1st Edition

Color Theory for the Makeup Artist
Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects





ISBN 9781138095250
Published May 29, 2018 by Routledge
136 Pages 170 Color Illustrations

USD $44.95

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Book Description

Color Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects analyzes and explains traditional color theory for fine artists and shows how to apply it directly toward make-up applications

Make-up artists control color the same way a painter does. They choose color palettes, match colors, blend new colors, and create designs on a canvas that is always changing. Some colors cancel others, some balance each other, and some oppose other colors. However, painters seldom have to consider inconsistencies in how their art will be lit and where it will be displayed the way that a make-up artists does.

This book teaches how to mix any color using just red, yellow, blue, and white. It discusses the reason for variations in skin colors and undertones, and how to identify and match these using make-up, while choosing flattering colors for the eyes, lips, and cheeks. Colors found inside the body are explained for special effects make-up, like why we bruise, bleed, or appear sick, and ideas and techniques are also described for painting prosthetics. The book also explains how lighting affects color on film, television, theater, and photography sets, and how to properly light a workspace for successful applications.

Whether you are a professional or a beginner, you will never stop learning. There will always be new products, techniques, and fashions – this book provides guidance and inspiration to keep practicing, creating, and honing your skills.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: COLOR THEORY

  • WHY WE SEE COLOR

    1. THE VISIBLE SPECTRUM

  • CLASSIFYING COLOR

    1. THE COLOR WHEEL
    2. WARM & COOL COLORS
    3. PRIMARY COLORS
    4. SECONDARY COLORS
    5. TERTIARY COLORS

  • COLOR RELATIONSHIPS

    1. COMPLEMENTARY COLORS
    2. COLOR SCHEMES

  • THE 3 ATTRIBUTES OF COLOR

    1. HUE, VALUE, & INTENSITY
    2. CATEGORIZING COLORS

  • MIXING COLOR

    1. TINTS, SHADES, & TONES
    2. LIGHT & DARK COLORS
    3. COLOR CONSTANCY

  • COLOR SYSTEMS

    1. RYB
    2. CMY
    3. RGB
    4. ADDITIVE & SUBTRACTIVE COLOR

  • OPTICAL ILLUSIONS IN COLOR

    1. SIMULTANEOUS CONTRAST
    2. OPTICAL MIXTURES
    3. AFTER-IMAGES
    4. IMPRESSIONISM
    5. POINTILLISM

CHAPTER 2: PIGMENTS & DYES

  • WHAT ARE PIGMENTS & DYES?

    1. PIGMENTS
    2. DYES
    3. EXAMPLES OF PIGMENTS & DYES
    4. PIGMENTS & DYES IN MAKE-UP

  • CHARACTERISTICS OF PIGMENTS

    1. INORGANIC & ORGANIC PIGMENTS
    2. TRANSPARENCY & OPACITY
    3. PIGMENT VARIATIONS & MIXTURES

 

CHAPTER 3: FLESH TONES

  • PIGMENTS IN SKIN
  • MAKING FLESH TONES FROM PRIMARY PIGMENTS
  • COLOR BREAKDOWNS

CHAPTER 4: APPLYING COLOR THEORY TO BEAUTY MAKE-UP

  • MAKE-UP BASE COLORS

    1. UNDERTONES
    2. FOUNDATION MATCHING
    3. COLORED POWDERS
    4. CONCEALERS
    5. COLOR CORRECTION
    6. SHADOWS & HIGHLIGHTS

  • ADDING COLOR: EYES, CHEEKS & LIPS

    1. EYES
    2. CHEEKS
    3. LIPS

  • MAKE-UP DESIGN

    1. BREAKING THE RULES
    2. THINGS TO CONSIDER

CHAPTER 5: APPLYING COLOR THEORY TO SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE-UP

  • COLORS IN THE BODY

    1. THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
    2. BLOOD
    3. BURNS, BRUISES & SCARS
    4. COLD & FROSTBITE
    5. SICKNESS & DEATH
    6. DIRT & MUD
    7. MAKING TATTOOS
    8. TEETH

  • PAINTING PROSTHETIC APPLIANCES

    1. STIPPLING
    2. INTRINSIC COLOR
    3. WHEN TO ADD BLACK

  • COLOR INSPIRATION FOR CHARACTER DESIGN

    1. PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF COLOR
    2. COLORS IN NATURE

CHAPTER 6: HOW LIGHTING AFFECTS COLOR

  • LIGHTING YOUR WORKSPACE

    1. NATURAL LIGHT
    2. COLOR TEMPERATURE OF LIGHT
    3. LIGHT BULBS
    4. MAKEUP ROOMS & TRAILERS

  • COLORED LIGHTING

    1. COLOR MIXING WITH LIGHT
    2. THREE CHARACTERISTICS OF COLORED LIGHT
    3. COLORED GELS
    4. ADDING WARM LIGHT
    5. ADDING COOL LIGHT

  • LIGHTING FOR THEATER
  • LIGHTING FOR FILM & TV

    • 3 POINT LIGHTING
    • EARLY FILM
    • HD FILM

  • LIGHTING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
  • COLOR GRADING

CONCLUSION

BIBLIOGRAPHY

GLOSSARY

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Author(s)

Biography

Katie Middleton is a professional make-up artist for film and television with a background in fine art, specializing in portrait and representational painting. She earned her Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York where she was honored with the Early Career Achievement Award in 2016. Some of her make-up credits include the film Loving, where she was nominated for a Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Award in 2017; Showtime’s Homeland; AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies; PBS’s Mercy Street; and Mystery Science Theater 3000. Katie also studied make-up and special effects at Vancouver Film School where she received the Make-up Achievement Award.

Reviews

"I had the privilege of seeing this book prior to publication as well as in the finished form. As a Make-up Artist in the film and television industry for over 30 years, I am so pleased that this is now available as an excellent resource for any artist’s education and practical work. This is a much needed work within the make-up field and will help artists raise their game. The concepts are clearly explained and illustrated with ample visual images. The application of color theory to all forms of make-up artistry is made simple, even fun, and will ignite the enthusiasm of the reader to see their craft in a whole new way… and want to start applying it immediately!"
-Stan Edmonds, Department Head of Make-Up Design for Film and Television at Vancouver Film School (IATSE 891)