Stage makeup is essential to a dancer's appearance on stage. If there's too little, your face gets washed out and all you can see is a round blob, if there's too much you may seem to have black holes rather than eyes! Each face is very different and it takes some practice to discover what accentuates your face the way you want it to. I would definitely suggest practicing this before a performance so grab a mirror and your makeup supplies and experiment with these steps to see what works with your bone structure.
(The numbers in parentheses refer to the brush that I use for that step. I bought this kit for about $12.00 at WalMart and brush 8 I bought seperately)
- White Eye Shadow (Brush 3)
Using a brush, apply a generous amount of white eyeshadow to your entire eye lid. (After this step I usually look very ghostly)
- Eye Liner
- False Eyelashes
This step is optional depending on the requests of your dance school/company. Applying false eyelashes is very tricky and I would greatly recommend practicing before opening night. ;)
- Cheeks (Brushes 2 and 3)
Now using brush 6, fill in your lips with red lipstick.
Dream Matte Mousse (Porcelain Ivory) by Maybelline
Shine Free® Oil Control Translucent Pressed Powder (Ivory) by Maybelline
Falsies Mascara by Maybelline
Lash Stiletto by Maybelline
Studio Secrets Professional Eye Shadow Singles (Lush Raven) by L'Oreal
Studio Secrets Professional Eye Shadow Singles (Sea Shell) by L'Oreal
Studio Secrets Professional Eye Shadow Singles (Brushed Suede) by L'Oreal
Essence Eyeliner Pen (In Black) by Essence
Mineral Eye Liner (In Black) by E.L.F.
Revlon Matte Lipstick (Really Red) by Revlon