Preparation

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Applying make-up for Cantonese opera is a long and specialized process. One of the most common styles is painting the face white and red. White foundation and red color around the eyes are blended to fade down to the bottom of the cheeks. Eyebrows are painted black and sometimes elongated in a shape similar to the eyes of a Chinese phoenix. Lipstick is usually bright red.

The Hong Kong government has promised to promote Cantonese opera even more by providing more training venues and introducing the traditional art form as well in schools. The UNESCO recognition had encouraged the government the increase of funding as well.