For ladies who are new to performing, figuring out how to apply stage makeup can feel a bit daunting. We are here to assure you that it isn’t so hard after all!
Your eyes should always be extra dramatic for a performance. Apply a bright highlighter shadow all over your eyelid from your upper lash line to brow (if you use an eyeshadow base, the color will be more vivid). Be sure to apply the same shade to the inner and outer corners of your eyes. This will make your eyes look more awake and give them extra pop.
Apply a deeper shade from your upper lash line to the crease. Apply an even darker shade to the crease of your eye, winging out the color and bringing it back to the lash line. Be sure to blend the shades with a thicker brush! Darker shades such as grays, browns, and violets are great performance colors.
Line the top and bottom of your lash line with eyeliner. Pencil is fine, but for more drama, use cream or liquid liner. Black is typically best! Coat your lashes with lots of mascara, and apply fake lashes at the base of your upper lash line (there should be no space)! Apply mascara to your false lashes, and pinch them together with your real ones. If the false lashes seem too long, you can always trim them!
Once you’ve applied foundation, you should always set it with a powder. For light coverage, use a loose powder. For a heavier coverage, opt for pressed powder.
Apply a rosy shade to the apples of your cheeks, and arc the color upward toward your temples. The more you apply, the better. For more dimension, use a highlighting powder and apply that along your cheekbones.
Once you’ve applied your blush, dust your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin (the places the sun would hit you) with bronzer. Apply the bronzer to your neck and chest as well!
If you apply a bit of foundation to your lips, it will help set the color. ALWAYS use a lipliner! Deep berries and reds are best. Line the outside of your lips with liner, and then fill them in with the liner; it will help your lipstick stay in place! Then, apply several coats of lipstick. Be sure to blot your lips on a napkin to help avoid any color getting on your teeth!