It really is worth experimenting with different looks to create a stage face. Many of us fear the use of lots of make-up but we have such a big powerful costume it is easy to disappear beneath it. Equally if you are on stage with a lot of lights then you need to think ‘drag queen’ There are many resources online to help create those beautiful arabic eyes  so just keep practising with the eyeliner

When in doubt go for neutral colours in browns and bronzes. Warm shades of blusher and lipstick won’t vanish under the lights like colder shades do.

If you are more mature go easy on the sparkle and glitter – it can be very ageing

Visit the FCBD website to watch their costume and make-up video

or check out this video tutorial: