MiFi Pan cake and pan stick - color shade selectionAs I mentioned earlier, the most amount of questions we get after the shipping inquiries are the bangle size questions. We have a blog already explaining how to select the bangles size. Most of the queries are from the moms of Bharatanatyam or Kuchipudi dancers. It is easy to pick a dance jewelry set, but a challenge to figure out the bangle size.
The next question we get very often is about the color shades of MiFi pancake and pan sticks. Well, I am not an expert on this. I am writing this based on my experience - so please do not take my word for this. The final decision must come from the make-up man/lady or your dance teacher. They are the ultimate authority. If you run out of all the above said options, please use this as a guidance at your own risk ! This picture below and notes are just for reference. My daughter is tan and she uses shade 27. I kind of derived everything else from there. I am a genius :-)
You need to have good idea of the dance make-up and stage lighting etc, in addition to the dancers skin tome to pick up the correct shade. It is a combination of several aspects which comes naturally with lot of experience. MiFi Pan cake and Pan sticks are widely used for almost all the Indian classical dance make-ups. I have seen most of the Bharatanatyam dancers, Mohiniyattam dancers and Kuchipudi dancers use this.
Based on my experience, if you look at this chart and select a shade for your dancer, you may not be too off. May be +1 or -1 shade off. The best solution is buy two shades. I have seen some make-up ladies mix 25 and 27 to get 26. Well they are professionals and I can't guarantee, how it turns out if you do it.