Thursday, 14 March 2013

The Smell Of The Greasepaint...

Being a lover of all things Ballet (although I'd in no way claim to be an expert or conoisseur, I just simply find it utterly mesmerising as a style of choreography.), theatre and cosmetics, I was intrigued to stumble upon this behind the scenes clip of one of the principal dancers with the New York City Ballet.

I found it fascinating getting a glimpse of the seldom seen ritual and artistry of stage makeup application.

A girl after my own heart, she appeared to be quite a MAC fan, if her eyeshadow choices were anything to go by. Actually I must admit I was surprised to note she was employing 'civilian' cosmetic lines (I'm pretty sure I spotted some Rimmel and L'Oreal in there too), I'd assumed they'd rely more on specialist theatrical brands such as Kryolan or Ben Nye.

Watching this reminded me of the hours I used to happily while away in front of the mirror, experimenting with my nascent (and ultra cheap and cheerful) makeup collection, trying painstakingly to recreate the various looks worn by my favourite musical theatre characters.

Yeah, and I wonder why I didn't have a boyfriend...

Anyway, thought I'd share this here - just for something a little bit different.

Backstage Beauty at The New York City Ballet from on Vimeo.

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