Rhythmic Gymnastics: Make-Up


Yanika Vartlaan (UKR)

Foundation, eye shadows, powder, blush… Gymnasts always wear beautiful make-up during competitions.

The style depends on the choices of the gymnast, since there is no regulation about make-up for competitions. In Aesthetic Gymnastics, make-up has become relevant as a way of expression.

Some of them choose natural make up such as Anna Rizatdinova or heavy smoky eyes such as Yanika Vartlaan. Even a cosmetics brand, GOSH cosmetics, is promoting Belarusian team. Spanish former gymnast, Almudena Cid, filmed a tutorial about Rhythmic Gymnastics Makeup.

Russian team is including in their summer camps make-up lessons.

The Ukrainian smokey eye


Yanika Vartlaan and Vlada Nikolchenko are inspired on Tamara Yerofeeva’s early 00’s smokey dark make-up. You can do a similar effect using this Urban Decay “Naked Smoky”


The Eyeliner

This item makes your eyes look bigger. You can draw it with a pencil eyeliner or a liquid one. Kat Von D “Tattoo liner”, is very precise.


Carolina Rodriguez (ESP)


Red Lips

As simple as that. If you don’t want to wear heavy makeup, this lipstick colour has to be on your basics. This one by MAC “Russian red” is one of the most sold lipsticks all around the world.

Anna rizatdinova

Anna Rizatdinova (UKR)

Blue tones

Silviya Miteva and Katsiaryna Halkina use a cast of blue tones on their eyes. Another example of palette that suits these colours is a limited edition HUDA BEAUTY “Sapphire Obsessions” Eyeshadow palette.



Rhythmic Gymnastics Facts


  • Russian gymnasts Nataliya Bulycheva and Sofiya Tesmenitskaya  are working as a model. Nataliya is living in Paris and Sofiya in Singapore


  • Anna Rizatdinova met Almudena Cid during Corbeil-Essonnes World Cup this year.  She really admires Almudena and her personality



  • Ukrainian gymnasts love a rock band from Ukraine called “Okean Elzy” (Elsa’s Ocean)


  • Group from Belarus was claimed to change 3+2 music few weeks before European Championships


  • Carolina Rodríguez doesn’t want to retire before Rio 2016


  • Team Ukraine will be in a training camp the first week of July


  • Lala Yusifova’s favorite gymnast is Alina Maksymenko


  •  Anna Bessonova started doing rhythmic gymnastics when she was 5 years old


  • Salome Pazhava trains between 6 and 7 hours a day


  • Some gymnasts (also former) from Spanish team are medicine students such as Alejandra Quereda and Loreto Achaerandio

Rhythmic Gymnastics Facts

  • Marina Fernández (ESP), former gymnasts from Spanish group is now a Cheerleader of FCB Basketball team


  • Anna Rizatdinova (UKR) says that she has never been on diet


  • Nataliya Bulychëva (RUS) worked a few times as a model
  • Anna Bessonova (UKR) is a big fan of Northamerican singer Justin Timberlake

Anna Bessonova

  • World Champion, Yana Kudryavtseva trains between 9/10 hours a day


  • Ukrainian group only has a free day: Sundays


  • Anna Rizatdinova loves listening to Michael Jackson and Lana del Rey


  • Eleonora Romanova’s (UKR) favorite film is “Harry Potter”
  • Alexandra Soldatova (RUS) loves drawing in her free time


  • Silver medal at London Olympic Games, Daria Dmitrieva, tattoed a gun on her forearm.


  • Evmorphia Dona succesful former gymnast from Greece works as a coach in National team
  • Valeriya Khanina (UKR, junior) is training at Deriugina School since October


  • Silviya Miteva (BUL) was coached by her mom for more than 20 years


  • Viktoriya Mazur (UKR) started doing gymnastics at 6


  • Liubov Cherkashina (BLR) loves pugs