Well, would you say putting on makeup is art? Well, sometimes, I think it is science too. Certain colour and shade can alter someone's face, or the perception of someone's face. Chinese opera usually uses very thick makeup with strong contrasting colours of white, red and black. That's because with stage lighting, or traditionally with candle light, the character looks more 3D and picturesque.
Stage makeup is rather different, it tries to portray a character, an art form. #chineseopera #orientalmakeup #stagemakeup