This Nutcracker Makeup Series tutorial is my look for the Sugar Plum Fairy. I used sugary-colored pastels on the eyes and pretty pinks on the lips and cheeks. This ballet stage makeup can also be worn for the Dew Drop Fairy. Perfect for the holidays!

Each and every look will follow the blueprint of The Basic Stage Eye. So head there for help.


(These are the exact products in the look- but you can use any brand you like.)

Base & Contour – See Basic Stage Makeup


The Balm Bon Voyage Palette

Shadows “A2, B2, C2, and C4”


 Yves Saint Laurent Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils in “Deep Black”.


Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Liner in “10C”


Physicians Formula Kohl Eyeliner “Green Eyes” Set – Purple Liner


Mascara & Lashes – See Basic Stage Makeup

Cheeks & Lips

Cargo Blush in “Amalfi”


NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Sex Machine”


Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer in Gold Tchlack


Eye Step By Step

(Click on pictures to enlarge.)

1. Apply a teal blue/green shadow to the lid.


2. Brush a darker teal into the crease and outer corner of the eye to contour.


3. With your black liner, draw a thick line along the lashes that extends slightly upward at the end.


4. Now, using the Quartz lip liner (YES!) or any other berry-colored liner, draw a line following the crease of the eye, and connect it to the end of the black one. Remember, it does not have to be perfect, as you see mine is not!


5. Taking a berry colored shadow, go over the line you just made, blending it out to ensure the line is not harsh.


6. Using the purple liner, line the lower lashline, finishing right up under the black line.


7. Go over the underline with the bright purple shadow to soften it.


8. Curl lashes and apply your favorite mascara.


9. Finish the look with false lashes!


Here is the look onstage:


3 thoughts on “Sugarplum Stage Makeup

  1. So beautiful… Really loved this make up! In December beginning I’ll be on stage as Myrtha from Giselle ballet and I would be very grateful if you think about the idea of teach how to do one inspired on her! Sorry my english, I’m a brazilian reader! A hug!

  2. Dear Kathryn,
    I watched all of your videos on youtube and your channel is my favourite! Thank you for your support, the tips and the exercise videos. I do the barre videos everyday and they really helped me to improve in very short time!
    Thank you for everything. You are not only a beautiful, but also a warm-hearted dancer!

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