Luxe for Less: Ballet-Inspired, Pink Beauty Products

Soft, sweet and feminine shades for every budget.


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.