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 our model today, Vanessa Strickland. In this segment, we have been showing you how easy and effective it is to use an airbrush and in fact, I have airbrushed and prepped Vanessa s face. At this point, I am going to add in all the particulars that I want by hand. I can do the contour, the blush, I will be putting on the lips, giving her about three different eye shadows and eye liner and the mascara. So, in this montage, we will just speed this process up and at the end, we will show you how Vanessa looks for the street or for camera, rolling on the video or whatever she wants to do.
So, now, we go into the makeup process of just adding in all the details to finish up the makeup. We have prepped Vanessa s face and concealed it and we sprayed the airbrush foundation over it and now, we have added all the defining features. We put a little contour in the temple and underneath the cheek and we warm that up with blush, I laid in the eye shadows.
On the eye, we cleaned up the brow a little bit, we did the eye liner and the mascara and I did half of her lips, so that you can really see the difference between how bright and how smooth and how beautiful this airbrush foundation really is. Really, in just about five minutes or so, I laid in all the other details on her face and this gives her extreme definition and a glowing beauty with that beautiful, beautiful airbrush foundation which really is a flawless application.