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    Default Wearing make-up for dressage ... ?

    Does anyone wear eye makup in dressage?

    I'm thinking nothing overly dramatic or colourful, just a little eye-liner, maybe accent the eyebrows with a subtle pencil line, that sort of thing. Would that be ok?

    I haven't done this before, but it seems it would make the face more expressive.



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    u mean putting this on u or your horse?
    who needs an expressive face in dressage?


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    I think light, "natural" looking make up would be fine. Personally, I have blonde lashes so I pretty much never leave the house without mascara, including horse shows lol!

    But they're not really looking at you, and whether your face is expressive, so I wouldn't worry too much. Whatever makes you feel confident, I say go for it.
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    DQ here... I wear makeup, but that's just so that I don't hate myself SO much in pictures. I don't go overboard, just eyeliner, mascara, a little bit of shadow and done. I've seen some REALLY done up people and some that don't wear a thing. It won't affect your score, and as long as you don't go all Real Housewives of New Jersey, nobody will probably even notice.

    I would recommend that you buy SWEATPROOF (not waterproof) eye business, as nothing stinks more than racoon eyes in pictures or having eyeliner sweat into your eye as you come down center line. Ask me how I know!


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    I have worn very light makeup (which is all I wear anyway) on a few occasions. Usually at bigger events where there might be dressage pictures. But I usually don't bother.

    I don't think there's anything wrong with it. If it gives you a little confidence to put on a good show (because, really, that's what dressage is), why not?


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    Look professional. I've seen a lot of people wear make up and IMHO as long as its tasteful its fine. It's really up to the discretion of the rider.
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    Choo choo another makeup thread. . . I don't leave the house without makeup, so I of course wear it in dressage. Whatever makes you feel comfortable is what you should do. The problem with makeup is that more is not better! Makeup should enhance your assets and discretely cover the imperfections, not make you look like a rodeo clown. Same goes for perfume, especially perfume.
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    I wear a little bit of light, neutral makeup (little eyeliner, little mascara, light brown eye shadow if anything, etc.)every day anyway, so I of course have it on at shows but I don't do anything different for dressage and I don't know anybody who puts makeup on just for the sole purpose of dressage. If yours is done well and light, it won't matter so if it makes you feel better, go for it!
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    You mean you don't go down centerline like this??

    http://www.dressageextensions.com/Pr....asp?KEY=69141



    That picture always cracks me up. I, for one, avoid giving bedroom-eyes to the judge.
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    "That picture always cracks me up. I, for one, avoid giving bedroom-eyes to the judge"

    Well since most judges are women....

    MOst women I know wear makeup for shows, dressage or otherwise. Like has been said above, tasteful, not stage makeup. And NOT bright red lipstick.



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    No way -- I am at a horse show, for goodness sake! I rarely wear makeup anyway, but I stare boggle-eyed at the crazy makeup people. I guess if it makes you feel better about yourself in some way, but I'm pretty sure everyone else is checking out the horse.


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    If it makes you feel confident, go for it.

    Other than that, I don't really see a point
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    Quote Originally Posted by kinscem View Post
    who needs an expressive face in dressage?
    This is the funniest thing I've read in days. I laughed out loud. I made the dogs bark I was laughing so loud May I use this is a signature?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kinscem View Post
    who needs an expressive face in dressage?
    There's a double coefficient for that in the 2014 tests. Didn't you notice?












    *snicker*


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    I hardly ever wear make up any more, but if it makes you feel better about yourself, go for it!


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    Don't y'all sweat from nerves? With me it's drops of perspiration dripping off the end of my nose, not a "glow". I'd have eye make up in my eyes.
    "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACMEeventing View Post
    You mean you don't go down centerline like this??

    http://www.dressageextensions.com/Pr....asp?KEY=69141
    That's very Clockwork Orange. Perfect for a freestyle to Beethoven's Ninth.


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    I think this is about you - if it makes you feel more confident, go right ahead. Having scribed a fair amount I can safely say I doubt the judge will notice one way or the other. They aren't looking at your face.
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    Yes, but a swipe of lipstick (NOT bright red!) is the last thing I do before getting on. I know how rushed I am by whether or not I had time to get any put on or not...So about half the time I don't wear any! ;-


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    Megan and Amy would dance a jig if I put makeup on for a date, never mind a dressage test...


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