Below are some useful tips from Alison (Sop 2) when it comes to applying your stage make up. Does this apply to David as well?
The strong, artificial lighting that floods the stage drains a lot of colour out of the make-up and this has to be compensated for with warmer shades of foundation and bolder colours for eyes and lips, which will add contours to the face, defining the eyes and mouth. Exciting colour combinations, high gloss and pearlised products and even false lashes may be used to help achieve the desired effect. The important point is contrast, as natural contours are lost under artificial light and so need to be restored by using contrasting products. However, pearlised products when applied to crepey or wrinkled skin will accentuate the effect, so these should be avoided on mature skin. Eyeliner accentuates the eyes, and an alternative to eyeliner pencil, is using a powder eye shadow applied with a thin brush dipped in water before application. This gives the effect of eyeliner, but is less harsh, and the colour of the eye shadow can be used, but will appear darker with the addition of water, or a contrasting black, brown or dark grey may be used.
Stage lighting produces a lot of heat, particularly if spotlights are used, so do not apply make-up thickly; it will make the face perspire even more and the foundation will melt!
Grease on the face produces an unattractive shine and emphasises creases and open pores, so do not use a greasy make-up base/foundation. Apply loose translucent face powder after foundation to achieve a matt finish