Jayme Thornton

Just the Highlights: This Makeup Trick Will Give You an Unbeatable Onstage Glow

To give your performance look an instant boost, swipe on one of these shimmering highlighters as the finishing touch to your makeup routine. Made in a range of pearlescent colors from frosty lavenders and pinks to rich golds and bronzes, there's a highlighter to complement every role. Apply the product to the high points of your face (cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid's bow) for maximum impact under the stage lights. For more glow when using a powder, spritz your brush (or BeautyBlender) with a face mist first to create a super-pigmented finish they'll see from the fourth ring.



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Products from left to right:

Milk Holographic Highlighting Powder in Supernova, $24

Urban Decay Pro Diffusing Highlighter Brush, $32

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife, $34

Stila Cosmetics Glitter & Glow Highlighter in Kitten, $30

Glossier Soothing Face Mist, $18

Artis Oval 6 Brush, $57

BeautyBlender, $20

Maybelline FaceStudio Master Strobing Liquid in Light, $5.99

L'Oréal Paris True Match LUMI Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops in Golden Hour, $11.99

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The Ultimate Dressing Room Playlist, Curated by Nardia Boodoo

When it's Nardia Boodoo's turn to play her music in her dressing room at The Washington Ballet, it's an event. "Everyone is like, 'That's such a cool song,' and wants me to send it to them," she says. "I feel like I have the better taste in my dressing room."

That's partially because she mostly stays away from trendy pop hits, opting instead for international music influenced by her Trinidadian heritage. "I could not even tell you the songs that are on the Top 40 list," she says. "If everyone else likes it, I want something different."

Boodoo made us a playlist—mostly "groovy international music"—and told us about how she finds her sought-after songs:

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