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    ROD 3/26/2006 Be a Mime Day Mime Makeup

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    Recipe Introduction

    Mime is a Greek word that means "imitation of life". In the early days
    of theater, a mime did whatever was needed - sang, danced, juggled, held a branch.
    But as performers started to specialize, the art of mime was lost. It was revived
    in 1947 by Marcel Marceau and his silent character BIP. People now relate this style
    of portraying a character only with body movements as mime.

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    ROD 3/26/2006 Be a Mime Day Mime Makeup Recipe

    Mime Makeup Recipe

    Make-up is not only fun to make, apply and wear, it's much safer than masks, since
    it doesn't obstruct your vision.

    2 tablespoons of soft shortening
    4 tablespoons of cornstarch
    Food coloring (color of your choice)


    1. Wash your face and any area that you will be applying makeup to and than dry

    2. Wrap a towel or old cloth around your neck to prevent makeup from getting on
    your costume.

    3. Apply a thin coat of cold cream to the entire face. Be extra careful when applying
    around the eyes.

    4. Using a cotton ball, gently pat cornstarch over the face. Keep your eyes closed.

    5. Mix together all of the ingredients. Separate the recipe into different cups
    if you want to make more than one color and apply to the skin with fingers. For
    a faster cleanup, use paper cups to put the makeup in.

    6. Apply makeup! Go have FUN!

    This will keep for several weeks if refrigerated.




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