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10 May 2014

Why Do I Need Stage Makeup?

Dancers ask me this questions ALL THE TIME. And really, they are asking two separate questions: Why does a young competitive or recital dancer need to wear ANY makeup on stage? Why does a competitive or recital dancer need to wear “professional” stage makeup? 5 Reasons to wear professional Stage...
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10 May 2014

Are you a sugar addict?

At JAM cosmetics, our Dance Makeup Experts know that true BEAUTY starts from the inside.   So how are you taking care of your body? Are you a sugar-addict?  Take this quiz to find out: This quiz is taken from Dr. Nancy Appleton’s book, “Lick the Sugar Habit”…an awesome read, btw!...
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07 May 2014

Stage Makeup Myths Busted!

Myth: Dancers should only wear RED lipstick on stage Reality: If you were choreographing “Romeo and Juliet”, would Juliet wear red lipstick???  I think not. In the Ballet world, it is clearly understood that dancers are playing characters…and their makeup reflects that. There IS such a thing as a neutral,...
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05 May 2014

Stage Makeup Kit Checklist

A performer’s makeup look is usually determined by studio owner/director/choreographer.  However, these are essential items to keep in your kit for a consistently beautiful performance face no matter what style of stage makeup application you are expected to do: Foundation Hypo-allergenic/non-comedogenic (non-clogging to the pores) Mineral Oil Free Water-resistant/Sweat-resistant Full...
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