For years, ballerinas worldwide have applied Kryolan aqua color with a slight pale pink tint to their toe shoes to cover the "shiny" satin material. Now you can apply the same "magic" to your pointe shoes. All sales are final.
I purchased this after my last 'pancaked' pair shrunk (using calamine) and it was extremely painful to dance in at recital. I hoped this would help with the shrinking.
I was rather shocked and disappointed when I received the package in the mail. It is an EXTREMELY small container. When I bought it, I figured it would last a few pairs or so. However, when I applied it I realized it spreads very nicely, and hardly used any for a pair of shoes! (we are talking the top is hardly touched at all!) I am very happy. I applied using a damp washcloth and then applying the makeup to it. The shoes hardly even got wet, and the color matches very well. I wear Russian Pointe Encore, so it may match the lightness a little better than Capezio or Bloch. I ended up being rather pleased with the turnout. :)
This is easy to use!! My daughter's teacher recommends this on the shoes to make the leg line look longer and get rid of the shine of the shoe on stage. It also helps get rid of bad scuffs and make the shoes look more uniform. (Think about it...doesn't everyone need the same color tights, for example? Well, pointe shoes are harder because everyone wears different brands and that means different colors. Some are MUCH MORE pink or salmon or whitish.# Travels nice and doesn't spill. #I keep it in a Ziploc with sponge and rag.) We keep it in our comp kit.
Make sure you stuff your shoes #newspaper or old rags#. Simply use damp #not wet# sponge and apply to shoes, including ribbon. Not too thick! Let dry. Some people use an old rag and kind of buff the shoes. There will be a little powder come off. I prefer-->After they are dry, I just spray with aerosol hairspray to set the product and so it doesn't powder off. #Do not use kryolan or hairspray on bottom of box.)
We do not use calamine lotion because it is very liquid, pink and when the shoes dry, they tend to shrink!!
I LOVED this product really loked great onstage and it completed the look of my point shoes!But I would recommend taking a towel and dabbing it on so you dont get it all over your hands!Also really easy to travel with, it doesn't spill!
by: Anonymous - 10/08/2007 - St Petersburg, Russia,
I purchased this in hopes that it would cover up the scuffs on frequently worn pointe shoes. Unfortunately, the shoes now look like I covered them in cream coloured chalk. The shine of the satin was replaced by a matte finish, and they look bad on stage and at class. I would not buy it unless you are willing to live with the new unprofessional appearance.