The Rockettes all use foundation, powder, and blush, but none of it was caked on (oh, and they never skip primer!). The ladies all looked glowy and, well, flawless. But how do they stay that way during the show?
Tissue blotting. There are boxes of tissues hanging all over the walls backstage, for quick wipes and pats in between numbers.
Exfoliation is also very important to them. One Rockette–like every beauty editor in existence–swears by her Clarisonic. Theresa uses an exfoliating sponge every night. Moisturizer is also key. Brigid has very refined taste for someone so young and loves La Mer. Aveeno was also popular, with Dr. Perricone’s Super line and Olay also getting some Rockette love.
Oh, and those red cheeks they have during the toy soldier number? They’re actually little red felt circles attached with double-sided tape. If that sounds horrible, it is kinda. Two of the ladies said their skin is too sensitive for the tape, so they stick the circles on with a big glob of Vaseline.
Rockette tip: Always do your hair before you put foundation, otherwise the hair spray and other products will produce a “shiny sheen” on your forehead.