Join Dr. Stacey Naito as she takes you through Segment #7 of the Stage Makeup Series: Highlighters, Brows and Finishing Touches.
Join Dr. Stacey Naito, NPC National Bikini Champion, as she takes you through segment six of applying your stage makeup. Today she shares her technique for applying blush for the stage.
I used to turn to MAC Mineralized SkinFinish in Deep Dark in previous years but find that it just isn’t dark enough against dark foundation, so I now mix this with MAC Blush in Blunt. If you do this, make sure the shades are mixed well, otherwise the Blunt will create a harsh look. MAC has a contour brush (#227) which I use, but it is a bit too small to get a smooth gradation of shades, so I always use a blending brush (MAC #187 is my workhorse!) to blend out any harsh lines of demarcation once the contour is applied.
When you prepare to apply foundation, make sure that your skin is well cleansed and moisturized. Apply a primer to your entire face using clean fingers or a makeup sponge. I use a primer made by Laura Mercier which is oil free and doesn’t break me out. Once primer is applied, allow to set in for a couple of minutes. You can apply foundation either with a foundation brush or with a sponge, but I prefer a sponge since I find that it enables me to deposit a thinner layer of foundation and is also easier for me to hold when I am anxious about my upcoming competition. Make sure the foundation is applied evenly so it doesn’t look blotchy, and extend the foundation into your ears and along the underside of your chin and neck so that it blends in with your body color.
Dr. Stacey Naito, National Bikini Champion, as she takes you through segment number three of the Stage Makeup Series. Here Dr. Naito shows you how to properly apply mascara and eye liner for your best possible look on the stage.