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High Performance Beauty
High Performance Beauty

High Performance Beauty

Makeup & Skin Care for Dance, Cheer, Show Choir, Pageants & Ice Skating


128 Pages, 7 1/2 x 9 3/4

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $31.95)

Publication Date: June 2007

ISBN 9780871273031

Rights: WOR

Elysian Editions (Jun 2007)

Price: $24.95


"An invaluable resource, beauty guide, and instructional book that educates and empowers performance artists!" —Linda Bernabei-Retter, president, Stagewear L.A. Costume Collection

Starting with the essentials of basic skin care and maintenance, this comprehensive guide details tips and techniques for handling the unique makeup needs of performance athletes such as cheerleaders, gymnasts, and skaters. Following a discussion of the different skin types, daily routines and various products—including herbal remedies—the guide lays the groundwork for the creation of a flawless, long-lasting, face. In addition to detailing the fundamentals of makeup application, the book explains how to make allowances for extreme and varied conditions of performance spaces and demonstrates how to camouflage individual flaws. A section on character faces includes directions for creating a Spanish flamenco, a cabaret star, a ballerina angel, and a cat.


"The perfect book for every performer, mom, studio owner and applier of makeup for every age! Easy to read in a logical format that presents must-have knowledge." —Doug Shaffer, president, Music Works

"Certainly a must have for all performers! You do not need to search any further than this wonderful book." —Joe Tremaine, president, Joe Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions

Author Biography

Christine Dion has more than 25 years of experience as a makeup artist and is the owner of Mode Dion, a cosmetics and makeup training company that specializes in providing cosmetics and education to performing artists. As an educator and trainer she has collaborated with companies such as Chanel, Estée Lauder Corporation, and Gucci. She is the producer of the film The Competition Face: The Winning Look and has written for American Cheerleader, Dance Spirit, and Dance Teacher. She lives in Palm Desert, California.