Top Beauty Tips for Tangueras

It always feels good to be complimented for your elegant looks, isn’t it? The challenge is to maintain that look especially when you want to keep dancing for long hours or for an entire weekend. We have often seen many tangueras struggling with their daily beauty regime as they barely get the time. So here’s a lowdown to ease some of your worries.    

∙       Get down to brass tacks

Get started with the basics. No matter what, drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water every day to keep the internal detoxification system running.

Start your day with the basic 3-step beauty regime – Cleanse by using a soothing cleansing cream, get a toner you like and moisturize. Use the products according to your skin type, make sure to protect your skin from the sun and do remove your makeup before going to sleep.

∙       Carry set spray

We won’t preach you much about the type of makeup you should apply because it is entirely your choice. However, if you are planning to perform on stage or have a long night of dancing ahead of you, we would suggest you carry a makeup setting spray so that your makeup stays put as your activities might entail a lot of sweat and makeup smudging. Buy the product according to your skin type and go through the user reviews before taking your pick.

∙       Eye makeup

This again is a matter of choice. Professionals generally swear by bronze smoky eyes, shimmery eyes, cat eyes, and gradient eyeshadow. If you are into colored eye makeup make sure you choose the right hues depending on the type of tango outfit you are wearing. Dark makeup is often preferred by international star tangueras for their tango shows and adds drama to the outfit. If you are going for a regular milonga, better keep it light and cheerful. This way you also have less to worry about keeping it from smudging.

∙       Hair care

When you are performing, you are expected to wear rope-braided side bun, ponytail or any other type of tight updos that make sure your hair stays in place. Try out a few styles at home and keep experimenting. Watching a few youtube videos on different hair updos can be a great source of inspiration.

Protect your hair from breakage and dryness. While shampooing every day can damage your hair more than you think, you can use dry shampoos if you are too much of a shampoo person. Wash and condition your hair twice or thrice a week depending on the length and type of your hair. Spare some time for a hair mask once a week for a shinier and healthier mane.  

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Katharina J