Ballet Beauty

Monday, 23 January 2012


On Wednesday 18th January I was lucky enough to see The Nutcracker at The Royal Opera House with three of my best friends as an amazing birthday present from my lovely friend Josie! (left in photo)... and to top it off we watched the unbelievable performance in a beautiful balcony box all to ourselves! Perfection. 
I wanted to blog about some of the ballet beauty products I used that evening, so here goes;

Face- As you can see in the photo above I used Guerlain's fabulous invisible skin fusion liquid foundation (£34) to start off with, I used a body shop foundation brush to apply it with and it lasted almost all night long. I love how easy it is to apply and how blendable it is, especially when applying blushers or bronzer's on top. I highly recommend this foundation as it offers a natural finish and smells so fresh, but would say its more of a day foundation than an evening one as it could do with being a little heavier. 
I also used a light flush of Dolce & Gabanna's fabulous Sicilian lace powder bronzer (£32), to give my cheeks a slight bronzed but delicate effect, created by the added gold pigments.
I finished my face with a glimpse of Benefits unbeatable High Beam liquid highlighter (£18.50), to give my cheekbones a radiant and enhanced pink glow which I could not have gone to the Ballet without!
Eyes-  I didn't want to go overboard with my eyes so I simply framed them using my favourite Guerlain Khol me black eye pencil (£23, see previous post) and then applied Eylures double naturalites lashes (£5). 

Lips- I applied my favourite subtle Rouge Coco Chanel lipsick (£23), perfect pinky shade for a ballet occasion! I then applied one coat of Chanel's Brilliant extreme lipgloss in shade 156 Pampille.
 

Nails-  I wanted understated pretty nails that didn't take the limelight away from my new lace ribboned jacket that I wore to the Ballet (which is what my beauty products in the photo are lying on) so I used my everyday So Simple No.7 varnish for rose blush nails.  But as you can see in the photo above Josie went all out with hers and had them done in honour of the ballet, including pretty pink bows on the tips!!
   
          
 

14 comments

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