No7 has teamed up with celebrity make-up artist Lisa Eldridge to create a limited edition ‘Ballerina Beauty’ collection for spring 13.
The centrepiece for the collection is a new blush palette with a pressed tutu design in four shades of pink. Swirl the brush around the compact, tap once to remove build-up and blend into the apple of your cheeks for a flushed, feminine look.
Team that fresh, rosy glow with natural eye make-up – starting with the Stay Perfect Eye-Shadow in ‘Innocence’ (a pale cream). Sweep the shadow over the whole top lid to the brow and then apply the slightly pinker ‘Wheatsheaf’ to the upper lid, stopping at the crease of the eye. Add a little definition to your top lash line with the Stay Precise Felt Tip Liner and draw a feline flick at each outer corner for a flirty look.
Polish off your ultra-feminine style with Stay Perfect Nail Colour in ‘Tip Toes’ – a soft peachy shade just like liquid satin.
- No7 Stay Perfect Eye-Shadow in ‘Innocence’ and ‘Wheatsheaf’ are £7 each.
- No7 Ballerina Beauty Blush Palette is £12.
- No7 Stay Precise Felt Tip Liner is £8.
- No7 Stay Perfect Nail Polish is £6.
The No7 collection is great for girls on a budget but it lacks in elegance. For the real deal, we recommend Dior’s Spring Collection 2013, a high-end tribute to the understated seduction of the ballet.
Spring at Dior is pink, pink, pink this year, and you’ll find no shortage of pinks in the new collection. Limited edition Bow Pallets come in ‘Pearl Pink’ and ‘Powder Pink’, while the 5 Couleurs Eye-Shadows come in ‘Ballerina Pink’, ‘Charming Pink’ and ‘Smoky Pink’. These palettes cost around £40-£60 each but with soft, barely-there shades, they promise to last long after the vogue for ballet has passed.
If ribbons, satin, tutus and pink from all angles appeals to you, then spring 13 may be your season to shine.