A Ballerina’s 10-Minute Morning Makeup Routine

A Ballerina’s 10-Minute Morning Makeup Routine

Hi, my name is Scout Forsythe.  I’m a professional ballerina with American Ballet Theater.  And today Allure and I are gonna  take you through my 10 minute  ballerina off-duty morning routine.  [clock ticking]  This routine is what I do when I’m not dancing.  And it’s super simple, it’s fresh,  it’s light, it’s easy, it’s flexible,  it’s exactly what I need after weeks of performing.  Let’s start the timer.  All right, we got the timer going.  And…  Start.  So before I even get out of bed in the morning  I roll over and I grab my Gua Sha.  [chimes]  It’s a facial scraping tool.  So this little U-shape is made for sculpting.  I just go, and I wake up,  and I just sculpt and tone.  It’s like a workout for your face.  But, not really, it’s actually a massage for your face.  The neck feels so good.  I think dancers especially, we use our neck  and put it in some weird places,  and we hold it very taught.  But look at that, I swear my face is less puffy.  I’m gonna head to the bathroom  and start on my cleanser and my face wash, so.  [upbeat music]  So I use this BPO cleanser from PCA Skincare.  After stage I need a really good cleanser  to get all the caked makeup in my face.  You know, you wipe it off and you’re like  oh cool, I got all the makeup off.  I go home and I wash my face, and I’m like.  I look at the sink and it’s tan.  And then I have my Clarisonic Mia.  It’s the only thing that gets the stage makeup  really out and I feel like I see  the immediate difference of my face, pore-wise,  when I use this versus just doing that with my cleanser.  I always go in small circles.  And always make sure really get in those areas  that get caked, which for me is like around the corners.  Oh, there we go.  Of my nose, and right here on my chin.  Those little lines that you have, like woo, yeah.  All right.  Like my mustache?  Ah.  There we go.  I’m done.  All right, moving on to step three.  [dynamic music]  I wear a lot of stage makeup for ballet.  We have an eight-week long season  where I’m putting on makeup once or even twice a day.  So especially during performance season  my skin really tends to breakout.  [chimes]  Oh I love this stuff, it looks like honey.  This acne gel really helps with fighting the breakouts.  It really, it doesn’t dry out my skin,  but it dries up the pimples if that makes sense.  You know how you get a nice and juicy pimple?  You put this on it and then the next day  it’s completely gone, which you need, right?  I love this stuff.  Okay, next up is my moisturizer.  This is step number four.  [chimes]  It is a gel moisturizer, not a cream-based moisturizer.  I prefer those because the cream, I feel like  the lotions tend to clog my skin,  whereas gel hydration is just like somebody  infused your face with the best water in the world.  I love my acne gel so much.  But it does dry out the skin,  especially in the areas where there are pimples.  It doesn’t crack my skin or make it peel off.  But it’s just nice to rehydrate.  It’s like conditioner for your hair after you shampoo.  You gotta condition the face.  So step number five.  [chimes]  Sunscreen.  You can never have enough SPF.  So I really enjoy Sun Bum.  And it smells like bananas too.  So it’s like you’re putting Hawaii on your face.  That’s what I think about with Sun Bum.  I just use a light layer because right now  I’m not really, this is like if  I was going out on a normal day.  I never go to the beach or be out  in the sun without sunscreen.  Stretch it out.  A little stretch break.  [grunting]  Now moving on to step number six, which is concealer.  I have the Stretch Concealer from Glossier.  [chimes]  This stuff is old, but it still works.  I just use in on the kind of problem areas,  which for me is like right around this nose area.  I tend to get a little bit of redness.  And I’ve got a pimple, which ooh I see that baby over there.  I’ve got that, I’ve got a couple right down here.  Just like my little problem areas.  There we go.  Is my skin glowing yet?  I think it is.  So then after concealer I use Pacifica  Stone Cold Fox cream eye shadow.  I love Pacifica, it’s vegan, cruelty-free.  I’m trying to transition all of my makeup  to be all-natural, vegan, cruelty-free,  which most of it is already,  but even my stage makeup too.  But, you know, it’s a transition.  And then one day it’s gonna be all plastic-free,  which I’m really excited for that.  I use the brown on here for my eyebrows onstage.  So I’ve got one of these in my stage makeup bag  where the brown is almost empty  and everything else is still full.  I use all three colors on my normal day.  The brown shimmer I just use on the lid.  Sorry I keep checking myself in the mirror  just to make sure I look good.  I know I do look good, but you know.  So this is a trick that I learned in stage makeup.  When you put white underneath or right on  the brown bone, underneath the eyebrows,  it’s like the same thing as contouring.  It makes your dimensions big, the white stands out more,  and the darker hides, it’s showing the shadows.  And then the dark brown I do right on the lash line.  All right, and then a little under.  Wipe.  And you mess up, you know what you do?  More.  Just put some more on there.  Oh.  Guys, that turned out pretty good.  I use Aveda mascara.  [chimes]  I use brown for everyday, but onstage I always use black.  I kinda like the natural look for mascara.  So we’re gonna go.  And I have green eyes too.  And I think the brown actually brings out the green  more than the black does.  ‘Cause they’re closer on the color wheel of being opposites.  Dang, I’d go on a date with me.  Now this is my little secret recipe step.  I’ve got a really great friend,  he name is Belandra Chase, she started a company  called Face It Babe, this is Face.  And so I just use like three drops of it.  And it gives my skin a very hydrating look.  And also it gives like a glow look.  And I just use it in the tops of my cheekbones  and the outer corners of my face  ’cause I don’t wanna rub my concealer off.  But oh man, oh man, this stuff is nice.  My final step, this is it.  Chapstick. [chimes]  I don’t really like wearing lipstick.  I wear a lot of it onstage.  I use this maybe once a day.  And my lips feel hydrated for the rest of it.  And I like doing this little upward movement to get the…  It plumps your lips up naturally  because it nourishes them and hydrates them.  And then you’re like [smacks].  And that is it, that is my daily skincare routine.  I just like to keep it really natural and simple.  I just enjoy kind of having that, I don’t know,  just that beachy feel, it makes me feel at home.  I’m definitely a California girl at heart.  For anybody that’s been affected by this Coronavirus,  the COVID-19, I just have so much compassion  and sympathy for you, it’s been really rough.  We’re taking a break from performing right now,  which is really sad ’cause I think  we were supposed to be in Abu Dhabi this week.  Which would’ve just been incredible.  But we’re taking the smart safety precautions.  And ABT sent us home.  But it’s really fun, we’ve been doing  online Zoom classes, and it’s great to see everybody.  So ABT has a really great acronym they just came up with.  ABT, alone but together.  And I think that really rings true  for everybody right now.  Although we are doing social distancing and isolation,  we’re together in this.  Thank you so much for tuning in,  I hope you liked my simple 10 minute beauty routine.  And thank you Allure for having me.  And I hope you enjoy.  And we’ll see what happens next time.  [laughs]  Good morning kitty cat.  [upbeat music]  

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