Of course, you know that this look is not confined to the perimeters of Latin Ballroom Dancing, right? I just entitled this post ‘Step-By-Step Latin Ballroom Stage Makeup Tutorial‘ because, well, this was my look for my very first Latin Ballroom performance!
I photographed the steps for this look on the second day of a 2-day show as the check-in time was later for the second day. First day was a mad rush! Had to check in early in the morning for stage runs and rehearsals.
One reason for making a detailed tutorial for this look was because it really isn’t a complicated look. I completed my own makeup within 30 minutes (35 minutes, tops? I didn’t time myself but it didn’t feel very long) and if you were to follow through the steps below, you’d definitely have people complimenting your makeup next time. ^_^*
Another reason is that the only difference between this stage makeup look and my usual looks is the intensity of colors, and I have plenty of makeup tutorials here. So don’t overthink! It’s not that difficult.
The third reason is that I haven’t done a step-by-step tutorial in too long a time. HAHAHA! The last one was this.
I’m gonna jump right straight into eye makeup because while most people have minimal problems applying foundation, they are stuck when it comes to eye makeup.
These were the items used on my face, I think I forgot to place some more items like concealers. It’s actually not a lot…….. it just LOOKS like a lot. Lol. You probably won’t need most of what are shown here if you’re a minimalist.
Step 1: Prime your lids
I primed my eyes with Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden, a matte beige. You can use any eye primer of your choice, as long as it does the job of making your eye makeup last longer and enhancing the colors.
Here are other recommendations:
(Click on the links to see where you can get them)
If you do not own an eye primer and do not have time to get one, your concealer or cream eyeshadow (Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow review here) can double up as an eye primer, provided it does not have too much slip or too little moisture to hold the eyeshadows up.
Step 2: Set the base shade
- Sugarpill Poison Plum
- Urban Decay Voodoo (from Vice 2 Palette – review)
- Urban Decay Shell Shock (from Vice Palette 2)
- Makeup Geek Galaxy
- Makeup Geek Ocean Breeze
Not shown here is MAC Shroom.
Voodoo and Shell Shock obviously didn’t come in this form. I depotted them from the Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette. I’m so glad I did! Wouldn’t wanna lug Vice 2 around. Too bulky and fragile!
Apply Shell Shock – highly pigmented metallic silver – all over the lids. Go higher than your natural fold, you will be blending it out later.