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Hello Dance Friends!!!
I recently took a makeup 101 class at my studio and here are some of the tips and tricks I learned.
This is probably the most important of all, Never, EVER, share your makeup, especially eye makeup! You never know someone else’s bad habits or if they’re sick and catching something during comp season is never a good thing!
Always apply makeup to a clean, moisturized face.
Use a oil free matte primer to help lock in your foundation and make it last throughout the day.
Try to use a sponge or brush when applying your foundation. Make sure when applying that you blend to your ears and neck. Cream foundations provide more coverage and always go a shade darker than your natural skin tone.
When it comes to your eyes, starting off with an eye primer, will not only help lock in the eyeshadow color but it will also prevent creasing.
Eyeshadows can be tricky and everyone has a preferred way of applying it but in this class, we were told to use 3 colors, a light, medium and dark. The light will cover the entire eye lid, the medium should cover the outer 2/3 of the lid and slightly above the crease and lastly the dark would be applied on the outer 1/3 near the lashes and crease. Consider an ombre affect from the tear ducts to the outside of your eye and don’t forget to blend.
Eyeliner is next and you can either use a pencil or cream based liner with a fine tipped brush. I find these to be easier to use than pencils. Start at the inner corner and work your way to the outside in a straight line. Create a small wing if you’re comfortable doing so, they’re a bit tough to get used to but after many trials and errors I find that they’re becoming easier and easier to create.
If you’re studio is into false eyelashes, now the time to apply them. White glue that dries clear I’ve found it the easiest to use, since you can see where you are applying. I personally use the entire lash but some tend to trim the outer edge to not appear too heavy. I also don’t use mascara once I apply the lashes in order to make them last for at least another use. Once the glue is clear on the lashes I tend to reapply liner just to make sure that the lash and liner blend together.
Before applying blush, brush away any eyeshadow that may have fallen on your skin and touch up with your sponge or brush some additional foundation or concealer to even out your makeup.
Next apply your blush just behind the apples of your cheeks and stroke up towards your hairline. This will add a small contour to your face.
Before applying lipstick, brush on a translucent power or spray fix to your entire. This will keep your entire makeup in place and it will make it last much longer, especially if you happen to be a comp all day.
Lastly, apply your lipstick once your costume is on and right before you warmup.
Hope you find some of these tips helpful and useful. Can’t wait to see your pics of you in your competition makeup! Happy Glamming!!!