Competition Stage Makeup Secrets

I love her stage makeup and how it works with her tan!
I love her stage makeup and how it works with her tan!

I read the competition boards and many girls ask questions about
show makeup and foundation colors.

First of all.. I believe you can do your own if you feel comfortable.
However, there is most always a makeup artist and tanner on site at shows
so you do have options.

I want to share with you the makeup colors that work with your show day tan.

The colors of choice for tan match up are
Mac NW40 and NW45

NW40 and NW 45 Warm undertones!
NW40 and NW 45
Warm undertones!


Now..I also want to share a fantastic tool for you!


A girls dream come true!
A girls dream come true!

Super star, beauty blogger, has created a foundation match system so you can use other brands to match yours.  You can search for Mac NW40 or NW45 and see what comes up in your brand!
When you use the foundation matrix to match your show makeup, don’t
pick a foundation with SPF. That causes a weird glow on your face in flash photography.
I would always choose an HD foundation but that’s just me. I love Makeup Forever, Smashbox and DiorShow.  I have been on stage where my face “matched” my tan and it looks horrible. Your face should look beautiful and like you!

The foundation matrix is here



Update! Amber Marie, a  lovely competitors on Facebook found that Revlon color Stay without SPF
is an amazing choice!

She says..
“400 caramel is to the equivalent of Mac’s NW45 (or this one says 50, but as an artist myself I would say it’s a 45). Make sure you buy the Revlon Colorstay line WITHOUT SPF, because SPF is metallic-like and reflects much lighter in photos! No SPF in show makeup!!!!!”

Competitor Shelley  said 

“This version for those of us over 45. It is awesome. Doesn’t settle into fine lines. No powder needed”

Update: If you want to know how to apply your makeup for stage here is my favorite video on Youtube. This competitor gets it right!


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