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Competition season can be a hectic time for dancers, with quick costume changes and multiple routines to perform in a short amount of time. 

When you’re rushing offstage, the last thing you want to worry about is redoing your entire makeup look. But what if you could elevate your look with just a few quick and easy changes?

The key is to add elements to your makeup rather than taking away. This allows you to evolve your look throughout the competition based on your schedule, without the added stress of starting from scratch. Not only will this make your life easier, but judges will also be impressed by your ability to adapt and enhance your look on the fly.

Here are some ideas to quickly elevate your makeup look:

1. A lipstick change:

Switching up your lipstick can completely transform your look in seconds. For example, if you’re wearing a bold red lip for your first routine, switch to a soft pink or nude for your next routine to create a more understated look.

2. Add glitter to the lips:

If you want to take your lipstick change to the next level, add some glitter to your lips. This will not only make your lips stand out, but it will also add a touch of sparkle to your overall look.

3. Be creative with graphic liner:

Graphic liner is a quick and easy way to create a dramatic look that will turn heads.
Whether it’s a bold cat-eye or a geometric design, adding graphic liner can take your look from simple to stunning in seconds.

4. Adding body glitter:

If you want to add some sparkle to your overall look, body glitter is a great option. Apply it to your collarbones, shoulders, and arms to create a shimmering effect that will catch the light and add an extra wow factor to your performance.

5. Highlighting and contouring:

Highlighting and contouring is a great way to sculpt your face and enhance your natural features. By adding a touch of highlight to your cheekbones and contouring your jawline, you can create a more defined and polished look that will make you stand out on stage.

6. Adding rhinestones to your face and hair:

If you really want to make a statement on stage, adding rhinestones to your face and hair is a great way to do it. Apply them to your cheekbones, temples, or hairline to create a sparkling effect that will catch the light and draw attention to your face. You can even create a design with them to match your costume and choreography, adding an extra layer of creativity to your performance. Just make sure to use a safe adhesive and remove them carefully afterwards to avoid any irritation or damage to your skin and hair.

These are just a few ideas to help you quickly elevate your performance makeup look. The key is to be creative and experiment with different techniques and products to find what works best for you. Remember, with the right products and a little bit of practice, you can create a stunning makeup look that will help you shine on stage.

Launched in 2015, Stagebeautyco is a customizable and full service makeup line designed specifically for performance teams. We work with dance teams from beginning to end to create bold and unique makeup looks, custom kits, step by step video tutorials, easy online ordering and more! To learn more about our line and service, visit 

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