What I Pack For Competition Weekend

Last weekend was my first dance competition of the season, and it went really well! For today's post, I decided to share some of my essentials for competition weekend- from makeup products and hair accessories to snacks and other odds and ends.


Hairspray: All my fellow dancers know the importance of a good hairspray. There's something so satisfying about spraying down flyaways to make the perfect bun or ponytail. I love this spray by Tresemme.

Lipstick: I usually choose a different red lipstick each competition. For this weekend, I wore "Como la Flor" from the MAC and Selena collaboration. It is bright and glossy- perfect for being onstage.

False Lashes and Lash Glue: As you might know from my previous posts, I love false eyelashes. They are an absolute essential for any type of performance. Huda Beauty's classic lash in "Scarlett" looks gorgeous in performance action shots, and Duo lash glue ensures they won't fall off while you're killing it onstage.

Makeup Wipes- Stage makeup can do a job on your skin, so washing your face is crucial. Wet N' Wild makeup wipes are less than $3 at Target, and they get the job done!

Eyeshadow- Most dancers prefer different eye looks when they're onstage. I usually go for a classic smokey eye, and the Naked Basics palette by Urban Decay is a true gem. Not only are they super pigmented and easy to blend, the palette is perfect to pack in a travel sized makeup bag.

Snacks- I always keep a sleeve of Ritz crackers in my competition suitcase, since venues often jack up the price of food during events. As a little treat, I also keep a container of Ring Pops to share with my teammates after we're all done performing!

Are you a dancer/performer? What do you like to have on performance days?