Bridal Make Up – Ballet Beautiful

18/09/2014 |

Bridal Make Up


Elegant and graceful ballet-inspired styles have danced across the catwalks and into our wardrobes over recent years and with the arrival of the AW14 pastel trend ballet-based fashion is set to continue. This supple style has lent itself well to the beauty arena too, where ethereal ballerina-inspired faces take center stage.


John Lewis have brought together the must-have cosmetics to create the ballet beautiful looks of the new season in their latest fashion and beauty magazine Edition. Not only picture-perfect bridal make up concepts but easy enough to try at home for the upcoming party season too.


So here’s a look at the my favourite products from the range that will have you ballet beautiful in no time…



Ballet slipper pink


Pastel shades are the core colours for the new season and this is being seen beyond the catwalks and into the beauty world too. Ballet slipper pink will definitely make the boys wink, so work gentle pink tones across your eyelids and add a hint of light lippy to create a pretty bridal, bridesmaid or party look this autumn.


Pink Bridal Make Up

Fusion Foundation BD10 £30.50 – YSL, Luminizing Satin Eye Colour in PK305 £23.50 – Shiseido,

Addict It-Lash Mascara in Black £22 – Dior, Revolution Lipstick in Obsessed £15 – Urban Decay



Black swan liner


Luscious liner flicks create Swan Lake-esque drama and would look bold and beautiful for your big day beauty. If you’re attempting to create this look at home, start the flick at the outer corner of your eye first and work inwards and don’t forget to finish with lashing of black mascara.


Bridal Eyeliner Make Up

They’re Real! Push Up Liner in Black £18.50 – Benefit, Double Wear Stay-In-PlaceEye Pencil

in Onyx £16.50 – Estee Lauder, They’re Real! Mascara £19.50 – Benefit,

Eye & Brow Maestro £26.50 – Giorgio Armani, Rich Lip Colour in Miami Pink £19.50 – Bobbi Brown   



Barre blue


First seen emerging in spring/summer 2014 the blue eyeshadow trend continues to be a huge hit. Less electric blue than earlier in the year, the look follows the key pastel trend for fall with more delicate blue hues. This statement look would really make your eyes pop in photos – perfect for your hen party, as a wedding guest or for any other elegant soiree you have in the diary this season.


Blue Bridal Make Up

Smooth Finish Foundation Powder £32 – Laura Mercier, 5 Couleurs Transat Edition Eyeshadow

in Carre Bleu £42 – Dior, Lash Power Feathering Mascara in Black Onyx £18 – Clinique,

Kiss Kiss Lipstick in Golden Girl £26 – Guerlain



Ballerina bun


Seen across a host of the AW14 runway shows the classic ballerina bun is having a revival this fall. From more traditional sleek, stylised and oversized buns to gentle, tousled and effortless-looking top knots, buns in all shapes and sizes are the style to sport this season.


The new twists to this classic hairstyle can create a wonderfully romantic wedding day look, especially the disheveled chic ballerina bun. For daytime elegance simply create volume and texture in your hair and wear your ballerina bun at the crown of your head. Let baby hair and wisps hang loose around your face for the ultimate soft style.


And if you really want to nail this season’s beauty trends, your manicure should use a variety of different neutral toned or pastel pink varnishes.


Bridal Make Up


To see the full ballet beautiful make up range and more of this season’s must-have cosmetics visit the John Lewis beauty hall




Comments (1)

  1. Love these ideas! So perfectly elegant for a wedding.