We are doing all company make-up this year in a way that will match any costume and be uniform from group to group.
COMPETITION MAKE UP
Tutorial Video Link:
JAM Cosmetics Stage Makeup Tutorial
**You do not need the white liner at all**
What you will need:
-translucent setting powder
-dark blush (similar to maybelline plum wine or cover girl iced plum)
-highlighter (cheeks) optional
-makeup remover wipes (in case of mistakes)
- Q tips (to clean up eye make up)
- eyeshadow primer
- eye shadow (similar to that in the YouTube tutorial--includes white, brown and peachy cream color)
-You can purchase the shadow through jam cosmetics, Prima Diva Palette $42 (includes 4 shadows, blush and a lipstick that we will not be using this year
OR-ULTA has a few eye shadow pallets that are great and inexpensive. NYX Adorable or Urban Decay Naked palette.
- black eye liner (liquid or milani black liquid eye pencil)
-mascara (Waterproof Lash Princess)
- eyebrow pomade or eyebrow pencil (matching dancer’s hair color)
- natural looking fake eyelashes (similar to Andrea #53)
- eyelash glue for false lashes (Black eyelash glue works well on fair/blonde lashes)
Please see two options by clicking on the following links:
1) MAYBELINE SUPER STAY COLOR MATTE INK #115 FOUNDER
(Please note, the color stay matte ink #115 has been found to work better for staying power on littles, and is recommended if you have a younger dancer! These two colors are almost identical to each other, and you may find one works better for you than the other )
2) MAYBELINE INK CRAYON #55 MAKE IT HAPPEN
(WE HAVE SEVERAL OF THESE LIPSTICKS (OPTION 2) AT THE STUDIO BRAND NEW AND UNOPENED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE ONE FOR $5, LET US KNOW. )
*DO NOT apply any top coats over these lipsticks, as they are matte and will break down if covered with gloss!
Low pony with a middle part
- please use a decent amount of hair gel and a comb to slick their hair back. There should not be any fly away hairs.
- please place the pony very close to the nape of the neck (i.e. the pony should not stick out from their head. But, should be going straight down.
- please use a hair band that matches your dancers hair.
- please straighten your pony tail if you have curly hair.
-travel sized spray bottle (for wetting hair with water)
-bristle brush or toothbrush for pulling back flyaways
-hair ties that match your child’s hair color
-bobby pins matching dancer’s hair color (Bobby pin placement needs to be in an “X” formation to secure hair pieces tightly). Not all costumes have a hair piece.
-spray gel (Garnier Fructis spray gel)
-hairspray (got2b glued FREEZE spray)
*QUICK HAIR CHANGE DISCRETION: Due to COVID-19, our 2021 season MAY include quick hair changes due to a studio block schedule. In the event of a quick hair change, please confirm with your teacher which hairstyle plan you are using each competition prior to the performance.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
*“Do I leave my child’s bangs out?” -No, you need to spray these back and pull off the face.
Please secure hair with crossing bobby pins that match your child’s hair color. NO hair clips to secure please.
*”Why is my eyeshadow not showing much pigment on my dancer?” -A good quality eyeshadow palette will show better pigmentation, and although pricier, will work better/last longer on skin.
“Can I use a fake hairpiece?” -No, no fake hairpieces allowed. Although these seem alluring and much easier for parents, they are often more work to secure onto a dancer’s head-and can cause a major distraction to the dancer and/or audience if not done properly. Further, if we decide to do hairpieces in the future, it will be something we do as a TEAM requirement. This ensures uniformity throughout and will be supervised by your teacher for proper placement.
*”How do I get my child’s lipstick to stay on better?” -Start with DRY clean lips (no products on). Apply 1-2 coats of Maybelline SuperStay color matte ink lip stain. NO OTHER PRODUCTS ON TOP, as this will break down the matte and cause flaking. Just set it and forget it :)
*”What should I have on hand (with me) during competitions?” -Parents often carry a small travel case or a fanny pack for emergencies/touch ups! It’s a great idea to have things like lipstick, makeup wipes, setting powder, bobby pins, safety pins, mini hairspray, bandaids, and Kleenex on you. We may not have time to go back to the dressing room in an emergency!
*"Do I need a setting spray?” Yes! Setting sprays work amazing to keep makeup in place on little faces. You will have less to touch up and more time to enjoy watching your dancer!