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, my name is Roger Bennett Riggle. I am a licensed, professional makeup artist. Today, we are going to look at the airbrush. I want to show you how easy it is to use an airbrush and how effective it is. Airbrushing now, is quite popular with weddings and it is particularly used for high definition television, because using an airbrush you have a beautiful, beautiful coverage on the face with the foundation because it s sprayed on. Nobody touches the face, there are no fingerprints, there are no smudge marks and there is not really an inconsistency of the amount of makeup that s on the face. It s beautifully, beautifully layered and it stays on the face extremely well. The airbrush has a compressor and it has the airbrush itself. When you buy the unit, it also has a cleanser that you run through the airbrush after you use it, a two ounce foundation of your choice and another little squeeze bottle if you want to mix up another little color. Here is an extra needle for the inside of the airbrush which is rarely, rarely needed, a cap to cover the cup when you are spraying, a new nozzle, if in case you feel like you need a new nozzle on your airbrush. There is a little holder that you can hang in on the wall and a little tiny wrench for removing and taking off the nozzle. This is the complete unit. It used to come like this and I think you can still get it this way and this is how big the airbrush is. It weighs about seven pounds, it s extremely portable and it has a lovely light application to the face when you are doing brides or you are doing television or you just want to do your own makeup at home every morning. This is another example of an airbrush unit and you can see that this motor is quite large with the airbrush. This is probably something you do not want to take with you everywhere, especially if you are going to shoot for a television station or you do not want this unit in your bathroom when you are putting on your airbrush makeup every morning. This particular airbrush is the bottom feed. This airbrush is a top feed, so the makeup goes in here and the gravity with the air pressure just shoots the airbrush makeup out. This is a bottom feed wherein the pressure, air pressure is a little bit stronger and you can put your makeup in this bottle and I have a bunch of these bottles. So, you can do a lot of colors and just interchange them at one time and this sucks the makeup through the air and sprays it that way. This particular unit has a holder right here as well and it also has a knob here to control the pressure of the air. So, you can have a low pressure and you can have a high pressure and that helps to shoot different viscosities of makeup, the thickness of the makeup through the airbrush. So, this is a more powerful airbrush and I use this for fantasy face paintings and body paintings. This particular airbrush, I just use for normal everyday makeup, weddings and we use this airbrush for television as well. The only other products you really need when you are airbrushing would be a concealer because we conceal first and then we airbrush and a setting powder. This is a Pro Finish Powder that is extremely good for television and it has a slight tint in it in different colors or you can just use a rice powder. Rice powder is extremely fine and is a wonderful powder for setting your airbrush makeup. There is a quick overview of the airbrush. Now, we will go into how the airbrush works and we will actually do a demonstration to show you how easy it is to apply the airbrush makeup.