Because it Makes The Boys Wink.


Pink that is. And as I mentioned in yesterdays En Pointe editorial, pink is not a prominent hue for a make-up palette I’d really ever considered up until Jodie Hazelwood did a stella job of making our ballerina Stephanie’s face flawless using various multi-tasking products – many of which are relatively budget friendly.

I have also recently been converted to the ease and chic-ness of the giant bun after watching Jodie whip Steph’s mane into the perfect top knot in oh….about three minutes. And because we’re nice and all we’ve asked Jodie to share her product recommendations and tips for creating the whole “swan lake” look.

Promise it’s easy peasy.

Let us know if you are going to give it a whirl lovelies.


Jodie Hazelwood: This is a very soft pretty (and simple) look perfect for summer brides and bridesmaid!

Use a tinted moisturiser or light foundatiion all over to even out the skin and create a healthy glow. I used Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser in Sand.


With either a brush or your finger blend the Maybelline 24hr Tattoo in Pink Gold (I love this product no creasing at all) over your lid up the natural crease of your eye and then a small amount along your bottom lash line.


To add some subtle definition to your eye take a fine liner brush and draw a thin line of dark brown gel liner along the upper lash line. I used Maybelline Gel Liner in Brown.

Add lashings of mascara.


Taking a large blusher brush swirl over some Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic over your cheeks and up towards your temples.


Stain your lips with a nude pink pencil all over your lip. I used Maybelline Lip Pencil in Rose.


Finish the look with some candy pretty lip gloss – the ELF Liquid Lipstick in Perfect Pink is great and not too sticky.


The Perfect Ballerina Bun

A bun is perfect for your wedding day as it looks so chic, and should stay in place all day!

Prep your hair with a little bit of surf spray or even just hairspray to give it a bit of texture (I used Wella Create Character Spray)


Brush your hair into a high ponytail at your crown and secure with a hairband and then pull your pony tail through a foam bun ring and secure it around the hair band with a couple of grips


Splay the hair over the foam and tuck the ends under so the foam is completely covered and you have formed a bun shape.


Secure with hair pins and spritz with hairspray, add in a headpiece or band of your choice.


Make-up and Hair – Jodie Hazelwood
Photography – M And J Photos

And voila!


I purchased the most amazing bun ring from New Look – it’s HUGE.

And I really rate the Maybelline lipliner, Jodie used the colour “sweet pink” on me a few months ago, I now seem to have converted all my friends. It’s the perfect “Your lips but better” shade with a more mauve undertone – this basically means it never looks orange.

Big Making Them Wink Love

Charlotte xxx

Author: Charlotte O’Shea
Purveyor of short shorts. Make-up junkie. Hopes to grow old disgracefully.

9 thoughts on “Because it Makes The Boys Wink.

  1. “I purchased the most amazing bun ring from New Look – it’s HUGE”
    I don’t think you would find another weding blog that features the above line!

    I love a good ballet bun but mine always looks quite severe, somehow this one looks a bit more relaxed. I’m going to practice when I get home 🙂 x

  2. @Alice – there’s only one of me sweetheart!!! And I know what you mean, I actually put mine up but leave quite chunky “side” bits down, I then plait these and pin them up to the bun (if that makes sense) – kind of makes it less severe.

    I can’t do any kind of “scraped back” look, my head looks like the moon.

    Charlotte xxx

  3. Absolutely LOVE this!! Can you tell me where to find the Maybelline lip pencil please as I can’t seem to find it anywhere, or something similar?! Thanks xx

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