I was never a ballerina. Even at a young age I didn’t have the grace or coordination to plié and pirouette, so instead, I had to sit on the sidelines and jealously watch my friends as they happily pranced in their perfectly pink tutus.
What I didn’t realise then was that you didn’t actually have to be a ballerina to look like one. No, I’m not talking about doing your day-to-day activities in a leotard and tutu, I’m talking about recreating the elegance of a ballerina in your hair and make-up looks. And with so much hype and excitement surrounding Natalie Portman’s new film, Black Swan, my trend predictor tells me that ‘ballerina beauty’ is going to be one hot trend!
An essential part of the look is, of course, the iconic ballerina bun. An easy up-‘do to achieve, all you need are some Lady Jayne Bobbi Pins – Contoured, and Wella Professionals High Hair Brilliant Affair to ensure your hair is slicked back and your frizzy bits are under control. A Scunci No-Slip Grip Black Hair Elastic will guarantee that bun stays in place too – whether or not you’re leaping across a stage.
As for your make-up, it’s all about a look that’s soft and light. Beautycycle™ Pressed Powder will leave your skin looking airbrush perfect and shine free, while a dabbing of Benefit Thrrrob to the apples of your cheeks will add the perfect pop of pink.
To ensure that this subtle look doesn’t see you fading away from the foreground, it’s important to accentuate your eyelashes. For fuller and longer lashes, apply Adorn Long and Lush Eyelash Primer before your mascara, or glue a few falsies to the outer corner of each eye – it’s guaranteed to leave you looking fit for centre stage!
What do you think of ‘ballerina beauty’? Have you seen/do you want to see Black Swan?