Mar 7, 2011

Spring 2011 Makeup Trends

Looking to update your makeup look for spring? Don’t worry, you won’t have to overhaul your entire makeup bag. Keep reading for Beautylish’s top 3 makeup trends—straight from the Spring 2011 runways, but perfect for real life too!

1. Bright Lips

Bright lipstick or gloss is an easy to update any makeup routine for spring. Red ruled the runways at Gucci, Viktor & Rolf, and Miu Miu, hot pink paraded down the catwalks at Jil Sander and DVF, and it was all about orange at Marc by Marc Jacobs. The best part about this spring trend is that it’s not just about red lips, so you can experiment with pinks, oranges, and even purples too. While runway textures were mostly matte (makeup artists sometimes layered eye shadow or color pigments over lipstick for an ultra-matte finish), but sheer glosses or lip stains also work if you’re just easing into the loud mouth trend.

Beautylish recommends: Cover Girl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Hot (used backstage at Gucci), Revlon Color Burst Lipstick in Fuschia, Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Day Lily (used backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs)

2. Pastel Smoky Eyes

Whether it’s soft grays and blues or pale pinks and lilacs, pastel smoky eyes are a lighter twist on the classic dark smoky eye. By pairing a softer shade with a dark charcoal (or even black) pencil at the lash line, your eyes will still look just as defined. But if you’re looking to update your smoky eye look or you’re an eye makeup novice, spring’s easy-to-wear, muted pastel tones are less intimidating than darker shades and very feminine and flattering.

Beautylish recommends: Lancôme Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Quad in Cool Lavande (used backstage at Chris Benz), Giorgio Armani La Femme Bleue Eye Palette (used backstage at Giorgio Armani), L’Oréal H.I.P. Eyeshadow in Charisma

3. Matte Bronzer

When it comes to a golden glow this spring, the trend is a matte finish, not a high shimmer disco-ball face. This dusty, matte bronzed look complements the prairie chic styles at fashion shows like Anna Sui and Ralph Lauren. The trick to making this Wild West look natural? Aside from just dusting (lightly!) bronzer or matte peach blush across your nose, cheekbones and chin, also blend a little bit of color into your hairline. Using a big fluffy brush will help prevent streaks and ensure your gilding doesn’t go overboard.

Beautylish recommends: Cover Girl Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Plush Peach (used backstage at Anna Sui), Maybelline Fit Me Bronzer in Medium Bronze, and Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder


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  1. Wow the pastel smoky eyes are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing :)


  2. Yes~I love it too:) Definitely a great trend

  3. Thanks for this. I think I will love the smokey eyes and the bright lips!

  4. Me too:) Love this year's spring makeup trend

  5. hi deymizu
    i found your blog from makeuptalk forum
    i love first photos. it so classic
    nice post ladies.thank you


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