Make-Up Artists Sound Off on Ballerina Beauty

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Published September 15, 2009

Be it hair (those buns), skin (that glows) or even lips (the wash of pink), ballerina beauty is a must-have trend for spring.

As seen at the following shows:

Alice + Olivia
Hair – Frederick Fekkai
Makeup – MAC

 “The inspiration was ballerina-pretty, pale and soft.” â??Designer Stacey Bendet

Charlotte Ronson
Hairâ??Avon
Makeupâ??Maybelline

“The inspiration is edgy ballerina from the streets of New York.” â??Charlotte Willer, Maybelline global makeup artist

Elise Overland
Hairâ??Gun-Britt
Makeupâ??MAC

“This look is ballerina-inspired, but more relaxed.”â??Gunblett Setler of Gun-Britt

Marc Jacobs
Makeup: Nars

“Dancers in theater and opera always have white faces, pointed lips and an eye that is drawn outward, not upwardâ??it’s very theatrical, very ballet,”â?? François Nars

Jeremy Laing
Hairâ??Davines
Makeupâ??MAC
 
“The look for incorporated Shell cream Color Base on the cheekbones and a soft wash of Passionate and Beautiful Iris eyeshaows sprayed across the eyes, drifting onto the temples. The girls looked like ballerinas.”â??MAC Senior Artist John Stapleton

Sarah Howard is the editor of Beauty Banter.