Makeup is expensive when on a tight budget!
This is a fact and most small productions in theatres or school plays, etc. are on that; a small budget.
The cost of purchasing all that makeup to use every day of the production will mount up. Especially if it involves the usual man* playing over the top female characters such as wishy washy Aladins mom (*at least in all the productions I’ve seen).
Why not use free makeup?
Here is my practical advice; something I’ve done in the past.
I’ve spent as much time as possible grabbing all the freebie makeup I can. Collecting it and putting it away. Amazing a small collection to use.
Then comes the production; and it may not be one I’m in or even helped out in. However, I’ve gone along and given this freebie makeup samples collection to them. Something to help out with.
Most amazing how some freebies such as these can help out an armature production saving them money to use on other items such as props. They can be thankful too; maybe you’ll get a free ticket or just a heart felt thanks. Either way it’s a great way to use those freebies.
Just one practical use to think about.
Lookout for more posts coming on practical uses I’ve found for many types of freebies.