Competition Makeup

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Ballroom Boutique, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Ballroom Boutique

    Ballroom Boutique New Member

    Hello!! I have been searching high and low for a tutorial on ballroom comp makeup that includes the names of colors and brands that are being used. I did find two videos that are exactly what I am looking for however, it's in another language and the products seem to be brands we can't get here in the States. I would love a side by side list of high end and drugstore brands along with color ideas for the eyes. I alredy have loads of eye shadow but when practicing with them, I can never seem to duplicate the smooth and flawless finish that I see on the comp floor. Is there a secret eye shadow that I don't know about? Please help!!! Thanks a bunch!!!!
  2. Miss Silly

    Miss Silly Well-Known Member

    I don't think there is a specific "one colour fits all" approach. Even among the "good brands", a lot of it is personal preference. There is a makeup thread in this very forum where many people discuss makeup products (North American ones).

    From my own personal experience, aside from the makeup itself, the tools your using (along with practice) are also important. A good makeup brush does wonders ;-P
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  3. Ballroom Boutique

    Ballroom Boutique New Member

    Thank you Miss Silly!!! Your info is much appreciated!!
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  4. Ballroom Boutique

    Ballroom Boutique New Member

    Quick question; how do I find the thread on makeup products in this forum? I'm having trouble finding it. Thanks!
  5. bia

    bia Well-Known Member

    Use the search box in the top right. I just tried a search for "makeup," checking the boxes to search only titles and only within this forum, and got a number of threads; some different ones show up with the same search for "make-up".
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  6. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

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  7. Sania

    Sania Well-Known Member

  8. Miss Silly

    Miss Silly Well-Known Member

    I remember last-minute having to help a friend at a comp do her makeup and she had those crappy sponge-brushes with her eyeshadow... uuuuugggggghhhh LOL.

    I haven't been shopping at Sephora in a while (in person) but they're pretty good about sampling products and the staff are very knowledgeable since they [used to at least] get a lot of product themselves so they've actually tried and used a lot of the inventory. :)

    One girl i saw once had AAHHHHMAZING pro-level makeup she did her self. I asked her what her secret was and she said it was "all in the blending" LOL and she also mentioned those blending sponges.
  9. theAnnelis

    theAnnelis Active Member

    Happy 2017, everybody!

    Ballroom Boutique, I would suggest checking Rachel Macintosh's youtube channel, as she used to be a competitive ballroom dancer and she has a good amount of ballroom hair and makeup tutorials. She does use a lot of Australian brands, but you might want to check out dancecake makeup's instagram. He does a lot of gorgeous looks and I know he uses a lot of what you could call "pop" brands: Anastasia Beverly Hills, Morphe (I'm guessing for the brushes), Huda Beauty, MAC, Jeffree Star, Kylie Cosmetics, NARS, LORAC.

    Personally, I think Urban Decay is fantastic for longwear - their founder/creator is very active and personally tests every one of her products by surfing, snowboarding, and doing hot yoga in full makeup.

    I know a lot of dancers use Benefit's They're Real waterproof eye liner, which is super black and does have great staying power, but beware - that stuff dries out quickly and, when it does, starts flaking off almost instantly after you apply it.

    But also, I am a professional makeup artist and I can tell you that a surprising amount of the longevity of makeup lies in not only prepping and priming your skin, but don't wear water or oil-based products and DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE.
  10. s2k

    s2k Well-Known Member

    Urban Decay shadows are bright, long-wearing, and (on me, anyway) sweat-proof. I routine get through 12 hour competition days with UD products.

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