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How Ballerina Sara Mearns Puts On Her Stage Makeup

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Sara Mearns has been dancing since she was three. Now, she's a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. We caught up with her backstage for a demonstration of how she preps her face to stand out underneath the ballet's bright lights. The look in question: a dramatic, romantic face for George Balanchine's Diamonds. Check out the video above for her quick three-minute how-to.