A do-it-yourself job

Part of a Cirque du Soleil performer’s job is to do their own makeup, so workshops in makeup techniques are part of the training provided to artists.

Guitar player Lionel Hamel has one of the more complicated makeup designs in “KÀ” and it takes him about an hour and a half to apply it. He said it took hundreds of applications before he was able to do his 26-step makeup design without the guide.

“I was not born with a brush in my hand,” he said. “Outside of Halloween, I had never put makeup on” … Read Full Story.

Photos by Jennifer Whitehair

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