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BROOKE LOCKETT:
BALLERINA, THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

BROOKE LOCKETT: BALLERINA, THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET BROOKE LOCKETT: BALLERINA, THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET BROOKE LOCKETT: BALLERINA, THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET
BROOKE LOCKETT: BALLERINA, THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET BROOKE LOCKETT: BALLERINA, THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET BROOKE LOCKETT: BALLERINA, THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

1761 PAIRS OF POINTE SHOES. 9 HOURS OF DAILY TRAINING.
16 CANDLES.

One of the faces of our recent MECCA Made campaign, Brooke Lockett has her beauty routine down. As a coryphée with The Australian Ballet where precision is everything, that’s probably not all that surprising; Brooke has that dancer discipline and determination but is also one of those infectious, sunny-side-up types we love. On a rare break from the ballet studio in Melbourne, The MECCA Memo dropped in on her downtime.

BROOKE LOCKETT: BALLERINA, THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET BROOKE LOCKETT: BALLERINA, THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET
BROOKE LOCKETT: BALLERINA, THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET BROOKE LOCKETT: BALLERINA, THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

ON HER PRE-SHOW PREP:

"For me, to go on stage without makeup would be like walking down the street naked, it’s such an important part of the costume—and the discipline of the art form. One of my favourite things to do before a show is to sit down at my dressing table and have total ‘me’ time; I put my headphones in and turn my music on—it’s almost meditative. Then I start to think about my character on stage that night, kind of like getting ready for a night out. I’m a typical Libran and a control freak; I’m meticulous in wanting to have good hair and makeup on stage because once the curtain goes up, I can’t control what happens but I know that I’ve done the best possible lead up, and my hair and makeup perfectly."

"For me, to go on stage without makeup would be like walking down the street naked"

ON BALLERINA BEAUTY TRICKS:

"I always use hairspray on my [pointe shoe] ribbons to keep them in place—I do that every show without fail. Some ballerinas put Vaseline on their teeth because when you get nervous your lips can get really stuck on your teeth when you’re out on stage. It sounds silly I know, but it works!"

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ON SQUEEZING INTO A TINY LEOTARD:

"I can be on the go a lot so I’m really passionate about getting the right nutrients and eating well…but I have sweets, I drink wine, I love chocolate with my cup a tea. Sure, there are those shows when you know you have to wear a tiny little leotard and you want to look good and feel great but if I have friends coming to watch I’ll happily have a wine after the show with them."

BEYOND BALLET:

"When you’re in a hectic performance season, it’s completely and utterly all-consuming and you’re just living and breathing it. But I do love going to the gym, and doing pilates and yoga when I can at Humming Puppy in Melbourne. It’s a nice thing for me because yoga’s completely non-balletic and I actually find it quite hard because it’s all parallel as opposed to ballet which is quite turned out. But (luckily) yoga’s not about being the best in the room!"

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SCENT OF A WOMAN:

"I tend to mix up the fragrance I wear on stage depending on my character. Right now I’m loving Byredo’s Black Saffron; I don’t know if it’s about where I’m at in my life having just turned 30 but there’s something really mature about it, quite sexy and beautiful. A friend recently gave me the Diptyque solid perfume for my birthday—it’s so good for travelling. I’m big into my candles too; my best friend always laughs at me when I bring them on tour but when I’m living in a serviced apartment for two months it’s my way of making it feel like home."

BROOKE LOCKETT: BALLERINA, THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET BROOKE LOCKETT: BALLERINA, THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET
BROOKE LOCKETT: BALLERINA, THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET BROOKE LOCKETT: BALLERINA, THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

ON HER LATEST SKIN CARE OBSESSION:

"I love Sunday Riley Luna Oil. A close girlfriend of mine was just glowing and I said to her, “I don’t know if you’re pregnant or what’s going on but your skin looks incredible!” She got me onto it and I feel like it’s the best anti-aging product I’ve probably ever used. That’s the other thing, I can now easily get away with just wearing my Mecca Cosmetica Tinted Moisturiser because my skin actually looks ok."

ON HANGING UP THE POINTE SHOES ONE DAY:

"I’ve lived out my childhood dream and I’ll be forever eternally grateful. There’s some things in my career that didn’t happen that I would have liked to and it went in different directions than maybe what I thought but I think sometimes you have to trust in the universe and that maybe it all happened for a reason for me. I’m really lucky that I have some really exciting opportunities ahead of me that I’m at a point where I’m like oh my gosh I just hope I choose the right one."


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