Of all the many skin-care sins out there, not removing your makeup is probably number one. That’s doubly true after a dance competition or recital, when your face is caked in heavy stage makeup and sweat. But those thick layers of pancake, powder, and eyelash glue aren’t easy to get rid of. Here, we break […]
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There’s nothing more spine-tingling than a dancer who can move the audience with a single look. How can you use makeup to amplify that expressive power? We asked makeup artist Chuck Jensen to share three tricks that’ll open and accentuate your eyes onstage. Lash Out False eyelashes are your best friend when it comes to […]
English National Ballet first artist (and Cover Model Search finalist!) Madison Keesler has a new YouTube channel, and it’s everything we’ve come to expect from our favorite ballerinas/life coaches. (Obviously, Kathryn Morgan has set the bar pretty high.) A recent back injury gave Keesler the time she needed to learn the ins and outs of […]
Former New York City Ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.
There’s something so magical about the transformation that occurs as you apply stage makeup. You’re watching yourself gradually becoming the character you’re about to play—whether that’s literally a character, or just, you know, the “Sasha Fierce” stage version of yourself. But it can also be a kind of meditative experience, a time to center yourself […]
Prepping Your Face for Stage Makeup If you have a weeklong run of performances, you’ll be applying a lot of makeup—and without the right preparations, it could lead to a major breakout. But don’t fret! We asked Karen Armand, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s specialty makeup supervisor, how to save your face from the havoc heavy makeup […]