Ballroom Dance > Competition Makeup

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

  1. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    I use MAC prep and prime, staying power, non greasy, easy for my needs even with daily or special event make up.
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  2. Ballroom Boutique

    Ballroom Boutique New Member

    I love e.l.f. eye primer. My eye shadow looks just as great at the end of the day as when I applied it in the morning. And two bonuses, it's cruelty free and only costs $2!!! NYX is a really great product as well. I use their white base to make my ballroom eye shadow really pop and stand out. They are also cruelty free and costs about $7. I haven't tried any of the high end eye primer but from what I've read, these two that I've mentioned are great dupes for the more expensive brands.
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  3. s2k

    s2k Well-Known Member

    I use Urban Decay eyeshadow primer and it. is. legit. Long wearing. No creasing - and I use a matte black eyeshadow so no creasing matters to me. Bright colors look on the eye as they do in the palette. There are four to choose from. I use Eden since it's mattifying.

    Sidebar: in a pinch, it's a fantastic concealer.

    Also, it's easier for me to get to an Ulta than it is to a MAC store, plus I find there's way more to choose from in the UD line than there is for MAC.
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  4. Sania

    Sania Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the great feedback - I may try the e l f since I'm on a budget for this comp

    What about setting spray / makeup fixative - any thoughts?
  5. s2k

    s2k Well-Known Member

    Urban Decay's All-nighter. I use it for every day, and every day I come home and my face looks like I've just put it on. And I've got oily skin. AND I had practice!

    It's not cheap, but I've learned by now you get what you pay for.
  6. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Second the awesomeness of the urban decay eye primer. Pricey, but worth it.

    I use the NYX white one when I want a colour to really pop.
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  7. s2k

    s2k Well-Known Member

    Agreed - this is a good white primer. The matte one, I mean. I didn't care for the white with shimmer.
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  8. theAnnelis

    theAnnelis Active Member

    I hear Milani's Make It Last spray is good. I've also heard about the NYX one.

    But Urban Decay setting sprays are the only ones I'll use.
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  9. Dance Mad Helen

    Dance Mad Helen Active Member

    essence I love stage eye primer is amazing and its like £2. It stays all day and doesnt crease
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  10. Sania

    Sania Well-Known Member

    Eyelash glue: Ardell or duo?

    Sidebar – I went to Sephora to buy a gold eyeshadow theme for my new costume, and checked out their eyelashes... $17 and up! That's half the price of a bottle of urban decay setting spray!
    I will, of course be buying my eyelashes at target or Sally beauty supply :)
  11. Dance Mad Helen

    Dance Mad Helen Active Member

    If you can get eylure eyelash glue. It comes in a little pot and I love it. If not deffo ardell as duo made my eyes burn
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  12. theAnnelis

    theAnnelis Active Member

    Oh, totally. Almost all my eyelashes are drugstore.

    Urban Decay setting sprays are on sale on Sephora's web site, btw :D

    I like Duo glue. I use the green one because it's got vitamins A, C, and E in it. Also, it's iridescent so when it's ready, it turns blue.
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  13. Sania

    Sania Well-Known Member

    I am happy to say that I found a setting spray (UD) an eye primer (UD) and a face primer (can't remember which one but the girl recommended it) in smaller sizes in the beauty on the fly section at Sephora for less than half the cost of full-size – so I will be able to try them out and see which I like, and I'm not as much out of pocket right now
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  14. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    The "beauty on the fly" section has gotten more of my money than the rest of Sephora, over the years. So great to be able to buy small sizes.
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  15. RiseNFall

    RiseNFall Well-Known Member

    I didn't know about the "beauty on the fly" section! Thank you! The local Sephora is in a shopping mall that I don't like going to, but it's an irrational prejudice, so now I have a reason to check it out. When I next actually need more makeup....
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  16. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    Revlon precision glue is nice, but is hard to find. I like DUO, and recently found a brush-on version similar to the Revlon that works well. I don't like Ardell glue -- it makes my eyes burn.

    Also use the cheap Ardell lashes on sale from Sally, although I have a set of rhinestoned lashes from a comp vendor that I love.
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  17. Miss Silly

    Miss Silly Well-Known Member

    Hair Spray your face. It's what many do in a pinch... if they don't have setting spray or don't want to buy more product. I know a lot of people who do this (I haven't tried it myself, however).
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  18. Miss Silly

    Miss Silly Well-Known Member

    LOL i would have responded sooner, but I was on I-cant-remember-my-login-password hiatus. On a side note, any mods reading this.... THE FORGET PASSWORD FORM DOES NOT WORK
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  19. theAnnelis

    theAnnelis Active Member

    Me, pre makeup school: hairspray on your face will work. I've done it. It does.

    Me after makeup school: *Kevin Hart voice* Noooooo
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  20. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

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