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The Answer to Making Your Dancers' Makeup Look Cohesive Onstage: YouTube Tutorials

For decades dance teachers have worked tirelessly to get their dancers to look cohesive onstage. From perfectly matched costumes, to the exact brand and style of footUndeez, to buns that are all parted on the exact same side (the bane of my existence), you people know how to get your kids to look uniform. And when it comes to getting your dancers' makeup to match, your attention to detail is no different. You have each spent hours with parents teaching them how to apply it so that it looks just the way you want it to.

Those are precious hours you could have used cleaning choreography or correcting a student's arabesque. Am I right? Thankfully, the internet has come to the rescue and created YouTube tutorials that you can send out to your dancers' parents so you don't have to spend unnecessary time on it. They can even watch the video each time they do their makeup to make sure they get it just right! Heaven bless modern day technology.

Scour YouTube to find the look that fits your studio. Here are three clips we think are great for the stage!

You're welcome, people!


1. Demi Rawling from the West Australian School of Dance

Performance Makeup Tutorial www.youtube.com


2. Royal Ballet principal Roberta Marquez has her makeup done by makeup artist Lisa Eldridge

Royal Ballet Inspired Makeup Tutorial www.youtube.com


3. Scottish Ballet principal Bethany Kingsley-Garner has her makeup done by M.A.C. makeup artist Rachel O'Donnell

Scottish Ballet: Snow Queen M.A.C Makeup Tutorial www.youtube.com

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