Private Dancer

I was noticing that the ballet dancer look ( thanks to The Black Swan and Natalie Portman, no doubt ) has found it way to the fashion world. Not that we saw any tutu’s strutting the runways or anything, it was more in the beauty department that this look found its home.  From the fresh faced, rehearsal-ready ingenues at Versace with their no nonsense scraped back hair (embellished with fine black twine) flush of rose on cheek and lip and highlighted inner eye all made for a very fresh and beautiful look.

At Emanuel Ungaro, the balletic look was taken to the next level, with ever-so-wispy lashes and dreamy-creamy skin. Noticeably, the brows were pale and the lip quite naked and like at the Versace show, the hair was pulled back tight accentuating the face and neck. And lastly, a look worthy of any Prima Ballerina came from D-Squared. While the hair was more relaxed than previous observations, the makeup was all about the eyes. Burnished with gold, black and a pop of red in the center lid, the eye shape was elongated and extended for maximum effect. The balancing act came from the softly groomed brow, velvety skin texture and sheer lip color. It was beautifully done and effective.  Want to create some of these looks for yourself? Here’s a shortlist of products that I have test driven for you, that will make achieving these looks a Brisé volé:

Ingenue at Versace: Burberry Beauty Sheer Foundation and Light Glow in Cameo blush, Smashbox In Bloom eyeshadow box and Artificial Light powder and Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color in Rose bud or Pink Buff

Emanuel’s Tiny Dancers: Stila Illuminating liquid foundation,
Bobbi Brown Long wearing gel eyeliner in Black ink, Lancome Déficils Pro in Black and
Skinn Dimitri James Twin set lip color in Beige Shimmer, Shu Uemura‘s Natural Volume false lashes

D Squared Black Swan: Burberry Beauty Sheer Luminous Compact Foundation, Smashbox Limitless Pen liner and eyeshadows in: black out, Vanilla, 24 KT, and Sienna, Makeup For Ever metallic shadow powders in Copper and Smashbox The Nude Pencil and Photo Finish Lipstick sheer in delightful.


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