How to do makeup for dance recitals

Easy Dance Recital Makeup in Minutes – JAM Cosmetics

The two all-too-common comments from dance parents regarding recital makeup are:

“Why does she need to wear so much makeup for the recital? She’s too young.”

“How do I do dance recital makeup? I don’t even wear makeup myself!”

If you have ever asked yourself these questions... read on! Or, if you already know the why and how of recital makeup, don't go anywhere, as you may find a few ways to improve or simplify what you are already doing well!

Firstly, here’s WHY you need to properly apply recital makeup to your young performer (yes, even toddlers):

a) Those super cute, shiny costumes look stunning on stage! But, they will completely overshadow your dancer’s beautiful smile and facial expression if we don’t apply enough makeup.

b) The stage lights are very intense and make a dancer’s face look washed out. Properly applied stage makeup will illuminate and accentuate your dancer’s features under bright, colorful stage lights.

c) The dancers are elevated on a stage and are very far away from the audience. This makes the facial features disappear and your dancer look less animated on stage. Properly applied stage makeup will not only give the face a more three-dimensional look but it will also make the eyes and facial features look bigger, brighter and more pronounced on stage.

d) Your little ones will likely be dropped off backstage an hour or so before the show starts... so, they need stage makeup that will STAY ON without looking blotchy or sloppy by the time they take the stage for the show.

Now that we understand the importance of stage makeup, even for young dancers, let's go over how to achieve the look! Our "Young Dancer" look will be demonstrated, using our "JAMGlam" palette!


Clean and moisturize her face to ensure her makeup stays fresh.


Apply a thin application of a water-resistant foundation (See our Perfection Stix Foundation) with a foundation brush or a makeup sponge to even out skin tone and keep makeup looking fresh longer. It will creates a clean, matte surface to apply your colors to.


Open up your JAMGlam palette. Apply a thin line of "Fear Me" eyeshadow through center of brow and brush out with a brow brush (or disposable mascara wand you can get at Sally’s Beauty Supply). This step is very important for blonds and those without brows.  Use a color that is a shade darker than her actual brows.


Dab a makeup sponge in translucent loose powder then dab the loose powder under her eyes to create little loose powder “puddles”.  The loose powder will catch any dark eyeshadow speckles that fall onto her cheeks (Try this will your own makeup... it works so well!). After eyeshadow is complete, sweep the loose powder away. You will be left with a lovely, soft highlight under the eyes.


Apply "Fear Me" eyeshadow, darkest at the lash line and fade it out as you reach the crease.   Apply "Fool Me" gold eyeshadow to inner corners of the eyes. Apply "Innocent Me" white shimmer shadow to her brow bone to highlight. Optional: Use an angular liner brush to apply "Double-Dar Me" black shadow/eyeliner along the top lash line ONLY.


Using a thin eyeliner brush, sweep a line of "Fear Me" eyeshadow from outside corner of her eye and in towards the middle. This will make the eyes look bigger on stage. Blend so as not to have a harsh line. Stay away from dark colors under the eyes, to ensure you have a softer, more youthful look to younger eyes.

 Step 4c: MASCARA (optional)


This step is optional and dependent on how cooperative your dancer is while having a pointy object half and inch from their eyeball. Have your dancer sit up very straight and look down with their eyes (head stays lifted). Gently lift their eyelid with one finger. Have them blink a few times to practice before mascara wand is used. Keep wand parallel to lash line and sweep color though lashes starting at the base. Remind dancer to blink so that eyes don’t water. Only apply mascara to top lashes. Make sure you use a water-resistant, sensitive eyes formula black mascara. Avoid waterproof mascaras as they are very harsh to remove from young, sensitive eyes.

Step 5: BLUSH

Find cheekbone with fingers. Place blush brush at hairline just below cheekbone and sweep pink/peach blush color UNDER cheekbone and the sweep UP over apples of the cheeks. Make sure to use a small enough blush brush on her tiny cheeks so that blush line does not go lower than the lip line. Otherwise, your little dancer will look like they’ve got a sunburn! Blend. Blend. Blend. Oh yes, and please, no “apples of the cheeks” clown blush.

Step 6a: LIP LINER

Imagine that the lips actually have four parts to them – upper right lip line, upper left lip liner, lower right lip line, lower left lip line.   Take your pink/rose colored lip liner pencil and line the upper right side of lip ridge from outside corner into center cupid’s bow.  Next, line the upper left side of lip ridge from outside corner into center cupid’s bow.  Then, line the lower right lip ridge from outside corner to center of bottom lip. Lastly, line the lower left lip ridge from outside corner to center of bottom lip. Now, fill entire lip in with pink/rose colored lip liner pencil. This is the easiest way to make the lips look even!


Fill lips in with lipstick color. On young dancers, using a rose-toned lipstick (See our Wild Child Mineral Lipstick!) rather than a red creates a softer, more age-appropriate look. That being said, many studio owners/directors prefer a red lipstick on stage. Be sure to check with your studio’s dance recital makeup guidelines to confirm!

AFTER: Ready for the show!



Easy Dance Recital Makeup in 7 Steps- Learn How to Apply Stage Makeup

by Melissa Curling

Every year, I hear the same questions. The first of which is “Why does my little girl need to wear so much makeup?” Secondly, “How in the world do I put on recital makeup?”

I’m here to ease your concerns and hopefully make performance day that much more fun and less stressful.

To start, let me explain WHY your child needs recital make-up.

  1. Stage lights are very bright. Because of this, dancers appear very washed out and pale. Facial features are lost and expression is hard to see.
  2. Dance costumes are over the top! They sparkle, shine, and can easily overpower your child’s sweet face. We want to make sure their beautiful smiles are seen. This requires bright lipstick (among other things!)
  3. The stage is huge — not to mention quite far from the audience. This is another reason we need to enhance your child’s features.

A few notes on make-up type. I recommend using makeup that is hypo-allergenic, sweat proof, and long-lasting. Dancers should come to the recital venue with makeup already done. It needs to last through several hours of waiting backstage, traveling in the car, sitting with friends, and creating adorable memories.

Before you begin, make sure the dancer”s face is clean. Add a light moisturizer or primer, if desired.

Use a make-up sponge or foundation brush to add foundation that is slightly darker than the dancer’s face. (Advance tip – If you are a pro and know how to contour, use a lighter foundation and add bronzer to highlight bone structure. )

Use an angled brush to fill in eyebrows and make them more prominent. If your child has light or blonde hair, use a medium brown to highlight their eyebrows. If they have dark eyebrows, match their hair color to simply fill in between the hairs and shape.

Apply a dark brown eyeshadow from the lash line to the crease of the eye. Apply an even darker shade in the crease of the eye and blend thoroughly. Apply a white shadow directly underneath the eyebrow. I always recommend a little sparkle in eyeshadow 🙂

I know what you’re thinking, “There is NO way I’m putting eyeliner on my child.” If you are working with a wiggly three-year-old, I agree with you. If you’re working with a calmer child, go for it. You can either use a dark brown or black eyeshadow to line their eyes with a thin angled brush or be brave and use black eyeliner for a bigger impact.

Another sharp object…I know. If you are able, apply black mascara to the lashes…VERY CAREFULLY.

Directly under the cheekbone, near the hairline, brush a line of dark pink or peach blush downwards towards the lips. Stop near the apples of their cheeks and blend, blend, blend! Do not solely put blush on the apple of the cheeks or they will look more like clowns than dancers!

Use a bright red, hot pink, or maroon liner to line the lips. Fill in with a similar color lipstick. This is one item of make-up that will likely need to be reapplied before going onstage. I do recommend a high-quality lipstick to maintain an intense color for longer than 5 minutes.

Now, that wasn’t so bad, right? However, the key to looking stage ready on recital day is practicing these techniques. Adjust color choices based on skin tone and most of all, have fun getting fancy with your little lady! I should note, boys should wear stage make-up too! But, that”s a whole other topic! Enjoy and I hope this helped.  

Here is the exact make-up and tools used in this tutorial. Simple, right?

Thanks to our beautiful model, Abby!

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Girls dance makeup. Makeup for oriental dances.


  1. Dance make-up for girls. Makeup for oriental dances.
  2. Ballroom dance makeup for girls. Stage make-up for different categories of performers
  3. Make-up for sports ballroom dancing for girls. Step-by-step design of the face on the dance floor
  • Rules for choosing a dancer's makeup and means for its implementation
  • Ballroom dancing makeup for girls. Make-up in the category "Junior-2"
  • Features of make-up for ballroom dancing. Bright stage make-up for dancers
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  • Dance makeup for girls. Makeup for oriental dances.

    One of the brightest and most spectacular types of make-up is oriental. Best of all, this makeup is suitable for girls who are fond of oriental dances, and we are talking not only about belly dancing, but also about Indian and other types of oriental dances. But even if you are far from dancing, oriental makeup can be done for a romantic evening together, an evening reception somewhere in the Arab countries, or a party in this style in our homeland.

    So, what makes oriental makeup stand out from others? The main distinguishing feature of oriental makeup is the main focus on the eyes. It is the eyes that should express all the passion and hidden sexuality, which is not customary to show in public to Eastern women. Surprisingly, such a bright and even bold makeup will suit any eye color, from brown to light blue. Let's try to make such a make-up step by step

    Stage make-up should be distinguished not only by bright colors that highlight facial features. It must also be resistant so as not to spread during the performance.

    First, it is necessary to even out the complexion with the help of foundation, as well as to complete the shade of light tan with blush, because this is so characteristic of oriental beauties.
    Eyebrows are an equally important part of oriental make-up. They should be clear and expressive, mostly not subtle. In the event that your eyebrows are far from ideal - use a pencil to match the color of the eyebrows, with which you can slightly lengthen the line to the temples and bridge of the nose, while not forgetting the sense of proportion so as not to look comical.

    And finally, we got to the main detail of makeup, namely the shadows. As a rule, experts prefer shiny or pearlescent shades of blue, bright blue, brown, gray, yellow, green, lilac, pink and even red. However, a prerequisite is the combination of the selected shade with black. It is necessary to apply shadows with a wide brush on the entire moving eyelid and under the line of the lower eyelashes. In addition, oriental eye makeup cannot be considered complete without the use of liquid eyeliner, always black. The upper and lower eyelids must be thickly circled with eyeliner, thereby giving an almond-shaped shape to the eyes, and then experiment with arrows that can not only emphasize the eyes favorably, but also create a mysterious and even mysterious image. Finish your eye makeup with mascara, applying several layers to the upper lashes and be sure to emphasize the lower lashes, even if you do not do this in everyday life.

    As for the lips, you should use gentle, soft tones, similar to your natural lip shade. Lipstick can be both matte and glossy or light mother-of-pearl.

    In conclusion, it should be noted that oriental makeup, like the oriental image in general, involves an abundance of jewelry, ranging from massive necklaces and bracelets to sequins and rhinestones, which are appropriate both in makeup and hair, and in clothes.

    Ballroom dance makeup for girls. Stage make-up for different categories of performers

    Ballroom dance makeup is not always used. Girls performing in the categories "Children" and "Junior-1", according to the rules of the tracksuit of the Dance Sports Union of Russia, should not use cosmetics.

    Category "Junior-2" can do makeup, following certain rules.

    The use of cosmetics will depend on the type of dance. For hot latin, first apply bronzer or self-tanner, then foundation and powder to match skin tone. Shadows can be applied even with incongruous shades. False eyelashes are covered with mascara twice. The long black arrow is required. A bright lipstick is applied to the lips, combined with the suit. Pencil stroke in progress.

    For the mothers of young dancers, there is a regular make-up and hairdo master class. If you follow all the rules, you can succeed on your own.

    Hair styling in different ways. For classical ballroom dancing, hairstyles made on the basis of simple weaving are suitable. You can add ribbons or decorative hairpins to the strands. Often a high or low beam is used. Hairpins with beautiful tips will look great in the hair.

    Professional stylists do makeup for 30-50 minutes.

    Sports ballroom dance makeup for girls. Step-by-step face shaping for the dance floor

    Make-up for ballroom dancing should be performed in good lighting, and preferably artificial, since the event itself will most likely be held not in the open air. You need to start by preparing the skin, for which it can be cleansed and toned with lotion at the same time, and then moisturized with a cream suitable for makeup, which is best done after the hairstyle. The second step is to apply a base on the face - the tone is applied as evenly as possible, after which you need to wait a while for the product to be absorbed. The dancer's makeup base should be thick and persistent, and then you can easily mask problem areas. Next, we take loose powder of a light tone and treat the area around the nose and eyes, the center of the forehead and chin with it, and with the help of a dark tone, the cheekbones, wings of the nose are darkened and the oval of the face is corrected.

    Ballroom dance makeup loves showy eyes, eyebrows and lips, and to achieve this goal, all means are good. False eyelashes to the soul - go ahead! The eyebrow line is well highlighted with a contour pencil or brown shadows. Next, it’s up to the eye makeup - first, light ones are applied to the inner corners and the brow part, then a dark tone is applied to the moving eyelid, and finally, the darkest shade is applied to the outer corners. All this splendor needs to be shaded so that color transitions do not catch the eye.

    In ballroom dancing, you can't do without black eyeliner on the lower and upper eyelids, with strengthening of the upper part, and without several layers of mascara. Clear lines are also needed in lip makeup, so it begins with the creation of a contour, which may not coincide with natural lines. Inside the contour, the lips are stained with lipstick, a tone or two lighter than the pencil, with blotting movements, and the corners are darkened with the same pencil to give juiciness. Gloss is applied to the center of the lower lip for extra volume. Completes the make-up of the dancer blush, which must be applied to the protruding parts of the cheekbones.

    Rules for choosing a dancer's make-up and means for its implementation

    In order to create make-up for ballroom dancing, you need to choose cosmetics suitable for this occasion, since this part has a number of additional important requirements:

      The girl's face should be as bright and radiant as possible confidence and strength, and therefore lipstick, mascara, blush and shadows are chosen in the most saturated tones;
    • Under make-up, it is mandatory to apply a base to match the skin color - foundation and powder;
    • Make-up colors should harmonize and complement not so much the eyes as the style of the dancer's costume. This rule works because it is the color of the outfit that is visible to the audience, and few people can see the natural data from the audience. Another nuance is the style in which the costume is chosen, because, whatever one may say, gentle pink make-up does not suit the Argentine tango at all, but the contrast of red lips and bright eyes will be the best here;
    • For the integrity of the image, in addition to the outfit, one more detail should be taken into account - the color of the hair, which is much more noticeable to the viewer than the shade of the iris. In this regard, it is better for brunettes to choose rich colors of cosmetics, for example, steel and blue, for brown-haired women - green, brown, bright pink, and for girls with light curls to face softer shades - blue, pink, yellow.

    Ballroom dance makeup for girls. Make-up in the category "Junior-2"

    When choosing a dance look, make-up should be taken into account, which is allowed in categories starting from the age group Junior-2. According to the classification table, the Yu-2 category assumes that the eldest of the partners turns 14-15 years old this year.

    At this age, it is advisable to use only natural, mineral cosmetics from well-known manufacturers for applying make-up. Lightness, freshness of youth and masking of problem areas are the tasks that must be performed first of all when creating a dance style for a partner. Aggressive juniors 2 can be used if a bright multi-color suit matches this.

    Important! Chasing fashion trends, choosing images that shock the public for yourself, is not a very justified occupation. It is better to proceed from individual facial features, hair color and hairstyle shape.

    What do professional make-up artists offer (make-up application instructions):
    1. Cleanse the skin of the face with a toning lotion. This contributes to the narrowing of the pores and prevents unwanted reactions from appearing. All defects mask with concealer.
    2. Moderate use of foundation (natural), mineral powder is possible to even out the skin relief.
    3. Draw a visually even contour of the eyebrows with a pencil and fix their shape with a gel. To choose the shape of the eyebrows, you should determine the location of the high point of the eyebrow. To do this, a pencil is applied to the tip of the nose and an impromptu line is drawn diagonally through the center of the eye. This point is a reference point in eye makeup.
    4. Cover the eyelid area with matching eye shadow up to the eyebrows. Highlight the moving eyelid with a darker shade, lighter - the lower eyelids.
    5. Elongated arrows on the outer and lower eyelids. Noticeable options are obtained by using arrows of several shades at the same time. To give a shimmering effect in the eye area, you can stick special rhinestones.
    6. Apply 2-3 coats of mascara to eyelashes. Alternatively, you can use false eyelashes.
    7. Apply lipstick and set with gloss.
    8. Blush with shimmer on the bulge of the cheekbones and glitter to complete the look.

    If the skin is too pale, a small amount of luminizer or bronzer can be used.

    Important! The ability to stand out on the floor and not look ridiculous at the same time is the main rule so that juniors 2 ballroom dance makeup can complement the dance image competently.

    Special aids

    Spectators and judges must look at the partner's eyes and lips. They need to be emphasized. Suitable super-resistant matte lipstick, glitter eyeshadow, shimmer mica.

    Make-up takes 30 minutes to an hour. The duration depends on a number of conditions:

    Dance makeup ideas (category Yu-2)

    Men's makeup

    Men's makeup for ballroom dancing is extremely reserved. Usually flesh tones are used. To add elegance, it is possible to use transparent gels for eyelashes and eyebrows. Eyeliner will be relevant for the performance of Latin dances. In this case, it is recommended to use a pencil or two-phase shadows.

    Make-up features for ballroom dancing. Bright stage make-up for dancers

    Different artists have different stage make-up. Dancers, for example, need to consider the intensity of movement. They should not interfere with any elements of makeup or hairstyles. Therefore, the hair is most often removed from the face and fixed as securely as possible.

    • As for make-up, it should take into account not only the heat of the spotlights, which "melts" cosmetics, but also the activity of perspiration, which also destroys make-up. In general, make-up requires accents that will be visible from afar.

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    • Professional cosmetics are the most commonly used in dressing rooms. Choose reliable products in catchy shades. If you're looking for long-lasting stage makeup, look for water-resistant labels on product packages.
    • Don't forget to prepare your skin for makeup. You will need not only the usual base, which should be distributed over the entire face, but also primers for local application - for example, for the eyelids. If you neglect this stage, after a few minutes the arrows will turn into dark smudges on the stage, and the shadows will roll into the creases of the eyelids.

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    Professional makeup for ballroom dancing

    Dancing is an art, and art requires not only talent, but also beauty. If you are engaged in ballroom dancing, then the first thing to consider in your own image is make-up, which on stage should be as bright as possible, but at the same time harmonious (this is a ballet, not a dance floor).

    In this article, we will take a closer look at what makeup should be applied to girls dancing ballet.

    Briefly about the main points:

    Basic rule

    Emphasizing the attention of the audience on the eyes and lips of the dancer

    Beautiful makeup for ballroom dancing

    The main task of makeup for ballroom dancing is to focus the attention of the audience on the eyes and lips of the dancer. A face with such a noticeable make-up is more expressive and conveys more emotions due to the presence of bright colors on the face.

    Such cosmetics, firstly, have a denser structure than "homemade" ones, so they last longer, and secondly, they are distinguished by the saturation of shades. Everyday makeup should be postponed - it is unacceptable here. Consider the main points of bright stage makeup.

    Preparing the face

    Face in ballroom dance make-up

    The foundation is chosen not for the natural skin tone of the dancer, but for the color that the skin will acquire during the performance when using a bronzer.

    Foundation and powder must have a dense structure, so only professional cosmetics should be preferred.

    Do not apply makeup in daylight, as the light in the hall is very different from it - you should find a room with the brightest lighting, and then evaluate the work by looking at yourself in the mirror in the performance hall. Before applying makeup, it is advisable to wipe the face with a tonic lotion.

    Step-by-step instructions - apply foundation on the face

    1. Mask the face with a resistant foundation, wait for it to be absorbed.
    2. Now apply a light loose powder to those areas of the face that need to be brightened to give it more expressiveness - the area around the eyes, nose, chin, center of the forehead.
    3. Use a darker shade of powder to correct the oval of the face.

    Eyes in ballroom dance make-up

    Make-up should be as bright as possible

    Eyes in makeup for ball eyes

    Make-up should be as bright as possible, and this requires some skill in application, because bright colors must be applied very carefully - any mistake will be clearly visible.

    Bright colors need to be chosen as correctly as possible so that they match your image. Of course, it is desirable to choose shadows, taking into account the color of the hair and eyes (especially hair).

    So, brunettes need to choose blue, purple, steel, chocolate, burgundy tones, blondes are recommended to give preference to pink (and there are so many tones of pink that it is not difficult to choose a rich and bright pink), yellow, blue, and brown-haired women - green, bright pink, brown.

    Be sure to use black, preferably liquid eyeliner, which makes the eyes even more expressive. If the eyes are convex, then you need to completely circle them with eyeliner, but girls with a small slit in the eyes are not recommended to do this.

    In addition, the eyeliner helps to reshape the eyes - lift the drooping corners, make them rounder or give the shape of an almond. To draw arrows, you can purchase a special thin brush, which is used by makeup artists when creating makeup. Be careful with lower eyeliner - too much eyeliner can make your eyes look a bit heavy.

    Eyelashes . Girls dancing ballet, without fail, stick eyelashes, which gives expressiveness to the face.

    To begin with, your own eyelashes are stained, then false ones are glued with a thin line of glue, and then covered with several more layers of mascara. Be careful with glue, as an excess of it is visible on the eyelids. Use glue with a thin toothpick.

    Rhinestones in ballroom dance makeup

    The role of rhinestones in eye makeup. Rhinestones are bright and creative, which is why many dancers use them in eye makeup. It is important not to overdo it here, as an excess of rhinestones will turn you into a peacock instead of a mysterious beauty with sparkling eyes. Rhinestones are applied to the corners of the eyes, along the eyelash line, on the area under the eyebrow, etc.

    If you use rhinestones in a more abundant amount, do not overdo it with shadows and eyeliner - everything should be in harmony.

    Eyebrows . The eyebrow line is highlighted either with a pencil or with shadows - if it is undesirable to use a black eyebrow pencil in everyday makeup, then this is not important in stage makeup. Although, of course, too black eyebrows on a blonde, even on stage, will look somewhat sharp.

    Lip makeup

    Ballroom dance lips

    Lip makeup should be bright, but it is not necessary to use red lipstick - you can choose from numerous rich shades of fuchsia pink.

    Also in this case, you can not do without a pencil, which you need to trace the contour of the lips. It is better to choose a pencil a tone darker than the shade of lipstick. It is allowed to go a little beyond the contour of the lips, if the lips are thin, which becomes noticeable when using rich lipstick.

    Shading the corners of the lips with a pencil will help to make them juicy. In order for the lip makeup to be brighter, make-up artists are recommended to apply gloss over lipstick.


    Of course, you can't do without blush - they add expressiveness and liveliness to the face, because often when using foundation or powder, the face seems too pale.

    Blush pick up very carefully and try not to abuse them. Brown blush is best suited for a stage look, as reddish shades will look somewhat tasteless.

    Of course, in order to make up for ballroom dancing, you will need high-quality and durable professional cosmetics. Below we will look at which brands of cosmetics are the most popular.

    Ballroom Dance Hairstyles 2019. Ballroom Dance Hairstyles for Girls

    Ballroom dancing has been extremely popular lately. The main attention of the audience is directed to the dance, but the appearance of the partners is not left without attention.

    Ballroom dance hairstyles for girls should be chosen very carefully, considering not only the harmonious combination with the dress, but also the individual characteristics of the child. Thanks to the huge variety of styling, choosing the right one is not difficult.

    Girls involved in ballroom dancing delight others not only with their impeccable appearance, but also with their original styling. It is not necessary to constantly visit the stylist, you can study the schemes for performing the most simple and spectacular hairstyles, and before the solemn event, do the child's hair on their own.

    It is recommended to take into account some requirements for the hairstyle when doing it yourself:

    1. All strands in the hairstyle should be collected, there should not be loose curls;
    2. It is also better to refuse complex elements of weaving;
    3. Massive accessories prohibited;
    4. Refrain from doing high hairstyles, which will not only interfere with dancing, but also require a lot of time to create them;
    5. Hairstyle for ballroom dancing should be very concise, which will make its owner even more beautiful and graceful;
    6. Decor can be used to decorate the original hairstyle;
    7. Particularly popular among dancing girls is the shell hairstyle and low-set buns;
    8. Often there are hairstyles with bangs, which will need to be fixed with varnish.

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