This guide will help you create a successful dance recital makeup look. It can be simple and straightforward! Focus on the five areas listed below and a beautiful look can be achieved for all ages of dancers.
Skin: Your dance recital makeup should be applied to a fresh base. Begin with a clean, dry, moisturized face. Dual Mineral Powder Foundation is applied first with a sponge over your entire face blend it into your neck. Here is a tip, if you apply the foundation with a wet sponge you will get a more opaque look, dry and you will have a more sheer coverage.
Eyebrows: Prepare your eyebrows by using a brow brush to shape them. Then use a thin eyeliner brush and draw a line down the very center of your eyebrow. You can use your brow brush to even out and disperse the color to the through out of your brow.
If the dance recital makeup is for a younger dancer make these easy adjustments, an eye shadow slightly darker than the dancer’s hair color will give a less severe look then if you use a eyebrow pencil. Young dancers should have a thicker eyebrow; a thinner severe line at the eyebrow creates an older more dramatic look.
Eyes: When applying dance recital makeup to your eyes it takes a couple steps to complete the look. First start with an eye shadow brush to highlight the brow bone and inner corner of your eye. Use a shimmery white shadow to create a this highlight. If you want to create a more dramatic highlight apply the shadow with a damp brush.
Next use a brown eyes shadow at your lash line, bring the color up to your highlighted brow. The color should be deepest at your lash line and fade as it travels toward your brow. Apply this same shadow under your lower lashes very lightly. To apply the shadow to your lower lash begin in the middle of the lash and pull the color out past the corner of your eye. Do NOT begin your make up line in the corner of your eye. For in between you upper and lower lash line use a JAM white highlighter eye pencil. Finish your eye with JAM black water resistant mascara.
Always remember ADDING color is much easier then REMOVING color once you’ve already applied it to your eye. Begin with light eye color and add more if you need it.
Cheeks: A blush brush should be used to apply your cheek color. Draw the blush from the hairline toward the apples of your cheeks. A large powder brush is best to use to blend your cheek color. Do so by applying Dual Mineral Powder Foundation over your cheeks and face. DON’T create “clown circles” on your face and never let your blush dip below the lip line.
When applying makeup to a young dancer create a soft blended blush line. Creating a severe blush line will make ANY dancer’s face appear older it is particularly on a younger dancer.
Lips: Use Warm Brandy Lip Liner to line and fill your lips. Then use a red lipstick to finish your dramatic look. I recommend Fierce “red” Mineral Lipstick.
Lip color is often a matter of artistic preference for me bold reds aren’t meant for younger dancers. Instead line lips and fill lips with a pink mauve lip liner and use a rose colored lipstick to create a perfect look for a young dancer. Wild Child “rose” mineral lipstick is an excellent color choice. The goal is to help highlight a young dancer’s mouth so they can communicate emotion from the stage. A mauve color accomplishes this without adding age to the young dancer.
Complete your entire dance recital makeup look by following these steps. Look beautiful on stage with this look. To make this look fitting for young dancers remember make simple changes at the eyebrows, cheeks, and lips. These changes create a youthful soft look perfect for a recital.