Ballet-Inspired Makeup

Dance fever swept spring runways this year, from the sleek chignons at Zac Posen to Marc Jacobs' gauzy pastel leggings. And now cosmetic companies are toeing the line, with ballet-pink palettes and ultrafeminine scents, like the peony-inspired Wish Pink. But the biggest beauty trend this season? Simple updos, a basic in any dancer's repertoire. "Ballerina buns are a reaction to what we see on the red carpet," says Redken hairstylist Guido Palau, who created knots à la Martha Graham at Bottega Veneta and Marc Jacobs. "Every actress has long, wavy hair now. It's so predictable, it's boring." Updos can also be sexy, adds Palau. "When you wear your hair up, you elongate the neck. The more feminine and fussy the details on your clothes are, the more clean and austere the hair should be." Especially if you're not actually onstage.

By Ning Chao

February 12, 2010 12:00 AM
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Powder

Dior Poudrier Dentelle in Pink Lace, $55.
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Nail Polish

Essie in Prima Ballerina, $8.
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Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco in Rose Comète, $30.
face serum
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Serum

Bulgari Elixir Merveilleux, $320.
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Perfume

Victoria's Secret Beauty Wish Pink Rollerball, $10.
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Blush

Sue Devitt in Solomon Islands, $37.50.
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Lip Gloss

N.Y.C. Extreme Lip Glider in Park Ave Pink, $3.99.
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Powder

Guerlain Météorites Voyage, $170.
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Perfume

Blumarine Bellissima EDP, $92.
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Foot Spray

All About Feet Peppermint Revitalizing, $12.
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Eyeshadow

Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow in Black Magic Quad, $6.50.
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Perfume

Jil Sander Jil EDP, $70.
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