Cheer Tips 101

Cheer Tips 101

Tip: Get a quality makeup remover

I can remember my first year as a cheer parent and getting the email on how to apply my cheerleader’s makeup. After trying to figure that out, my next thought was “How am I going to get all this makeup off?”

For one thing, I was the mom that didn’t know a lot about makeup, and two, I was overwhelmed by all of it.



There are many people that use just soap and water.




Yes, that will get the job done, but often at a cost. Some soaps tend to dry out skin, and that is not good for the face, especially because there is often additional scrubbing needed to remove the makeup.

There are other factors that should be considered when choosing a quality makeup remover:
Your gym’s style of makeup (some require more makeup than others)
Brand of makeup: there is a difference between brands and the ease of removing it.
Skin type and condition: don’t want to get a remover that will irritate the skin or cause another issue

There are many makeup removers out there. The cheapest or the most expensive one may or may not be the best for your cheerleader. Ask other cheer parents, coaches, and even cosmetologists or dermatologists.

Always, before full usage, test it out first. Once the test is done, actually do a full run with makeup and removing it. This will give you and your cheerleader a real picture of the process, especially in terms of how long it will take to do.

Bonus: Have the makeup remover be easily portable. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to slip it into your purse when you’re on the go?

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Larissa Trapp

Larissa was born and raised in Colorado and now resides in South Carolina. She is a wife and a mother of 3 daughters. One of the daughters is an Allstar cheerleader for 6 years. She has a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and is the author of Cheer Tips 101.


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