Contemporary: I Got You
- Copper & Black dress
- Beaded hairclip worn on dancer’s right side near ponytail
- Capezio Light Suntan Tights (Footless)
- Nude dance paws
Hair: Low ponytail
- Black dance slacks
- Black tanks
- Nude dance paws
Finale: Wear jeans or jeggings, “The Music That Made Us” finale t-shirt and sneakers.
What is Stage Make-up? How do I apply Stage Make-up?
Knowing how to apply stage makeup is essential for all dancers. Without it, it is impossible to see the dancer’s face on stage. It is important to understand why performers of all ages need to wear stage makeup. As we all already know, no child needs makeup to look beautiful. Wearing makeup on stage is NOT about trying to improve your looks. It is about being seen under bright lights from a far distance. Stage lights are extremely bright and will wash out any and all facial features if no makeup is applied.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Basic makeup brush set
- Cosmetic wedges or beauty blender
- Foundation (slightly darker than your complexion)
- Eyeshadow palate with at least 3 complimentary colors
- Liquid or pencil eyeliner (black)
- Mascara (black)
- Lip Liner
- Colorstay lipstick
- Makeup bag or case to hold items is recommended.
Apply foundation to a clean face. Use the cosmetic wedge or beauty blender to help blend the foundation into the skin. Be sure to blend a little foundation to the bottom of the chin into the top of the neck so that the foundation looks natural.
Apply the lightest color to just under the eyebrow and to the eyelid. Apply the medium color in between where you put the lightest color and blend it in well. Apply the darkest color to the crease of the eye only and blend it in well.
Apply liquid or pencil eyeliner to the top of the eye, as close to the lashes as you can manage. Apply a very thin line of liquid or pencil eyeliner to the bottom of the eye. Be careful not to apply too much. If the line is too thick on the bottom of the eye, it actually makes the eyes look less open on stage.
Apply mascara to lashes. Again, focus more on the top lashes and apply very little to the bottom lashes. Use the eyelash comb to help separate and extend the eyelashes after applying mascara.
Starting at the middle of the cheekbone, use a big brush to blend the blush back. Using a large blush brush (as opposed to the kind that comes with the blush) will help to blend the blush into the skin and make it look more natural.
Apply lip liner first. Be sure to stay within the natural lines of the lips. Next, apply lipstick to the inside of the lips. Color stay works best because once it is on, it does not come off when a performer sweats, drinks water, or changes her costume (It is next to impossible to get lipstick out of a light-colored costume).