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Luxe for Less: Ballet-Inspired, Pink Beauty Products

Soft, sweet and feminine shades for every budget.


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Curtains have already risen on 2015, the orchestra has begun to swell and the lights are trained on you—what will your next beauty steps be? 

Take a cue from the latest issue of HONOLULU Shops, which hit newstands in Waikīkī last month with an ensemble of pretty products in ballet-inspired pinks. You’ll love taking these delicate roses and graceful blushes for a twirl this season, whether it be on your lips, nails or cheeks.

Plus, our version of Act II features some seriously hot-deal duets. For every luxe beauty splurge, we rounded up the perfect pirouette partner at a steal, so you can waltz away with this prima donna-worthy look for way, way less.

That oughta keep your beauty game on its toes. So—shall we dance?

 

1. These deep, pretty, totally girlish hues will put pointers centerstage.

Luxe: Burberry’s Rose Pink Nail Polish, $22, Burberry, available by order, Ala Moana Center, 951-6999.

For less: Revlon Parfumerie Nail Enamel in Powder Puff, $6.29, Longs, 1030 S. King St., 591-8402.

 

2. Rich, precious peony shades give your look some pop, while ultra-creamy, moisturizing formulas will make lips want to jeté for joy.

Luxe: Tom Ford Lip Color in Chastity, $50, T Galleria Hawai‘i by DFS, 931-2700.

For less: Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Yummy, $5.94, Wal-Mart, 700 Ke‘eaumoku St., 955-8441.

 

3. One light swipe of these satiny smooth shadows will leave lids with a romantic flush that’s perfectly en pointe.

Luxe: Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Heartless, $18, Macy’s, Holiday Inn Waikīkī Beachcomber Resort, 926-5217.

For less: L‘Oreal Infallible 24hr Eye Shadow in Always Pearly Pink, $6.99, Target, 4380 Lawehana St., 441-3118.

 

4. Soft roses dance with clean ivories in these mixed and marbled blushes: perfect for giving skin a dewy glow.

Luxe: Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Blush $35, Sephora, Waikīkī Shopping Plaza, 923-3301.

For less: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Healthy Blends Sheer Highlighting Blush Powder, $12.49, Walgreens, 1613 Nu‘uanu Ave., 536-5370.

 

5. Soft, barely there shades give an understated, contemporary spin to these classic, girly rose nail lacquers.

Luxe: Topshop Matte Nail Polish in Heartbreaker, $20, Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center, 953-6100.

For less: Maybelline ColorShow Nail Lacquer in Pink Embrace, $4.39, K-Mart, 500 N. Nimitz Highway, 528-2280.

 

READ MORE STORIES BY NATALIE SCHACK

 

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