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Make-up for the Oireachtas
By alyc873 Comments: 4, member since Sun Oct 30, 2016
On Fri Nov 11, 2016 08:46 PM

For the Oireachtas in a couple of weeks I am doing a traditional set and a 4-hand. For my trad set I am getting my hair done by one of the vendors but I have to do my own make-up. How should I do my make-up to help me stand out but not look like a clown? Should I do eyeliner with a cat eye or just stick with neutral eye shadow? Also can I do red lipstick or should I stick to light pink? My dress is bright blue and green. Thanks

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re: Make-up for the Oireachtas
By rosalinde Comments: 1973, member since Fri Jun 19, 2009
On Mon Nov 14, 2016 08:01 AM
At the Oireachtas the stage is much bigger and the lights are much brighter - so your make up will have to be bolder than for a normal feis. So do use a red lipstick and eyeliner. So you don't have to go full 'clown-face', but if you stick with neutral colours and everyday make-up, you will look too washed out.
For the 4-hand: do what your TC wants. And vamp it up for your Trad Set.