underneath that thin skin. So, I want to block that totally out before I start. The other thing I do is to just do a general check. I can go into this concealer and cover up any little freckles, any little blemishes, anything that maybe red because red is exaggerated quite a bit, whether you are in person, whether you are in television. So, anyway, I am just going to smooth up this area and get rid of what I feel our little tiny imperfections, just to smooth up the face before I go.

    Because it is a cream, I am going to want to set that and I am going to use the rice paper and I like to use a brush. This is a large powder brush and a brush puts on just the thinnest layer of powder over the cream concealer. If I used a powder puff, I may get too much powder in there and I want just the lightest bit of powder to be able to set my work. I have the client close her eye and I go in over the eye with the brush and I very, just gently, stroke my work. I just want to lightly, lightly set that. Then I have the client look up and this brush fits in here very nicely, especially when you just roll it in like so. That is the basic, easy, easy quick prep for doing someone s face or doing your own face before we actually spray on the airbrush foundation. It should only take you a minute or two to do the concealer and the preparation. In the next clip, we will actually spray Vanessa Strickland with the airbrush foundation.