Ballet Beauty by Alex
Our second make-up look for AW14 is combining soft, subtle pinks with bolder purples, as spotted on the Dolce and Gabbana catwalk at Milan Fashion Week. Alex Jones explains how to recreate this pretty in pink look.
1) After applying a light, dewy base of foundation or tinted moisturiser conceal where needed and lightly set with a sheer powder.
- TOP TIP - Use a blending brush for your foundation to ensure a flawless, 'no-makeup' finish
2) Next apply your blush. I like to use a very natural shade first to lightly contour the cheekbones and then add a pop of colour in a brighter shade just on the apples of the cheeks. Apply your pop of colour by simply smiling in the mirror to reveal your apples!
- TOP TIP - I was always taught that your perfect, natural blush shade should be the colour that you would naturally blush!
3) Next ensure your brows are perfectly groomed by simply brushing upwards at the fullest part and filling any gaps where needed with your preferred brow shade.
-TOP TIP- Keep brows as natural as possible, the softer the better for this look!
4) Using an eyeshadow blending brush, apply your darkest shade of purple to the eye crease, lightly spreading the colour across the eyelid creating a soft, misty appearance. Next pat on a lighter purple to the centre of the eyelids using an eyeshadow brush. Finish your shadow with a touch of highlighter at the inner corners of the eyes. To complete the eyes, use a soft brown pencil to create a fine line along the top and bottom lashes and blend slightly, then add one coat of mascara.
-TOP TIP- I like to apply a pop of the blush I used earlier just above the purple in the eye crease using an eyeshadow blending brush, but that's a personal preference!
5) Finish with a nude lip to complement your beautiful ballet eyes and cheeks!
Why not try a braided chignon as seen on on the D & G runway at MFW, perfect for this makeup look