Ballet-Inspired Makeup

Dance fashion and ballerina buns are sweeping the runways femininity is the unstoppable theme. Here are the beauty basics for creating this soft, romantic look.
dior face powder
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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.
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Dior Poudrier Dentelle in Pink Lace, $55.
essie nail polish
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Nail Polish
Essie in Prima Ballerina, $8.
chanel pink lipstick
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Chanel Rouge Coco in Rose Comète, $30.
face serum
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Bulgari Elixir Merveilleux, $320.
victorias secret rollerball perfume
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Victoria's Secret Beauty Wish Pink Rollerball, $10.
powder blush
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Sue Devitt in Solomon Islands, $37.50.
pink lip gloss
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Lip Gloss
N.Y.C. Extreme Lip Glider in Park Ave Pink, $3.99.
guerlain face powder
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Guerlain Météorites Voyage, $170.
blumarine perfume
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Blumarine Bellissima EDP, $92.
foot spray
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Foot Spray
All About Feet Peppermint Revitalizing, $12.
revlon eyeshadow
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Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow in Black Magic Quad, $6.50.
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Jil Sander Jil EDP, $70.
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