Russian – Nutcracker Makeup Series

Russian is the divertissement in Nutcracker that is the most widely interpreted from company to company. This includes everything from Russian dolls to Cossack dancers to candy canes. Because there is such a diverse range of costumes, I decided to go with a look inspired by the Russian flag. The gray represents the white, the… Read More

Spanish – Nutcracker Makeup Series

Today’s look in the Nutcracker Series is Spanish. Because this divertissement represents hot chocolate in the ballet, that was my inspiration for the colors. I did add a bit of purple because it complements the browns and reads beautifully on the stage. Bright and warm colors make it perfect for this dance in the ballet. If… Read More

Holiday Makeup Look

This makeup look is perfect for any holiday occasion. Wear it to a Christmas party, holiday event, or to see the Nutcracker ballet. I used classic colors with red lips, pink cheeks, and a neutral eye with a wing. Happy Holidays! Products Used Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation Bare Minerals Correcting Concealer Cargo HD Pressed Powder Urban Decay Naked… Read More

Marzipan – Nutcracker Makeup Series

Marzipan is one of the most unappreciated divertissements in Nutcracker. The choreography is often extremely challenging unbeknownst to the audience, especially in George Balanchine’s version, which is the one New York City Ballet does. There are many names for this divertissement, such as Mirlitons, Reed Flutes, and the Shepherdesses. Because marzipan candy is almond paste… Read More

Sugar Plum Fairy – Nutcracker Makeup Series

This Nutcracker Makeup Series tutorial is my look for the Sugar Plum Fairy. I used sugary-colored pastels on the eyes and pretty pinks on the lips and cheeks. This ballet stage makeup can also be worn for the Dew Drop Fairy. Perfect for the holidays! Each and every look will follow the blueprint of The… Read More

Arabian – Nutcracker Makeup Series

Today’s look in the Nutcracker makeup series is the Arabian divertissement. In some versions, such as New York City Ballet’s, it is referred to as Coffee, and at Pacific Northwest Ballet, the dancer dresses as a peacock. Every Arabian I’ve seen, no matter which company’s Nutcracker it is, has a costume of bold colors and… Read More

Flowers – Nutcracker Makeup Series

Today’s look is the Waltz of the Flowers. This makeup will compliment any company’s Flower costumes. I will be doing an entirely different look for the Dew Drop Fairy, but this one could work for that as well! You will see that I use some pink shadows in this look. Helpful tip- NEVER use pink… Read More

Kitri Everyday Makeup Tutorial

This makeup look is inspired by my Kitri Stage Makeup Look. I wanted to keep the Don Quixote look with browns, golds, and reds, yet make it more muted and neutral. Anyone can wear this look, day or night. Products Bare Minerals Concealer Bare Minerals Original Foundation Bare Minerals Mineral Veil Too Faced Shadow Insurance Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette… Read More

Leading Ladies Series- Giselle Makeup Tutorial

Today’s makeup look is Giselle in her Willi form from Act 2 of the ballet. I wanted to create something eerie and ghost-like, so I kept the skin and lips very pale, while making the eyes very dark. Hope you enjoy!   Products Mehron Star Blend Pancake Makeup in “Allabaster” Laura Mercier Translucent Powder M.A.C. Blush… Read More