It should be bright and durable. Such makeup is simply obliged to survive the performance and at the same time please the eye. What means, techniques and shades should be preferred?

Before you start creating stage make-up for oriental dances, it is important to decide on the means. Here are a couple of tips that will help emphasize natural beauty and make a spectacular oriental-style makeup.

General dance makeup rules

Makeup for dancing should be bright, otherwise the audience will simply not notice it. At the same time, it is important to choose durable products that will not let you down at a crucial moment: they will withstand the heat of spotlights, physical activity and prevent treacherous shine where it matters.

The basic stage of such makeup is competent skin preparation. It needs to be moisturized so that the foundation and other products lie evenly, do not emphasize peeling or enlarged pores and do not distract attention from the traditionally bright eye makeup.

Foundation is better to choose with a matte finish. And for areas that need to be highlighted, use a highlighter. Before applying the tone, use a primer that is selected taking into account the tasks that it should solve: to narrow pores, mask redness or eliminate dryness.

To make eye makeup durable and bright, it is better to fix creamy textures dry. This combination will enhance their color and prevent them from rolling.

As for techniques, the most spectacular ones will come in handy: cutcrease, smoky eyes and cat eyes. And how to do makeup for oriental dances on our own, we showed step by step in the photo instructions below.

Oriental dance make-up: step by step photo tutorial

To make a good belly dance make-up, you need to prepare everything you need.

For tone:

  • Moisture Genius Aqua Fluid by L'Oréal Paris ,

  • NYX Professional Makeup HD Foundation ,

  • L'Oréal Paris Infaillible Concealer ,

  • Wonder Pencil by NYX Professional Makeup ,

  • Maybelline New York City Bronzer Powder ,

  • Maybelline New York Face Studio Chrome Extreme Highlighter .

For eyes:

  • Urban Decay Naked Cherry eyeshadow palette ,

  • shadows Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Stellar ,

  • shimmer down pigment from NYX Professional Makeup ,

  • L'Oréal Paris Gel Intenza eyeliner ,

  • Jumbo Eye Pencil by NYX Professional Makeup ,

  • Maybelline New York Brow Drama mascara .

  1. Cleanse your skin with micellar water, wash your face, pat your face dry with a tissue.

  2. Prepare your skin for makeup application with Hydration Genius Aqua Fluid. Let the product soak in.

  3. For a naturally radiant complexion, apply Glow Creator Pure Glow by Shu Uemura.

  4. Apply NYX Professional Makeup High Definition Foundation.

  5. Under the eyes, work with Infaillible concealer from L'Oréal Paris. where to find?

  6. Contour with the NYX Professional Makeup Wonder Pencil.

  7. Set creamy coverage with Maybelline New York's City Bronzer.

  8. Finish your brows with Maybelline New York's Brow Drama Gel. where to find?

  9. Apply a cream base to the movable eyelid and lower eyelid. The Jumbo Eyes Pencil from NYX Professional Makeup will do.

  10. Fix the cream base on the upper lid with dry eyeshadow from the Urban Decay Naked Cherry palette.

  11. Finish the crease and lower eyelid with dry brown shades from the Giorgio Armani Eye Quattro palette.

  12. Center highlight with Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Stellar.

  13. Find the space between the lashes and draw an arrow with L'Oréal Paris Gel Intenza black gel eyeliner. where to find?

  14. The same eyeliner is useful in order to emphasize the mucous membrane of the lower eyelid and the inner corner of the eye.

  15. Highlight the inner corner of your eye with NYX Professional Makeup's Shimmer Down Pigment.

  16. Work out the outer corner of the eye on the lower eyelid. You can just darken it or play with the shape a little. To make the makeup more contrast, use a blue shade of eyeshadow.

  17. Eyelashes paint over with black mascara. Apply false eyelashes. With bright, expressive eyes, you will look perfect on stage, in a photo or video.

  18. Apply Maybelline New York's Face Studio Chrome Extreme Highlighter to your cheekbones, the checkmark above your upper lip, and the bridge of your nose.

Complete your makeup with a suitable hairstyle - for example, style your hair in waves or large curls. The image is ready!

belly dance makeup

Stage make-up, as we have already said, is distinguished by its intensity. Do not be afraid to combine techniques and use bright shades. Outline the eyes in a circle, and on the lips apply a plum-colored lipstick like Siren from the Matte Lipstick line from NYX Professional Makeup.

Or do a traditional oriental make-up with heavy eyeliner. To do this, draw arrows along the line of the upper and lower eyelids and bring them into a single ponytail. To make the look even more expressive, makeup can be supplemented with tufts of false eyelashes at the outer corners.

For those who want to make a slight accent on the eyes, a bronze haze will do. Easy to create with Urban Decay's Naked Petite Heat Palette.

Another option is classic Arabic arrows.

STAGE makeup for blondes

Blondes go for gentle shades. But in order for the makeup to be visible to the audience, dramatic accents are indispensable. Emphasize the crease of the eyelid with purple or pink shadows.Apply a gray shade to the moving eyelid. And do not forget to paint over the space between the eyelashes with a black eyeliner.

The final touch is shining shadows in the inner corner of the eye.

You can focus on unusual textures. Metallic eye makeup will look great on stage.

How to use tools with this texture, we told in this video tutorial.

Don't be afraid to experiment with shining textures. An arrow made of loose glitter will effectively sparkle in the rays of spotlights and under camera flashes. Use, for example, Face & Body Glitter or Glitter Goals eyeliner from NYX Professional Makeup.

To prevent glitter from staining the skin of the lower eyelids during application, cover the “danger zone” with a cotton pad folded in half. The finished image can be supplemented with large rhinestones at the temples.

Interesting dance makeup for a brunette

Dark shade of hair is a noticeable accent in itself. Therefore, it is important that the face does not look faded against its background. Gypsy makeup will help. Darken the crease of the eyelid with a dark brown shade. Apply beige shadows with a shimmer on the moving eyelid and thickly paint over the mucous eyelids with a gel pencil. Then draw a wide arrow and blend it starting from the middle of the eyelid. Makeup can be complemented with a berry-colored lipstick or leave the lips neutral using a nude pencil.

Brown-eyed brunettes who want to add color to their makeup are not forbidden to make a bright contrasting accent in their eye makeup.

Urban Decay's Glide-on 24/7 Pencil in Sabbath will brighten up your makeup and provide a beautiful contrast with your eye color.