When one thinks of a ballerina, you can’t avoid pink, or so we believed.
LancÃ´me’s spring 2014 collection, French Ballerine, is more about orchid and lilac and a deep, nontraditional ballet pin. It is also about rose tones, and an ode to innocence andÂ LancÃ´me’s latest ambassador, Lily Collins (actress for The Blind Side, Abduction, and Mirror Mirror). Two simple words to describe Ms. Collins would be delicate and feminine.
LancÃ´me definitely picked a good role model for the French Ballerine collection, and the entire color palette is darkly rosy, with fresh hints of lilac and peony.
Jolie Rosalie Nail Lacquer. Photo Credit: Lancome
Gloss in Love lip gloss ($27) comes in four shades: orange-Julius-likeÂ Glittermania;Â pale almost moon-like Pink Posh; Rose Oscar; and neon-like Under the Spotlight. Rouge in Love lipstick ($28.50) comes in porcelain-peach Peche Passion; lilac-hued Peony Pucker; Rosy Rouge; and Violet Valentine, which resembles more of a mauve pink than a violet.
Romeo et Violette. Photo Credit: Lancome
There is also a five-pan eyeshadow palette ($50), which has a distinctly radiant orchid-like shade in its Romeo and Violette version (the other earthy one is called Dancing Rose). Top the collection off with Kohl in Love eyeliner ($26) in Twirling PurpleÂ and Final Bow Brown. Nail lacquers in Jolie Rosalie, Rose Satin, and Lilac Love are uber elegant additions to the collection, and so very ballet-esque in their muted tones (no ballerina worth her salt would flash neon enhanced digits).
This is a very feminine collection, with just the right amount of edgy color to make it modern and interesting. It’s available now in stores and online.