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Spring Concert Prep: Make-Up


Wearing dance recital make-up is a unique milestone in a dancer’s life!  It can be a fun adventure or can seem daunting if it’s a parent’s first time to apply make up on their child.

Keep in mind that the goal of make-up for the recital is to ensure that your dancer’s features are visible from the stage.  Bright stage lights wash out features, and when make-up is applied in the correct colors, it highlights the eyes and smile.  (Remember to leave the shimmer and glitter at the store!)

Finding colors and kid-friendly formulations that are also pocketbook friendly can be a challenge.  We’ve pulled together a list of great shades to look at for your dancer that won’t break the budget! These products may be purchased at stores like Wal-Mart, Target, Ulta, Amazon, and etc.

We also recommend watching Ms. Jamie’s video tutorials for Level 1-3 dancers here and Level 4+ dancers here. (Password: Recital)

New this season: you can sign up for SDC’s make-up and hair workshop here.  It’s FREE to attend!

For all levels of dancers, here are some products we recommend:

Mascara – Lengthens and defines eyelashes, helps eyes appear larger.
Amped Lashes in Black from Ulta – $10.50
Great Lash Mascara in Very Black or Blackest Black from CoverGirl – $4.99

Eyeshadow – Creates a wide-eyed look and reflects stage lighting.
Mad for Matte Eye Shadow  from ELF – $10.00
Nudes TruNaked Eye Shadow from CoverGirl – $11.99

Lips – Draws attention to the dancer’s smile.
Lipstick in Red Haute from Ulta – $8.50
Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in Love or Passion from Revlon – $6.69

Blush – Brings color to dancers’ cheeks.
The Matte Blush in Beloved for lighter skin tones or Fusion for darker skin tones from Makeup Revolution – $5.00
Cheekers in Natural Twinkle or Natural Rose for lighter skin tones Soft Sable for darker skin tones from CoverGirl – $4.99

Setting Spray – Holds make-up in place and stands up to sweat.
Matte Finish Setting Spray from NYX Cosmetics – $7.99
Setting Spray from Ulta – $10.00

For our more experienced Level 4-7 dancers, we also recommend:

False Eyelashes (Level 4+) – Adds extra volume and length to lashes.
Eyelash Kit from Ardell – $5.99
VIP Lash Kit from ELF – $4.00

Foundation – Evens out complexion, prevents wash out (one shade darker than skin tone).
Stay Matte Foundation from Rimmel London – $5.49
Stay Matte Not Flat Foundation from NYX – $7.49

Eyeliner – Defines eyes’ shape, and creates a wide-eyed look.
Eyeliner in Black from NYX Cosmetics – $4.49
Color Stay Eyeliner in Black from Revlon – $8.99

Once you purchase your make-up, be sure to check it’s expiration date and toss it when it’s time!

If you have any questions about what shade or type of make up your dancer needs, please feel free to reach out to any SDC Instructor for guidance.

Trip the light fantastic, dancers!

~Ms. Kerry


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