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Ingrid Silva, how to dye your brown pointe shoes?

Ingrid Silva, how to dye your brown pointe shoes?



Here is a tip on how I dye my pointe shoes. I used Ebony Brown liquid make up by Black Opal and a sponge and Boom!!
Magic happens.

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  • Jillian Williams Reply

    This is great. This is the first year my daughter will dance without hose and finding brown dance paws to match her beautiful dark skin is pretty much impossible. You have answered my prayers. It sucks that we can't find them in darker shades and hopefully someone will start to carry them. But for now, this method is GREAT!

    July 13, 2019 at 11:33 pm
  • C in AZ bwGHOWFBM Since 1993 Reply

    This cool to watch and I'm a follower of classical ballet. I attend a ballet several times yearly and forgive me for saying this but um…I THOUGHT that they (companies, shoe stores wherever you guys get these) already made brown satin toe shoes. Surely brown satin exists like pink/white satin….do they not make brown pointe shoes too? I mean, are all black ballerinas (I'm talking exclusively brown-to-dark-skinned ballerinas) having to do this to their shoes, if they want brown shoes? Presumably the black male dancers also…are they too having to recolor their slippers?

    No offense here and I'm not "trying" to turn this into a racial thing as I hate the race card most of the time. I'm just saying if black dancers have to do all of this to get skin tone shoes today then this is pretty fucked up. Seriously. In 2018 this is retarded. Just saying. I always thought ballet stores had brown shoes in stock by now. Still this is fascinating to watch. I also didn't know that ballerinas had to sew the ribbons and all of that. Again, I always thought they were custom made for the feet. I didn't know that prepping the shoes was up to the ballerina till I watched a video on it several years ago. But I just watch ballet…I'm not a dancer. I love ballet period, love ballet dancers of all races, but I naturally LOVE to see dancers who resemble me (I'm black).

    Still this is a cool video.

    July 13, 2019 at 11:33 pm
  • Hytsunah Reply

    É com base que voce pinta?

    July 13, 2019 at 11:33 pm
  • sassy teach Reply

    Hi Ingrid, how long does it take for your shoes to dry? When I paint my daughter's shoes the foundation rubs off on the floor. Also, what type of sponge are you using? Your shoes look amazing.

    July 13, 2019 at 11:33 pm
  • Iris2nd Reply

    Do you really have to dye your pointe shoes to match your skin tone? Do all dancers do that?

    July 13, 2019 at 11:33 pm
  • KLa Bell Reply

    Thank you! You made this look so easy. And, your shoes have such a uniform finish. My daughter and I tried before with makeup sponges and it was not a good look. 🙂 We are going to try your method.

    July 13, 2019 at 11:33 pm
  • RelevéEveryDay Reply

    I would like to try this but doesn't it rub off on everything in your dance bag?

    July 13, 2019 at 11:33 pm
  • Christella Almonacy Reply

    Does the foundation transfer or sweat off? And how long does it last?

    July 13, 2019 at 11:33 pm
  • jevettamd Reply

    Thanks, I take ballet, and my teachers assume I would know this, but I don't.

    July 13, 2019 at 11:33 pm

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