Every year a new crop of young eager dancers perform on competition stages all over the world and so there will always be the question, “why do I have to wear stage makeup?” and “how dark does it need to be?”. Dance moms ask me these questions ALL THE TIME because they feel that “makeup is makeup” and stage makeup seems to be yet another “special” item to buy and add to the bottomless dance bag. (the bottomless dance bag-now, that’s a great product!)
Do I Need Stage Makeup?
Are there really good reasons for buying and using professional stage makeup or is the studio owner/director/choreographer just trying to pull one over you?
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I have been on tour with Star Systems this year, and had the opportunity to judge the 2008 National Championships in Nashville, TN. As dancer/makeup artist and owner of JAM cosmetics (THE professional makeup line designed for dancers), I felt compelled to write and talk about the TOP 10 PERFORMANCE MAKEUP MISTAKES that I saw on stages all over the country. Read on »