Geisha Makeup & Japanese Stage makeup
This is the authentic Japanese makeup used today for
Geisha makeup base, Maiko makeup base and Kabuki makeup base.
This is the genuine Japanese Shiro-Nuri white makeup base
for face, neck and other areas used by Maiko, Geisha and Kabuki actors and is
imported from Japan.
The paste powder is mixed with water to form a paste. A little of the mixed paste goes a long way.
It is painted onto the prepared skin*
using a specifically designed Japanese brush -
Hake B6. Excess water is removed using a sponge pad to pat dry and even. The paste is
traditionally finished using
Use for Kabuki, Noh, Butoh, Maiko and Junior
Geisha white foundation. As well as use by Geisha it is used by all traditional
Japanese performers as stage makeup base.
*It is essential to use
act as a base or "key" for the shironuri paste first. Otherwise the paste will not apply
To achieve a clean hairline when applying Geisha makeup,
Maiko makeup and Kabuki makeup this is traditionally achieved by using the
Habutae and for males the