Performance Eyes

I wanted to change things up a bit and make today fun by giving you some tips on how to do your eye makeup for performances. Of course, it is super important that you follow the guidelines that your teacher has set out for you to follow, however, some teachers allow for a little personal flair. I have always loved doing my makeup with pinks and browns to highlight my green eyes and make them look bigger. Eyeliner is also super important if you have smaller eyes as well as mascara and/or false eyelashes.

Here are a few tips and pictures that may help you for your next performance-

Adding a nice winged eyeliner (see below for an easy application tip), a darker color in the inner and outer corners of the lid, and gold in the middle will be very dramatic and stunning. Bring the gold under the lower lashes to add a little sparkle and to continue the look all over the eye.

This look is similar to the one above but just a little more natural and subtle. For this look, use lighter browns and a softer gold color for the middle. A lighter eyeliner gently lines the lashes and doesn't make the eyes look too dark. Add some false lashes to enhance the look or just simply use a volumizing mascara.

To do a perfect winged eyeliner, try this technique. You can either make your wing thick like the picture or you can thin it out for a more natural look. Adding false lashes will make your eyes stand out even more on stage.

Finally, this diagram will help you apply your eye shadow perfectly. When using darker colors, tap off your brush on the side of your palette to ensure you are not applying too much. You can always go darker, but you want to start slow. Use your finger or a thick, rounded eye shadow brush to blend everything together. Highlighter is excellent for accentuating your brows if you add a little right underneath.

I hope this helps you the next time your are doing your makeup for a performance. Sometimes it's nice to have some inspiration for your makeup. Best wishes on your next performance!

Until next time,


P.S. If you live in the Seaford, DE - Salisbury, MD area, I am looking for dancers who would be willing to perform for the launch party. I have choreographed two Broadway styled dances and need 4-6 dancers. Email me if you are interested.

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