When your child is preparing for their first on stage appearance, you naturally want them to shine! While the idea of children wearing make-up may be off putting as a parent, stage makeup is a must. Without it, the features on your child’s face simply won’t be visible under the bright lights. In this dance makeup tutorial, we will guide you through the essentials of stage makeup for your little star.
What do you need for the perfect stage makeup look?
You’ll need a good foundation (ideally two shades darker than your child’s skin tone), a powder to set it, blusher for the cheeks, eyeshadows, eyeliners, and mascara for the eyes. It’s also helpful to have some baby wipes and cotton tips handy. For a polished and professional look, we recommend using browns for the eyes, avoiding blue eyeshadows, and steering clear of glitter in the makeup. We are aiming for a professional and polished look whenever we go on stage.
To start, apply a little bit of moisturiser to your child’s face to create an even skin tone for the foundation. Then, apply a foundation that’s a little bit darker than your child’s natural skin tone. You can use your own foundation or opt for one that’s specifically made for stage makeup. Use your fingers or a sponge to blend the foundation into your child’s face, neck, and chin.
Once the foundation is applied, set it with a powder. This will help to keep the shine away and prevent any sweating under the lights.
Next, it’s time for the eyes. Start by brushing your child’s eyebrows upwards with a little brush to open up the eyes. If your child has fair skin, you may need to fill in their eyebrows with a natural brown shade. Apply a lighter shade all over the eye and up to the brow to create a wide-eyed look. Then, apply a deeper shade in the crease of the eyelid and the outer edge of the eye. Soften the lines with a brush and reapply for a more dramatic effect.
Finally, use a liquid eyeliner for a long-lasting effect on stage. If your child has fair skin, a dark brown eye pencil might be a better option. Hold your child’s eyebrow up and gently apply the eyeliner along the lash line, being careful not to get too close to the eye. To finish off the look, add some mascara and voila! Your little one is ready to shine on stage.
We hope this guide has been helpful in creating the perfect stage makeup look for your little one. Good luck, and have fun!
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