When it comes to cheerleading, less is never more. Seriously, less is never more with regards to any aspect of this sport. The bigger, the better. The more stunts and tumbling, the better. The more sparkles, the better. And the more unique, the better.
Every team and cheerleader is looking to outdo the other in whatever way they can. That includes hair and makeup. Why would a cheerleader wear her hair in just a ponytail when she can make it unique and add a french braid? Why would she wear natural makeup when she can wear a smokey eye?
This past weekend the girls on Extreme All Starz were allowed to wear their hair straight in a ponytail. My younger sister, Taylar, decided to spice up her look with a french braid. Lyndzi, my older sister, did her braided cheer hair.
This braided cheer hair look was done with absolutely no teasing. If you are obsessed with the teased hair look, then go ahead and tease your ponytail to give it added volume. It’s all about personal preference. (Click here if you want to see a teased hair look.)
When it comes to cheer makeup, I always like do some kind of smokey eye. Last weekend, I opted for a more natural smokey eye with a nude-pink lip. I wanted her makeup look to be all about the contour.
Here are the products I used to create her look:
Natural Smokey Eyes
- Prime: Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot Painterly
- Eyeshadow: Naked Palette, Naked Basics Palette
- Lid: Foxy, Sin
- Transition: Naked
- Crease: Buck, Faint
- Outer V: Crave
- Highlight: Venus
- Eyeliner: Maybelline Eye Studio: Master Drama Midnight Master,Master Precise Black
- Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara Black
- Foundation: bareMinerals Original Foundation Fair
- Conceal: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Chantilly
- Contour: Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette Sombre
- Bronze: SunFlower Illuminating Bronzing Powder Terra
- Highlight: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
- Finish: Youngblood Hi-Definition Hydrating Powder Translucent
- NARS Audacious Lipstick– Raquel