Thursday 16 December 2010

Strictly Final - Make-up knowledge... and a stocking filler!

Da da da da dada daaa da da da da daaaa!!! 

The final is fast approaching... and I can't wait to see the show dances from all 3 of our couples, Matt Baker and Aliona Vilani, Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev and Pamela Stephenson and James Jordan.

When it comes to the make-up on Strictly Come Dancing - the more OTT the better. Each dancer (and celebrity dancer of course) has their own folder complete with dress designs, hair designs and make-up ideas. They also have their own eyeliner, lashes and mascara as hygiene is of high priority. 

The lead make-up artist for the show is Lisa Armstrong (Ant McParlin's wife!) she says that:

"My absolute top tip would be to use the Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Glitter Eyeliners – we use them all the time on the show! They come in a whole range of beautiful colours – gold, silver, black, orange, red, turquoise...You can easily update your day make up by using them along the lash line for intense colour, or applying over the whole lid for more sparkle." - at just £2.99 a piece (perfect for a stocking filler!!) why not try creating the look at home... perhaps not for day make-up though eh?
I have no idea how I did not find out about this sooner, but Artem used to date Carrie Ann Inaba (the judge from America's Dancing with the Stars).

As for the men - well, they use just as much spray tan as the women but still need a little helping hand with some bronzer and under eye concealers. With such long hours training the dancers are bound to look exhausted - and often bruised so the make-up artists also have to cope with colour correcting bruised limbs.

Despite the 15 year age gap, the couple were together for 2 and a half years before amicably splitting, Inaba says that Artem was "a fine gentleman. I have never gone out with somebody that grounded, always ready to talk it out. I'm very happy for him and the success he's having."  Aww!

Who do you want to lift the glitter ball this Saturday? 


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