Dance Performance Makeup is heavier and more pigmented as opposed to regular makeup. This is because stage lighting and distance from the audience can often leave you looking washed out. So today, I’m going to teach you some tips and tricks on how to make your performance look memorable!
Putting on a waterproof eyeliner (for sweats), fake eyelashes, and wearing dark colored eyeshadow will emphasize your eyes even from a distance. Pigmented lipsticks will surely make your lips stand out as well.
But before you begin applying your makeup, make sure that you take the time to prep your skin with a moisturizer. This will help smoothen out the texture if your skin especially if it is dry and flaky.
When it is all dried up, absorbed, and ready to go, you may now apply your primer. This is used to help makeup last longer and smoothen skin’s surface.
Next step is putting on foundation. The first thing you want to do is determine if your complexion has warm, cool, or neutral undertone. One way to know is to look at the veins in your wrist. If they appear blue, you’re cool; green if you’re warm, and if they are a mix, you’re neutral. This will be used to know which foundation shade will match your skin tone the best.
Now if you have a cool undertone, the foundation that you should look for is slightly pink. Having a warm undertone means that you should look for slightly yellow, and if you are neutral, any of those should match your skin.
There are different ways to apply foundation. One way is to do it with your fingers. Using your own fingers gives you the most natural skin-like finish because you will be massaging it and the warmth of your hands will melt it onto your skin.
Another way is to use a foundation brush. This will leave a more coverage look. If you have blemishes to cover with a heavy foundation, this is your tool. We recommend using a synthetic brush than a natural one because it absorbs less than the other. That way, you can save a lot of your precious product.
Lastly, you can use a beauty blender. Dab the damp sponge on your face until everything is well blended. This creates a flawless even finish.
Now that you have applied your base makeup, you may now proceed with the eye makeup. Prime your lids with a concealer or eye primer and set your face with a powder. Put on a darker color (than your usual) for your eyeshadow., an eyeliner, and a false eyelashes.
Consider Other Elements
Don’t forget to incorporate other elements. For instance, you need to make sure you know the stage lighting, because if it’s too bright, then you’re going to need to emphasize pigments more. If it’s humid or there are elements such as wind or water, you need to make sure to set your makeup well.
As a final tip, I’d like to recommend a few brands that are great for the stage. Check out foundations from MAC, Kryolan, RCMA and Esteé Lauder. And then check out setting sprays from Skindinavia because they make your makeup really last.